This year Epsom Rotary ran a young artist competition in conjunction with the local Guides and Scouts. By agreement the competitions were for the younger age groups.
The initial judging to arrive at six finalists in each age group was carried out by the guiding association from a total of 73 entries. The judging of the finalists has been completed by our very own art expert Carol Caiger in Ronnie (Veronica) Smith's Summer House. The competition should have been completed back in March/April but lockdown came hence the delay.
The two age groups judged were the Rainbows (5 to 7) and Brownies (7 to 10). The ages given below are when they completed their entry. The statements are in support of their artwork.
Winner - Penny Fisher age 6 - 1st Stoneleigh Rainbows - "The Wavy Forest - when the leaves drop, they turn white and they feel like snow hitting your face"
Penny with her certficate
Second - Emilia Patel age 5 - 1st Stoneleigh Rainbows - "Rainbow Tree - A boy picks a coconut from the tree and when it cracks open, out spills sand and the sea"
Emilia with her certificate
Finalist - Olivia Larter age 5 - 1st Stoneleigh Rainbows - "Rainbow Coconut - the coconuts turn colour as they fall off the tree in Winter and each has a special power depending on the colour"
Finalist - Mabel Carter age 6 - 1st Stoneleigh Rainbows - "The Alive Tree - the tree smiles and turns everything into Summer"
Finalist - Abigail Anderson age 7 - 10th Epsom Rainbows - "Sweetland - because I like sweets. My house is made of strawberry ribbons"
Finalist - Nia Panayi age 5 - 10th Epsom Rainbows - "Homeland - my fantasy land because home it the best place to be"
Winner - Milly Clanfield age 7 - 9th Epsom Brownies - "My fantasy is showing a beautiful ocean. The ocean is beautiful because jelly fish, fish, sharks and starfish are all happy and I would love to be underwater swimming with them"
Milly with her certificate
Second - Lexi Webb age 9 - 1st Ewell Village Brownies - "A fantasy village called the long and short town for tall and small people"
Lexi with her certificate
Finalist - Anya Khan age 8 - 8th Epsom Brownies - "A beautiful world that takes your sadness away"
Finalist - Esme Dolbear age 7 - 9th Epsom Brownies - "In Fantasy Land the air is fresh there are beautiful flowers and rainbow wish fish, the water is warm and clean with no rubbish and everybody is happy"
Finalist - Jessica Lockwood age 9 - 1st Ewell Village Brownies - "Candy Land - Candy Land is a shop, but it is not a normal shop it has millions of sweets and you can take bits off the top (roof)"
Finalist - Kaitlyn O'Connor age 8 - 1st Ewell Village Brownies - "My Land - I named it My Land because that is what I think of when I'm in my land"
Chris Shortt (Organiser)
more A photo competition for the members of Scouting in Epsom and Ewell
more Our first mow of the season
more Epsom Rotary supports this local residents initiative
more At the annual bowls match the sun shone for Mike Waddilove
more Epsom Rotary and Ewell Rotary have teamed to use an allotment to help the local community
more Maria has items left from the Virtual Bring and Buy and she sold some at the Car Boot Sale
more Some of the best performers of Epsom and Ewell put together a programme for you to watch. Just log in to YouTube with the supplied link and prepare to be amazed! Free to watch, but donate to our charity collection if you wish!
more Details of the support group for the Old Moat Garden Centre
more The Centre have plans to upgrade/expand their facilities and the plan is for us to help in their walled garden, with restoration work
more What Epsom Rotary are doing to help and how you can join in...
more Every year Epsom Rotary supports Meeting Room. This year we have done even more for them
more Here is some news about the COVID crisis and what Epsom Rotary did to help
more A talk about how Gin became a staple of the English diet
more Maria Anstiss Mike Waddilove and Chris Shortt have taken part in community litter picks.
more If you have discovered things you don't need in the Lockdown and you want tto donate them to charity, consider our virtual Bring and Buy. Click on Details to see the link to our Group Page
more Epsom Rotary donated 100 packages of soothing creams and balms to the nurses at Epsom Hospital
more Winners have been announced - click Details
more A team of nine eager volunteers helped out at the Walled Garden
more Sunnybank Trust and Epsom and Ewell Rotaries visited St Ebba's to bring a festive spirit to the residents.
more Epsom Rotary has supported The Meeting Room for many years. It is an organisation that runs daytime drop-in centres for homeless, socially isolated and vulnerable people living within our local community.
more A COVID restricted collection time this year. But you can still donate via JustGiving - see below.
more Maria ran a tabletop sale outside St Martin's Church to raise money for Rotary Charities
more The Old Cottage hospital needed more refrigerated storage for flu vaccines so we stepped in to help
more Murder in the Alps a huge success
more Ewell Rotary, Best of Epsom and Epsom Rotary laid wreaths at the War Memorial in Ashley Road Epsom
more Well Done to Winner (John Goddard source), Andyru ( Anne Richardson source) and Laura and Elsie (Julie Morris source) for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the race. Winner came 98th in the overall UK race - so well done again!
more Brilliant Quiz night with our friends from Chantilly, France. Epsom Rotary and Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning met with the Rotary Club of Chantilly and the Jumelage of Chantilly for a Franco-British quiz.
more Epsom Rotary organised a fund raising page on Just Giving to buy buckets and soap for Malawi. We raised over £2000.
more A great educational evening about Gin and Tonic with three gins to try
more Clive Richardson was inducted as President of Epsom Rotary over Zoom on June 25th 2020
back Some of our best stories through the year