I have won an award!

My boat sculpture has been up in Teignmouth for a month or so now and last night was judgment night when we all found out who had won the awards for the public vote, the community prize and the South West Water artist prize.  The kids were being being a bit troublesome and I have lots of work on, so I nearly didnt go, but go I did and I was very glad I did as (to my total amazement) I came 3rd in the public vote and I won the artist prize! I now have a wonderful award sculpted by the talented artist Julia Vella and a £500 prize!

None of this has quite sunk in yet, but I am very, very chuffed to say the least! TRAIL has been extended till the 19th September 2010 to coincide with the Tour of Britain bike race, which ends in Teignmouth, so there is still plenty of time to see the sculptures if you are in Devon this month.

Here are images of the other winners:

winner of the Public vote, Sid the Sea Gull

Fiona Campbell's amazing spider, 2nd in the Public voteJoint winner of the community vote, The Future is Bright being made!

Hoolocombe Arts vertical garden, the initial drawings

One of the best things about being part of the TRAIL collective is the fabulous inclusive nature of the exhibition and I am proud to have my work exhibited along side community groups who have overcome all sorts of physical and social challenges to make works of art that are every bit as well conceived and relevent as those of the established professional artists. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with next year!

Thanks to all the artists and participants and the sponsors for everyones hard work

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9 Responses to “I have won an award!”


  1. 1 Wellydogdesigns September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    Congratulations it brilliant

  2. 2 Susan Janiszewski September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    Thats amazing Amy, well done and very well deserved ! The sculptures are fabulous – working to such large scale must be difficult !

  3. 3 Konnie Kapow September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    woohoo! well done Amy! You should be so proud of yourself! Bet your family are thrilled for you and your folksy friends and fans too!

  4. 4 Charlotte Hupfield September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    Thats fantastic, well done you! What will you be doing to celebrate? (if you’ve even got time, you sound very busy!)

  5. 5 Fiona September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    Congratulations, that absolutely fantastic! Wish I could get down to see them all, but Yorkshires a bit far away for a day trip and we cant afford a holiday at the mo :o(

  6. 6 Shaz September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    On the good ship Orange-Juice, la-la-la-la…. great news indeed and well deserved – bet your Dad’s chuffed to bits too! Lots of lovely spending for you 😉

  7. 7 A Simple Melody September 2, 2010 at 12.48

    Congratulations! Well deserved – I love that boat 🙂

    Sam x

  8. 8 Lynwoodcrafts September 3, 2010 at 12.48

    Great boat Amy – Well Done!

    Sounds a great competition – something for everyone and everyone welcome. Glad you did well

    Sue


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