Thursday, July 7, 2011 3:51am ET by  
Comments (0)

, , , , ,

Sir Paul McCartney launches art contest with $1000 prize

Iconic musician Sir Paul McCartney has launched a competition with a cash prize to his artistically gifted fans. 

The 'Blackbird' singer has invited people to submit artwork inspired by his back catalogue and the winning entry will be awarded with $1000 (£625), the chance to exhibit their work in a London art gallery and McCartney merchandise.

He officially opened the contest yesterday, July 6 and it's in association with Talenthouse who are also running a competition for fans of Deadmau5 to redesign his signature mouse head. 

Watch his performance of 'Hey Jude' live at the White House along with some very special guests here: