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Shetland Arts has extended the exhibition of entries for their ring design competition at Bonhoga for a further month. As there have been several days’ closure at Weisdale Mill throughout February due to the inclement weather the display of work from schools across Shetland will continue in the lower gallery until 11th April.

The response to the competition to design and create a ring was phenomenal, with over 70 entries from children between the ages of 5 and 14 from throughout the Isles. The brief asked for imagination and thinking outside the boundaries of convention. Jane Matthews, who organised the competition said, ‘I have been bowled over by the fantastic array of entries. There is humour, beauty, creativity and inspiration in spades and it really makes a fantastic show that should inspire us all. I am grateful to the teachers who embraced the project in the classroom’.

One winner was picked from each of the two age categories (5-11 and 12-18) and a further ‘highly commended’ prize was awarded because the standard was so high. The winners were Alfred Holt (11) of Uyeasound Primary School, Aidan Sim (13) from the Anderson High and Ross Johnson (12) of Mid Yell Junior High (Highly Commended). Each received a Shetland Arts gift token.

Winning entry (5-11), Alfred Holt
Winning entry (12-18), Aidan Sim
Highly commended, Ross Johnson

Look out for the forthcoming egg decorating competition at Bonhoga later this month...

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