Competition draws a record 120 entries
Young artists in the Deepings area have once again been impressing supermarket shoppers with their creative work.
The youngsters have been taking part in the annual Young Art Competition run by the Rotary Club of the Deepings.
Entries were invited from primary schools in and around the Deepings area, with the competition divided into two sections: Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
All the submitted artwork was displayed at the Tesco store in Market Deeping.
The competition attracted a record entry of 120 pieces of work from nine different schools and a panel of three independent judges had the difficult task of selecting the winners in each section.
Such was the standard of the work that the judges additionally awarded two highly commended prizes for two young artists who just missed out on a place in the first three of their respective section.
The results of the competition were:
Key Stage One: 1 Olive Wight (Deeping St James Primary School); 2 Ezmae Clark (Market Deeping Primary School); 3 Austin Elliott (Langtoft Primary School); highly commended: Zara Wright (Baston Primary School)
Key Stage Two: 1 Isobel Mitchell (Kirkstone House School); 2 Joshua Seelig (Northborough Primary School); 3 Tiffany Robinson (Market Deeping Primary School); highly commended: Emily Vachkov (Deeping St James Primary School).
School prize: Northborough Primary School
A prize of £50 was awarded to each of the individual winners, with £25 going to the runners-up and £15 for the third placed entries.
There was a £10 prize for each of the highly commended entries and the winning school received £50.
The prizes were presented by Mayor of Market Deeping Pauline Redshaw and Rotary Club president Alan Kendrick, with Tesco providing chocolate goodies for all the prizewinners.
Competition organiser John Lavery said: "The standard of entries this year was the highest it has ever been, which is a tribute to all the young artists and the schools.
"We have been grateful once again for the continued support of the local schools and, of course, to Martin Reece, manager of Market Deeping Tesco, who has been a good friend to the competition over the years."