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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

Cromer Junior School deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole with Year 6 pupil Ava (left) and Year 3 pupil Irene and their entries into the Enjoy Cromer More art competition
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole with Year 6 pupil Ava (left) and Year 3 pupil Irene and their entries into the Enjoy Cromer More art competition Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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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.

Teen art sensation Kieron Williamson, who has donated two copies of his new book, My Chosen Path, to competition winners
Photo: KAREN BETHELLTeen art sensation Kieron Williamson, who has donated two copies of his new book, My Chosen Path, to competition winners Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

A seagull, by Year 6 pupil Ava
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA seagull, by Year 6 pupil Ava Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

Cromer town and seafront, by Year 5 pupil Zara
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer town and seafront, by Year 5 pupil Zara Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

Cromer town and beach, by Year 4 pupil Katelyn
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer town and beach, by Year 4 pupil Katelyn Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

Cromer town and beach scene, by Year 4 pupil Molly
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer town and beach scene, by Year 4 pupil Molly Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.”

Cromer pier, by Year 5 pupil Layla
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer pier, by Year 5 pupil Layla Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.”

Beach huts, by Year 3 pupil Ava
Photo: KAREN BETHELLBeach huts, by Year 3 pupil Ava Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer lifeboat, by Year 6 pupil Alanna
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer lifeboat, by Year 6 pupil Alanna Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Beach huts, by Year 3 pupil Lilia
Photo: KAREN BETHELLBeach huts, by Year 3 pupil Lilia Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A surfer in action, by Year 3 pupil Ruby
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA surfer in action, by Year 3 pupil Ruby Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer church and beach, by Year 6 pupil Archie
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer church and beach, by Year 6 pupil Archie Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The town and beach, by Year 4 pupil Emily
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe town and beach, by Year 4 pupil Emily Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer pier, by Year 6 pupil Kamini
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer pier, by Year 6 pupil Kamini Photo: KAREN BETHELL

View of the pier and beach, by Year 5 pupil Ebony
Photo: KAREN BETHELLView of the pier and beach, by Year 5 pupil Ebony Photo: KAREN BETHELL

A Cromer seagull tucking in to some chips, by Year 6 pupil Savanya
Photo: KAREN BETHELLA Cromer seagull tucking in to some chips, by Year 6 pupil Savanya Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The pier and beach, by Year 6 pupil Poppy
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe pier and beach, by Year 6 pupil Poppy Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Beach scene, by Year 3 pupil Irene
Photo: KAREN BETHELLBeach scene, by Year 3 pupil Irene Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sunny beach scene by Year 6 pupil Albert
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSunny beach scene by Year 6 pupil Albert Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer beach huts, by Year 6 pupil Izzy
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer beach huts, by Year 6 pupil Izzy Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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