Kirkcudbright Rotary Young Artist Competition 2021
For the seventh year running, the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright has held its annual Young Artist Competition for local school children. Designed to support the excellent work going on in their schools, the competition sets out to motivate and encourage the young artists. After much consideration, the theme chosen for this year's competition was to invite the young people to draw inspiration from 'freedom and light'. Entries were received from Auchencairn, Borgue, Gatehouse, Kirkcudbright and Twynholm Primary Schools as well as from S1, S2 and S3 students at Kirkcudbright Academy.
Once again, the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright has given prizes worth almost £400. At Primary school level there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well as endeavour prizes. At the Academy there is a prize for the best entry, as well as a prize for endeavour, in each year group. All the schools who have submitted entries have already been given £50 by the Kirkcudbright Rotary Club to be used for buying equipment or materials to help support the teaching of art in their schools.
Additionally there were impressive trophies to be won. The Kirkcudbright Rotary Club Trophy for Primary Schools' was won by Lottie Spyer-Grubb from Auchencairn Primary School whilst the Wimbush Trophy for the best Junior entry was won by Sunny Fusikul, an S1 pupil at Kirkcudbright Academy.
All the winning entries are currently being exhibited in the Tolbooth in Kirkcudbright, an exhibition that will continue until Sunday 4th July.
more Sunday 29 August was rather grey and cool but that didn’t prevent a good crowd of parents and children along Kirkcudbright Harbourside to watch this year’s Duck Race which started at 3.00pm.