A crafting company has launched a regional competition to celebrate local crafting talent across the region.

Braintree based candle making company Cosy Owl opened the competition last week to crafters and artists of any ability to submit their homemade entries.

Artists and crafters are invited to submit their entries via the Cosy Owl social media pages on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Entries must be an original creation inspired by the winter season.

Managing director of Cosy Owl, Richard Fewings, said: "What a brilliant way to kick off 2020 in celebrating the local talent here in Essex.

"The candle making community is a close knot group of crafters and we are excited to open up the competition to artists of all arts and crafts forms.

We have a leading judge who will shortlists entrants work and pick the top three creations.

"We're excited to see what talent Essex has to offer."

For terms and conditions of the competition visit https://www.cosyowl.com/guides/celebrating-crafting-talent-in-the-east-of-england/