Globeducate Virtual Arts Competition Winners 2021

Students took part in the annual Globeducate Virtual Arts Competition in November, with the theme this year of “Connections”. From ages 5 to 18, nearly 200 students in 39 schools jumped on the opportunity to showcase and explore their talents in painting, sculpture, poetry, drawing, 3D art, painting, photography and creative writing. Participating schools held internal art exhibitions and allowed artists to be peer-evaluated or juried by the school community before final entries were chosen for the global competition.

Hudson, an ICS London PYP6 student won 2nd place under the Drawing Upper Primary Ages 8-10 category. Hudson couldn't believe it when the Head of School, David Laird, said his name in front of the whole Primary school so he could come on stage and pick up his certificate.

David Laird, Head of School, said: "Hudson is our PYP6 superstar, we are so proud of him and his artistic accomplishment."

Assistant Education Director for Globeducate, Monica Fontán, said: “Congratulations to students who achieved gold, silver and bronze awards, to those whose creations earned an honorary mention – and to all students who participated. We all take pride in your efforts and creativity. The judges had a very difficult job but enjoyed viewing all of the work and the creativity inspired by the theme this year. Thank you to all involved for making this a fantastic competition.”

The objectives of the competition are to encourage artistic development, to discover and share the talents of students of different nationalities and cultures, to strengthen and celebrate the group´s international identity and to develop collaboration across our schools.

Below are some examples of this year´s artistic creations.