The Croods Competition Winners

We had over twenty entires into ‘The Croods’ animal mashup drawing competition and it’s finally time to announce the winner. Massive congratulations to Zak Lang, age 8 for his wonderful winning entries:



The judge was illustrator Rachel Everitt. Rachel ran an illustration workshop at the library over Easter to help aspiring illustrators with their entries (read about it on the blog here). Here’s Rachel choosing the winning entry:


Here’s why Rachel chose Zak as the winner:

The amount of work that’s gone into it.. good imagination, good names, nice colouring. Love the humipede. There seems to be a lot of care. The wee characters and faces are fab, the eyes on the slothorilla. It’s great!

Well done Zak, you win this Croods goody box:


Runners Up

Rachel chose three runners up too. The runners up win a set of artists pens. Here are their entries along with Rachel’s comments:

Elegator by Katie Whitham (9):


It’s really striking and really memorable. As soon as you see it, it stands out as unique, great face, great combination, its fab!

Bebra by Adam (5):


The Bebra is very good. I love the feet on it, really bold. The way he did those feet in the workshop – it really showed potential to work well with a paint brush. Really nice, fun name and fun combination.

Cueman by Eilidh Spence (10):


Great character, really carefully done. A lot of though went into that. I love that she’s written so much about the description, really imaginative. It’s a striking character!

Leith Library Runner Up Award

We have one last runner-up. This goes to Cameron Allan, one of our library regulars. We were really impressed with his participation in the illustration workshop, he tried out lost of different techniques and sent in multiple entries. Our favourite is the giraffe-hip:


Well done Cameron, you win a set of pens too.

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition. The standard of entry was very high and we were really impressed with your illustrations and imagination. 


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