Janet Street-Porter at the Rouse Kent awards

PUBLISHED: 17:20 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 20 February 2013

Cathy Streeter, John Atkin, Oliver Winconek and Mandy Munroe

Cathy Streeter, John Atkin, Oliver Winconek and Mandy Munroe

A series of scarecrow figures that appeared overnight in various locations in Kent has won a top art award. 'Hei People', created by Reijo Kela, has won the prestigious Rouse Kent Public Art Award 2009 which is awarded...

A series of scarecrow figures that appeared overnight in various locations in Kent has won a top art award. 'Hei People', created by Reijo Kela, has won the prestigious Rouse Kent Public Art Award 2009 which is awarded every two years by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and Kent County Council for the best new piece of public art created in the county.

Runner-up was 'Plotlands' by Clio Barnard, a film and book marking the demise of the plotland community on the Seasalter Marshes. 'Breaking Boundaries,' part of Ashford's 15m shared space highway scheme and a film of North Kent's industrial and urban environment, were both highly commended.

The award was presented by Janet Street-Porter at a VIP reception at the Kings Hill Golf Club. She said the judges were impressed by the way the "work engaged the public both in a rural and urban context and combined a sense of magic and mystery with a feeling of fun.


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