The Rotary Club of Mirfield announces the winners of its “Environmental Art” competition

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The winners were invited to the Mirfield Rotary Club to receive their prizes.

The competition, which involved the design of a greetings card, was supported by several local schools including Crowlees Junior and Infant School, Mirfield Free Grammar School and Ravenshall School.

The competition had five categories for children aged 5-14, including a Special Educational Needs (SEND) category for Ravenshall School.

Children were encouraged to use their imaginations to design works of art dealing with environmental issues, sustainability and climate change.

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Local artists Julia Boredino, from Mirfield Art Hub, and Caroline Pratt, from West Yorkshire Print Works (WYPW) in Mirfield, volunteered to judge the entries.

A total of 80 entries were submitted, 25 of which were shortlisted and put on display at Mirfield Library, where children and parents could view them and take part in a print workshop hosted by WYPW’s Fabian Osborne.

The winners of the five categories were Amelie Wilkinson, Florence Reed and Paige Hepworth from Crowlees, Penny Wilkinson-Wright from Mirfield Free Grammar and Abbie Jo Stephenson from Ravenshall.

These winners were then invited to the Mirfield Rotary Club to receive their prizes, which included a book token and a greeting card featuring their own works.

A special Mirfield Rotary Club award for art was also presented to Abbie Jo Stephenson for her polar bear illustrations.

Mirfield Rotary Club President Maureen Leask congratulated the winners.

She said, “The environment is very important and we hope to do more environmental projects in the future.”

Julia and Caroline also sent congratulatory messages and both said they were “very impressed” with the high standard of entries and felt it was a “difficult decision” to choose the five winners.

They both noted that it was clear that the winners care deeply about the environment of the planet and show enthusiasm and passion for the protection of the planet and the protection of the environment with an emphasis on recycling, pollution, habitats and endangered species.

It was also felt that the winners understood the complexity of the subject by highlighting the concerns and presenting many solutions to solve some of the difficult problems.

In addition to judging the entries, Julia donated some of her prints as prizes for winners and teachers. Caroline also donated print kits and a WYPW workshop for the five winners.

The five different greeting card designs are currently being sold by the Mirfield Rotary Club for £1 each.

The cards are sold to raise funds for several environmental projects in which the club has participated locally.

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