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2019 PAINTING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Ben Khosa, joined representatives from Richmond Borough in Bloom and Achieving for Children to judge the annual children’s floral art competition. Hundreds of paintings were designed by school students from across the borough and were judged in age categories, with three awards in each. Those judged best won a £50 gardening voucher for their school and were also finalists for the overall trophy. All award winners will receive a commemorative Borough in Bloom certificate and surprise pack of art materials at a special presentation party in May.
 
The judging panel selected as the best design the entry from Mia Feldmar, age 13, at St Catherine’s School, to be used on the poster publicising the 2019 Merit Award gardening competitions held for residents and business of Richmond upon Thames.
 
Speaking after the judging the Mayor said: "I was amazed by the quality of entries submitted for this year’s art competition. It is always fantastic to see the work produced by the talented children we have in this borough. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who submitted an entry."

The winning painting by Mia Feldmar, age 13, St Catherine's School:

 

The entries were judged in four age groups, with a winner and two runners-up in each group, the overall winner being chosen from the top four. The poster will be seen in the borough libraries from the end of this month, together with gardening competition entry forms, following a presentation to award winners of commemorative prizes and a celebration tea with the Mayor at York House on May 20.

 

 CATEGORY A: UNDER 5 YEARS

1st Place:
Sophie Simonova (4 yrs)
Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Runner-up:
Grace Mindenhall (3yrs)
Jack & Jill Nursery School

Runner-up:
Maggie Connor (3 yrs)
Jack & Jill Nursery School

 

CATEGORY B: 5-7 YEARS

1st Place:
Denis Shilov (7 yrs)
Sheen Mount Primary School

Runner-up:
Lois Bryson (5 yrs)
Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Runner-up:
Damian Kounenis (7 yrs)
Marshgate Primary School

 

CATEGORY C: 8-11 YEARS

1st Place :
Ksenia Yasser (11 yrs)
Orleans Park School

Runner-up:
Julia Szymanska (10 yrs)
Hampton Hill Junior School

Runner-up:
Evangeline Chitty (10 yrs)
St John the Baptist School

 

CATEGORY D: 12-16 YEARS

1st Place and Overall Winner:
Mia Feldmar (13 yrs)
St Catherine’s School

Runner-up:
Arina Baikova (12 yrs)
Orleans Park School

Runner-up:
Alexandra Silkov-Yianni (13 yrs)
Radnor House School 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

 

Highly Commended:
Nadia Boeva (8 yrs)
Collis Primary School

 

THE 2019 COMPETITIONS ARE GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

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