Announcing the winners of the 2017 Stody Young Talent Awards

Image courtesy of North Norfolk News

Image courtesy of North Norfolk News

Stody Lodge Gardens is delighted to announce the three winners of the 2017 Stody Young Talent Awards.

Now in its third year, this year’s awards challenged years 4, 5 and 6 and four local primary schools to depict ‘farmyard animals’ in any 2D form. Millie McCallum, the London-based animal artist, judged the finalists and selected the following winners from each of the three age groups:

Toby Monk of Astley Primary School won the Year 4 category for his pencil drawing of a delightful highland cow. Mille McCallum praised ‘the simple confident lines’ which she said beautifully portrayed the animal’s character.

In the year 5 category, Skye McIntyre of Gresham’s Preparatory School won for her white pig on a pink background. Her work stood out for its ‘original use of stencil technique and brilliant variety of shapes and shades of pink.’

Felix Lazell of Beeston Hall Preparatory School won the Year 6 category for his stunning depiction of a cow on a gold background. Millie McCallum noted his ‘excellent use of geometric pattern to contrast beautifully with the natural state of the animal’ and ‘fantastic attention to detail.’

Unable to only select three winners, one for each age group, Millie also awarded Special Mentions to Jemima Morgan-Evans and Hettie Holden from Gresham’s Preparatory (year 4), Holly Mitchell from Holt Community Primary School (year 5) and Stanley Peart from Astley Primary School, Jesse Brown from Corpusty Primary School and Louis Horsman-Carpenter from Gresham’s Preparatory School (year 6.)