May winners – children’s surfboard art competition

added to the website on Jun 03, 2012

Congratulations goes out to everyone who entered our children’s surfboard art competition in May. The standard has been incredibly high across all age groups and it proved to be really tough to judge!

The overall winner for last month is Hazel Beale from the 13 – 16 age group who designed a stunning board based on the Museum of British Surfing’s iconic wave logo. Best in the 9 -12 group was Isabel Ware with a marine life theme, and in the 5 – 8 group CC Addison came out on top with a colourful floral design (see the gallery below) – we’ll be in touch soon about sending your prizes, well done!

The competition is part of our 2012 exhibition ‘The Art of Surf’ and is being run in partnership with local award-winning board builder Gulf Stream.

Young people visiting the museum can let their imagination run riot and come up with designs they’d like to see on a surfboard. There are monthly prizes for our favourites in each age category, and the best overall art of the year will get shaped into a surfboard by craftsman Jools Matthews at Gulf Stream in Woolacombe – the board will then be auctioned to raise money for the museum charity.

Hazel’s winning design now goes into the final that will be judged in December this year.

Age groups are 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16.

It is the latest children’s activity to be launched at the museum alongside our new ‘spotter’s trail’, and unique ‘feely boxes’ – a bit like a ‘celebrity jungle’ challenge where you put your hands into tubes to discover what should and shouldn’t be on our beaches! It’s part of our local environment display supported by the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Surfers Against Sewage.



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