The judging of the all Wales ‘Design a T shirt competition’, set up in order to advertise the Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month gala event on 25th June (open to everyone!) at St David’s Hall, Cardiff was a great success.
There were over 500 entries from Primary schools that celebrated Gypsy Roma and Traveller culture and demonstrated not only artistic flair, but also excellent background research.
Entries were received from Cardiff, Newport, Pontypool, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, Pembrokeshire, Wrexham, Monmouthshire, Rhyl, Carmarthenshire Flintshire and Powys.
The winners were all from Cardiff schools and were:
1st Urien Ware age 10 of Ysgol Mynydd Bychan
2nd Brooklyn Rafferty age 9 Shirenewton Homeclub
3rd Rhodri Gibbon Year 6 of Ysgol Mynydd Bychan
The panel of judges- Councillor Judith Woodman, Assembly Member Julie Morgan, Installation Artist Delaine Le Bas and Tim Wilson from the Cardiff Gypsy and Traveller Project were very impressed with the high standard of the entries.
The event was organised by Isaac Blake Director of The Romani Cultural and Arts Company and Carol Lewis of EMTAS, with the full support of the Traveller Education Service.
All entries will be on display on the 25th June at St David’s Hall, where the stewards will wear the winning T-shirt design and the prizes will be presented.