Young artist scoops prize in eco-living competition
A BOY from Poynton is celebrating after winning a national art competition to promote green living.
William Kirby-Horne, nine, was chosen as a seasonal winner in the 7–11 age category of Worcester, Bosch Group’s Environment 2020 Awards.
The awards were established to promote sustainable energy solutions in order to help meet the government’s challenging 2020 emission targets.
The judges were inspired by his picture and the way William made proactive suggestions about how to save energy and also source power from more sustainable solutions.
He was presented with £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers.
William’s father Alan said: “William has been keen on art and drawing from a very young age.
“He always looks out for competitions he can enter but this is the first time he has won a prize.
“He had a number of ideas about ways of saving energy, so wanted to create a collage to incorporate them all.
“He also enjoys drawing in a cartoon style so this featured strongly in his poster.”
Matthew Leech, sales apprentice at Worcester, presented William with the prize.
He said: “With the rising cost of energy and an ever increasing rise in demand, the way we consume our energy is as important as ever.
“With this in mind, Worcester decided to launch the art competition to teach young people the importance of being environmentally friendly as they grow up.
“The judges felt William was a clear winner for his design due to the creative nature of the picture and the way he made active solutions on how we can all become more environmentally friendly.”
●● William Kirby-Horne, from Poynton, with his winning artwork