Pupils from all across Wales this week attended the Marriot Hotel in Cardiff for our Creative Competition Awards 2018.
This year’s competition saw over 7,000 pupils take part from both primary and secondary schools across Wales and hundreds of final entries were submitted to the competition judging stage. The panel of judges had a mammoth task on their hand to decide on the prize-winning entries, including the overall winner.
The award ceremony was hosted by Alex Winters and Shazia Awan-Scully and was supported by players from the Swansea City ladies.
The ceremony kicked off with a fantastic and energetic dance performance from pupils of Ysgol Pencae in Cardiff and was opened by a Welcome speech by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Dafydd Elis-Thomas, along with the Children's Commissioner for Wales Sally Holland.
Young people then received a range of awards for their entries including a Kindle Fire / Amazon voucher, a trophy and a framed certificate. The overall winner was lucky to receive an iPad- courtesy of competition sponsors the National Education Union.
Categories ranged from clothing design and creative writing to digital media and poster design. This year’s special category was titled“everyday racism”, which provided a platform for pupils to learn about the experiences of racism in modern day society that people have each and every day.
The overall winner for 2018 was Tahmina Uddin from St. Helens Primary School in Swansea, who designed a fantastic piece of artwork on a canvas. Tahmina has also been a prize winner in our competition for each of the last four years and was the overall winner in 2017. Tahmina clearly has a talent and we would like to congratulate her on her achievement once again.
We would like to congratulate all our prize-winners, along with their teachers for the effort and creativity of competition entries, and to all of the special guests that supported the day.
Thank you to the National Education Union for sponsoring this year’s competition once again.
We look forward to the 2019 Creative Competition in Wales.
You can view the photos from the Awards Ceremony on our Facebook page HERE
To see all of our Prize Winning entries click HERE
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