Judging of ‘Wild and Endangered’ my new drawing competition for school students commenced today! And what a day! Piloted at a local primary school in North East England, the competition focuses on developing students drawing skills, whilst learning about endangered species. The first competition has seen an overwhelming response with nearly every student participating. The standard of artwork is extremely high with ardor and creative expression evident in each entry, Judging is proving tremendously uplifting and challenging in equal measure!
The competition is simple, “create an A4 drawing made with a drawing medium of your choice, of an endangered species of your choice”. Entry fee is £1 per entrant. Profit after prizes goes directly to eminent international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation and a charity of the school’s choice. The competition seeks to further encourage children’s natural passion for drawing and animals and was inspired by ‘Drawing for Endangered Species’ workshops. Donating my time to judge the competition and design a poster from winning and runner’s up entries is an uniquely rewarding experience.
The poster design of students artwork will be presented to the school as an opportunity to raise funds through poster sales.
Competition prizes include:
First Prize: Signed and numbered framed print of ‘Sweet’.
Second prize: Signed and numbered framed print of ‘Malaysian Forest’:
Third prize: Signed and numbered framed print of ‘Orangutans’
Winners and runner’s up will receive a copy of the poster design that includes their artwork. Winners will be announced during the summer term.
A huge thank you to the staff and students of this local school for their hard work and enthusiasm participating in the first competition.
‘Wild and Endangered’ is a project I hope to bring to other schools. For further information please contact: