Easter Artwork Competition

At Easter, we asked school children across Hereford Diocese to create a picture which represents Herefordshire or Hereford Cathedral, with the theme of new life and the environment. We received over 100 entries, from a number of different schools and were incredibly impressed by the creativity and skill of the young people who entered.

All the entries are available to see below.

A selection of entries were used for the Easter family worship video, which was broadcast on Good Friday. The winning artwork, which was selected by the cathedral team, was turned into a wall hanging.

After many months of sewing, we are very pleased to today unveil our winning entry which was submitted by Olivia, from Lord Scudamore Primary Academy in Hereford.

Olivia said: “This is a picture of the Herefordshire countryside. I got the idea from my Nan’s farm which I love to visit. The lambs represent spring and new life.”

William Talbot-Ponsonby, Head of Schools and Family Learning said: “We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of the pictures sent in by children across the Diocese, and by the thought and reflection that had gone into them. It was a very difficult decision to make; ultimately we felt that Olivia’s picture really captured Herefordshire in spring, while showing real artistic flair. A huge thank you to all who entered!”

Olivia was presented with her wall hanging this week in front of her year group at Lord Scudamore Primary Academy.

A huge thank you to all who took part in this competition – what a talented group of young artists we have in our Diocese!