Dacorum Young Arts 2018 at Astley Cooper School, Hemel on 12 May 2018

Dacorum Young Artists Competition for 2018 will conclude with an exhibition of work at Astley Cooper School, Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 12th May.

The Exhibition at the school will open at 11.30 am and close at 3.30 pm.

The event will be attended by The Mayor and Mayoress of Dacorum, Cllr. David and Cllr. Elaine Collins, who will be presenting the prizes and certificates at approximately 12.15 pm.   The Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP will also be attending.

The competition has been held every year since 2015 and this year, a record number of 23 schools (nearly half the primary and special schools in the Borough) have entered the competition, which features paintings from year 4 and 5 pupils. Examples of last year’s overall prize winning entries are displayed below:

DYA 2018 1 P1050181 1200sm                                                                      DYA 2108 2 P1050196 1215sm

Prizes are awarded to the best three entries overall and there will also be ‘Best in School’ prizes for each school.

The DYA 2018 Sponsor, Creativity International Ltd, will be providing sets of art materials to all the schools entering the competition.

An exhibition of winning entries will subsequently be held at the Open Door gallery in Berkhamsted.

DYA 2018 is supported by Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Rotaries, The Arts Society Gade Valley and Ashridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society.  As in previous years, members of ADFAS are assisting with hanging this exhibition on preceeding Friday.