A young artist from Huddersfield has seen his work transformed into a line of t-shirts, after being named as a winner of Banana Moon Clothing’s Big Draw competition.

The personalised clothing manufacturer, based in Birstall, West Yorkshire, challenged the young people of the county to create a piece of work that captures the essence of what Yorkshire means to them.

Three winning designs were selected from entries submitted by children aged 8 to 12 from across Yorkshire, by a panel that included representatives from York-based arts organisation art& and Banana Moon.

One of the winning entries was from 8-year-old Joe Raleigh from Huddersfield.

All three designs have since been transformed into a line of ten t-shirts for each artist to keep or share with friends and family.

Joe’s entry factored in several staples of the county, including a big Yorkshire pudding with plenty of gravy!

Banana Moon digital director, Miles Thorp, said: “It’s been amazing to see the sheer creativity of Yorkshire’s children.

“Each entry paid its own unique homage to our county, and it was brilliant to see the youth of Yorkshire taking pride in their area. Our winning entries really capture the beauty of the county.

“Not many kids get to see their own range of t-shirts printed, so I hope our winners, their family and friends treasure their personalised garments for years to come.”

The competition was run in conjunction with the Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, organised by The Campaign for Drawing.

To read more about Banana Moon’s Big Draw competition read their blog post:

www.banana-moon-clothing.co.uk

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