16th June to the 1st July, St Georges Hall, Liverpool
Following a judges’ shortlist and an online public vote, the 2017 exhibition showcased the winning work from each participating school. The overall winners of the 2016 dot-art Schools Competition were announced at a prize-giving ceremony on 15th June in the spectacular Concert Room at St Georges Hall, where the top three students from each of the participating schools in the Liverpool City Region were presented with a certificate by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the six overall winners and runners up received their prizes.
Erin Gerrad from The Sutton Academy won the Year 9 award for her piece “Intergalactic”.
Grace McKeown from Knotty Ash Primary School won the Year 6 award for her piece “Lost Soul”.
Runners Up Awards in the secondary category were presented to Luke Hinton from Maghull High School and Cheyenne Gaskin of Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy..
In the primary category Runners Up Awards were presented to Georgia Parry-Growney of Arnot St Mary C of E Primary School and Marcia Nicholl of St Bedes Catholic Junior School.
The winners were awarded a variety of prizes from Tate Liverpool, the Albert Dock, Rennies Art Supplies, Cass Art and Tangle Teezer. In addition, as overall winner, Erin received a scholarship to dot-art, giving her a year’s membership to dot-art’s network, allowing her to showcase and sell her work alongside professional artists.
A wonderful new LJMU Scholarship prize was also announced by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, which will provide £1000 per year for 3 years toward course fees for the Year 9 winner and two runners up if they take up a course within the Arts Faculty.
Read the full press release for more details.
You can also see all the photos from the event here.