Announcing the winners of the 2018 Stody Young Talent Awards!

 The winners of the 2018 Stody Young Talent Awards: (from left) P Morison, Olivia Lavelle and Aubrey McCosh

The winners of the 2018 Stody Young Talent Awards: (from left) P Morison, Olivia Lavelle and Aubrey McCosh

Stody Lodge Gardens is delighted to announce the three winners of the 2018 Stody Young Talent Awards.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s awards challenged years 4, 5 and 6 at local primary schools to depict ‘cake baking’ in any 2D form. Tracy Weston, a local artist living in the village of Stody, judged the finalists put forward by three participating schools and selected the following winners from each of the three age groups:

P Morison of Beeston Preparatory School won the Year 4 category for his geometric interpretation of the brief. Tracy Weston praised his cake’s ‘simple structure and design contrasting with the bright explosive firework candles’ and great use of colour.

In the year 5 category, Aubrey McCosh of Beeston Preparatory School won for his fantastic cake surrounded by ingredients and cooking implements. Aubrey’s cake stood out for its ‘excellent movement and expressive use of water colour to show the magic and chemistry in baking.’

Olivia Lavelle of Gresham’s Preparatory School won the Year 6 category for her ‘excellent imagination and use of eye-popping colours to depict a beautiful cake with great attention to detail.’

Unable to only select three winners, one for each age group, Tracy also awarded Special Mentions to Patrycja Kobialka from Holt Primary (year 4), Jamie Philippi from Beeston Preparatory School (year 5) and Inez Clarke from Gresham’s Preparatory (year 6).