Black and White Art Competition Winners Announced!
14th Aug 2017
By Maidstone Museum
We recently held a competition for budding artists, challenging them to create a single stunning black and white image of the borough. The competition was open to everyone aged 6 and above in Kent and the response was incredible.
Entries included such diverse subjects as cherry trees in Mote Park and the statue of Queen Victoria in Jubilee Square, as well as Fremlin Walk, dinosaurs, and several of the River Medway and the iconic Archbishops’ Palace.
The judging panel included members of the Museum team along with head judge, award-winning local artist Graham Clarke. Graham was impressed with the variety of drawings commenting: “It was an interesting competition with a very real reward for the winner. We had some excellent entries with several impressive pieces. It was not easy to fulfil the requirements for the various items for the Museum but the judges were unanimous in their final choice. We congratulate the winner and trust that this project will both help the Museum and prove to be a fine souvenir for visitors to our County Town.”
The competition was split into two categories for different age groups: 13 years+ and 6-12 years. The winner in the 13 years+ category was Georgina Winney with her fantastic image of Jubilee Square, a very iconic and recognisable location. Georgina’s image will be used across an exciting new range of gifts that will be available from the Museum this Christmas. She also wins a £75 shopping voucher for The Mall.
In second place in the 13 years+ category was Shelagh Oates and third place went to Ella Chapman, who win a £50 and £20 Mall voucher respectively.
The junior category was won by Momina Asim with her wonderful image of the Kentish Lady and Maidstone Bridge. Momina won a king-sized dinosaur soft toy, although she elected to swap it for 3 medium-sized dinosaurs instead! She also picked up a £30 Waterstones book voucher and will see her image printed onto canvas Tote bags and magnets that will be available to buy from the Museum shop.
Also in the junior category, Dominic Wright claimed second place with his drawing of the Thirsty Pig and third place went to Lucy Richards, both winning a cuddly dinosaur and book vouchers for their efforts.
Several entries were highly commended by the judges and it was decided to award them free tickets to the Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered’, which runs until 1st October.
Highly Commended 13 years+
Highly Commended 6 - 12 years
The new range of gifts featuring the winning picture by Georgina Winney will be available in the Museum shop in time for Christmas.