First Ralph Steadman scholarship awarded at launch of new art competition

PUBLISHED: 21:31 15 February 2014 | UPDATED: 21:31 15 February 2014

Ralph Steadman at the judging process

Ralph Steadman at the judging process

Rikard Osterlund

Celebrating the winners of The Best of... Art Competition at Rochester Independent College

Despite the wintery weather 
it was celebrations all 
round at a lively gathering 
at Rochester Independent College to award the winners of The Best of... Art Competition their prizes. World-renowned artist and illustrator Ralph Steadman was the head judge, ably 
assisted by Kent Life photographer 
Rikard Österlund. The competition was organised by a happy partnership between Rochester Independent College, University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art and award-winning arts magazine WOW. In addition to the main prizes, the very first Ralph Steadman Art & Design Scholarship was also awarded, giving a young person 
of exceptional potential the opportunity 
to study A Levels, including Art, full time 
at Rochester Independent College. 
Emma Dewhurst, founder and editor of WOW magazine said, “This county is bursting at the seams with artistic talent. Entrants of all ages produced artworks in every medium imaginable answering to 
the theme of ‘Now’, and every person 
in the room on judging day was uplifted 
by the results.”

PICTURES BY: Rikard Österlund

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