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Uxbridge students show off their artistic flair in competition as winners to be displayed in new office building announced

Winning entries will be displayed in the impressive newly refurbished office block near Uxbridge station

Judging an art competition is not an easy task at the best of times, but with the quality of work by students at Uxbridge College it is even harder.

But that was the challenge faced by the judges (me being one of them) during an art competition held at the campus in Park Road, Uxbridge on Friday (January 13).

The six winning pieces, chosen on Friday, will now be put up in the soon-to-be finished office building in Belmont Road, which has undergone a £30million revamp.

Students in their first year of the Level 3 Art and Design course at Uxbridge College were given six weeks to come up with a piece of work around the theme of 'London living'.

The pieces were put on display at Uxbridge College

Using a range of styles, from painting to photography and fashion, students showed phenomenal levels of imagination, thoughtfulness and preparation.

Narrowing down the entries to just four, including one overall winner, proved impossible so instead prizes were given out to six entries.

Judging was carried out by Julian Cobourne of Aviva Investors – who are the landlords of the Belmont Road building, Chief Executive of Hillingdon Council Fran Beasley, Vicky Cohen, art lecturer at Uxbridge College, and myself.

Julian Cobourne of Aviva Investors and Chief Executive of Hillingdon Council Fran Beasley

Mr Cobourne said: “The quality of artwork was outstanding and the huge effort put into the pieces was evident.

“The installations will look superb in Belmont, Aviva Investment's newly redeveloped office building in Uxbridge town centre.”

The overall winner will be displayed in the foyer of the Belmont building once it is officially finished in the coming weeks, while runners up will have their work displayed elsewhere in the offices.

The runners up

Here are the pieces that were runners up in the competition:

Hazel Woodstock, 19
Mary Fagbologan, 16.
Mark Moktan Tamang, 24
Czarek Sobol, 17
Reesha Bhatoy, 16

And the winner is...

This visually striking and diverse piece which was a collaborative effort by the graphics class at Uxbridge College.

Congratulations to the winners and a huge well done to all of the entrants who showed such skill and inspiration.

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