Grahame Park Estate – Barnet Homes – Art Competition
11 August, 2021
As part of Quinn London’s community engagement plan, we recently ran an art competition for young residents at the Graham Park Estate with Barnet Homes. For the art competition, we asked the young people of Grahame Park to draw a self-portrait in either cartoon or anime style.
We set a deadline for submissions and by the due date, we had received a total of 21 superb entries. It was now over to our judging panel which was formed of Camille Yerles, Customer Involvement and Social Value Officer for Barnet Homes, Lynn Woodrow from Quinn London and Esperanza Walsh, a local artist living in the London Borough of Barnet.
Initially there were only three winning places, but due to the high quality and talent of entries the judging panel decided to extend the winners list and added two highly commended places. After much deliberation from the Judging Panel, they decided on the winning entry which was drawn by Emelda aged 9.
We held a prize-giving ceremony at the Grahame Park old library on 21st July where the winners were invited to attend with their parents. At the event, we produced a collage of the winning submissions which will be printed and displayed as a large piece of artwork attached to the hoarding at the Grahame Park estate measuring 2.4m high x 4.8 m wide and will be titled ‘This is Us - Children and Young People of Grahame Park 2021’.
Each of the winning entries received the following:
- 1st prize - £100 JD Sports voucher + Art start kit
- 2nd Prize- £50 JD Sports voucher + Art start kit
- 3rd Prize - £50 JD Sports voucher + Art start kit
- 2 High Commended - £30 JD Sports voucher + Art start kit
The children also received a certificate and a print of the artwork collage that will be printed large scale on the site hoarding.
The judging panel were extremely impressed with all the children who had such a passion for drawing and were so happy to take part. We hope that they continue their passion for drawing in the future and that they are proud to have their artwork displayed at the Grahame Park Estate.