More than 120 children aged two to 13 have entered the "Autumn on Alston Moor" competition and open exhibition, which will begin Saturday, November 27 for one week.

This will be held at the local parish, St Augustine's Church, on Alston Front Street.

During the competition, people will be able to vote for the best picture.

The competition and an exhibition on the same theme will run in tandem together, featuring work from local people, some of whom have never been exhibited before.

ALATI Trustee and local artist Helen Johnson said: "It is wonderful to see the quality of work entered by the youngsters."

Chair Kathy Reeds added: "We are delighted at the enthusiasm from all the staff at the Alston Moor Federation Schools and Alston Preschool Group who have worked hard to provide this work."

The competition and exhibition will run until Saturday, December 4, where the winner will be announced by Cumbria's High Sheriff David Beeby, who will be handing out prizes in the church from 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

David Beeby is chair of the Cumbria Community Foundation which awarded a £1,000 prize to the Alston Landscape Art Town Initiative (ALATI) for this exhibition and the previous one in September.