Stonehaven Sweetshop E. Giulianotti recently displayed a huge portrait of William and Kate made entirely out of Jelly Beans. In keeping with the Royal theme the shop then organised an art competition for Children, and set them the task of creating artworks based on the subject of “Our Queen, The Royal Family and the Diamond Jubilee.”
Professional Artist Pat Hamilton took on the difficult role of judging the children’s entries and she presented the prizes to the children who attended an awards ceremony with their mums and dads.
Winners and runners up received vouchers, a Stonehaven Artists A3 Cartidge Pad, specially printed for the occasion with a picture of Stonehaven Harbour by Fred Stephen on the cover and chocolate bar.
All other entrants received artist’s pads and chocolate.
Age 5 & 6 years: 1 Murron Ward; 2 Isla Wilson; 3 Josh Killoh. Age 7 & 8 years: 1 Nathan McCabe; 2 Lucy Grieve; 3 Amy MacLeod. Age 9 and over: 1 Robyn Ward; 2 Meg Mackenzie; 3 Louise Airth.
Prizes of Merit went to the following: Molly Killoh, Chae Ward, Dylan James Elliot, Bruce Hampson, Shona Macleay, Mairi Wilson, Sandi Airth, Arran Robertson, Iona McArdle, Niamh McKenzie, Lucas Elliot, Megan Smith, Abbie Greig, Hannah Hampson,
Jamie Marr, Rebecca Sleigh, Warren Smith, Alasdair Macleay, James Robertson, Emma Hodge.
Shop Proprietor Marjory Stephen said: “I was overwhelmed by the response. I thought it was a tough theme to set for the youngsters, but the children rose to the occasion and worked very hard on their drawings.”