Congratulations to all those who have entered the Cumbria Education Trust My Money Week Competition this year.
Landmark Street Art came up with the theme of designing a piece of street art for a wall in Cumbria. We received entries from across the eleven Cumbria Education Trust schools with pupils aged from 4 to 18 years. The entries included designs of local people, beautiful areas that students and pupils enjoyed visiting and objects you only find in our region. Some of the comments provided as to why the designs were chosen were very moving and reflected the unprecedented times we are living in. Cumbria Education Trust works each year with Young Money as part of their My Money Week supporting the delivery of financial education to Primary and Secondary Schools in the UK. https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/teachers-hub/financial-education/financial-education-programmes/my-money-week/
The winners in each school will have their picture framed and placed in their school reception area and the overall winner will recieve a £50 junior ISA. Special commendation winners will be presented with an art kit.
Here is Ben from Landmark Street Art with a quick message to all students who entered.
Ben has picked is top design from each school. Find out the overall winner below.
Finalist – Paige class 4 (Space Lighthouse!)
She likes lighthouses and she likes space so as she says ‘why not combine them! This is a great abstract image which plays around with real things in unreal settings and I think it is bold, creative and fun and will make people look!
Finalist – Hanna Jerzynska
I love the energy and detail in this one! There is so much going on and given a full wall I bet Hanna could fill it with all sorts of wonderful images. It really drew me in and made me want to walk around her head and her painting!
Finalists and Special Commendations – Tommy, Deon and JJ
Man Northside you caused me some problems! I can’ get it any smaller than 3 amazing entries here! Tommy Patterson ‘lots of people’ I just love the expressions and colour and variety of the people you have drawn. It is a total ‘smile’ piece and I can see it on a very big wall! Deon Your lines are ace and I know lots of artists who work with lines and can totally see these stretching out across a building. The way you have used different lines and funny angles will make it look amazing as you walk by. Finally JJ I see something in this that goes way deeper here. The way the lines cross and the amount of coverage you have got filling the whole paper with this explosion of colour and movement is ace! You all three get a special commendation!
Finalist – Maggie Kitspatrick
I love the bold nature of the colours and the fantasy element of this piece. It would jump out and really make people look, and there is obviously a story attached but you can make that up if you like and that is a great thing to leave the viewer with
The Whitehaven Academy
Finalist – Jack Cairns
What a great idea and a really interesting message, I totally love everything about this piece and think it is very fun visually and in message!
William Howard School
Finalist – Evie Mellor
I loved the simplicity of this design and the way the characters are embracing really conveys the feeling put into the work. I can imagine this lifesize somewhere just catching peoples eye and making them think.
Finalist – Hatice Gulcihan
I love this piece. It works well on so many levels and although I haven’t a clue what is going on visually it is very intriguing and well executed which makes it work.
Finalist – Charlie Chambers
I loved his design and thought it was a very strong image to be seen on a wall and a great visual interpretation of a very important message.
Finalist – Harriet Carr
This design was very delicate. I see lots of really bold big brash pieces but I also love small delicate pieces that simply hide or creep out of their spaces. I can see this being one of those and working really well in a more rural setting on the corner of an old building, drawing people into something magical and wonderful or just brightening their day.
Jack Cairns – The Whitehaven Academy