Awards for Sixth Form Artists
Three students have been recognised for their artistic prowess in a competition organised by the University of Northampton.
Three Kimbolton Sixth Form students have been recognised for their artistic prowess in a competition organised by the University of Northampton.
Arin won first prize in the Illustration category at the University of Northampton’s School Arts and Design Competition, with Alastair clinching third place and Ella coming third in the Drawing category.
The annual contest sees an expert judging panel of University academics choose the very best work by sixth formers and college students from Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, with this year’s competition attracting 309 entries from 17 schools.
The University’s new Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Shân Wareing, attended the evening and was impressed with the standard of work on display. She said: “The creative arts are vitally important for developing all kinds of insights and skills, and it was fantastic to see the quality of artwork produced by students across Northamptonshire and beyond. Many of the exhibited works were breathtaking in beauty, rigour and execution.
“It was also brilliant to see students and teachers participating in an event at the University. It was a chance to celebrate the enormous contribution which the schools have made to their students’ journeys, and a chance to look forwards – through the exhibition, the public recognition and the prizes – to the futures opening up for these talented young people.”