Southampton Maritime Festival

Children awarded prizes for maritime-themed art

Group winners


A prize giving event has been held at the Mayor’s Parlour to honour nine talented winners who created art for the Southampton Maritime Festivals art competition.

Earlier this summer dozens of local schools, clubs and groups got arty and entered our competition for the chance to see their art displayed in front of thousands of people at the Southampton Maritime Festival.

The event and art competition was sponsored by the ABP Port of Southampton, the UK’s leading port operator. As well as welcoming the community into the docks, ABP hopes to embed the winning work into a special display in the port so that people can see the talent of the children of Hampshire. Nick Ridehalgh, ABP Southampton director said;

“We were very impressed with the entries in this year’s competition and are delighted to display them at the port to the thousands of workers and cruise passenger who pass through every day. Many congratulations to the overall winners, who have bright futures ahead of them I have no doubt.”

From many talented entries, nine winners were hand-picked by the Mayor of Southampton and representatives from the port of Southampton to receive awards. On the 26thNovember, the Sheriff of Southampton, Councillor Linda Norris, welcomed the winning children to the Mayor’s parlour where they were presented with special awards for inspiration.

Congratulations goes to all our talented winners:

  • 6 and under category: 1st Lacey Sillence, 2nd Bradley Hawton, 3rd Beatriz Reis Castro.
  • Age 7 category: 1st Sean Clarke, 2nd Ashton Cole, 3rd Grace Naismith
  • Age 8-9 category: 1st Mia Groom, 2nd Grace Breen, 3rd Jack Davis

Garry Momber, representative of the Southampton Heritage Federation and director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust, said:  

“We are looking forward to seeing all of these amazing images displayed in the Southampton Port for everyone to see. You are a true credit to the Southampton community. Well done!”