Lily scoops national art award
Success for St John’s pupil
A budding young artist from a Hamilton primary school has picked up a top award in a national competition.
Thousands of young artists from across Scotland took part in this year’s John Byrne National Drawing Competition.
Lily Miller, a primary seven pupil at St John’s Primary School, was chosen as a runner-up in the national competition.
John Byrne said: “The talent this year has once again been outstanding, making my job as a judge very difficult.
“I’m encouraged by the standard of all the artwork submitted and I hope pupils across Scotland will continue to harness their artistic skills and love for drawing.”
The competition, which is run in partnership with Education Scotland, is open to all pupils from primary four through to third year.
The award ceremony took place at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, where a special exhibition of competition entries are on display until Sunday, April 29.
The renowned artist and playwright, John Byrne, revealed Seonaid Best from Inverkeithing High School in Fife as the overall winner of the competition.
Second place was awarded to Zak Wilkie from Parkhill Secondary School in Glasgow and Astrid Fraser from Avoch Primary School in Highland was awarded third place.
John and the judges selected 30 young artists as runners-up and they each received a certificate specially designed by John.
Gayle Gorman, Education Scotland Chief Executive, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and those who took part.”
Presentation time Lily Miller is pictured with John Byrne