Young artists awarded

The winners of the Friends of National Mining Museum Scotland Art Competition were today presented with their prizes at an award ceremony in the Power House at National Mining Museum Scotland.

The competition, which was launched in March, was open to all P6 and P7 pupils at Primary Schools across Midlothian.  Around 100 entries were received and displayed in the museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery over the Easter holidays.

Friends Art Comp photo

The three winners were selected by a panel of judges, as follows:

1st place – Rory Scott from Sacred Heart Primary

2nd place – Ella Annor from St Andrews Primary

3rd place – Vince Mas from Sacred Heart Primary

All three winners received a deluxe art set and will have their art work displayed on the Friends of National Mining Museum Scotland’s new pop up banner and all entries will be featured in a gallery of the museum’s website.

Jim Waugh, Friend of NMMS said “We were delighted at the number and quality of entries to our art competition.  As well as awarding prizes to the three winners, each primary school who took part in the competition will also receive a financial donation from the Friends to help towards the purchase of art supplies for their school.

The “Friends” is an independent organisation of people who support the museum and encourage its development.  It’s managed by a small committee who are elected annually.  For further information about the “Friends” please take a look at www.nationalminingmuseum.com/friends/.




Front left to right: Rory Scott, Vince Mas, Ella Annon, Victoria Robb NMMS Education Manager
Back:  Jim Waugh, Friend of NMMS and Tom Young, Tour Guide