Tonbridge school children invited to compete in Olympic fruit and veg art competition
By 28Maz28 | Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 09:21
School children from Tonbridge are invited to compete in the 2012 Olympic Create a Fruit & Veg Materpiece Art Competition.
Last year's Solo gold medal winner was Arthur Halsall, Age 9, of Beechwood School. Can Tonbridge school children be in the medals this year? See more pictures in our gallery!
The competition is run by Produced in Kent, who are inviting all primary school children (in Year R to Year 6) to join the race and to create a picture depicting London 2012 using real fruit and veg.
The 2012 competition has been made a reality this year by the generous
sponsorship of R J Kingsland & Son, abm catering and Hadlow College. Produced in Kent's manager Julie Monkman, was quick to thank them all.
"Giving children a sporting chance to take part in this
fabulous art competition is down to working in partnership with our three
sponsors R J Kingsland, abm catering and Hadlow College. We are incredibly
grateful to them for picking up the sponsorship baton, so that we can pass on
the important message of eating locally grown and seasonal produce to the next
generation via such a fun competition. Create
a Fruit & Veg Masterpiece really does introduce young people to the
wonders of the 'Garden of England' in an enjoyable and creative way and I would
encourage all competition entrants to join the race and 'go for gold'!"
Children taking part in the novel and educational art
competition are challenged to only use in season fruit and vegetables grown in
the 'Garden of England' during the early summer in the making of their
masterpiece and competitors simply need to take a photo of their picture and
get it into the judges at email@example.com before the deadline of MONDAY 11 JUNE.
Schools, after school allotment clubs, Cubs, Brownies and
Sunday schools, can enter individually or in groups and the three best entries
in both the Solo and Group categories will be fast tracked to a fabulous live final
to be held at Broadview Gardens on Friday
29 June. Here children will have the chance to recreate their fruit and veg
masterpiece under starter's orders from celebrity foodscape artist and the live
final judge, Carl Warner.
Finalists will be awarded Gold, Silver & Bronze medals
and a bumper selection of prizes including framed foodscape pictures entitled
'London Skyline' and the new children's foodscape book 'A World of Food'
personally signed by TV photographer Carl Warner; as well as the book 'My 10
Olympic Days' by the inspirational Dame Kelly Holmes and some bumper gardening
goodies from Broadview Garden Centre to encourage children to continue to grow
Competition posters and entry details are being circulated
to every primary school in the county at the start of the summer term. Full
entry details can also be found on the Produced in Kent website - visit www.producedinkent.co.uk
See our gallery for pictures of last year's winning entries.