Entering this competition is another first from Moreton Hall, and we are celebrating our success, after they received over 700 entries from many schools. Indeed, we probably entered almost 70 entries on the theme of 'minibeast' from Year 3 - U4.
For 6 weeks the Art department was alive with Remove's giant paintings of blue-bottle flies and paintings of murky ponds that were made in glass bowls. Year 3 frightened us all by trying to capture the textures and striking colour of wasps through magnifying glasses and Year 4 created butterflies with old dress-makers patterns, printed leaves, and painting wax on their papers.
Several judges, including famous children's book illustrators and a botanical illustrator were busy judging the entries.
The winning artwork will be displayed in an exhibition open to the public for several weeks. Oliver will be awarded his prize at a private view which includes money, art materials and an art workshop. The organisers were so impressed with our range of entries that many will be displayed in the exhibition.
In the 5-8 category:
1st Place: Oliver Miller – Young Artist of The Year, 2nd Place: Rebecca Earl, Highly Commended: Charlie Miller
Highly Commended: Kit Noble
3rd Place: Ksenia Fedorova, Highly Commended: Megan Keaveny, Highly Commended: Lily Roberts