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Rotary Young Artist 2023: The national results

Rotary Young Artist 2023: The national results

Three young artists came our victorious in their categories when challenged with the theme of ‘Sunrise and Sunset’.

Rotary Young Artist is a national youth competition that encourages young people across Great Britain and Ireland to develop their artistic skills and express their creativity.

Young Artist is just one of the many youth competitions that Rotary Great Britain & Ireland holds every year in order to give young people the chance to showcase their talents with the help of their local Rotary clubs.

For this year’s edition of Young Artist, participants were challenged to create a piece of artwork based on the theme ‘Sunrise and Sunset’.

Local heats took place across the country, with more Rotary Districts than ever before entering the competition.

The judges of the national final found it hard to pick winners from the high standard of entrants but eventually found the winners for the Junior (up to and including 10 years old), Intermediate (11 to 13 years old), and Senior (14 to 17 years old) categories.

This year’s competition was sponsored by the Fine Art Trade Guild, the Art and Framing industry’s trade association, responsible for encouraging and promoting the best in art and framing. Prizes for the Rotary Young Artist competition were also supplied by Bracebridge Fine Art.

Here are this year’s extraordinary winners:

Senior Category – Amy Percival

Sponsored by Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club

“This art piece was created with a digital art programme called IbisPaintX downloaded onto a tablet and consisted of a little over 11 hours of drawing time alongside 150+ different layers to achieve the desired effect.” – Amy Percival

Intermediate Category – Davida Bekoe

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of The Wrekin

“A piece of art to show the sun rising from the east and setting from the west as a given duty.” – Davida Bekoe

Junior Category – Anushka Sharp

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Hythe

“This painting is inspired by walks with my family in Bislington Woods. On one particularly beautiful walk we went quite late so we were just about in time to see the sun setting between the trees.” – Anushka Sharp

If you want to find out about this year’s Rotary Young Artist competition or any of our other youth competition’s, you can find all the information here.