Xscape Yorkshire has partnered up with two leading Yorkshire artists to encourage the county to get creative and craft their own Xscape logo – with the winner’s design used by the visitor attraction.

The Create Your Xscape competition is giving people the chance to design their own version of the brand’s logo. The winner will see Xscape use their logo on social media for the rest of 2021 to celebrate the phased reopening of its activities out of lockdown and will bag a bundle of prizes too.

Pontefract artist Rachel List, who painted a series of murals paying tribute to the NHS during lockdown one, is backing the project and says it’s all about keeping it simple.

“No idea is wrong,” said Rachel, 30. “If you’re struggling for inspiration and you're staring at a blank page wondering where to start my top tips are relax and keep it simple.

“Start with the first idea that pops into your head, as you can always try again. Then sketch out a few ideas before you attempt a final design. Most importantly have fun!”

The aim of the competition is for people, young and old, to show and celebrate all the things they have missed during lockdown and what they are most looking forward to doing again with friends and family once lockdown is lifted.

Fellow Leeds-based artist, Nicolas Dixon, is also encouraging people to get involved.

He said: “Be bold and brave, don’t be scared of colour. Instead embrace it and do what you feel is right. Rules are there to be broken so try it out. What’s the worst that can happen?

"You’ll know yourself if it sits right and if not try again until you get to the point when you are happy with your design. Good luck and I look forward to seeing these creations.”

To enter, paint, colour or collage a design within the logo template provided by Xscape and upload a photo of the finished design to social media using the Xscape handle @xscapeyorkshire and competition hashtag #createyourxscape.

Prize includes 4x Gravity Climb & Jump Combo Tickets (£70 Gravity Gift Card), 4x £10 Funstation Fun Cards and a meal for 4 at Nando’s (£60 Nando’s Gift Card).

To enter the competition or find out more visit the Xscape Yorkshire website: https://xscapeyorkshire.co.uk/articles/events/createyourxscape-design-competition-29-march-30-april The closing date is April 30.

Xscape Yorkshire is all set to start reopening soon and welcoming back visitors. Some brands will reopen from April 12 with others reopening from May 17 in line with the latest Government guidance. Please visit the official website for full details and visitor guidance at www.xscapeyorkshire.co.uk

Xscape Yorkshire is one of the county’s biggest attractions and was handed an international accolade by Tripadvisor – putting it into the top 10% globally – in 2020.