THREE local youngsters have beaten off stiff competition from over 2,800 entries to see their artwork displayed in a top city centre destination.
An Easter Arts project, organised by Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres and Vue Cinema, invited school children from across the city and shire to create Easter-themed drawings for their chance to see their work showcased in a week-long arts exhibition at the Bon Accord Centre.
P4 Bervie Primary pupils Lucia Cabrelli and Ellie Fortheringham and P2 Mill o’Forest pupil Caitlin Petrie were amongst the 20 budding artists invited down to the Bon Accord Centre earlier this week to help officially unveil the exhibition and be presented with their prizes comprising pairs of tickets to see the Easter blockbuster hit, Hop, at Vue Cinema on Shiprow as well as a host of Easter treats from various retailers in the Centres.
Cheryl Smith, marketing manager at the popular shopping destination, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the sheer scale of entries we received for the competition. For the top 20 winners to be chosen out of almost 3,000 entries, their schools, and parents alike, must be very proud of their achievement.
“We were delighted that most of the top twenty winners were able to join us in officially unveiling this exciting exhibition, which will showcase their talented creations to all our shoppers visiting the Centre.”
The week-long arts exhibition is located on the upper level of the Bon Accord Centre, opposite the Early Learning Centre. There is a chance for shoppers to vote for their favourite Easter-inspired drawing during the exhibition, with the artist of the most popular artwork winning an exclusive screening of Hop for them and their entire class at Vue Cinema. The two runners up will also receive a special prize of a hamper full of Hop merchandise.
Daniel Pratt, General Manager at Vue Cinema, said: “The popularity of this competition has been really exciting, especially with it celebrating the launch of Hop which is proving to be a big hit this Easter.
“The Bon Accord Centre is certainly a great place for these budding artists to have their artwork exhibited for the first time! We’re looking forward to finding out which lucky artist has won the VIP screening and welcoming them and their classmates down to Vue for the special cinema trip.”