Thousands of budding young artists from across Scotland took part in this year’s John Byrne National Drawing Competition. The renowned artist and playwright, John Byrne, selected the winners and Wellington School’s very own Eleana Meikle (S3) won second place.

John Byrne said: “The talent this year has been outstanding, which made my job as a judge very difficult in choosing the overall winners. I’m encouraged by the standard of all the artwork submitted in this year’s competition and I hope pupils across Scotland will continue to show us their artistic skills and love for drawing.”

The competition is run in partnership with Education Scotland and is open to pupils from Primary 4 through to S3. The award ceremony took place at Paisley Museum, where a special exhibition of competition entries are on display for approximately five weeks. Find out more here.

Well done, Eleana – this is a wonderful achievement.


Photo credit: Education Scotland