Children's artwork competition!

please note: the competition closed on 1st april - keep an eye out here for our winners!

As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations we wanted to celebrate not only our past but also our future - and the generations that will look after our beautiful county for the next 60 years and beyond. That's why we asked children in Devon to create a picture that shows us their favourite part of Devon and why they love it. With some fabulous prizes up for grabs we are now pleased to announce our winners!

younger age group (4-11) and overall winner 

The overall winning picture will feature on the cover of our 2021 LOVE Devon magazine, which will be published in July. A huge congratulations to 9-year old Marcy Ridout from Drakes School in East Budleigh, for her amazing illustration of her home village, Otterton! Marcy also wins tickets to Pennywell Farm. The judges felt that Marcy's creation really showed her love for her community, as well as being a very accomplished drawing. In Marcy's own words: "I have painted this map of my village showing all the places that make it so special to me. Including the Milk machine and the River Otter where we walk our dogs and watch the beavers."    


Well done Marcy - and keep an eye out for our LOVE Devon magazine featuring Marcy's amazing front cover, coming this summer!

Marcy Ridout winning entry

older age group (12+) winner 

Well done to Holly Emerson, aged 14, from Newton Abbot, who wins a Go Ape voucher! The judges loved her painting of Newton Abbot Town Quay, which is very atmospheric. In her own words: "This picture represents the town quay, I love the quay because there is so much nature and colour especially when the sun sets."

Holly Emerson winning entry

runners up 

As well as the two winners we were pleased to be able to choose eight amazing runners up, who all impressed the judges with their amazing depictions of their favourite Devon spots!

(below, l-r) Fliss (9), Gracie (8), Rebecca (8) and Eva (8) from Fernworthy Class at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Buckfast won four family tickets to Bicton and a voucher for Orange Elephant Ice cream for their amazing Dartmoor pictures!

Runners up photo - fernworthy class

Dylan Vakharia (below), aged 11, from St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Buckfast, won a family ticket to Bicton for his wonderful Hembury Woods picture!

Dylan winning picture

Lilia Miles (below), aged 14, painted the view from the church fields in Highweek Newton Abbot and won an experience with Tarka Pottery!

Lilia winning picture

Luca Hatton, age 5, from Kingskerswell C of E Primary School, painted himself, his brother and his Dad on the beach at Batham! He won tickets to Combe Martin Dinosaur Park!

Luca winning picture

Madeleine D’Auria, from Alphington Primary School in Exeter, won a voucher for a Coastal Craft workshop, thanks to her wonderful painting of sunset on Dartmoor!

Madeleine winning picture

thank you!

Thank you to the local businesses that have supported this competition by donating some fantastic prizes!

  • Category winner (4-11) - 2 tickets to Pennywell Farm 
  • Category winner (12-16) - £50 Go Ape gift card (kindly donated by Chris Coward)
  • Runners up prizes: 2 tickets to Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, an adult and child pottery experience from Tarka Pottery; and a child’s workshop prize from Costal Craft; 4 x family tickets (2x adults 2x children) to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and a £25 ice cream voucher from Orange Elephant Ice Cream Parlour!