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By Fiona Reid
Get creative for mask making contest

CHILDREN in Dumfriesshire are being challenged to design their own face mask for charity.

Healthcare provider Medicspot has launched a competition to promote mask-wearing, challenging primary school pupils across the region to put their creative skills to the test and design their own face mask.

It is open to all children aged 5–14 at primary and secondary schools throughout the local area and can be done at home by printing out the face mask template from the Medicspot website.

The winning entry, judged by CBBC presenter and YouTube star Joe Tasker, will win £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies, as well as 30 face masks featuring their spectacular design to share with their classmates.

Another 20 winners will also win a face mask featuring their design, with four in each of the five age categories – five and six; seven and eight; nine and ten; 11 and 12; and ages 13 and 14.

Face masks featuring all the winning designs will be made available to purchase online – with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.

Dr Johnson D’souza, from Medicspot, said: “We wanted to give children across Dumfriesshire the opportunity to get involved in the challenge and design their own face mask.

“We hope the competition will encourage children in the local area to keep wearing their masks when necessary and allow their imagination to run wild.”

The competition closes at the end of May and more information can be found at

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