Love Reaches Out – 2018 Press release!

Thanks for entering “Love Reaches Out – Caring for our World’  Art and Writing Competition 2018

Kids Friendly and Presbyterian Support Family Works would like to thank ALL the children who entered the Love Reaches Out – Caring for our World Art and Writing Competition 2018.

There were 151 entries across the 5 categories and on Wednesday 15th August the judges spent 3 enjoyable hours viewing, discussing and choosing winners and runners-up. It was NOT an easy task!

The three judges were Rev Dr. Selwyn Yeoman, (Presbyterian Minister and Dunedin A Rocha group leader) and Grace Ryder and Maia Abraham, director and artist from the Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Selwyn said it was ‘a pleasure and fun’ to be a judge and also greatly enjoyed collaborating with the other two judges. Grace and Maia found it refreshing to view children’s art for a change and all the freshness and honesty that they bring. All judges appreciated reading the descriptions seeing how children expressed their ideas in a wonderful and colourful variety of ways.

The exhibition (all visual and the prizewinning writing entries) is now on display at Knox Church Dunedin until Tues 11th September. So if you or any family and friends are in the area, please DO come along and be inspired by the children’s expressions of “Caring for our World”

Some of the entries will also travel up and be on display at General Assembly in Christchurch, 3-7thOct

Let children’s creativity and voice continue to be encouraged in our church.

*Photos of the winning entries and the names of the winners will be published once all the individuals have been informed

Cheryl Harray

Kids Friendly Advisor, Southern Presbyterians