Borough Insight

Scenes from the future

As part of our on-going Future40 initiative we are engaging will all parts of the community so that we can create a long term vision for the borough's future.

Earlier this month we announced the winners of the Future40 art competition.

The competition was open to young artists aged 5-18 from across the borough. Based on the theme, ‘Proud of our past, preparing for our future’, they were invited to use any artistic method to create their own “scene from the future”.  

The Future40 art competition was judged by the then Mayor, Councillor Neil Dallen, and the winners were presented with a prize by Councillor Eber Kington.

The winners are:

• Max Gazzelloni (aged 7) - Inspired Lego model of a futuristic Market Place and Clock Tower.

• Kyuri Kim (aged 9) - Colourful interpretation of the future of Epsom and Ewell

• Christ Church Epsom Common Youth Group (ages 12-16) - pirational collage of The Wells showcasing the devastating effects rubbish and pollution can have on Epsom and Ewell if we don't control it.

The winning creations:

Lego

Future

Wells

Our runners-up:

- Anoushka Patel (aged 6): model ‘C-BOT – the Clean Robot’ (a friendly robot who helps keep our borough clean).

- Mary Ziyu Luo (aged 10): Inspiring pencil sketch of a ‘Mirror of the borough's future’.

- Yuna Kim (aged 7): Pencil sketch of ‘Colourful Epsom and Ewell’. 

The winners and runners-up all received a certificate and a limited edition Future40 badge and book vouchers. The three winners also received a book voucher for their respective schools and youth group. 

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Councillor Eber Kington said, “We received over 50 individual entries depicting the future of Epsom and Ewell in the form of paintings, collages and sculptures. Thank you to everyone who submitted their entries, picking winners from such a creative talent pool was no easy task. 

“It was a great way to encourage our younger residents to start thinking about the future; where they live, study and play and what it will be like in years to come. We value the views of young people, and their hopes for the future will help shape the final Future40 vision statement. 

“Congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone for taking part.” 

The art competition formed part of our ongoing wider engagement for Future40, our project to develop a long-term vision for Epsom and Ewell. We are currently in the second stage of the consultation looking at the emerging themes and current findings in more detail. For more information and to have your say on the future of the borough visit www.future40.org

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