Carolyn Edwards, Children and Youth Adviser, writes;

We were delighted with the standard and variety of the hundreds of entries that we had for the Children of Light Art Competition competition. It was a hard day’s work deciding on the winners as there were so many fabulous pieces of art to choose from.

We want to take this opportunity to thank the Deanery Champions, church leaders and schools who organised local competitions for all their hard work. We would also like to thank our judging panel guests: Artist Ange How, Graphic Designer Mark Comer, and Youth Worker Helen Cross, for their time and expertise. But most importantly we want to thank all the children and young people who shared so much creativity to help all of us think about what it means to be light in dark times.

Those winning first, second and third place listed below will be invited to afternoon tea with the Archbishop of York, at Bishopthorpe Palace on Saturday 9th October, where they will be presented with their prizes. It is also hoped that there will be a travelling exhibition of all the shortlisted pieces in the Autumn. If your church would like to host the exhibition, please get in touch with Carolyn Edwards


Early Years and Foundation Stage (under fives)

1st - Flynn
2nd - Sophia from Stokesley Deanery
3rd - Noorelen from Selby Deanery

Key Stage One (five to seven year olds)

1st - Ollie from Mowbray Deanery
2nd - Norah from Scarborough Deanery
3rd - Trudy from Howden Deanery

Key Stage Two (seven to eleven year olds)

1st - Esme from Derwent Deanery
2nd - Tanith from Derwent Deanery
3rd - Alfie from Stokesley Deanery

Key Stage Three (eleven to fourteen year olds)

1st - Esther from Southern Rydale Deanery
2nd - Danull from York Deanery
3rd - Belle from Bridlington Deanery