Over 30 Merton schools have registered for Ellisons 'Our Merton' Art Competition, which has a prize of £8,000 to be shared between a junior and a secondary school in Merton. The interest shown by teachers, parents and schoolchildren has been overwhelming. Denise Wheatley, Project Manager of Ellisons comments, "Entries are beginning to come through and the standard is excellent, our schools have some very talented young artists".
The competition which has support from HRH Prince Charles, The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Stephen Hammond MP for Wimbledon, invites schoolchildren to paint or draw an A4 size picture depicting something about Merton. They should be creative and individual.
The top 25 paintings will be exhibited at a Gala event at the Carnnizaro House, Wimbledon Common with the prizes presented to the winning schools by The Mayor of Merton.
This art competition, which Sean Purtill M.D of Ellisons hopes to become an annual event is supported by Cannizaro House, The Guardian Newspaper group and Hartley Fowler Chartered Accountants. Schools have until the 31st of March to register with email@example.com