Secondary pupils brush off competition to win big.

Release Date: 22 January 2018

Secondary school art pupils were put up against each other last week at a local art competition held at Dundee and Angus College, Arbroath Campus.

Art Competition

The competition was previously an annual fixture in the calendar, however hadn’t taken place for around 10 years.

Fiona Stephen and the team in Arbroath decided now was the right time to bring it back and encourage young artists in Angus to showcase their talents.

With a first prize of £75 and art materials up for grabs the competition was fierce and the art works produced were deemed gallery worthy by the judging panel.

The judges took into consideration all pieces produced throughout the day and came to the unanimous decision in awarding Becky Littlewood (Montrose Academy) first place. 

With second prize of £50 and art materials being awarded to Melinda Bucharove (Arbroath Academy) and third place, £25 and art materials going to Alex Czarnecka (Montrose Academy).

There were also five highly commended prizes of a sketch book and materials awarded to Brogan Carlin (Arbroath Academy), Morvern McLeod (Montrose Academy), Adriana Nikulina (Arbroath High School), Shannen Riley (Monifieth High) and Daizy Paton (Montrose Academy).

“With 27 students from schools across Angus joining us in the department for the day, they were able to start a very important journey in producing a portfolio piece as well as competing for the prizes on offer.” Said Fiona Stephen, Course Leader.

“The day let the pupils see the environment they could potentially be in if they choose to further their education in this field and what they can achieve in a short time frame but more importantly have fun doing so.”