Rainforest life inspires the imagination and creativity of local children as they put paint to paper for an art competition held by the World Land Trust (WLT).
Over 200 works of art, from children aged between four and 11, were entered into WLT’s first Children’s Art Competition. All the drawings, ranging from magnificent roaring tigers to strange creepy crawlies that you certainly wouldn’t want to find in your back garden, are being exhibited in the new World Land Trust gallery – raising awareness locally about our work to save some of the world’s most threatened habitats and wildlife.
After the Event
Renowned artists who live locally, Bob Linney and Tessa Newcomb, had the hard task of judging the entries on 13 March and then the children’s artwork went on sale for £10, with all proceeds supporting WLT’s conservation projects across the world.
Based on the theme 'Rainforest', the competition was not judged on accuracy but instead we encouraged the children to get creative; we were not disappointed by the results - from original and inspired interpretations to some truly unique representations of rainforest life.
Both judges were astonished by the high standard of the entries and appreciated the obvious effort that had gone into creating the works of art. At the last minute a third prize for each category and a single Judges' Commendation award were added.
The winners were:
Category: Up to 5 years old
- First Prize: Edgar Reader, Bramfield Primary School
- Second Prize: Amelie May Meek, Home Educated
- Third Prize: Leo Murray-Sutton, Southwold Primary School
Category: 5 – 8 years old
- First Prize: Matthew Springall, Ringsfield Primary School
- Second Prize: Willem Bryenton, Southwold Primary School
- Third Prize: Jacque de Boehmler, Mendham Primary School
Category: 9 – 11 years old
- First Prize: Hayden Pretty-Kent, Mendham Primary School
- Second Prize: Talia Francis-Gilks, Brampton Primary School
- Third Prize: Hannah Borton, Southwold Primary School Judges
Judges' Commendation: Woody Woolley, Bramfield Primary School.
The exhibition will be open and art available to purchase from 13 to 23 March at the World Land Trust gallery, Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AB
Our thanks go to all those who donated their works of art for the competition and those organisations that donated prizes. Winners' prizes have been donated by: North manor Equestrian, Halesworth Toy Shop, Halesworth Stationers, Aardman Animations, Puro Coffee.