BUDDING young artists are being asked to get involved in a local art show which will take place next month.

The North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition is for talented young artists between the ages of 16 and 25 and the committee is asking locals to become part of their 2018 annual art show.

The exhibition, to be held at Eglinton Country Park this July (7-21), is currently the biggest art exhibition in North Ayrshire, with thousands of people visiting each year.

As 2018 is the year of young people, they are looking to encourage enthusiastic and talented young artists to get involved and to submit original artwork to the exhibition.

Exhibited artworks are automatically entered into a competition and this year there are two very generous prizes designated for this age group to give away.

North Ayrshire Council will be providing £200 in cash for the first prize winner and Ayrshire College will be donating a second place prize of an art materials hamper.

Any young artists interested in showcasing their artwork alongside experienced artists should visit their website at www.northayrshireopenart.com and get their application form in by June 18.