Sovereign Art Foundation: 2019 Winners

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The Sovereign Art Foundation is proud to have held The Isle of Man Students Prize for the third year running. 

The competition came to a successful conclusion on Monday 9 December 2019. This is an inter-school art competition for all full-time high school students on the Isle of Man. 12 artworks were shortlisted from the submissions and exhibited at the Youth Arts Centre during October and November where the artworks underwent a 2nd round of judging as well as public voting. 

Finally, the results were announced and the prizes awarded by His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney at the Awards Night last December. The Public Vote Award of £1000 went to ‘Courage’ by Emma Carrion Moschen from Queen Elizabeth II High School. She was the youngest contestant we ever had, only 14 years old at the time of submission.

The Judges 2nd Prize of £500 went to ‘Alex King’ by Kyra Rimmer from Ramsey Grammar School while her school received £750.

The Judges 1st Prize of £1000 went to ‘If you build it, they will come…’ by Elizabeth Cowin from Ballakermeen High School while her school received £1500.

We wish the finalists and winners continued success in Art and their future endeavours. The submissions for The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize 2020 will soon open and all full-time high school students are invited to participate. Students who are not taking Art may still submit their private artwork which could be painting, needlework, or photography. Simply contact your school’s Art Teacher or contact Sandy at for participation details. 

Words by Sandy Koh of the Sovereign Art Foundation
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All images by Michaella Macdonald Photography

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