CREATIVE borough residents with an experience of mental health issues have just days left to enter a competition, which encourages them to express themselves through art.

The Dawn Jones Art Prize was set up nine years ago, by Maureen Jones in memory of her daughter, who committed suicide in 2005, aged 25, following a long battle with depression.

Supported by the Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, the competition aims to raise awareness of mental health.

Entries will be accepted from anyone with close experience of mental ill-health.

Pieces must depict either what makes the artist happy or what they are hopeful for.

Entrants must be 18 or over, live in Dudley borough and be happy for their work to be exhibited if shortlisted.

Artwork can be of any medium, or combination of media, as long as it can be hung onto a wall and is between A5 and A1 in size.

The artist should also attach a short paragraph about how mental health has touched their life and how art helps them.

Two winners will receive £100 in vouchers of their choice, along with the opportunity for their work to be displayed long-term in a public building in either Dudley or Walsall.

The closing date is Monday September 1.