Rainbows Over Burnham

Wow, what a fabulous response we had to our first ever art competition, Rainbows Over Burnham!

As you know, at Burnham Health Promotion Trust we are committed to the health and wellbeing (including mental wellbeing) of those in our Community.  Participating in some sort of art or craft is well known to help those affected by anxiety, depression, stress and social isolation issues. Click here to read an article we found to explain more about this.

We collected art from all age groups to create our big mosaic display. Such fantastic creativity in our community. We had a wide range of mediums from embroidery and crochet to photography and finger painting.

Each art piece is 6" x 6" and attached to a sky blue backing sheet to represent a rainbow up in the sky.

The categories were:

  • Under 6 years
  • 7-10 years
  • 11-15 years
  • 16-19 years
  • Adult

Although, we didn't have any from the 16-19 category. Maybe this will change in the future. Kids, we will have to encourage our older brothers & sisters to join in with us next time!

We will upload a selection of the entries to the revolving highlight gallery here and include a couple of sneaks of the put together display before it is finally hung in its new home.

See below for the list of winners, all have been notified now. We thank the lovely Dr Jamil from Burnham Health Centre for taking time out to come and help us chose. He said that they were all great and it was hard to chose.

We also thank Tesco for their generous donation of prizes for the children. While the adults won Amazon gift cards to spend on even more art supplies, Tesco donated a variety of gifts including computer games, books, Lego, slime and more!

  • Nadja Plappert - Overall Adult
  • Jacqueline O'Brien, Pat Naylor & Sarah Naylor-Hagger - Adult Runners Up
  • Giselle Moore, Lucy Jenkins, Daniel Smith, Dylan James, Samuel Holliday, Bobby Kemp & Fleur Titmuss

Well done and thank you all for entering.

 

Overall Adult Winner Nadja
Dylan showing off his certificate
Fleur with her certificate
Daniel proudly with his winnings