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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

Enjoy Cromer More art competition Year 3 and 4 prize winners Lilia, Aaliyah and Louis
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Enjoy Cromer More art competition Year 3 and 4 prize winners Lilia, Aaliyah and Louis Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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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.

Enjoy Cromer More art competition Year 5 and 6 prize winners Izzy and Megan with Editor's Choice winner Albert, 9
Photo: KAREN BETHELLEnjoy Cromer More art competition Year 5 and 6 prize winners Izzy and Megan with Editor's Choice winner Albert, 9 Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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 mayor David Pritchard presenting the Editor's Choice award to nine-year-old Albert
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer mayor David Pritchard presenting the Editor's Choice award to nine-year-old Albert Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.”

Cromer Junior School deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole with Enjoy Cromer More art competition winners Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole with Enjoy Cromer More art competition winners Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

Enjoy Cromer More art competition first prize winners Izzy and Lilia
Photo: KAREN BETHELLEnjoy Cromer More art competition first prize winners Izzy and Lilia Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

Cromer mayor David Pritchard presenting Year 3 and 4 third prize to Aaliyah, 9
Enjoy Cromer More art competition
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer mayor David Pritchard presenting Year 3 and 4 third prize to Aaliyah, 9 Enjoy Cromer More art competition Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.

Beach huts and beach, by Year 3 and 4 winner Lilia, 8
Photo: KAREN BETHELLBeach huts and beach, by Year 3 and 4 winner Lilia, 8 Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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.”

Beach huts, by Year 5 and 6 first prize winner Izzy, 11.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLBeach huts, by Year 5 and 6 first prize winner Izzy, 11. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

One of the 180-plus entries into and Enjoy Cromer More art competition with the theme of One of the 180-plus entries into and Enjoy Cromer More art competition with the theme of "What I love about Cromer." Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer lifeboat, by Year 3 and 4 third prize winner Louis, 9
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer lifeboat, by Year 3 and 4 third prize winner Louis, 9 Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer lifeboat against the sunset, by Editor's Choice prize winner Albert, 9
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer lifeboat against the sunset, by Editor's Choice prize winner Albert, 9 Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Mary Jane's fish and chip shop, one of the 180-plus entries into and Enjoy Cromer More art competition with the theme of Mary Jane's fish and chip shop, one of the 180-plus entries into and Enjoy Cromer More art competition with the theme of "What I love about Cromer." Photo: KAREN BETHELL

One of Cromer's famous crabs
Photo: KAREN BETHELLOne of Cromer's famous crabs Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The church and pier, by Year 3 and 4 third prize winner Aaliyah
Photo: KAREN BETHELLThe church and pier, by Year 3 and 4 third prize winner Aaliyah Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer's famous crabs
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer's famous crabs Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Carnival regulars the Red Arrows, one of the 180-plus entries into and Enjoy Cromer More art competition with the theme of Cromer Carnival regulars the Red Arrows, one of the 180-plus entries into and Enjoy Cromer More art competition with the theme of "What I love about Cromer." Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole with Enjoy Cromer More art competition winners
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole with Enjoy Cromer More art competition winners Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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