Tuesday 9 October 2018

BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award 2018 winner

Winner of BIC® KIDS Young Artist art competition crowned

Ayesha Tania, an 11 year old from Wales beat 13 other regional finalists to win this popular art competition. To showcase her amazing talent and inspire other young children to be creative, the young budding artist had her winning piece of artwork was displayed on billboards across the UK and Ireland.

The inspiring art competition received nearly 1,000 entries from across the UK and Ireland. 14 regional winners were selected by a panel of experts and a public vote was hosted between 27th August and 9th September to decide the overall winner. Ayesha, the finalist representing Wales, was crowned the winner after parents and children cast nearly 20,000 votes!

During the voting period the regional winning finalists had their artwork displayed on billboards across the nation with the overall winning piece of artwork by Ayesha being displayed on additional billboards to announce the nationwide winner.

To be crowned nationwide champion, Ayesha entered an expertly crafted macaw pencil drawing. Ayesha’s success this year comes after the talented young artist was also announced as one of the 2017 winners. As well as having her artwork displayed nationwide she also won a bespoke art party for her friends and family, courtesy of BIC®.

Illustrator Phil Corbett, who sat on the judging panel for this the competition, said: “We’re thrilled to announce Ayesha as the 2018 winner of the BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award. Her macaw drawing is technically outstanding. The bird itself is so vibrant and realistic but the background is also extremely well put together. The fact that Ayesha was also a winner last year shows that she really does have huge amounts of artistic skill.”

Rebecca Huda, BIC® UK and Ireland’s Product Manager – Stationery, said: “We were incredibly impressed by the quality of submissions received and diverse subject matters tackled by young artists from all across the country. It was immensely difficult for our panel of experts to whittle the artworks down to just 14 finalists in the first place, so to win the title of overall winner really is a huge accolade for Ayesha.”

The BIC® KIDS Young Artist Award 2018, was developed to celebrate and inspire creativity from 5-11 year old children.

We’d like to thank all of the participants and encourage everyone who entered to continue nurturing their artistic talent. We hope to see even more entries next year!”

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