Young artists win in Daventry district litter-themed competition

Front from left: Daisy May Harper (12), Leo Tourzas (5) and Harmony Batten (9) with their winning entries with (back) owner of the Evergreen Art Caf� Simon Williams, Cllr Jo Gilford and Cllr Alan Hills.
Front from left: Daisy May Harper (12), Leo Tourzas (5) and Harmony Batten (9) with their winning entries with (back) owner of the Evergreen Art Caf� Simon Williams, Cllr Jo Gilford and Cllr Alan Hills.

Artistic youngsters have picked up their prizes after winning a litter-themed art competition.

The contest was launched by Daventry District Council as part of its Clean Up My Community campaign last summer and invited children to design posters based on the theme of ‘Don’t Be a Litter Bug’.

Winner in the three to six age group was Leo Tourzas aged five, Harmony Batten aged nine won in the seven to nine age group and Daisy May Harper, 12, took the honours in the 10 to 12 group.

Daisy May also took the overall prize with her poster encouraging people to ‘Keep Calm and Don’t Be a Litter Bug’.

The three winners each received an art set and the opportunity to take part in a creative workshop with a professional artist. Their entries were also framed by competition sponsors the Evergreen Art Café, of Sheaf Street, Daventry.

Councillors Jo Gilford and Alan Hills presented the children with their prizes during a presentation event at the café on Monday, June 1.

Cllr Hills, DDC community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, said: “It was pleasing to see the children really engage with the theme and they clearly worked hard to produce some fabulous entries.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who entered the competition.”

Cllr Jo Gilford, the council’s environment portfolio holder, said: “The Clean Up My Community campaign is all about encouraging people of all ages to do their bit to help keep Daventry district looking its best.

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to help keep our communities clean, by disposing of rubbish properly and cleaning up after pet, and these fantastic posters certainly do a great job of getting that message across.”