Winners of children’s wildlife art competition announced

Tuesday, 2 June, 2020

The winners of the East Hampshire District Council tree wildlife art competition have been announced!

There were over 70 entries, all showing the important relationship between trees and wildlife, so thank you to every single person who sent in a drawing, painting or any other artistic interpretation.

Award-winning East Hampshire based wildlife illustrator Rachel Hudson used her expert eye to help judge the entries.

The prizes, which include a range of books and other wildlife-related goodies, will be given out at a later date.

The winners are:

Under 4s

1st: Millie Mary Watkins

2nd: Tristan Margrove

3rd: Iris Orbell

5-7 years

1st: Joshua Juneja

2nd: Albi Peacock

3rd: Edward Fitch

8-11 years

1st: Clara Britten

2nd: Phoebe Griffiths

3rd: Milo Lawrence

Cllr Diana Tennyson, EHDC member for Four Marks & Medstead who organised the competition, said: “We are so pleased so many children felt inspired by recognising the importance of trees in our environment, and turned this inspiration into such beautiful works of art.

“East Hampshire District Council is committed to tackling climate change, and planting trees is a huge part of our climate and environment strategy.

“The point of this competition was to get children thinking about the wildlife that relies on trees, from squirrels to insects to owls and every type of creature in between. From the standard of art that has been produced, it is clear that this has been achieved.”

Click here to see a gallery of the winning entries.