ArtHouse Jersey has announced the winners of the Standard Chartered Student Art Competition, with ten individual winners from across six schools and colleges receiving cash prizes along with their respective art departments.
As a special commendation, all Le Rocquier School participating students were awarded £50 each in recognition of the overall standard and effort of their work.
In 2021, ArtHouse Jersey supported Standard Chartered Jersey, who sponsored £10,500 to launch the competition, in actively seeking pieces of imaginative, figurative art to decorate their new office building and expand their current art portfolio.
The competition was open to all art students at GCSE and A-Level in each secondary school across the Island. One or two winning pieces have been chosen from each participating school, with winners awarded £200 each personally and £600 awarded to each school’s art department.
Following a day of judging by Standard Chartered Jersey CEO Henry Baye, CFO Cathy Shaw and Sonia Rossetti, Regional Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Europe & Americas, along with ArtHouse Jersey Director Tom Dingle, a total of ten winners were chosen.
The winners include Ruby Butler and Abigale Neves from Highlands College, Mihaela Muresan from Haute Vallee, Liliana Andrade and Katie Robins from Le Rocquier School, Zuzanna Czerwinska from Mont A L’Abbe, Maja Jeromkin from Hautlieu and Katie White from Jersey College for Girls, who will all receive £200. All six schools and colleges will receive £600 to go directly to their art departments.
Director of ArtHouse Jersey, Tom Dingle, said of the judging: “It was incredibly uplifting to see the huge variety of work that was submitted by students across a number of Island schools. The judges were impressed by the range of techniques that had been used and the creativity deployed within the work.
“In the end, pieces were selected that best met the brief set by Standard Chartered but it was heartening to see that the arts are truly alive in our schools and a reminder that they need to be nurtured. Opportunities such as these through corporate investment are invaluable and should be capitalized on and encouraged.”
Standard Chartered Jersey CEO, Henry Baye, said: “We are incredibly blown away by the quality of the artwork submitted by the talented young students to our Art Competition.
“Thank you to everyone who entered. It was a tough decision to choose winners! I am elated that the winning paintings will hang proudly on the walls in our office for employees and guests to enjoy for years to come, and, even more importantly, become part of the Bank’s art collection.”