As part of National Save A Spider Day we asked our young supporters to create posters showing just how much they love spiders.
The competition was well received by grown-ups across our socials with lots of likes, shares, re-toots and re-tweets and our young supporters didn’t disappoint either!
With entries received from 5 to 11 year olds sharing fantastic drawings, fun spider facts, their favourite spiders and even re-interpretations of famous works of art (!) we’ve now chosen our favourites and are pleased to announce the runners up and overall competition winner.
Our first prize goes to:
- Lincoln, age 9, for his awesome drawing of the Ladybird Spider (Eresus sandaliatus) complete with fun facts. We really like Lincoln’s first fact. “spiders are vital to our ecosystems”; because it is so important and so very true!
Fantastic work Lincoln; we’re really pleased that there are young people, such as yourself, who find spiders fascinating and will champion them in a world where lots of people find them scary.
We hope you enjoy reading “There’s a spider in my bath!” with your new friend Itsy the Spider!
(click on the image to view it in a larger format)
Our runner up prizes go to:
- Eddie, age 5, for his fantastic drawing of “Spiders together in a cave” (click on the image to view it in a larger format). We love how happy Eddie’s spiders look, all hanging out together in a cave. It’s clear to us that Eddie has a great love of arachnids and is already a brilliant advocate for them.
Great work Eddie and congratulations!
We hope you enjoy reading “There’s a spider in my bath!”
- Jess, age 11, for her brilliant digital re-interpretation of Michelangelo’s classic artwork “The Creation of Adam” (click on the image to view it in a larger format). We love this re-interpretation, particularly the bearded spider surrounded by lots of smaller spiders.
Great work Jess and congratulations!
We hope you go on to re-create many famous works of art featuring awesome invertebrates and we hope you enjoy reading “There’s a spider in my bath!”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank, once again, everyone who took part in this event; from the prize donors through to those who helped us promote it.
With a final and very special thank you going to the young people who submitted their artwork, who love spiders and have shared and are sharing that love with others. Long may it continue!