Students’ art skills impress

Shannon BeattieNorth West Telegraph
Paige Hill, 12, Yasmin Mohammed Atip, 17, and Monique Vrancic, 16.
Camera IconPaige Hill, 12, Yasmin Mohammed Atip, 17, and Monique Vrancic, 16. Credit: Shannon Beattie

The winners of the month-long Youth Art Exhibition at South Hedland Square Shopping Centre have been announced.

Fifty works of art by Hedland Senior High School students have been on display at the shopping centre since April 23.

The public were invited to vote for their favourite pieces of art, with shoppers themselves having the chance to win a $1000 South Hedland Square gift card simply by voting.

In all, 342 votes were submitted across two age categories, culminating in a public vote winner and judges’ prize winner for each age category.

The public vote was won by Layne Dhu-Dickie (11-14 years) and Yasmin Mohammed Atip (15-18 years), while the judges’ prize was won by Paige Hill (11-14 years) and Monique Vrancic (15-18 years).

Paige said she was really surprised she had won.

“My family aren’t really art people and I didn’t even know I was good at it until my teacher entered me in the competition,” she said.

Yasmin said everyone was really proud of her and what she had achieved.

The four winners were announced at Welcome to Hedland on Friday, May 18 and each received a $500 gift card for South Hedland Square.

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