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President:  Dame Jacqueline Wilson; Patrons:  Michael Morpurgo & Ian Whybrow

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3rd Place

“In Darkling Wood”

by Chumani Galada

Crowmoor Primary School


2nd Place

“In Darkling Wood”

by Jodie Davies

Gobowen Primary School



by Euan Hughes-Williams

Prestfelde School




As their Young Arts Project for 2016, the Shrewsbury Branch of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) with the support of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, sponsored an art competition for schools taking part in the Book Award 2016 project.


Entry Criteria

  • Children were invited to submit one picture illustrating a scene from one of the shortlisted books.

  • Children could use any medium they choose except collage.

  • All competition entries were submitted on the A4 sheets of cartridge paper included in the Book Award packs.  



Judges looked at the following when making their final decision:


  • Picture composition (use of the formal elements)

  • Effective depiction of the chosen scene

  • Technical skills.  Eg.  Application of media/quality of drawing

  • Creativity and originality


Public Display:

The winning pictures and best entries are to be displayed at the Awards Ceremony and then at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Music Hall, Market St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1LG until the end of May 2016.

Art Competition

bookaward 01 Winner 1ST Prestfelde School R17  Euan Hughes-W 02 Winner 2ND Gobowen Primary School N7   Jodie Da 03 Winner 3RD Crowmoor Primary School I5  Chumani 04 Winner 4TH Prestfelde School R21  Dominic Pritc

4th Place

“In Darkling Wood”

by Dominic Pritchard

Prestfelde School