04 December 2018

Winners unveiled for GWCT schools' art competition

Prithvi Sudarshan , Primary WInner                  Luisadh Leck Secondary Winner

Photos show Prithvi Sudarshan and his winning pheasant picture left, and Luisadh Leck and her painting of a curlew right.

SHORTLISTED nominees in the GWCT Game & Wildlife Schools’ Art Competition were invited with their families and friends to the AK Bell Library in Perth last week to find out who this year's winners are.

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, had to choose from over 250 entries.

Pupils were asked to create a piece of art depicting a ‘game or wildlife species from the British Isles relevant to the Trust’s work’. 

The entries received covered a vast range of game and wildlife from across the British Isles in various forms. One school went out to collect stones which they then painted creatures on, some used autumnal leaves to depict pheasants, while others produced excellent creations on paper in a range of mediums. 

Overall winner for the Junior School Competition was Prithvi Sudarshan from Longforgan Primary School with his incredibly detailed picture of a pheasant. The Senior Overall winner was Luisadh Leck from Pitlochry High School who painted a lovely curlew standing in water. 

Iona Laing, who organises the competition on behalf of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, said: “High praise to both Prithvi and Luisadh for winning their categories two years in a row, a great achievement, and well done to all those who entered the competition and learned more about Scotland’s game and wildlife.”

“It is with great thanks to the local teachers that we are able to run this competition and their efforts and enthusiasm are key to its success.  Thank you also to Blackadders and the Basil D’eath Trust for their support.”

All the prize-winning entries are on display to the public in the AK Bell Library until 20th December. To find out more about the competition please visit www.gwct.org.uk/scotland/education.

About the competition 

This is the 15th year that the competition has been held.

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.


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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