Banstead Prep School pupils are celebrating their success at the inaugural Banstead Young Artist of the Year competition last month.
The competition, launched at the Banstead Art Group Annual Exhibition, invited local school children to submit their own works of art to be exhibited at Banstead Community Hall between 24 and 26 October.
Banstead Art Group members were then encouraged to vote for the pieces that they felt showed the greatest maturity and understanding of artistic techniques. Visitors from the public were also able to vote for their favourite works.
In what was nearly a clean sweep for Banstead Prep School, a number of pupils achieved awards across the age categories. The children all received a certificate, prize ribbon and generous prizes of artist materials provided by local business Pullinger’s Art Supplies as sponsors of the competition.
Prizes in the Age 8-11 category were all awarded to Banstead Prep’s talented young artists; with Plant by Olivia receiving the first prize ribbon, Sunset Bay by Shreya awarded second prize and Kingfisher by Georgie taking third place. Georgie also celebrated particular acclaim from the public vote – which saw 786 votes cast in total – recognising her pastel rendition of one of the nation’s favourite birds.
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