We recently held our first online workshop and third competition, asking 5-14 year-olds in the UK and ROI to design their own version of Achilles’ fabulous shield from the battle for Troy. We were blown away by the creativity of the designs made for the competition and during the workshop, which we are currently compiling into our very own Athena’s Owls shield. Thank you to all who entered and joined us for the workshop!
For now, we are delighted to share with you the winners of the competition, picked by our team of judges.
Age category 1: 5-7 years
Winner: Stanley, aged 7, from Manchester
Judges’ comments: ‘Great use of colour! Dramatic!’; ‘Lovely and colourful – and very frightening!’
Age category 2: 8-11 years
Winner: Saoirse, aged 10, from Birmingham
Judges’ comments: ‘Beautiful concept, beautiful execution, great materials and even greater messages!’; ‘An owl AND a cat. Just perfect.’
Age category 3: 12-14 years
Winner: Lucy, aged 12, from Coventry
Judges’ comments: ‘So inventive and truly terrifying! I love the combination of the Medusa and the leaves around the edges – it really looks like an ancient shield!’; ‘I love the creativity of this; the use of the foil gives it a brilliantly realistic feel.’