Globeducate Virtual Arts Competition 2020 Results
Every year students from all age groups, 5 to 18, across Globeducate´s family of more than 50 schools in nine countries have the opportunity to take part in an online visual arts competition and this year, the quality of entries surpassed all expectations and raised the bar for the future.
Students from 35 Globeducate schools used the theme of “Changes” to creatively interpret the concept through painting, sculpture, poetry, drawing, photography and creative writing.
“Our Global Arts virtual event continues to grow and expand with more than 170 artistic works submitted in this year´s competition. Numerous and impressive ways in which our students creatively interpreted the concept of Change to incorporate into their design. A true testament to the priority our schools place in facilitating our students´ creative development and achievements as the standard of work was phenomenal and incredibly high this year.”
Oanh Crouch, Education Director
This year, the overall winners were as follows:
Lower Primary: Painting (Nobel International School Algarve – Almancil, Portugal) and Sculpture and 3D Art (Coruña British School, Spain).
Upper Primary: Poetry (Nobel International School Algarve – Almancil, Portugal) and Drawing (TIPS Tirupur, India)
Middle School: Sculpture and 3D Art (Stonar School, UK) and Painting (TIPS Chennai, India)
Uppder/High School: Photography (Agora International School Madrid) and Creative Writing (Blyth Ontario, Canada)
“Art is in intrinsic aspect of a Stonar education. We believe in teaching the fundamental skills whilst encouraging our students to develop a sense of ownership and the development of creative ideas. During this pandemic crisis, art and photography have provided our students with an outlet to offer a creative response to these challenging times. We have achieved an excellent set of GCSE and A level results this year that truly reflected the achievements of the students in art and photography department. The theme of this year’s competition has allowed them to engage with the changes we have encountered in terms of Covid-19, the environment and personal challenges they have faced. Art galleries have developed new ways to engage their audiences on a virtual level providing tours of their work such as the excellent British museum or Uffizi gallery websites. Stonar School have set up an Instagram showcase for sharing examples of their students´worth, which has provided an invaluable online community to share work and ideas.”
Austen O´Hanlon, Head of Art and Photography, Stonar School
Further examples of entries to the Globeducate Virtual Arts Competition are showcased on school social media channels and a link to all winning entries, including poetry and creative writing will be available soon.