Kieron Williamson books among the clutch of prizes on offer in Enjoy Cromer More children's art competition
PUBLISHED: 12:58 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:33 05 July 2018
An art competition launched two weeks ago by Enjoy Cromer More in partnership with Cromer Junior School has already attracted its first batch of entries.
Youngsters have been producing an eclectic and colourful mix of drawings and paintings on the theme of ‘What I love about Cromer’.
And, thanks to north Norfolk’s famous teenage artist Kieron Williamson, the clutch of prizes on offer has just got even bigger.
Kieron, whose latest exhibition is now running at Picturecraft, Holt, until July 18, heard about the competition and decided to offer signed copies of his new book, My Chosen Path, to the two winners.
“I had a lot of encouragement and support when I was growing up and it really made a difference to me, so I am always happy to support other young artists,” he said.
Other prizes up for grabs include Morrisons gift vouchers and a family ticket to the Cromer Pier Summer Show.
After the competition closing date of July 23, photographs of all the entries will be sent to Cromer graphics company Structureflex, who have kindly offered to produce two giant flexiboard collages of pupils’ artwork, with the pictures by the winner and three runners up featured on individual boards.
These will go on show at a town venue during the summer holidays, before being handed back to Cromer Juniors for display in school.
Entries have so far included views of the pier and church, as well as seafront scenes featuring beach huts, crab fishing, a lifeboat rescue, surfers and a seagull eating an abandoned tray of chips.
Eight-year-old Year 3 pupil Irene chose the beach as the theme for her painting, which includes a sandcastle, buckets and spades, a crab and a lone surfer riding the waves.
“I love the beach so much,” she said. “I like that you can play on the sand and find sea creatures, but the best thing about it is that you get ice cream.”
Deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole said staff and pupils had were excited to see the finished boards, which will be put up near the entrance to the school playground.
She added: “We were thrilled to take part; it is a nice theme, it’s about our school and our area, and it will be lovely to see all the finished work on the school walls.”