Winners of schools Pride art competition revealed

The cheque presentation at Carlton Hill Primary School (Photograph: Chris Jepson)
The cheque presentation at Carlton Hill Primary School (Photograph: Chris Jepson)

Two entries for an art competition in local schools were so good that both were chosen as winners.

Brighton Pride ran the competition as part of its community engagement through the Pride Cultural Development Fund.

Etain Wedderburn, Carlton Hill Primary

Etain Wedderburn, Carlton Hill Primary

Pride challenged all local junior and primary schools to create an A4 artwork that represented what they loved about Brighton and Hove.

Each school ran an internal competition and the two winning entries were put forward to a judging panel made up of Pride staff, volunteers and local author Shanni Collins.

The panel were unable to decide on an overall winner so the £1,000 prize was split between Cleo Curtis for Hove Junior School and Etain Wedderburn for Carlton Hill Primary School.

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Cleo Curtis, Hove Junior School

Cleo Curtis, Hove Junior School

They also each received tickets to the new Sunday festival in Preston Park, LoveBN1Fest.

The winning artworks are on show in Jubilee Library as part of the Colour My World exhibition run by Pride.

Paul Kemp, director of Brighton and Hove Pride, said: “We were truly delighted by the response to our schools’ challenge and by some of the stunning and varied artwork we received. We hope to build on this first challenge to make it an annual event so even more young people get involved, and look forward to seeing what the winning schools will do with the prize money.”

The Colour My World exhibition is at Jubilee Library and the BMECP Centre until August 5, and includes creative contributions from more than 60 artists, filmmakers and activists from the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.