The First Cut Competition and the winners are...

First Cut competition winners

The First Cut Competition

Manchester Art Gallery launched a competition for pupils and students from key stage 2 to undergraduate level to offer them an opportunity to create their own artwork inspired by The First Cut from readily available paper materials. There were over three hundred entries and the successful winning entries and runners up are on display in the gallery from Thursday 29 November 2012 -27 January 2013. These artworks will then join the collection of competition sponsor, DAC Beachcroft LLP and will be displayed in their offices at Spinningfields, Manchester.

Director of Manchester City Galleries Dr. Maria Balshaw, DAC Beachcroft Associate Harold Loeffler, Co-founder and Creative Director of Roger la Borde Jenni Barnett and artist Nicola Dale were on the judging panel. The successful entries from each age category, 7-11, 12-17 and 18 and over, have their work displayed at the gallery, including a winning undergraduate student who will have their work realised as a greetings card by stationer Roger La Borde.

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7-11 years:

Winner:
Georgia Armour
Georgia Armour
11 years old
Terra Nova School, Cheshire

 

Runner up: 
Benny Froggett
Benny Froggett
8 years old
Beaver Road Primary School, Manchester

 

12 – 17 Years:

We had so many works entries in this category that we have two winners

Winner:
Chloe Esegbona
Chloe Esegbona
13 years old
Sandbach High School

 

Winner:
Alina Ignatjeva
Alina Ignatjeva
17 years old
The Manchester College 

 

Runner up 12-17
Olivia Hamblyn
Olivia Hamblyn
13 years old
The Kings School, Macclesfield



18 and over

Winner:
Mary Ashcroft
Mary Ashcroft
18 years old
Manchester Metropolitan University



Runner up:
Anam Sharif
Anâm Sharif
18 years old
The Manchester College

 

Winner Roger la Borde card category:
Qianqian Li
Qianqian Li
23 years old
The University of Salford



Click here to find out about the First Cut exhibition