Budding young artists capture the essence of Yorkshire – on a t-shirt!.











Four young artists from Yorkshire have seen their work transformed into t-shirts, after being named winners of Banana Moon Clothing’s Big Draw competition.

The personalised clothing manufacturer, based in Birstall, West Yorkshire, challenged the young people of the county to create a piece of work that captured the essence of what Yorkshire means to them.

Three winning designs were selected from the dozens of entries submitted by children aged 8 to 12, by a panel that included representatives from York-based arts organisation art&, alongside Banana Moon staff.

The winning entries were created by 7-year-old Eloise, from Leeds, 8-year-old Joe, from Huddersfield, and nine-year-olds Finlo and Marni, from Marsden.

All three designs have since been transformed into a line of ten t-shirts for each artist to keep or share with friends and family.

Eloise’s piece featured hand-drawn Yorkshire landscapes encapsulated within a Yorkshire white rose, while Joe’s entry factored in several staples of the county, including a big Yorkshire pudding with plenty of gravy!

Finlo and Marni’s entry was submitted on their behalf by the Children’s Arts School, Holmfirth, a charitable organisation that works with young people throughout the area to promote the value of art education as a tool to develop creative and innovative thinking.

Their design depicted a colourful interpretation of a Yorkshire railway and steam train.

Banana Moon digital director, Miles Thorp, said: “It’s been amazing to see the sheer creativity of Yorkshire’s children.

“Each entry was a perfect homage to our county, and it was brilliant to see the youth of Yorkshire taking pride in their area. Our winning entries really capture the beauty of the county.

“Not many kids get to see their own range of t-shirts printed, so I hope our winners, their family and friends treasure their personalised garments for years to come.”

The competition was run in conjunction with the Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, organised by the The Campaign for Drawing.

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