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WITH enthusiastic support growing each year among Oswestry’s Primary Schools, the Rotary Club of Oswestry’s annual Millicent Kaye Art Competition attracted over 350 pieces of artwork, either 2D or 3D, from 8 schools on this year’s theme ‘In The Park’.

At the competition prizegiving at Oswestry’s QUBE gallery recently, a happy Woodside School group were presented with the Millicent Kaye Memorial Award for their school’s outstanding overall effort. There were individual successes from Moreton First’s Miller brothers with Oliver’s overall First Prize in the 2D and Commendation in the 3D categories whilst sibling Charlie was commended in the 2D category. Our Lady and St Oswald’s Saskia Dalietos scooped First Prize in the 3-D category with an impressive 3-D model of a bandstand.

Presenting the prizes, Oswestry Rotary Club President Elect David Davies thanked the youngsters for their hard work. “It was all very evocative of spending an afternoon in the park – the pupils are all so talented!” David thanked the competition judge Mrs Joan Turner for her dedication and enthusiasm for the competition. “Joan not only judges each year but thinks up the topic too. I wonder what she will think of next year?” he added.

The competition and exhibition is sponsored by the Mary Hignett Bequest, a fund administered by the Rotary Club from half of the estate of Oswestry author Mary Hignett to fund local arts and sports projects. It is pleasing that Mary and Millicent were friends and that this competition continues their mutual interests.

If your school would like to know more about this competition and would like to enter next year please contact for more details.

A selection of the winning and commended entries is on display in the Qube Gallery, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB from 9am-5pm each day until 3rd July so please do visit, have a look and put a smile on your face too!


Oliver Miller’s winning 2D entry

Oliver Miller receives his award from President Elect David Davies

Saskia Dalietos receives her award from President Elect David Davies

Brothers Oliver and Charlie Miller

Millicent Kaye Memorial Award winners Woodside County Primary School