Darwen Rotary Arts Competition

“The Darwen Rotary Art Competition was this year entitled “Colours of Nature”.

First placed picture

All the primary schools in Darwen were invited to participate and submit the best three pictures in the 7 to 10 year old age range.

Sadly, possibly due to the constraints of Covid, only three schools took part. Sudell Primary School, St Peters C of E Primary School and Hoddlesden St Pauls C of E Primary School.

Despite this disappointment the standard was very high and there are three worthy winners.

First Prize of £20 was awarded to Anna Nagy of Sudell Primary School and she also won a prize of £100 for her school.

Second Prize of £15 was awarded to Emily Bullen  and Third Prize of £10 was awarded to Eileen Leadly both of Hoddlesden St Pauls C of E Primary School

There were four highly commended and two well done awards all of whom received a prize of £5.


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This competition aims to encourage young people to:

  • be creative • develop skills in using traditional or contemporary media
  • demonstrate interpretation of the topic
  •  express personal ideas through a selected medium.

AGE GROUP - One age group which is for 7 to 10 year olds. The age qualifying date is the 31th August 2021 so some entrants may be 11 years old. Competitors must enter their date of birth on the back of entry and their full name and name of the school.

SCHOOL COMPETITION  - Each school is asked to hold their own competition and submit the best three pictures to Darwen Rotary for adjudication. With the permission of the artist, their parents and the school the winner of the overall competition will be submitted to take part in the Rotary District Competition. If it wins that stage it will be entered into the Rotary National Competition. At this stage an appropriate entry form will be completed.

COMPETITION GUIDE LINES - Entries should be two dimensional, up to a maximum size of A2, unframed, piece of artwork based on the theme "Colours of Nature" The artwork can be in any medium - pen, paint, collage, pen and ink or print making. Each entry must provide a brief sentence describing the relationship of the artwork to the theme. The artwork should be original and not part of any current exam portfolio We are looking for originality not copying another existing piece of art.

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