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Paving Stones To Commemorate Dorset's VC Heroes

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8:08am 9th August 2013
(Updated 8:10am 9th August 2013)

Soldiers in Dorset who've been awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross are being honoured to mark the centenary of the Great War.

Plans have been revealed for special commemorative paving stones, designed by local people, to be laid around the county.

4 people from Dorset received the prestigious medal during global war centred in Europe that broke out in July 1914 and lasted just over 4 years.

The VC medal is Britain's highest military honour and recipients are at the heart of Government plans to commemorate 100 years since the war.

Community Secretary Eric Pickles is asking local people to design the special paving stones and designs must be submitted by Friday 4th October 2013.

It's a national competition open to everyone. See below for conditions and submission details.

Conditions:
The design must be able to fit a 600mm by 600mm paving stone, and submitted on A4 paper.
Designs should incorporate some aspect of the Victoria Cross medal.
Designs should allow space for the name of a Victoria Cross recipient, the date that the Victoria Cross was awarded and for a QR reader.
Drawings, paintings and computerised designs will all be considered as acceptable media.

The winning design will become a high-profile and enduring symbol of the Centenary commemoration, and used across the country on every commemorative paving stone of the campaign.

Please submit designs electronically to: VCdesigncomp@communities.gsi.gov.uk  (no more than 15mb)

Or by Post to:
Sally Sealey
5th Floor Zone B2
Eland House,
Bressenden Place,
London
SW1E 5DU

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