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Shakespeare Portrait Competition Winners

Find out the winners of the Shakespeare Week Portrait Competition 2020

After looking at over two and a half thousand fabulous entries, the Shakespeare Week team are thrilled to announce the four talented winners of our Shakespeare Portrait competition. Plus we will be revealing the 8 runners up who will also be receiving some very special prizes.

16 Mar 2020

All of the winning portraits and the first and second runners up will have their portraits exhibited in our online exhibition at: http://collections.shakespeare.org.uk/exhibition/exhibition/shakespeare-week-portraits. We hope that their portraits will be part of a travelling exhibition later in the year. Alongside this, all the winners and runners up will receive a goody bag full of Shakespeare and Art and Design themed prizes. The overall Key stage 1 winner will receive a workshop for their class from children’s illustrator Korky Paul and the overall Key Stage 2 winner will receive a workshop from children’s illustrator and author, Marcia Williams.

Second Runner up, Individual (4-7 years)

Zephan is 7-years-old and home educated. He created his portrait as a mixed media collage.

First Runner up, Individual (4-7 years)

Fia is 7-years-old and painted her Shakespeare portrait using watercolours.

Winner, Individual (4-7 years)

Audrey is 5-years-old and used colouring pens and pencils to create her Shakespeare portrait. Audrey and her family will receive an annual family pass to the Shakespeare Family Homes.

Second Runner up, Individual (8-11 years)

Jamillah is 11-years-old and she created her Shakespeare portrait with a mixture of paint and pencils.

First Runner up, Individual (8-11 years)

Eva is 11-years-old and she painted her Shakespeare portrait with watercolour and acrylics paints, then added the collage details.

Winner, Individual (8-11 years)

Katy is 9-years-old and used chalk pastels to draw and colour her portrait of Shakespeare. Katy and her family will receive an annual family pass to the Shakespeare Family Homes.

Second Runner up, Key Stage 1 Schools

Isabelle is in Reception at Briar Hill Infant School and painted her Shakespeare portrait using watercolour.

First Runner up, Key Stage 1 Schools

Maisie is in Year 1 at Kingsland CE Academy and drew her Shakespeare using pencil.

Winner, Key Stage 1 Schools

Dottie is in Year 1 at Stratford-upon-Avon Primary School. She used her favourite coloured paints to create her Shakespeare portrait. Her class will receive a workshop from children’s illustrator Korky Paul.

Second Runner up, Key Stage 2 Schools

Ivy is in Year 4 at King’s St Alban’s School. She used collage to create her Shakespeare portrait.

First Runner up, Key Stage 2 Schools

Kaysar is in Year 9 at St Andrew's Catholic Primary School, and used charcoal to create his Shakespeare portrait.

Winner, Key Stage 2 Schools

Pirzha is in Year 4 at Glyncoed Primary School. Pirzha and her class will receive a workshop from children’s author and illustrator Marcia Williams.

We would like to thank every child who entered the competition, and congratulate them on the high standard of the portraits. Everyone in the Shakespeare Week team was inspired by the creativity and the imagination shown in the entries. 

We would also like to give a special thanks to our four wonderful judges:  CBBC’s ‘Art Ninja’ Ricky Martin, children’s illustrators Marcia Williams and Korky Paul, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s CEO Tim Cooke.

To see all of the children’s portraits and read more about the young artists, visit our online exhibition.

http://collections.shakespeare.org.uk/exhibition/exhibition/shakespeare-week-portraits