Talented youngsters collected their prizes after winners were announced for Highbury College’s My Dog Sighs Art & Design Competition.

Highbury College’s Creative Academy tutors teamed up with the internationally recognised artist to inspire young people in the area to unleash their artistic talents.

First place winner and Springfield School pupil Maisie Walker said: “I’m not used to winning and I didn’t know how to react. I prefer to draw people because if you draw objects it’s boring, but when you draw people you can give them a whole story and it’s more interesting. They can become people you wish you were, wish you knew and wish you could hang out with.”

The challenge asked for 13 to 16 year olds from the Portsmouth area to show what life is like from their perspective through their artwork.

Judge My Dog Sighs said: "I was incredibly impressed by the way the young artists took the brief and were extremely honest and insightful with how they portrayed it in their work. Growing up in today’s day and age is tough and they were able to articulate it in very proficient ways. It was exciting to see a wide range in media and the quality so high that the judging was very hard to do."

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The winners and highly commended for the My Dog Sighs competition are:


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  • Date 26/06/2019