Endangered Wildlife art competition

EHDC's Endangered Wildlife Art Competition has closed and the winners have been announced. You can see the winners and runners-up in each category below.

The competition was arranged by Cllr Diana Tennyson, to highlight the importance of biodiversity and emphasise the plight of disappearing wildlife.

To enter, young artists created a picture of any endangered wildlife and their work was judged by local artist and illustrator, Rachel Hudson.

This year there were more than 150 entries from 16 different schools, with ages ranging from 2 - 16-years-old.

The winning entries will be displayed at Gilbert White’s House Museum, Selborne. A family entry pass for a year will be awarded to each winner by the museum.

Below are the winners and runners-up in each age-group

Category: 4 years and below

Winner: Snake by Wilfred Tsigarides
Judge’s comment: This textual snake has lots of character. I love the detail in the patterning too.

Runner up: Red squirrel by Alethea Burnthams.

Category: 5-7 years

Winner: Paper collage red squirrel by Mason Caulcutt
Judge’s comment: Bold, simple and very red! A great use of the torn paper to give a furry edge to this tufty-eared species. It would work really well as an eye-catching poster for red squirrel conservation.

Runner up: Pine marten by Isla Turner

Category: 8-11 years

Winner: Heath fritillary by Imogen Dunning
Judge’s comment: Lovely full use of the picture space, vibrant use of colour and great attention to detail on the butterfly wings and the leaves.

Runner up: Turtle dove by Joshua Wood

Category: 12-15 years

Winner: Orangutan by Alana Ayre
Judge’s comment: Unusual viewpoint and lovely experimental mark-making that evokes the tree canopy really well. The delicate detailed pencil work for the orangutan presents a compelling and melancholy image. It evokes an emotional response from the viewer.

Runner up: Honey bees by Rihanna Hanson

Category: 16-18 years

Winner: Aoibhin Pearce Glynn
Judge’s comment: I think that the artwork is super - so much thought has gone into the concept, composition, colour palette and mark-making, including stitch-work.
It’s great to see the integration of an urban landscape too. Very thought provoking.