Winners of the 2016 Tabernacle Art Competition
Adult – Any line or lines from ‘Frost at Midnight’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Under 18 – Under 18s may choose their own theme
Richard Parry Coleridge in Wales Festival
Ivor Davies Artist
The first prize was awarded to Steven Allan Griffiths. The second prize donated by the Friends of The Tabernacle went to Louise Payne; and the third was shared by Daphne Hurn and Jill Cope.
The Highly Commended are: Jane Hibbert, Quentin Deakin, Malcolm Ryan, Ruth Jên Evans and Helen Iles.
The ages 11 and Under Prize was shared between Emily Murfin (Age 8) and Jian Adey (Age 10).
The ages 12-17 Prize was won by Florrie Lithgow (Age 13).
Note from the judges regarding the Under 18 entries: “It has given us great pleasure to encounter and spend time with your paintings and creations on this year’s competition. We have enjoyed and admired every piece submitted to the Under 18 category and wish to commend, congratulate each of you. We have awarded winner’s prizes but each piece of your work is commended. Well done indeed, and thank you.”
Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite paintings (Adult and Under 18) and the artists with the highest number of votes will be presented with the Ailsa Owen Memorial Prize on Saturday 27th August at 12 noon during the Machynlleth Festival. At the same time the title of the 2017 Tabernacle Art Competition will be announced.