A Red Maids’ alumna has received an Honourable Mention Award for her artwork

Red Maids’ alumna Immy McAndrew has received an ‘Honorable Mention Award’ and cash prize in an international competition, with a piece of artwork she finished while still at school.  

Launched in 2011, the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest encourages students to think creatively about how human action impacts the health of our oceans and coastal environments. There are four different categories: Art, Poetry, Prose and Film, and this year the competition attracted over 2,100 submissions from 67 countries and 44 U.S. states.

Red Maids'Immy’s prize-winning work

Immy’s prize was a $250 cash award, which the organisers at Bow Seat Ocean Awareness hope she will be use ‘to further her passion for the ocean and her creative talent’. She also won a Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) Auxiliary Prize for artwork that ‘exemplifies the PPC mission to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean, and the environment.’

Immy left Red Maids’ in 2014 with an A* and two A grades in her Fine Art, Biology and Geography A Levels. She went on to complete an Art Foundation Course and is currently studying architecture at Edinburgh University.

For more information about the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness competition visit fromthebowseat.org

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