Corrie’s Art Competition

Corrie’s Art Competition

By Jean Bowden

When Tier 4 Lockdown arrived, pens, pencils and paints began busily turning out some very imaginative ‘masterpieces ‘ from all over the country, depicting favourite parts of Scotland, visited by Arran’s favourite wee dog – Corrie. The books of Corrie’s adventures written by her owner, Alison Page, are sold to raise funds the Scottish charity Mary’s Meals.

Christmas 2018 saw the first Corrie Art Competition, so successful, that another was suggested to help pass Lockdown with art -activity! It did indeed, prove a popular idea, as can be seen by the enthusiastic response.

Knowing that travelling around is no longer permitted, Alison suggested that the memories of favourite places visited in Scotland, could be the ideal scenes for Corrie’s competition.

More than 40 entries arrived from children living on Arran as well as from Dumfries, Livingston, Glasgow, Bridge of Allan, Dunoon, Argyll – with the winner of the Adult class, coming all the way from Hull!

Mrs Jean Bowden then had the very difficult task of deciding who our winners would be. And they are –

Meredith Mckie age 5 from Lamlash won the Age 6 and under category. Meredith drew Corrie at Sannox Beach, Isle of Arran

Meredith’s winning entry in the Age 6 and under category

Lucia Farquhar age 11 from Bridge of Allan won the age 7 and over category with her painting of Corrie at Edinburgh Castle.

Lucia’s winning entry in the Age 7 and over category

Kirsty Palmer from Hull won the adult category with her painting of Corrie looking out to Holy Isle.

Kirsty’s winning entry in the adult category

We had two Highly Commended awards:-

Rowan Saunders age 6 from Livingston for her drawing of Corrie at North Berwick

Rowan from Livingston aged 6


Eva age 7 from Corriegills for her drawing of Corrie at Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran

Eva from Corriegills aged 7

Commendations were also awarded to: –

Maya Wals age 4 Dunoon – Corrie in her garden
Ava McNeice age 10 Blackwaterfoot – Corrie and The Kelpies
Ola Wals age 8 Dunoon – Corrie at Ostel Bay
Sam Goronwy age 8 Cordon – Corrie overlooking Holy Isle
Hari Boss age 9 Glasgow – Corrie at the Arran Cheese Shop

The lucky winners received a Corrie’s Capers tote bag full of goodies including a set of books signed by Alison the author and Tony van Breugel and Kirsty Oxley the illustrators.

Commendations were also rewarded with a signed book and a book token to choose a book of their choice.

For more information on Corrie’s Capers and to buy the stories about her delightful adventures please see the shop

Featured image shows Ola Wals’ commended picture of Corrie at Ostel Bay in the Age 7 and over category