9th December 2019 — Now in its sixteenth year, the competition is open to all pupils, from Primary One to Sixth Year, across the county of Perth and Kinross, attracting hundreds of entries.
Each year, pupils are asked to submit a piece of artwork depicting a piece of British wildlife in its natural habitat.
The award ceremony was a prestigious event, held in Perth’s beautiful AK Bell Library, presided over by Dr Adam Smith, GWCTs Director of Policy Scotland.
Sana Javed was the overall winner in the S5–6 category and received the GWCT/Blackadders Solicitors trophy for her stunning painting of a swan and her cygnets. Sana also won a set of six lessons with local ceramicist, Julian Jardine at his studios in Perth, along with a family pass to the Scottish Game Fair.
Meteor Pu, was Runner-Up in the Secondary S1-4 category with her beautiful acrylic painting of a kestrel.
India Howie, with her acrylic of a merlin falcon; Sophia Laris’ beautiful finch on pastel with acrylic ground; Maia McLaren’s pastel of a puffin and Sana Javed’s swan and cygnets, all received commended certificates for their entries.
Maia McLaren was runner-up in the S5-6 category for her beautiful pastel study of a puffin.
Kilgraston’s Head of Art, Gillian Macleod, said: “Well done to all the girls, not only the prize winners but also all those that entered the competition. You are all winners in my eyes!”
The artwork is currently on show at the AK Bell Library.