A Titanic win for young Ebony

SMILES Ebony Jackson winner of Hook-with-Warsash CofE Primary School's Titanic Art Competition
SMILES Ebony Jackson winner of Hook-with-Warsash CofE Primary School's Titanic Art Competition
Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith
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TALENTED schoolgirl Ebony Jackson is a great artist in the making after winning a competition for her depiction of the Titanic.

The seven-year-old, from Hook-with-Warsash CoE Primary, beat dozens of entries from her school and Park Gate Primary to claim first prize for Hardings Picture Framing and Art Gallery’s challenge to mark the centenary of the ship’s sinking.

Ebony’s brightly-coloured collage wowed connoisseurs at the Warsash gallery, who chose her as one of six finalists to have their works displayed alongside professional paintings in April.

And 200 members of the public gave her their vote – to crown her overall winner of the competition, with a prize of art materials, a Royal Mint Titanic centenary coin as well as £100 of book vouchers for her school.

Sue Rees-Blanchard, Ebony’s form tutor and art-co-ordinator, said: ‘We are all very proud of Ebony.

‘Her collage is fantastic – the colours are so vivid and it has great perspective.

‘Ebony has now taken her framed collage home to treasure – it won’t be going on sale!’

Five of the finalists were from Hook-with-Warsash Primary.