Competition challenged artists on the theme of life in lockdown

The mayor is pictured with some of the young prize winners

The mayor is pictured with some of the young prize winners and the three age group entries that will be put forward to the South West in Bloom Competition. They are, from the left: Elspeth Snook, Connie Mewse and Charlotte Helman - Credit: EiB

An awards ceremony was held in Manor Gardens on May 22 for prize winners in the Exmouth in Bloom Annual Art Competition for Rainbows and Brownies and also The Mayor’s Art Competition.
The theme this year was to illustrate life in lockdown.
Exmouth mayor Steve Gazzard, assisted by Exmouth in Bloom’s chairman Gerry Bassett, presented certificates and prizes to 16 children aged between six and 14, in front of their families, who were fortunately able to watch as it was in an outdoor venue.
Presentations started with the 2020 competition awards, which had been postponed from last year due to Covid restrictions.
Congratulations were offered to all the participants and especially to Elspeth Snook, Connie Mewse and Charlotte Helman, whose original entries will be submitted for judging by Lady Emma Fellowes in the South West in Bloom competition. Organisers wish them good luck.
It is hoped to hold a public exhibition of all the entries later in the year.
Results are as follows:
RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES Art Competition
2020 Rainbows Competition: Climate Change and me!
FIRST: Dahlia Halse,  3rd  Exmouth Rainbows
RUNNER UP: Nell Best,  1st Withycombe Rainbows
COMMENDATION: Evie Mae Blaker, 1st Withycombe Rainbows
2021 Rainbows Competition : Life in Lockdown
FIRST: Elspeth Snook 1st Rolle Rainbows
2020 Brownies Competition: Climate Change and me!
FIRST : Isla Rose Sperry, 5th Withycombe Methodist  Brownies ( Isla also won a commendation award from South West in Bloom in 2020 ) RUNNERS UP: Olivia Boon,  5th Withycombe Methodist  Brownies; Amber Crocock, 5th Withycombe Methodist  Brownies
2021 Brownies Competition: Life in Lockdown
JOINT FIRST: Connie Mewse, 4th Withycombe Brownies
JOINT FIRST: Holly Cooper, 5th Withycombe Methodist  Brownies
JOINT FIRST: Elizabeth Cannon, 5th Withycombe Methodist  Brownies
Mayor’s Art Competition 2021:  Life in Lockdown
6 years and Under
1st Elspeth Snook (Original entry will go forward to be judged in the South West in Bloom Competition); 2nd Molly Rhodes; 3rd Liberty Moore; Highly Commended: Poppy Warren; Highly Commended: Molly Taylor
7 to 11
1st Connie Mewse (Original entry will go forward to be judged in the South West in Bloom Competition); 2nd Elizabeth Cannon ; 3rd Logan Waterhouse; Highly commended: Holly Cooper; Highly commended: Crystal  Blundell   
12 to 16
1st Charlotte Helman (oOriginal entry will go forward to be judged in the South West in Bloom Competition

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