The Mayor of Barnsley congratulates The King’s Coronation competition winners

This week, the Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Sarah-Jane Tattersall and Barnsley’s Young Mayor, Parish Trevy, were delighted to welcome the six worthy winners of our King’s Coronation Poster Competition to the town hall for a special presentation to receive their well-deserved coronation award and prize.

The competition was launched ahead of The King’s recent coronation and invited children across the borough, aged four to 16 years, to design a poster to celebrate the King’s Coronation in Barnsley. We were blown away to receive over 200 entries in total which were presented to the mayor last week for judging. After much deliberation, the winner and runner-up for each age category were selected:

Age 4 to 7 years

  • Finley Johnson, age 6 - winner
  • Harry Burkinshaw, age 7 - runner up

Age 8 to 11 years

  • Ivy Percival, age 9 - winner
  • Isabelle Parker, age 10 - runner up

Age 12 to 16 years

  • Finley Barclay, age 15 - winner
  • Ezri Hawcroft, age 12 - runner up

The winners and runner-ups were cordially invited by the mayor and young mayor to the town hall’s reception rooms for refreshments, sweet treats and a special presentation to receive their prize and a special coronation commemorative keepsake.

Copies of the winning entries will also form part of our commemorative archive records for future generations to look back on in years to come, in the way we can now enjoy looking back at archives from the late Queen’s Coronation celebrations in 1953.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Sarah-Jane Tattersall, said: “I loved the idea of holding this competition to involve children and young people across the borough in Barnsley’s coronation celebrations. It also gave them the opportunity to get creative and produce artwork that reflects The King’s Coronation and what it means to them.

“When I was presented with the huge pile of entries, I was totally blown away to be told we had received over 200 entries. It was a very enjoyable afternoon looking through all the wonderful submissions, but it was a very hard decision, as there were so many worthy winners. The standard of artwork and designs was fantastic, we certainly have some aspiring artists in Barnsley.

“It was lovely to meet the children and present them with their prizes and commemorative keepsake which I hope they’ll treasure for years to come and show future generations when talking about the King’s Coronation in Barnsley in 2023.

“A big well done and thank you to everyone that took the time to enter, and congratulations again to the winning children.”

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