Teenage exhibition needs your votes

A WESTON project has beaten off stiff competition to make it through to the finals of a national contest and be in with a chance of winning £2,000

A WESTON project has beaten off stiff competition to make it through to the finals of a national contest and be in with a chance of winning £2,000.Then and Now - Teens Through the Time Warp, based at North Somerset Museum in Burlington Street, is one step closer to being crowned the National Lottery's best heritage project.The exhibition, which shows teenage life from the 1950s to the present day, was put together by about 30 volunteers. It will compete against two other finalists in the same category of The National Lottery Awards 2007 but it will go to a public vote.Project spokesman, Liz Neathey of North Somerset Museum, said: "We never thought we would get to the final. It is great recognition for the project and the good work that has been done."Lottery funding was used to purchase parts of the exhibition including some of the graphics and to pay for marketing material and the services of a professional designer.The winners of The National Lottery Awards 2007 will be announced in a BBC One programme in September. The successful project will also receive £2,000.Amy Nation, an 18-year-old Weston College pupil who lives in Locking Castle, is one of the volunteers who has helped put the exhibition together.She said: "We want everyone to get voting for the project or just come down and have a look."Voting lines are now open on 0845 3868122 but close at 12noon on August 31.Pictured: Amy National and Louisa Thorne at the museum.


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