Brian Hatton Young Artist Competition – 2020 Winners!
Published on 21.09.20
Brian Hatton Young Artist Competition 2020 – This years winners! Thank you for everyone who entered this year’s Brian Hatton Young Artist Competition. We received so many brilliant entries which made the judges decision extremely tough when deciding on prize winners. Judges were ask to take the following into account when making their decision: Overall visual
Brian Hatton Young Artist Competition 2020 – This years winners!
Thank you for everyone who entered this year’s Brian Hatton Young Artist Competition. We received so many brilliant entries which made the judges decision extremely tough when deciding on prize winners. Judges were ask to take the following into account when making their decision:
- Overall visual impact of entry
- Originality of artwork
- How inspired is the entry by the work of Brian Hatton
Andrew Graham, HCA’s Outreach Coordinator and Illustration Graduate was on the judging panel and commented:
We were really impressed with this year’s entries! The work was colourful, playful and there was a lot of mixed media work which we loved. Many entries had focused on important narratives and its great to see young people exploring these themes through art. The standard of work was high which made for difficult judging.
Category 1 (ages 13-16)
1st Prize: Benjamin Seekings-Jenkinson
Judges Comments: We loved this piece as it has a real individual graphic style. It has lovely use of colour, is well presented and has a good narrative.
2nd Prize: Sophie Grima
Judges Comments: This piece is highly detailed and we felt as though the entrant had really considered their artistic decisions. It has great composition, good use of tone and we love the use of plants.
3rd Prize: Oliver Miller
Judges Comments: We really liked the combination of drawing and process with this piece. It has great use of foiling and strong use of bright colours.
Highly Commended: Vivienne Morley
Judges Comments: This individual take on portraiture has amazing use of colour and great skill.
Highly Commended: Oliver Carney
Judges Comments: We felt this entry was a good interpretation of a topic theme, and we loved the expressive painting style.
Category 2 (ages 9-12)
1st Prize: Charlie Miller
Judges Comments: The judges loved the use of colour and how the entrant used both painting and drawing, and different styles to create this piece. They felt the combination of both portraits was fabulous.
2nd Prize: Tessa Morgan
Judges Comments: Judges commented on the great use of colour and lovely graphic style for this entry. They felt it was fun and playful.
3rd Prize: Emma Hardman
Judges Comments: The judges loved the sense atmosphere in this entry, and commented on the lovely painting style and detail.
Highly Commended: Naomi Lois Allen
Judges Comments: The judges felt this entry had an intriguing narrative, was atmospheric and they loved the smart use of mixed media.
Highly Commended: Victor Lorscheider
Judges Comments: The judges commented on the great illustrative style of this piece, and how it shows potential.
Category 3 (ages 5-8)
1st Prize: Zachary Butler
Judges Comments: The great use of colour and texture, strong composition, playful style and tactility of this entry is what made the judges choose it as the winner for this category.
2nd Prize: Bessie Bowie
Judges Comments: The judges felt this entry had an impressive use of tone which shows strong drawing skills, as well as a good use and demonstration of perspective.
3rd Prize: Geordie Scott
Judges Comments: The strong and individual illustrative style of this entry caught the judges eyes, they commented that it feels like a fully formed character, is playful and fun.
Highly Commended: Connie Francis
Judges Comments: The judges loved the use of colour and the texture of the paint in this playful entry.
Highly Commended: Jessie Watkins
Judges Comments: The judges described this entry as atmospheric and soft with a delicate use of colour.
Brian Hatton Award for Creativity: Chloe Highwood
Judges Comments: The judges chose Chloes’s entry as the winner of the Brain Hatton Award for Creativity as they felt it was finished to a very high standard. They loved the mixed media approach and depth to work. The use of narrative and creativity of the entry made it unique and a real stand out piece.
Brian Hatton Award for School Engagement: Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
Judges Comments: Above are just a small selection of the 37 fantastic entries we received from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College. The judges felt that they should win the Brain Hatton Award for School Engagement as they were blown away by the range and diversity of the work. They felt that the entries were strong in narrative, and loved that they were topical of current issues.
Isabella Leavesley – Category One
Jess Milsom – Category One
Georgia Lydra – Category One
Eva Chikurunke – Categort Two
Daisy Griffin – Category One
Gilbert Auty – Category One
Niamh McClarey – Category One
Lyra Moore – Category One
Dylan Duell – Category One
Congratulations to all of this years winner’s and to everyone who entered!
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