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City pupil wins art competition

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“I am very happy to be one of the winners, there are no other words to describe how I feel!”

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A KIMBERLEY pupil was left speechless after she was announced as the winner in the Primary School category for Konica Minolta South Africa’s “Art by S.A.’s No.1” art competition.

Huda Hamid, who attends St Patrick’s CBC, was announced as the winner this past weekend from over 5 000 entries that were received from around the country.

Her theme was Space and used the medium Acrylic paint.

“I am very happy to be one of the winners, there are no other words to describe how I feel!” said Huda.

“I want to make people feel okay when they look at my artwork. Life is sometimes a hassle and it’s stressful. I want people to look at my artwork and be transported into another world and relax.”

The awards ceremony, held at Konica Minolta’s head office, was attended by all 12 finalists.

The winners took home a share of R60 000 and a R20 000 bursary for their school, college or institution.

Entrants had numerous themes and a variety of mediums to choose from for their masterpieces.

Their artworks were judged on seven criteria: creativity and originality; composition; content; execution; presentation; technical level; and overall evaluation.

On November 27 2018, 126 finalists were shortlisted for the pop-up gallery, set up by Konica Minolta, showcasing the works of the semi-finalists.

“Well done to the winners,” said Alten Hulme, chief sales and marketing officer, Konica Minolta South Africa. “Their dedication, talent and enthusiasm made this competition a success! We have truly unearthed talented young South Africans by view of their artistic expression.”

– Staff Writer