A huge thanks to everyone who took part in the competitions The Staff organised (under my instructions of course) at The Surbiton Festival in September. And many congratulations to our winners.
Sorry it’s taken so long – you can blame the talented under 10s who took part in our draw a cat competition! Their entries were so good The Staff and I had a hard job judging them. So good in fact, we decided to award honourable mention prizes. Without further ado, here they are:
We all loved this amusing drawing of a very evil looking cat by Leo Cox – winner of the under 10s section. Turns out his name is Blackie and he’s not evil at all. Thank you Leo – you get my paw of approval for making us smile! Leo won a set of art materials.
And here are the honourable mentions who each won either a pastel, paint or pencil set.
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Congratulations to Georgina Standerwick for winning this category. The Staff told me she spent ages on this lovely drawing. In fact they thought she’d disappeared until they found her sitting on the pavement drawing away.
Well done everyone! We hope you make lots more fab drawings. Maybe one day you’ll join the talented professional artists in my Emporium!
The winner of our caption competition with was Steve Burniston who was born and bred in Surbiton but now lives in Teddington.
His winning caption was ‘How long do I have to say ‘aaaaaaghhhhhh?’
Here’s Steve with his prize – a Jane Adams ceramic sculpture called ‘Laughing Cat’. Jane is one of my Emporium artists and you can see other examples of her work here.
On the day, The Staff asked people to pin the names of their cats onto a map of Surbiton which we named ‘The Mappa Monti (get it?!). We wanted to find the most exotically named cats in Surbiton. We think Caramelo takes that title!
People who took part in this survey were invited to enter a prize draw to win a Kickeroo (my favourite toy) for their feline friend.
The lucky winner was Charlie who lives with the Duncan family. Congratulations Charlie! I hope you love your Kickeroo as much as I love mine. It was a good day for the Duncans because their daughter, Bailey was one of our highly commended artists.