This Friday (10th June) is the last day for entries into this year's Create! Art for Autism competition.

The national competition is designed to showcase the creativity of young people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The competition is open to anyone aged 11-25 with a formal ASD diagnosis. The competition is split into three categories - 2D art, 3D art and Digital Media art.

The artwork will be judged by Brendan Stuart Burns, twice winner of the National Eisteddfod Gold Medal in Fine Art and lecturer at The University of Glamorgan; Lucinda Bredin, editor at Bonhams Magazine; Hugh Morgan OBE, Chief Executive of Autism Cymru; and Darren Jackson, Principal of Beechwood College. The judges will choose 6 finalists in each category. The 6 finalists' work will then be put on display as part of a national art tour open to the general public and in prestigious venues in Cardiff, and later in London.

All 18 finalists will also be invited to a high profile awards ceremony at Beechwood College, Vale of Glamorgan, where winning individuals and supporting schools will receive a prize. For more information and details about the competition, including how to take part, visit http://www.beechwoodcollege.co.uk/create-art-for-autism.