Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s annual Schools Art Competition received a record number of entries from local schools this year. 254 entries were received from school pupils across Hampshire, in either the Years 7 and 8 category or the Years 9, 10 and 11 category.
The competition is open to pupils in all secondary school year groups and tasks entrants with submitting a photo of their best piece of artwork, in any medium, completed either in school or at home.
The competition is split into two categories: Years 7 and 8, and Years 9, 10 and 11. The winner and two runners up in each category have their work showcased in the College’s annual Art Show and receive a monetary prize for their efforts.
In the Years 7 and 8 category, the winner was Regents Park Community College pupil Angel Fernandez. Pupils Charis McCleery, Praise Chaulke and Jamie Bloxsridge, from The Romsey School, Wildern School and Thornden School respectively, were the runners up.
In the Year 9, 10 and 11 category, the winner was Wyvern College pupil Lucy Piper. The runners up were Esme Mconnell, who also attended Wyvern College, Annastasia Warren from Thornden School, and Becky Dunster from Meoncross School.
Barton Peveril’s Director of Art, Lynne Milton, commented on the competition:
“We received a wonderfully diverse range of entries this year covering a range of subject matter and media from traditional painting and drawing to digital art. The winners have demonstrated a sophisticated level of skill that belies their age group.”