“Demonstrating a sophisticated level of skill that belies their age group.”

The  College’s annual Schools Art Competition received 279 entries from over 70 different schools from around the world this year, from pupils as far afield as France and India.

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.

There are 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 Year 7 and 8 category, the winner was Year 8 Swanmore College pupil, Amelie Brind. Runners up were Megan Long and Sarika Ravi, from Wildern School and The Grammar School Leeds respectively.

In the Year 9, 10 and 11 categories, the winner was Year 10 Brookfield Community School pupil Olivia Ditchburn. Runners up were Year 9 pupils Maddie Jenkins, who was homeschooled, and Niamh Elizabeth Kelly from Blairgowrie High 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.’