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Competition Results 2017

 

Art and Poetry Competition

Photo of some of the Winners in both the Art and Poetry Competitions along with Susie Gatrell (front right) member of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee who co-ordinated the competition on behalf of the Committee

Photo of some of the Winners in both the Art and Poetry Competitions along with Susie Gatrell (front right) member of the Wimborne in Bloom Committee who co-ordinated the competition on behalf of the Committee

Yet again, it has proved to be a bumper year for the Wimborne in Bloom Art and Poetry Competitions. The theme for this year was 'The Bridges of Wimborne and Life Around Them'. The many entries in both the children's and adult's categories were of an exceptionally high standard and yet again gave the judges a challenging task in choosing the winners.

Wimborne in Bloom has been delighted with the continued and positive response from local schools. Entries were received from Wimborne First, St John's, Pamphill, Allenbourn and Queen Elizabeth's.

The Children's Art Competition attracted over 450 entries. This year a local artist judged the children's work from Allenbourn and Queen Elizabeth's. The Town Mayor Councillor Terry Wheeler and his wife Pauline judged the primary school children's art. The Mayor commented on what a difficult task it was as there were so many talented young artists. The Primary Schools art is on display in Wimborne Library until 16th July and the Middle and Senior school art is on display in The Minster until 16th July.

The Adult Art Competition attracted a wide variety of interpretations on the theme with entrants using a range of media. These were judged by a local artist. Entries are on display in The Minster until 16th July.

The Children's Poetry Competition attracted over 70 entries and the Adult Poetry Competition was well supported. There were some very entertaining and creative entries. The judges commented that it was a pleasure to read them.

Prizes will be presented at the Wimborne in Bloom Annual Prize-giving which will be held at Allenbourn Middle School, East Borough starting at 2.30 pm on Saturday 23rd September. This event includes the prize presentations for the Wimborne in Bloom Annual Gardens Competition.

The Wimborne in Bloom Committee wishes to thank all entrants for the high standard of their work and for supporting these competitions, which, together with the support of sponsors, has made the competitions so successful in confirming the talent of Wimborne's artists and poets.