Last week Knutsford Town Council welcomed participants of the 2022-23 Knutsford Young Artist of the Year Competition to a special awards evening at Vermilion Art Gallery.
The competition is a new scheme introduced by the Town Council in 2022 aiming to highlight and support young local artists in Knutsford. To enter, children have to live or study at a Knutsford school.
Nearly 40 entries were submitted across two categories: a ‘Junior Artist’ category for ages 4-11 or primary school age, and a ‘Young Artist’ category for ages 12-18 or secondary school age. Of the entries submitted, a handful were shortlisted to win and a judging panel selected the winners on the night.
The scheme was supported by Vermilion Art Galleries who hosted the awards evening at their large gallery site on Stanley Road Industrial Trading Estate.
Huge congratulations to winners and runners up in both categories:
Junior Artist category:
- Runner up Rory B
- Winner Kitty M
Young Artist category:
- Runner up Alice P
- Winner Alice G
Winners will receive a cash prize to be invested into their future artwork.
A massive congratulations to everyone who took part; the Town Council were thrilled to receive so many entries and all participants should be thoroughly proud of their achievements.