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Winning art work and writing on ‘courage’ in St George Festival competition

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Prizewinners in the annual St George in Southwark art and writing competition include pupils at Friars Primary School and London Nautical School as well as adults.

Winning art work and writing on ‘courage’ in St George Festival competition
Winning art work and writing on ‘courage’ in St George Festival competition

St George, being a martyr for his faith, represents the virtue of 'courage' and this was the challenging theme for entrants to try and express in words or art.

Entries came from all age groups. Friars Foundation School, representing the
youngest, had work from nearly every child. London Nautical School had entries from the 12-17 group and Blackfriars Settlement Older People's Club scooped the over-18s art prizes.

The submissions were judged by Chamber of Commerce representative Barry Martin of Russia House (St George is also a patron saint of Moscow) and Veronica Green of Bankside Gallery.

Prizes were presented by Veronica Green of Bankside Gallery and sponsored by Southwark Chamber of Commerce and Sean Kelly Gallery in London Road.


Over 18 Writing
Winner: Lewis White. Runner up: Lucy Senton.

Over 18 Art Work
Winner: Blackfriars Settlement Older Peoples Services members, staff and volunteers.
Runner up: Brenda Stewart

12-17 Art Work
Winner: Haris Conroy. Runner up: David St Clair Smith.

8-11 Writing
Winner: Christel Koney. Runner up: Joshua Dumbaya.

8-11 Art Work
Winner: Jessie Youles. Runner up: Emily Allen.

Under 7 Art Work
Winner: Leon Lau. Runner up: Tanjeda Yasmin.

Under 7 Writing
Winner: Joshua Davidson. Runner up: Mae Green.

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