Jeremy Shorthose, Acton C of E Primary School and Handwriting Competition Jessica Martin, Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School winners at nantwich museum

Young Nantwich artists and scribes were honoured at the town’s museum as winners of an art and handwriting competition.

A record 860 entries from nine local primary schools were received by organisers, Rotary Club of Nantwich.

And the winners and runners up of the contest were rewarded at a presentation at the Pillory Street venue.

Teachers, friends and family gathered along with Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson for the prize-giving ceremony.

Ian Sutton, manager of Nantwich Sainsbury’s, presented trophies and £25 voucher to overall winner of the 2016 Art Competition Jeremy Shorthose, aged 11, of Acton C of E Primary School.

He also presented to the overall winner of the 2016 handwriting competition Jessica Martin, aged 8, of Stapeley Broad Lane CE Primary School.

more winning young artists at nantwich museumHighfields Community Primary School was awarded a cheque for £250 for Overall Outstanding Contribution, presented by Amanda James from The Charity of William Hodgkin, which donated £400 for competition prizes.

Rotary Club of Nantwich President Rod Stokes presented prizes for special mentions and highly commended.

The difficult job was judging the 860 entries, completed by local artists Martin Greenwood and Claire Somerville, an art teacher at Brine Leas School, and calligrapher Heidi Payton judged the handwriting entries.

The theme for the competition was ‘The Queen’ for the art competition, and for the handwriting competition, the theme for Key Stage 1 was ‘The National Anthem’, while for Key Stage 2 it was extracts from the Olympic Ideals of 1894 and 2016.

Key Stage 2 Handwriting Competition Runner Up Sam Bennett with Edward Timpson MPJudge Martin Greenwood said: “We were most impressed not just by the number of entries this year, but particularly by the high standard of the entries in both art and handwriting.

“We have many talented young artists in Nantwich and it’s great to see this competition growing from strength to strength.”

Organiser Richard Morgan-Wynne added: “Nantwich Rotary Club is delighted to be able to organise this competition which shows the excellent results of the art and handwriting being taught in the local Primary Schools.

“I am pleased to congratulate all the winners on their work.”

The children’s work will be on display in the museum until June 18.

Full details of winners, runners up and commended/mentions, below:

artists and handwriters winners table 1

winners table 2

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