SpaceX Inspired Painting Wins UK Arts and Crafts Competition

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SpaceX Inspired Painting Wins UK Arts and Crafts Competition

Ellie Harrison, aged 9 from Leeds entered her painting of a spaceman leaving earth but missing home in the picture.

Ellie Harrison - Spaceman

Following a popular and successful nationwide competition, online discount toy store Bargain Max has selected three winners of their children’s arts and crafts competition, chosen by an industry judge.

In what has been an inspiring creative competition for youngsters across the UK, the first prize winner is Ellie Harrison (aged 9) from Beeston, Leeds who put forward her SpaceX inspired painting named ‘Checking in on Earth’ featuring a spaceman that’s landed on a far away planet but still misses his/her home.

This entry was well received by an industry judge for its brilliant contrast of colours and thematic timing from recent space events.

Ellie Richardson is thrilled to be chosen as the winner of the competition as she comments: “I watched the rocket launch. It was so exciting to see the rocket go into space ... I watched it arrive at the space station too. I watched the spacemen float into the space station to join the others. I do like space, it is so interesting.”

Father of Ellie, Richard Harrison said: “Oh wow! That is fantastic. She is so pleased!”

In second place came Noah Brownes (aged 5) from Sheffield, who entered his homemade ‘Elmer the Elephant’, made out of a milk bottle and tissue paper.

A spokesperson for Bargain Max commented: “All three winners' entries were superb. Ellie’s spaceman was an excellent painting and was a shining light in uncertain times. We’re really pleased to have been able to give families an opportunity to get their kids excited about our competition. “Thank you to all parents who helped their children enter the competition and to all the children who entered, well done! A massive congratulations to our talented winners!”

The winning entries can be viewed here: www.bargainmax.co.uk/arts-and-crafts-competition

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