TODAY we launch a fantastic competition to put talented schoolchildren's creativity to the test.

We have teamed up with Real Estates Partnerships ­— which is building several properties in the area ­— and we want to see youngsters' grand designs.

Real Estates Partnerships' largest development is Alderbank ­— on the corner of St John’s Road and Ashley Road in Altrincham.

As part of the competition, we would like schoolchildren to design pieces of artwork or tech design to highlight their love of Altrincham.

And, if they are feeling really creative, they can build a doll’s house version of an Altrincham building or even their own version of Alderbank.

The aim of the competition is to encourage young people into engineering, design and construction and highlight Altrincham's success.

There will be a £500 cash prize for the winning primary and secondary schools and individual prizes for the winning children.

All the shortlisted entries will be displayed in Altrincham, in conjunction with Trafford Council.

The closing date for entries is April 4 and the winners will be announced on April 26.

To enter, email a photograph or image of your entry to

Vote for your favourite at