Spring Art Competition

17th March 2022

The King Edward’s annual Spring Art Competition and Exhibition took place on Wednesday 16th March. Children from local Prep and Primary Schools were invited to create and submit up to five pieces of art in two categories: Year groups 5 & 6 and 7 & 8.  In total, a mix of 34 2D artworks were received from seven schools.

To celebrate the wonderful achievements, families, teachers and friends were invited to an evening reception with light refreshments.  The guests were able to view the Exhibition and enjoy the excitement of seeing the winners, who were announced live on the night. We received some wonderful entries from: Barrow Hills School, St Ives School Haslemere, Greenfield School, Waverley Abbey CofE Junior School, Shottermill Junior School, St Hilary’s Preparatory School and Highfield School.

The aim of the competition is to give the young artists the opportunity to create their own interpretation of a well known artist such as Van Gogh, Banksy, Andy Warhol or, to use their own inspiration and imagination following a visit to a famous art gallery such as The Tate. This event is only open to guest Prep and Primary Schools and does not include King Edward’s pupils.

It was very hard for the Art Department to choose the winners, as the art was all amazing in their own unique way. Each of the winners were awarded a WH Smith voucher and a certificate:

1st Prize:
Daisy – Highfield School – ‘Portrait of Mary Seacole’

2nd Prize
Vera – St Hilary’s – ‘Large eye’

3rd Prize
Sophia – St Ives Haslemere – The Lighthouse at Two Lights ‘ inspired by Edward Hopper

Highly Commended:
Leon – Barrow Hills School- ‘Starry Night’ inspired by Van Gogh
Chloe – Greenfield School – ‘The Little Owl’ Replica of a painting by Albrecht Durer
Mya – Greenfield School – ‘Sunflowers’ Replica of Van Gogh’s painting
Sonia – Shottermill Junior School – Orangutan with her baby

Thank you to Ms Knox-Wilson, Marketing Manager for arranging the event, to the participating schools’ art teachers for co-ordinating and dropping off artwork, to the King Edward’s Witley Art Department for hanging the beautiful pieces and for having the difficult task of judging the winners, and of course to all the talented children who took part.

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