During lockdown the St Chris art department launched the Community Creative Masks competition in place of our annual Inter-School Recycled Fashion Show which unfortunately wasn’t able to take place this year.
Pupils and parents from St Chris and from schools in Hertfordshire including Hexton JMI, Ardeley St Lawrence School, St Thomas Moore RC School and Pixmore Junior School took part in the competition during the Spring.
Entrants were asked to design, create and embellish a mask which could be made from scratch or developed from a plain mask base. They were encouraged to be as creative as possible with no restrictions in terms of the materials used or the type of design or construction.
A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part: We absolutely loved seeing all the entries!
We asked judges Nicola Skinner and Claire West to help us narrow down the entries to choose the winners of the different categories. Nicola and Claire are a design duo and co-directors of bobandalf: they design and make handmade objects and work with paper, Jesmonite, wood, cork, cardboard.
The prize winners were as follows:
Chickmo by Merrie, Year 2 (H Group), St Chris
A Mask for All Seasons by Maisie, Age 11, St Thomas Moore RC School
Winner: Most Innovative Mask
Butterflies in the Spring by Grace, Age 11, Hexton JMI
Winner: Maddest Mask
Shark Attack by Will, Age 8, Hexton JMI
Winner: Best Slogan
Be Proud by Sorcha Lucioli, Year 8 (II Grp), St Chris
Joint Winners: Best Mask with a Message
Underwater Paradise by Immy Fraser-Williams, Year 12 (Lower Sixth), St Chris
Lockdown 3.0 Masked Up by Darcie Grace Jackson, Year 8 (II Group), St Chris
Winner: Best Household Bubble
‘Bask’ Bark Mask by Rebecca, Ben, Leo & Felix, St Chris & Ardeley School
Winner: Face to the Future
Jack Hammond, Year 12 (Lower Sixth), St Chris
Winner: Most Innovative Use of Materials
Maya Gomez-Aubert, Year 8 (II Group), St Chris
Winner: Best Overall Design
Issy Hobbs, Year 12 (Lower Sixth), St Chris
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part! Here are a selection of other entries – you can see them all online on our instagram page @thecreativemaskproject