Ely pupil in the running for prestigious art prize

Max Openshaw with his sculpture, entitled Construction.

Max Openshaw with his sculpture, entitled Construction. - Credit: Archant

A sixth form pupil from Ely has been selected as one of 20 finalists in this year’s Art Prize for Schools competition.

The annual competition invites exhibitors from primary and secondary schools as well as sixth form colleges from around the world to enter their work. This year there were more than 20,000 entrants and King’s Ely’s Max Openshaw has seen his enormous sculpture, entitled Construction, shortlisted.

A first prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the winning school’s art department, with a further £2,000 presented to the winning student to be spent on art and computer equipment.

Two further runner-up prizes of £5,000 each will be awarded to the second and third placed schools, with a further £1,000 to each of the winning pupils.

The winners will be announced on April 28 with an exhibition taking until May 4 at the Saatchi Gallery, in London.

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