The Rices Mall Colouring-in Competition, run in Howick over the school holidays, attracted a substantial number of quality entries from local children in two age groups – 0-5-year-olds and 6-12-year-olds.
Judges M Claire Bunt and Marilyn J Bakker, both authors and retired teachers, were delighted to note the effort and creativity many of the children had put into the entries.
“It is wonderful to know that children are being encouraged to be mindfully and purposefully engaged in doing something which is not electronically inspired,” says Bunt.
“Some entrants not only made an excellent job of colouring in the Easter-themed drawing but also used mixed media and their own imagination to fill in blank areas to enhance their entries. Hopefully the books contributed by local authors will be well received by the prize winners along with the Easter goodies.”
Prize winners 0-5
1st Prize Wade Henry 5
Runner-up Kian Smith 4
Spot Prize Ella Rowe 3
Prize winners 6-12
1st Prize Camilla Baverstock 7
Runner-up Caleb Ansell 8
Spot Prize Charlotte Mortlet 6