YOUNGSTERS in Whitton drew inspiration from the town's shops, cafes and restaurants as part of an art competition.
More than 200 children sketched and painted their favourite businesses and explained what made them special for the My Whitton High Street contest.
The 42 winners, in a number of categories and age groups, were last Saturday (March 10) presented with £5 High Street shopping vouchers at an awards ceremony in Whitton Library.
The competition was jointly organised by Whitton Business Association (WBA) and Richmond Council to promote stores in the town and encourage families to shop locally.
Whitton town centre manager Bridget Clements said: "The response has been fantastic. It was fascinating to see what the children liked about their favourite shop in Whitton High Street and great to see so many wonderful visual and written expressions of their creativity."
All entries are on show at Whitton Library until the end of the month, after which they will be displayed along the High Street.
The competition was one of a number of recent initiatives to revive Whitton town centre, which included an interactive pop-up art gallery just before Christmas.
Whitton was awarded £361,000 last year as part of London Mayor Boris Johnson's Outer London Fund, with the majority of the cash being spent restoring shop fronts and replacing street lights.
The town is also one of five included in Richmond Council's Uplift programme to regenerate the borough's neighbourhoods most in need of improvement.