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Drumroll please – announcing our amazing art competition winners!

Drumroll please – announcing our amazing art competition winners!

A huge congratulations to our Art Competition winners !!!

The AKO art competition was open to three age categories under 12s under 18s and 18 and over who were formally diagnosed with an autistic spectrum condition  to share their experience of ‘Living in Lockdown’

Our three judges David Grant,Dr Pam Spurr and Chris Wild found this so tough to decide the winners and runners up from each age group.

Chris Wild shared “There is some amazing work. Really well done to all the artists” 

Dr Pam shared “It was one of the toughest (but totally wicked too!) jobs ever helping to judge the entries to the AKO art and photography comp over the weekend! Unbelievable talent, so excited for the winners”

The winners receive £50 Amazon voucher and runners up £15 Amazon vouchers sponsored by Talem Law.

Please see below for details of winners and runners up for each age category with descriptions for each amazing piece of artwork…

The Over 18’s 

The Winner
Ellie Taylor Burr 

The Winner Ellie Taylor Burr

“This represents the powerless feeling that I was watching everyone’s hopes for 2020 disappear. It also represents the importance of acknowledging what we are missing and of sharing the struggle together as a family”

 

The Over 18’s 

Runner up
Craig Johnson 

Craig Johnson - train
“This is a photo of my friend musician David Grant.
I captured him playing guitar wearing a face mask and placed him on an empty platform at East Finchley during lockdown where the plants and wildlife have found a new lease of life away from the noise and pollution of humans.”

The Over 18’s 

Runner up
Frances Halsey

Frances Halsey - car

“This cheerful model took Frances weeks to build, complete with ice cream man ready to take orders! Frances started building models/sculptures at the start of lockdown, she loves stacking things so we thought it might give her something to do, we soon realised she has amazing skills! The small wooden Kapla-planks are all the same size, just balanced on top of each other, no glue, screws, or clips!”

The Under 11’s 

The Winner
Tilly Davies

Tilly Davies - swan

“With humans in lockdown animals have been free to live their lives”

 

 

 

 

The Under 11’s 

Runner up
Lily Iris Michie

Lily Iris Michie - words

“I have created this using procreate. I am 9 years old and have been shielding since March 5th 2020… I have had lots and lots of feelings, so have created this to show you.”

The Under 18’s 

The Winner
Laila Clark

Laila Clark - clouds

“I made this piece not long after my Grandfather passed away. It was inspired by the coast near where my granddad lived”

 

 

 

 

The Under 18’s 

Runner up
Grace Horwood 

Grace Horwood - horse

“I’ve missed my regular riding sessions so much so Ive spent time drawing them which makes me happy.”

 

 

Living in Lock-down Photography and Artwork competition 2020

Living in Lock-down Photography and Artwork competition 2020

Entries for Living in Lock-down Photography and Artwork competition 2020 are now closed

 

We will announce our winners soon – please keep checking back for details!

The winners will receive £50 Amazon voucher and runners up £15 Amazon vouchers sponsored by Talem Law.

AKO Sugar Rush Bake-Off: competition winners!

AKO Sugar Rush Bake-Off: competition winners!

A huge congratulations to our winning bakers!!

It was tough choosing from there were so many creative wonderful entries. We would like to say a massive thank you to our amazing judges for coming forward and volunteering your time to the AKO Bake off competition! 

Under 16’s

Winner:
Natalie Sherriffs age 13!

Natalie Sherriffs

Ingredients included:
Sugar, butter (stork), flour, eggs, baking powder, coco powder,icing sugar,butter, (clover for icing) nutella, cadbury giant buttons, smarties, haribo (gummy bares, and love harts)

Idea:
That the harts and smarties protect the gummy bears, the gummy bears represent people with autism and the harts and smarties protect them from hate that some are giving

Runner up:
Tyler Worsey-Burns age 14!

Tyler Worsey-Burns

Ingredients included:
225g of sugar, butter and flour, 4 eggs, 2 tsp baking powder, 3 tbs milk gran’s homemade strawberry jam and butter icing and lots of sprinkles

Idea:
Victoria sandwich with sprinkles – I always make Victoria sandwiches when I bake using my gran’s homemade jam for a filling with butter icing. There is no better cake, but I added sprinkles on this one!

Adults

Winner:
Kristel Burgess

Kristel Burgess

Ingredients included:
Butter, caster sugar, self raising flour, eggs, fondant and butter cream, decorations, sugar paste and edible paint

Idea:
We love Disney in our house. Our family is diverse, my four children have a range of conditions and our wider friends and support network we also call family. So for us this quote from Lilo and Stitch “ OHANA means family” “family means no one gets left behind” sums us up!

Runner up:
Chloe Turnbull-Yeo

Chloe Turnbull-Yeo

Ingredients included: Plain flour, Salted Butter, Caster Sugar, vanilla extract, medium eggs, cocoa powder, peppermint extract.

Idea:
Letting people know that autism is a gift and an unique thing. Just like our world is special and precious.

VE Day poster competition winners!

VE Day poster competition winners!

A huge congratulations to our three winning posters!!

Winner and in 1st place
Evie Rutherford

Evie Rutherford

 

In 2nd place runner up
Jessica Moody

Jessica Moody

 

 

3rd place runner up
Andrew Mogg

Andrew Mogg

 

 

 

 

It was tough choosing from there were so many creative wonderful entries. 

The winner has won £30 worth of Amazon voucher plus draw string personalised Born Anxious Bag and the runners up will receive a raw string personalised Born Anxious Bag each!

Enter our VE Day poster competition!

Enter our VE Day poster competition!

Join in on our VE Day poster competition

Design a poster to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Win amazing prizes of Amazon vouchers and a Born Anxious personalised draw string bag!

Born Anxious string bag

The winning poster will be shared on our website and social media!

All entries should be submitted by 6pm on Thursday 7th May

The winner will be announced on Friday 8th May.

Please send in your entries by email to lisa.robins@annakennedyonline.com

 

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