The creative talents of more than 150 north-east youngsters will be celebrated as the winners of an art award marking the centenary of votes for women are revealed.
The St Margaret’s School for Girls Democracy Poster Art Award was open to primary boys and girls between primary five and primary seven from schools across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
The award is organised by the school as a way of marking the centenary of the vote for women.
It is also designed to give pupils an opportunity to develop their understanding of what it means to be a responsible contributor to society.
Entries were invited from youngsters across the region based on the broad theme of democracy.
Everyone who took part in the artistic competition has been invited, along with their families and also their art teachers, to attend an exhibition of the artworks at St Margaret’s School for Girls.
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The winners and runners-up will be formally announced at the event tomorrow, which runs from 10am until noon.
Head teacher Anna Tomlinson said the school was “overwhelmed” by the number of entries to the competition.
She said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the young artists who have entered the first St Margaret’s Poster Art Competition, as well as their families and teachers.
“The subject of democracy obviously appealed to and captured the imaginations of the pupils who entered and we were overwhelmed with the number of fantastic and creative entries we received.”
Certificates will be given to all entrants to the competition, which is sponsored by Hobbycraft, Papeterie Crafts and Soroptimist International Aberdeen, with representatives from Soroptomist International and RGU’s Gray’s School of Art being on the judging panel.
The winners and runners-up in each category will also get mixed media art set. A paper box and craft set will be given to the class of the winning school in each category, as well as a £50 cash prize.