Primary School Art & Handwriting Competition

Overall Winner Art Competition 2016 - Jeremy Shorthose - Acton C of E Primary School
Overall Winner Art Competition 2016 - Jeremy Shorthose - Acton C of E Primary School
Overall Winner Art Competition 2016 – Jeremy Shorthose – Acton C of E Primary School

For the first time ever, all 14 of the Nantwich Primary Schools are participating in the Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary School Art and Handwriting Competition.  For the fourth year running, Edward Timpson MP will be presenting the prizes, worth £850, in the Nantwich Museum at 11.00 a.m. on May 13 2017.

The Judges for the competition – local artist and architect Martin Greenwood and Brine Leas School art teacher, Claire Somerville, will have the difficult job of choosing the individual winners. Due to last year’s amazing response, the handwriting competition will be run again and will be judged by Frances Passmore.

The theme for the competition is simply “The Great British Countryside”.

Building on the success of previous years, the format is as follows:

Art and handwriting entries will be judged in two groups: Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Four prizes of £50 each in the form of gift vouchers plus ‘gold’ medals will be awarded to the children entering the item of artwork and the item of handwriting judged to be the best in each Key Stage group
Sixteen prizes of £25 in the form of gift vouchers plus ‘silver’ medals will be awarded to the children judged to be runners up for artwork and handwriting in each Key Stage group

To reflect the importance of Nantwich Rotary Club’s commitment to the development of art and good handwriting in our local schools, a further £250 prize and trophy will also be awarded to the school judged to have the highest overall standard of entries.  The money is to be used to further enhance the school’s facilities.

Nantwich Rotary Club would like to thank their generous sponsors – the William Hodgkin Trust, Morrisons (Nantwich) and Nantwich Hearing Centre.

Many of the works of art will be displayed in the Nantwich Museum from 10th to 27th May 2017.