Teens win Clean Slate prizes

TEENAGERS from North Somerset have won prizes for their art work during a competition ran by Avon and Somerset police.

The Clean Slate art contest was created as part of the force’s youth engagement work and was launched in April.

Hundreds of entries were received and were judged by a panel of artists, academics and senior police officers.

The top 50 were put on display in an exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol throughout July.

An award ceremony was then held to hand out prizes to individual winners.


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In the 2D category in the 13–15 age group, the judges felt the detail and texture of his self-portrait in the style of Modigliani earned 13-year-old Thomas Harden from Clevedon the top spot.

In the older age group, 17-year-old Jade Saul, a pupil at St Katherine’s School in Ham Green, Pill, was the runner-up with her impressive pen and ink statement piece called Structures.

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