Young artist scoops prize in eco-living com­pe­ti­tion

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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.”

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●● Wil­liam Kirby-Horne, from Poyn­ton, with his win­ning art­work

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