Jupiter v Pluto - Emily Evans
Coming first in our primary school category is a brilliant piece pitting Jupiter against Pluto. The outstanding qualities here are the contrast in design of both Jupiter and Pluto as well as the vivid use of colour to on each side. Also, the smaller details of the crowd assembled in the background, with some of them supporting Jupiter and other Pluto, really added to the feel. All these things set this work out from the rest of our entries and it is a worthy winner.
Zeus – Brandon Richardson
Just shy of a first place is this drawing of Zeus by Brandon Richardson. Its depiction of Zeus with his many attributes such as the lightning bolts in the sky, his eagle headed sceptre and his place among the clouds elevated this drawing above the rest to secure a thoroughly deserved second place.
Atalanta – Kathryn Bond
Our judges had a supremely difficult task of separating many fantastic entries from secondary schools this year. After much deliberation we have decided to give a joint first place, to reflect the quality of the submissions. First, we have this fantastic scenic painting of Atalanta by Kathryn Bond. Not only did the judges appreciate the amount of time spent working on the painting, but the beautiful design and colour of the landscape as well. Accompanying the painting was a booklet of notes by Kathryn detailing both her plan of the painting as well as the story of Atalanta. Overall a fantastic entry and we wish to congratulate Kathryn on her exceptional artwork.
Classical World Top Trumps – Dan, Nazar and Michel, Westbourne Senior School Latin Class
Coming joint top with the Painting of Atalanta we have another amazing entry. This is a fully working Top Trump game based around many famous figures in the classical world. Again, the judges found the quality to be of the highest standard, but also enjoyed the range of figures featured in the set. Not only were traditional heroes such as Heracles and Perseus, but also female counterparts like Medea and Cloelia as well as literary figures like Catullus and Cicero. The range of the cards along with the quality and presentation really set this piece apart. It is a truly excellent entry, congratulations to Dan, Nazar and Michel for their outstanding work.
‘Between a rock and a hard place’- Devon Macadam-Sutton
Coming in a close second place, we have a wonderful depiction of Scylla and Charybdis. Most appreciated by the judges was the creativity in the design, with the many layers used in the composition giving a three dimensional finish to the work. Charybdis in particular is given a real sense of depth by the use of a large amount of layers ingeniously attached by to the back with magnets. Also, the sinking ship with its beautiful fabric sail adds a feel of despair as it is lost between the waves into the gaping maw of Charybdis. It is fantastic piece, with a unique emphasis on texture and feel that really separated it from other entries.
Who Were the Roman Heroes? – Connor
Unlucky to not come higher, we have an informative yet also witty account of many early Roman heroes. Starting from Aeneas and going to Marcus Atilius Regulus, this video highlights many of the heroes of early Rome. However, there is also a fantastic commentary on the archetypal “Roman hero” that shows a deeper understanding by its creator. Funny, educational and interesting, this video comes in a deserved third place.
Eclipse-Man – Hussein Huthat
Falling just short of the top three is vibrant and colourful work, depicting an original and contemporary hero based on aspects of Greek mythology. What really made this piece stand out is the originality and creativity in the design of Eclipse-man as well as the wonderful use of colour and the comic-book style to really bring the story to life.
Latin Trivial Pursuit – Holly Cuttiford
Winning the Latin Prize we have an exceptionally well executed interpretation of the board game classic, Trivial Pursuit. Not only was the quality of presentation highly appreciated by the judges but also the large range of questions from “Heroes and Heroines” to “Latin in the modern world” gained particular merit. An entertaining and educational take on the staple board game, this is a worthy recipient of our Latin prize.