The annual DJGMT Schools Art Competition took place in November 2019. All Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire schools were invited to take part, with 6 schools taking up the invitation.
The judges were very impressed by the very high standard of art they saw at the schools during the competition and congratulate all the pupils who took part, and their staff. It was a difficult, but most enjoyable, task to reach a final decision in the two age categories.
Kaitlyn Stopper - Fraserburgh Academy
Maya Dewan - Robert Gordon's College
Anna Dewhirst - St Margaret's
Darcy McKinstry - Robert Gordon's College
Amrutha Tadi - Robert Gordon's College
Jasmine Walker - Fraserburgh Academy
Jill Beard - Albyn School
The judges also Highly Commended the work of Sasha Christie (Hazlehead Academy) , Lily Gray and Caitriona Hastings (both St Margaret’s ). They also commended works by Justine Arndt (St Margaret’s), Matthew Austin (Robert Gordon’s College) and Andrew Will (Hazlehead Academy).
In addition to this Schools Art prize, the Trust awards a further annual art prize through the Royal Scottish Academy to an artist with residential or educational links to North East Scotland.
Because of the pandemic, the trustees reluctantly decided that it was not be possible to run the 2020 Schools Art Competition but plans are being made for the 2021 competition. This will probably run on a rotational area basis to cover a larger number of participating schools.