22 November 2017

P&K’s budding wildlife artists raise their game!

There were a large number of entries recorded for this year’s GWCT Game & Wildlife Schools' Art Competition.

Excited nominees were invited with their families and friends to the AK Bell Library to find out who this year's winners would be on the evening of Thursday 23rd. The judges were prized with a difficult task of choosing the winners from almost 500 entries across 23 schools – the highest number of entries yet!

Competition was tough, and the final decision was made by the judging panel made up of representatives from Blackadders, Julian Jardine Art Studio, The Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) and Perth and Kinross Education department.

This year the competition asked for entries which were not only game species but also other species that the GWCT is or has been involved in researching and surveying. 

Sheena Stewart, who organises the competition on behalf of the Trust, said: “It was wonderful to see the hard work that the children had done, researching GWCT’s work!

“We were delighted to see a stunning selection of red squirrels, lapwings, capercaillie, trout and lots more besides being submitted.

“We were thrilled to see this competition go from strength-to-strength, with a significant increase in entries and additional schools keen to take part.”

The overall winner for the junior school competition was Prithvi Sudarshan from Longforgan Primary School with a picture of a brown trout, pictured below.

2017 Junior Winner

The senior overall winner was Luisadh Leck from Pitlochry High School with a picture of a lapwing, pictured below.

2017 Senior Winner

Well done to all those who entered the competition and learned more about Scotland’s Game and Wildlife.

All the prize winners entries are on display to the public in the AK Bell Library until 11th December. To find out more about the competition, please visit www.gwct.org.uk/scotland/education.

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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