Ashby Rotary's Young Artist 2018

Elizabeth Hinsley, a 13-year-old student at Ivanhoe College, was chosen by the judges to be Ashby Rotary Club’s Young Artist 2018

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Elizabeth Hinsley, a 13-year-old student at Ivanhoe College, was chosen by the judges to be Ashby Rotary Club’s Young Artist 2018 for her illustration ‘Pollution’.
More than 350 entries for the annual competition were received from Ashby junior, intermediate and senior schools. This year’s theme was ‘A different perspective’ and the judges selected Elizabeth’s picture not only for its artistic merit but also for its relevance to a serious environmental problem.

Judges Joanne Allsopp, Di Lorriman and Malcolm Vaughan had the difficult task of choosing the winners. They commented on the originality and quality of the entries and finally selected a first, second and third from each age group and a first prizewinner from each school.

The prizes were presented on Friday 16 March at Conkers Discovery Centre by Phil Dyer, Ashby President. Prizes of passes to the Centre were generously donated by Conkers.

Prizewinners in the 5-10 year age group were: 1st, Phoebe Baxter of Moira Primary;
2nd, Paige Boden, Ashby Hill Top; 3rd, Phoebe Owen, Snarestone C of E.

In the 11-14 age category: 1st, Elizabeth Hinsley, Ashby Ivanhoe College; 2nd, Annie Holmes, Manor House; 3rd, Daisy-May Blake, Snarestone C of E.

In the senior 15-18 year group the winners were all from Manor House School: 1st and 2nd, Phoebe Fellows; 3rd, Emily Gray.

President Phil thanked the judges, teachers and parents for their cooperation in the competition and congratulated the children for the quality of their paintings.

He went on ‘We are gratified that Rotary initiatives such as this receive such an enthusiastic response in the Ashby community. It makes the organiser’s efforts very worth-while.’