Sci-fi art competition – kids have got the force to draw

The winning artwork in the children's sci-fi competition

Our sci-fi themed children’s art competition attracted 117 ‘out of this world’ entries from kids across Kirklees and the winners have now been announced.

Many of our libraries held art workshops during the October half term and these contributed to the large number of brilliant entries.

Prizes included tickets to the Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT) and vouchers from Calder Graphics Art Supplies, as well as book tokens and vouchers for use in our museums’ gift shops.  Special thanks go to the LBT and Calder Graphics for donating prizes.

Entries were judged in three age categories. The 12 winners were:

In the 3 to 6 years old category

1st – Udo Onyenso, age 6 from Almondbury

2nd – Toby Hulme, age 4 from Marsden

3rd – Dylan Wailes, age 6 from Batley

4th – Harry Stanton, age 6 from Holmfirth

In the 7 to 10 years old category

1st – Theo McFarlane, age 8 from Birkby

2nd – Jessica Richards, age 9 from Birstall

3rd – Safah Hussain, age 7 from Huddersfield

4th – Finlay Addy-Child, age 10 from Linthwaite

In the 11 to 16 years old category

1st – Phoebe Bird, age 12 from Heckmondwike

2nd – Lily Webb, age 12 from Rastrick

3rd – Joe Day, age 11 from Dewsbury

4th – Ayaan Sarwar, age 11 from Batley

This is one of many events that were organised as part of Sci-Fest Yorkshire 2015 – a brand new science fiction festival organised by Kirklees LibrariesKirklees Museums and Galleries, and the University of Huddersfield.

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