Enjoy Cromer More art competition attracts nearly 200 entries, with subjects ranging from the beach and pier, to ice cream and fish and chips
PUBLISHED: 16:21 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:51 31 July 2018
Cromer landmarks including the pier, beach and lighthouse were among the subjects chosen for an Enjoy Cromer More art competition asking local youngsters to produce a picture showing what they love most about the town.
Attracting nearly 200 entries, the competition, which was run in partnership with Cromer Junior School, saw children draw and paint scenes ranging from a lifeboat rescue and the sun setting over the pier, to buckets and spades, ice cream and fish and chips.
Other popular subjects included beach huts, the church and the amusements, as well as carnival attractions ranging from the funfair and fireworks, to the traditional display by the Red Arrows Aerobatic Team.
Cromer Juniors head of art Rosie Church said each class had worked on their ideas using techniques they had learned during the school’s annual Live Arts Week.
“The children have absolutely loved it,” she added. “And what was really nice to see was the overall enthusiasm they have towards Cromer - they all have a real love for their town.”
Prizes and certificates were handed out during morning assembly by Cromer mayor David Pritchard, with the Year 5 and 6 first prize of a family ticket to the Pavilion Theatre Summer Show going to 11-year-old Izzy.
Second prize went to Zara, 10, who won a signed copy of teenage artist Kieron Williamson’s new book, with third prize, of a £10 Morrisons voucher, presented to Megan, 11.
In the Year 3 and 4 category, first prize of a £20 Morrisons voucher was won by Lilia, 9, for her beach scene, with second and third prize winners Louis, 9, and Aaliyah, 9, winning £10 Morrisons vouchers.
Winners were picked by art expert Adrian Hill, of Picturecraft, Holt, with an ‘Editor’s Choice’ award – chosen by the Enjoy Cromer More team - won by nine-year-old Albert, who was presented with a Kieron Williamson book for his painting of Cromer lifeboat against a sunset background.
Three large montages of the children’s paintings will be created by Sheringham photographer and designer Gareth Gabriel, of Gareth Gabriel Film and Photo, before being printed onto weatherproof flexiboards by Cromer company Structureflex.
These will go on show at Cromer library during the summer holidays, before going on permanent display in the school playground.
North Norfolk News editor Adam Lazzari said: “It was wonderful to see so many fantastic pictures reflecting how much Cromer Junior School pupils love their home town. We thought everyone who entered did a brilliant job of interpreting the theme and the judges had an incredibly hard job choosing the winners.”