Bridge Arts in Uckfield: judging of the children's art competition (from left) Audrey Haney, Martin Eastwood, Helen Preston, Annie Mills and Penelope Parker

Children’s works judged ready for Bridge Arts summer fair in Uckfield

Judges from Bridge Arts in Uckfield sat down to a hard task on Saturday morning (May 5) – selecting the winners of this year’s children’s art competition.

There were more than 450 entries, in various age categories, under the general heading of I Wish.

A “first sift” of entries took place prior to Saturday but the judges, Audrey Haney, Martin Eastwood, Helen Preston, Annie Mills and Penelope Parker, still faced a huge task.

Town schools had been informed of the competition and one, Manor Primary, set the task for all pupils as class-work, while another, St Philip’s gave it as a piece of homework.

A workshop was also held in Bell Walk.

From the Bridge Arts in Uckfield children's workshop earlier in the year at Bell Walk

From the Bridge Arts in Uckfield children’s workshop earlier in the year at Bell Walk

Uckfield Framing Company provided a postal address for entries.

All submissions will be displayed at the fair at Uckfield Civic Centre on June 15 and 16.

The winners will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony at 11am on the Saturday.

Prizes have been sourced by Bridge Arts member Audrey Haney and include art equipment, books and a top prize of a voucher for a workshop at the Little White Studio, Horam.

Up to 45 amateur and professional artists and makers will display works for visitors to browse and buy at the 2018 Fair which is open 3pm-9pm on the Friday and 10am-5pm on the Saturday, with free entrance to visitors.

Read more on the arts fair in our earlier story

Bridge Arts at Uckfield Railway Station

A new exhibition is due to go up today (May 8) by a group of Bridge Arts members at Uckfield Railway Station. Sixteen different members will be represented.

Follow Bridge Arts in Uckfield on Facebook or @Bridge_Arts_ on Twitter for more info about the group’s events.

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