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Full list of results now out in 2017 children's art competition

Thursday, 27 July 2017 10:30

A commended entry by Alexey Parilov, Flamstead End School A commended entry by Alexey Parilov, Flamstead End School Val Cansick

The full list of results is now out in our Children's art competition:

Countryside campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire were delighted to receive over 200 entries from across the County for their annual children’s art competition which invited primary schoolchildren to submit a piece of A4 artwork in any medium. 

The theme this year was Hedgerows and Hedges and was based on the ones schoolchildren might see.  They can be found in all sorts of places; in the countryside and also in towns and villages; around gardens, playing fields and maybe even around the school grounds.   Children were asked to consider why they are there and why are they important to the environment; what they are made of and which animals, bugs and plants make their home in them.

We thought the CPRE pocket guide A little rough guide around the hedges might be useful for ideas and it includes a handy guide to identifying the plants which might be seen in hedgerows.  An online version can be found on our website

Professional artist and CPRE member, Valerie Cansick, who judged the competition said:

“As usual the work submitted by schools of Hertfordshire this year, has been of a high standard.  All of the art work has shown that the children have a great awareness and loads of enthusiasm for protecting our countryside, its wildlife, and the positive effect that it has on humans."

All the winning artwork will be displayed for two weeks at the Val Cansick Gallery, Halls Green, Weston SG4 7DP from Saturday 5 August to Friday 18 August, 10am-4pm and the winning artists will be invited to collect their prizes at the CPRE Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards Evening in County Hall, Hertford, in October.   The Overall Winning School was Colney Heath.  They had 4 winning artists, other successful entries came from Puckeridge, Woolmer Green, Watton at Stone, Letchworth, Flamstead and Kings Langley.

Said competition organiser, Gill Bryant, from CPRE:  

“We are very grateful to all the schools and teachers who support this competition and make it a success; thank you.  We would like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone who entered, the standard of entries we receive makes the judges’ job very difficult but it is a lot of fun”

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