Pupils from across Perth and Kinross have been working on their creations for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust schools’ art competition over the autumn term.
For thew competition, they were invited to submit a piece of art work depicting a species of British game or wildlife in its natural habitat.
The judging panel consisted of representatives from Blackadders Solicitors, The Royal Highland Educational Trust and Julian Jardine from Julian Jardine Art Studios. They all said that the standard of art work was very impressive, that they had an enormous number of entries to choose from and their job was very challenging.
Earlier this week those nominated for prizes were invited with their families and teachers to the AK Bell Library in Perth to find out who this year’s winners would be. With support from Blackadders of Perth over 30 prizes were given to budding artists aged 4 – 18 from across Perth and Kinross.
New for 2019 there was also a creative writing competition asking pupils to describe their creation, telling why they had made that choice and what was special about the creature they had chosen, which proved very popular also.
Iona Laing, who organises the competition on behalf of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust said: ‘It was once again very special to receive so many works of art and excellent descriptions; the time and effort put in by the pupils is great to see. We really enjoyed seeing how well the pupils engaged with the Trust’s work.
‘There was a great selection of red squirrels, bird life, mammals, and some excellent invertebrates – all in their natural habitats.
‘It is with great thanks to the local teachers that we are able to run this competition, their efforts and enthusiasm are key to its success. Thank you also to Blackadders, Julian Jardine, RHET and Perth & Kinross Council for their continued support.
‘Congratulations to the overall winner for the primary school competition, Clara Holt Brook from Arngask Primary for her wonderful otter, showing real movement and striking detail. And congratulations to Sana Javed of Kilgraston School with her family of swans in acrylic showing beautiful reflections. Dottie Buchanan from Kinnoull won the 50 best words for the primary category with Hannah Braithwaite of Perth Academy winning the senior creative writing category.
‘Well done to all those who entered the competition and learned more about Scotland’s game and wildlife.’
All the prize winners’ entries are on display to the public in the AK Bell Library until 20 December.
To find out more about the competition visit www.gwct.org.uk/scotland/education