BIG Weekend Art Competition is underway

School kids from around the Park have submitted their artwork in droves, we asked them what inspires them about nature and in particular the Cairngorms National Park mountains.
Our judges had a lot to go through, it took them quite a while to look at all the paintings, drawings, sculptures and even a cake! There were a lot of really inspirational artworks on display, which made it really difficult to choose and decide the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend Art Competition Shortlist.

But we have our shortlisted winners – congratulations to everyone who entered and we look forward to joining the shortlisted artists during the BIG Weekend with CairnGorm Mountain Ltd at the Ptarmigan for the final judging!

Aviemore Primary School: Erin Crawford (P4-P7)

Carrbridge Primary School: Ruth Brown (Nursery – P3) and Herman Ross (P4-P7)

Abernethy Primary School: Ava Parmenter (Nursery – P3) and Robyn Eaves & Philippa Rose Nott (P4-P7)

Deshar Primary School: Edward Chambers March (Nursery – P3)

Newtonmore Primary School: Rohin White (Nursery – P3)

Grantown Primary School: Lela & Ariana Phin (Nursery – P3) and Kirsty Casarv (P4-P7)

Alvie Primary School: Joep & Laura Mommertz (Nursery – P3) and Kate McAdam (P4-P7)

Crathie Primary School: Skye Jones (Nursery – P3) and Neve Fernie (P4-P7)

Strathdon Primary School: Beth Milburn (P4-P7)

Blair Atholl Primary School: Millicent Bristow (P4-P7)

Ballater Primary School: Molly Gregory (Nursery-P3) and Max Dunne & Leyton Muir (P4-P7)

Braemar Primary School: Eilidh Murdoch (Nursery – P3) and Calan Daniels & Kasia Berkowska (P4-P7)

Logie Coldstone Primary School: Rosalund Davies (Nursery – P3) and Alice Murphy (P4-P7)

Towie Primary Schoool: Maisie Cruickshank (Nursery – P3) and Fraser Kerr (P4-P7)

Glenlivet Primary School: Penelope Davis (Nursery – P3) and Grant Stornach (P4-P7)

Banchory Primary School: Cai Bull (Nursery – P3) and Annie Neish (P4-P7)

Aboyne Academy: Hannah Smart

Here is a small selection of the mountain inspired artworks from across the many schools in the Park.