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Competition Time!

 Calling all Young CamGlen Writers and Poets!

Would you like your very own words inscribed, for everyone to see forever, on an amazing new ‘HOPE SCULPTURE’ that will be created in Cuningar Loop?

Mental Health Foundation Scotland Arts Team and Healthy n Happy are inviting entries from local CamGlen children (ages 5-18) for ‘Words of Hope’.    

An exciting new ‘Hope Sculpture’ is being developed by established artist Steuart Padwick for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, being held this year in November in Glasgow.

The sculpture will be a symbol of hope - that by taking better care of our environment, we take better care of our communities and each other’s mental well-being. We want to include local children and young people in the Conversation of Hope and have their voice represented on the sculptures.

Words of Hope

We are looking for your personal words/poems of hope, based on the theme:


“What makes you hopeful for the future?”


This can either be a single line, a short paragraph of no more than 40-50 words, or a stanza of no more than 4 lines. 

Submit your wonderful entries by 30th June 2021 by email to  We will then pass them all on to the Judges.

Put your pen to paper....
Image by Yogesh Rahamatkar

Well of course the lucky overall winner will get their words inscribed onto the ‘Hope Sculpture‘, for everyone to see for hundreds of years to come.  

Other local runners up will get their work displayed on the MHFS website, read out on CamGlen Radio and we'll also throw in a voucher to spend at our cycling hub Bike Town!

The winning words will be joining a wonderful group of published writers and poets – so we really ‘hope’ local children will want to take part!

Are there Prizes?

The Judges will be the artist of the sculpture Steuart Padwick, Mental Health for Scotland Arts Team and Hannah Currie, Bafta award winning Director from Glasgow.

Click the video link opposite to see other work by Steuart, namely ‘Head Above Water’ in London, a 9 metre high sculpture in support of mental health awareness. 

The Judges
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