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Wendy Turner-Webster presents young artists and poets with awards
Posted 2 July 2008
The talented young winners of Animal Aid's art and poetry competition travelled to London last Saturday (12th July) to attend an inspiring prize-giving ceremony, hosted by Animal Aid and TV presenter, Wendy Turner-Webster.
The competition was launched during Animal Aid's Veggie Month initiative in March and was open to young people right across the UK. The theme was factory farming, following recent high profile consumer campaigns by celebrity chefs, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver.
Animal Aid received more than 1,500 entries from individuals and schools and was delighted by the extraordinarily high standard. The three winners from each age category (11-13, 14-16, 17-18) - who all created powerful poetry and passionate art pieces - were awarded their well-deserved prizes (including a games console, ipod and digital camera) by TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster.
Says Animal Aid’s Competition Organiser, Kelly Slade:
‘Young people feel passionately about the fair treatment of animals and clearly recognise the inhumanity of factory farming. The artwork and poetry we received was exciting, imaginative and bold, and revealed a thoughtful and compassionate younger generation. I feel sure that such talent and commitment will continue to be used to benefit animals, people and the planet in the future. Heartfelt congratulations to the winners - they richly deserve their awards.’