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Annual Arts Competition

We feel that it is important that every child is treated equally; therefore, we invite all Looked After Children and Young People including those whose parents foster as they have gained remarkable insights to various life situations by virtue of their unique positions as members of the fostering household, we encourage the participation by these children and the youth to take part in the Art Competition and to be recognised for their specific contribution.

 

Summary

Each year we select a 'theme' that reflects the Government's Agenda of 'Every Child Matters'. We are in our fourth year of the competition, our previous themes include;

  1. Environment
  2. Health and Fitness
  3. Anti-Bullying
  4. Ideas and Invenions
  5. Olympics
  6. Fostering
  7. Art, Fame & Media
  8. Charity and supporting the vunerable

The themes are matched to well known successful personalities who act as a judge to select the winners, whose artwork is then incorporated into the calendars.

   

This year’s Judge is Amir Khan, a British professional boxer and two-time former world champion.

Amir Khan (born 8 December 1986) is a British professional boxer and two-time former world champion, having held the unified WBA and IBF light welterweight titles. He currently holds the WBC Silver welterweight title, and has fought at three weight classes: lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight.

Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing medallist, winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, at the age of 17. He is also one of the youngest ever British world champions, winning the WBA light welterweight title at the age of 22. The International Business Times ranked him the eighth best pound for pound boxer in 2011.

   
Amir Khan

Amir is also heavily involved in charity work, his AK Foundation works with Penny Appeal to make a difference to the lives of orphans by giving them an opportunity for a better future.

When Amir Khan was invited to Judge this competition and was told about the theme, he jumped with delight and agreed in seconds to judge it - stating that he couldn’t do anything better than judging an Art Competition with a theme of charity. He said he couldn’t wait to see what the children’s thought on this would be on something so close to his heart.

20 entries were chosen, each one giving a message that would open up the hearts and minds of anyone who saw these, and encourage them to step forward, hold hands and join each other in our aim to create a difference to the world we live in. A world without poverty.

We would like to thank all who took part in designing this calendar, especially the children and the judge who made it happen. We wish you Good Luck and Best Wishes for the New Year.

   

Winning Entries

2009 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries

2010 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries

2011 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries

2012 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries

2013 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries

2014 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries

2015 Competition: Click here to view the winning entries