We are incredibly grateful to Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, for judging the Art Challenge competition. As this was a family challenge we asked Karin to select three winning images from the entries sent in by young people, and one adult winner. In addition we asked our CEO, Camilla, to select one more winner for our Highly Commended prize.
Karin has not only selected our winners but has also provided some personal feedback on every entry! Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who entered the challenge. We will be sending prizes out shortly so keep an eye on the post if you are a winner!
Here is what Karin said about each of the entries:
I like the house and map of Aby’s cul-de-sac, and I can just imagine jumping on that tyre swinging from a tree on a sunny day and feeling brilliant.
Joe – WINNER! (adult prize)
Great detailed sketch really evokes Bristol’s suburban streets.
Kendra – WINNER!
What a lovely elephant! I can see why you’d want this view from your window – and I think if we could all see this from our windows the world would be a happier place.
So many different greens in the grass here, my favourite colour for feeling calm and a great contrast with the deep red building. This picture looks quite rural to me – a peaceful country view.
Wiktor – WINNER!
This dramatic mountain view would be great to see on pulling back the curtains. I like the really open space, the jagged ridge and the subtle reflection of the peaks in the water.
There’s lots of great things happening in this picture – the skate boarder and the tandem riders in the foreground, the person stuck indoors shouting ‘hi’ to them, and then the massive sun coming up over the horizon.
Martha – WINNER!
A really colourful view over the rooftops, which looks quite normal until you notice the three dragons flying around! I particularly like the way that they’re coming out of the picture.
I love the three balloons! We’ll miss them this summer, but I hope they’ll be back again next year. A great park scene with different shades of green to define the trees.
This garden picture reminds me of how much I’ve enjoyed my garden recently, and it makes me think of a jigsaw which I also love doing. I like the patio design and the flowering hedge.
Two big houses with lots of windows so the people living there can watch the birds flying around outside.
I’d be quite startled to open the curtains and see this creature looking back at me! The heart necklace suggests that they’re friendly so I hope we could have a chat. Great colours.
I particularly liked the roof tiles and the foliage in this pencil drawing. A lot of work in here. The garden bench is a nice detail too.
This mountain with flowering cherry trees reminds me of scenes of Mount Fuji in Japan. I think that the pink in the foreground gives the picture a warm, cheerful feel. An interesting style.
Is this unicorn blowing hearts at people? I like the multi-coloured mane and tail especially.
Amy – Highly Commended
Three pictures showing dramatic weather, and a reminder that when we’re happy things look different from when we’re sad. Strong, balanced colours.
So many people have views from their windows just like this. Lovely delicate colours and textures in the road and the sky.
This white tiger is a great sketch and very powerful. The blue eyes really stand out against the black and white fur.