Two sister dailies are to publish pictured drawn by readers of those who have been “heroes” during the coronavirus crisis.
Aberdeen dailies the Press & Journal and Evening Express have announced the launch of the ‘We Art Our Heroes’ project, which aims to create a “lasting tribute to all frontline workers”.
Readers of the DC Thomson-owned dailies are being asked to draw pictures of some of the lockdown workers – including doctors, nurses, emergency service staff and others – who have helped out over the last year.
All the entries will appear in special supplements and online galleries starting on Monday 22 March.
Frank O’Donnell, editor-in-chief and editor of the Press & Journal, said: “Over the past year we’ve covered some heartbreaking stories about the pandemic, but we’ve tried to balance that with stories of hope, kindness and resilience.
“We Art Our Heroes is a way of shining a light on the local heroes who put the needs of everyone else before their own.”
Craig Walker, editor of the Evening Express, added: “We Art Our Heroes is open to everyone and I would love to see people of all ages taking part.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re an accomplished artist or a keen beginner, your work will form part of a lasting record of the pandemic.”