Barnsley is blossoming with talent in this year’s poster competition
It’s been another challenging year of judging in the Barnsley in Bloom poster competition.
This year, the theme is Barnsley in Bloom and the Queens Platinum Jubilee. We encouraged children to get creative at school and produce us a poster inspired by nature and the flowers blooming this spring. We received 480 entries from children across Barnsley across 14 junior, primary and infant schools.
The competition was split into two age categories – one for those aged six and under and one for those aged between seven and 11.
Today, the Barnsley in Bloom Group has been challenged once again when judging this year’s fantastic artwork.
After much deliberation, this year’s winner is Macy Blatchford, age 10 from Summer Lane Primary.
This runner up from the infant category was Evie Hirst, age 7.
The runner up from the junior category was Charlotte Elland, Age 11.
The Mayor’s favourite, picked by the Mayor of Barnsley, went to Willow Lettin, Age 9.
Cllr Sarah Tattersall, Mayor of Barnsley, said: “Well done to everyone who entered this year’s competition, it was a tough decision and there were so many great entries.
“My chosen design was from Willow Lettin, your poster looked beautiful showing our vibrant flowers, gardeners and incorporated the Queen’s Jubilee.
“Because of the high standard of the posters, many of the entrants will receive highly commended status for their fantastic work.
“All schools and children who entered should be very proud for being so creative and sharing some great artwork with us.”
To celebrate the children will have lunch with the Mayor at the town hall; receive certificates, a framed poster of their artwork, a gift voucher to spend in Barnsley town centre and a goody bag from Experience Barnsley.