Fifty self-portraits submitted by pupils from ten local primary schools were displayed at the Final of Stockport Grammar School’s annual Year 5 Art Competition, which is open to all local primary schools.
Judging the competition were renowned figurative artist Mark Demsteader along with Stockport Grammar’s Head of Art and Design Richard Davies, who were both full of praise for the quality of the work being produced by all the finalists.
Before the winners were announced, the children admired each other’s work and took part in drawing and mono-printing workshops with the school’s own Sixth Form artists. Charlie Fitzgerald from Gorsey Bank Primary won the first prize of a £50 art voucher for her school and a watercolour painting set for herself, with Emma Guest from Torkington Primary School and Bjorn Dickson from The Ryleys being named as the two runners up. Every finalist also took home a goody bag.
The event was kindly supported by leading wealth management company Brewin Dolphin as part of their community sponsorship programme.