11 August 2015

GWCT launches new school art competition

School Photo competition launchThe Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is appealing to school pupils across the Perth and Kinross region to get busy with their paintbrushes and pencils – or indeed any other medium – and enter the annual GWCT schools art competition.

The competition, now in its 11th year, invites school children to create a piece of art depicting a game species from anywhere in the UK – so there is a great deal of choice in the subject matter, and limitless potential in the medium and style to work with.

The competition is sponsored by Blackadders Solicitors, with prizes donated by the firm as well as by Living Well at Hilton Dunkeld House, local sculptor Julian Jardine and Dunn’s Art Store, Perth. The competition is supported by Perth and Kinross Council’s Education and Children’s Services.

Sheena Stewart, representing the GWCT, said:

“The standard and quality of entries for the competition has always been excellent and this year we are looking forward to yet more exciting work from pupils. We have some fabulous prizes, and the subject matter of game species, whether animals or birds, really seems to capture the imagination and enthusiasm of the young artists in the region.”

The senior winner will receive the Blackadders Quaich, and the overall winner in the primary school category will receive the Michael Wolfe-Murray perpetual trophy. There are also activity days at Hilton Dunkeld House to be won and places on the Julian Jardine art course plus prizes for runners-up and commended artists in all age categories.


Photocaption: (back row) Julian Jardine, Sheena Stewart (GWCT), Peter Richardson (Living Well), (front row) Ciaran Jardine, Nicola Porter (Blackadders Solicitors) and Charlotte Jardine at the competition launch.

Further information from:
Sheena Stewart
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Tel: 01828 650374
Email: sstewart@gwct.org.uk

Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity which carries out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

For information, contact:

Playfair Walker
Telephone: 0131 445 5570
Email: richard@playfairwalker.com

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