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The Aldridge Junior Signature Art Prize – Finalists Announced

Following the announcement by the Aldridge Foundation of the Aldridge Junior Signature Art Prize, in partnership with Artellite, 39 outstanding entries from Key stage 4 and Key stage 5 students were received from across the family of Aldridge schools.

A panel of judges, including Foundation Trustee Lady Carol Aldridge, former Darwen Aldridge Community Academy student Khushna Sulaman-Butt, and Peter Gabriel, representative from the competition sponsor, Callsign, were asked to score the entries on a range of criteria from creativity and originality to quality of artistic composition.

The finalists have been announced as follows:

Fine Art
Salma Kossari – Kensington Aldridge Community Academy
Nicole Sharples – Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
Lauren Terry – Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Textiles & Graphics
Azel Davies – Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
Katie Moore – Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
Tia Britcliffe – Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Photography
Aedan Clarke – Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
Connor Thomas – Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
Bryan Gomez Martinez – Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
Connor Zebedee Quayle – Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

Film
Afroditi Themistokleous – Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
Rachel Angela Guest – Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio


Images from left to right:

The Boy In The Durag by Salma Kossari, Fight or Flight by Azel Davies, Alternate Space by Bryan Gomez Martinez 

Details of all finalists and their work can be viewed here

The finalists will be travelling to London on 13 February 2020 for a jam-packed day of activities, seeing the best of London’s art venues, including Somerset House and the Tate Modern, before heading to the Bankside Hotel for a private viewing of the exhibition where winner for each category will be announced, as well as the overall winner, who will be offered an internship with Artellite.