Competition to Design Spitfire Memorial

A competition to design a new Spitfire memorial in Southampton has been launched.

The 180ft (55m) replica - more than three times the size of the actual plane - will be positioned at Trafalgar dock overlooking Southampton waterfront. The Spitfire Tribute Foundation wants to raise £2m to build the tribute, the Spitfire was built in the city.

People are being invited to submit a design for the monument and the top prize is a flight in a Spitfire, it's due to be built next year.

Competition entries should be colour illustrations on an A3 sheet of paper and sent to: Spitfire Tribute Monument Open Competition, Albert Road South, Southampton. SO14 3FR. Deadline for entries is 9 August 2010.