Students’ artwork integral part of show
The winners of this year’s Harvey Agricultural Show art competition were announced earlier this month, with two local school girls taking the win.
The winning pieces created by Arian Gordon and Charlotte Clark were used to create the event poster and the cover of the event program respectively.
“I was very excited,” Arian, 11, said.
“I didn’t expect to get it ... it’s a special feeling because it was out of so many people.”
The competition was open to school students in the Harvey area and was created by the Harvey Agricultural Society to commemorate the 100th edition of the show.
Society advertising and promotions officer Coralee Italiano said organisers received about 150 entries, most of which came from Harvey, Yarloop and St Anne’s primary schools.
“The winning pieces were fantastic,” she said.
“The quality of all the entries was very high and I know the judges found it very difficult to decide on the winners.
“In the end they decide to award the two winners, runner-ups and 14 high commendations.”
The girls each received a $50 voucher for the show on top of having their artwork printed as the poster and program cover.
Their art has been seen all over the region.
In a show of appreciation, every one of the entries to the competition will be exhibited at the show in a digital display in the Old Town Hall on a constant loop throughout the show.
“The winning entries and all the other entries are being scanned and put into a presentation,” Mrs Italiano said.
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