OUR Design an Egg competition is back for 2018 and is open to children and schools across the borough.

There are two age groups - four to seven, and eight to 11 – and the winners in each category will have their designs made into Easter eggs by chocolatier Slattery, of Whitefield.

Attached is a blank egg template for the children to colour in.

The closing date for entries is Monday, March 12.

Our judges will select the designs, which will feature in a special supplement on Thursday, March 15.

Readers will then have the chance to vote for their favourite designs. The winners will be those who receive the most votes.

Send your entries via email to lisa.schofield@nqnw.co.uk

Click below to download the entry form.