Gorsedh Kernow announces the Young People Awards winners 2021

Gorsedh Kernow are delighted to announce the winners of the Gorsedh Kernow Young People Awards. Awards Coordinator Amanda Harris said “It is very encouraging to see that the quality, creativity and exuberance of the entries has not lessened despite, or may be because of, lockdown. Many families have taken this opportunity to encourage the children to celebrate their home and their Cornwall through music, film, written studies and art.”

Archive: Gorsedh Kernow Youth Awards 2019

Many thanks again go to Cusgarne School for encouraging their children to enter, to Treverbyn Primary and The Cornwall Music Education Hub. This year we have also had some fabulous winners from America where the Cornish language and culture are being celebrated with enormous enthusiasm. The winning entries can be seen on the Gorsedh Kernow website in September.
“It was very uplifting to judge the Children’s Awards and to see how much Cornwall means to the children and how this is shown in their creative expression. There were so many good entries, it was not an easy choice at all” said Grand Bard Melennek, Elizabeth Carne.

The Award winners for 2021 are:

Yeth Kernewek / Cornish Language
1st Prize: Zawna and Endelyn Grenfell-Muir, Kernewek for kids, by kids (film)
2nd Prize: Bethan Knights, Cornish Calendar (design)
Highly Commended: Year 5, Pask lowen (Easter cards)
Highly Commended: Ethan Tyson, Dictionary of dialect phrases (booklet)

Ilow Kernewek / Cornish Music
Joint 1st Prize: Cornwall County Choirs, This is My Cornwall, (song)
Joint 1st Prize: Zawna and Endelyn Grenfell-Muir, 3 short children’s songs (song)

Film ha Drama
1st Prize: Theodore Waskett KS1, Discovering Cornwall by Bike (film)
1st Prize: Amelia Dale KS2, The Cornish Pasty (film)

Studhyans Kernewek / a Cornish study
1st Prize KS1: William Keast, Living on the Tor (film)
2nd Prize KS1: Anwen Knights, East Wheal Rose Mine (model & plaque)
1st Prize KS2: Isla Top, Carn Marth leaflet, (booklet)
2nd Prize, KS2: Stanley Dyer, Cornish Tartan (poem)
3rd Prize, KS2: Roxy Barnard, Stone Stack at Nanjizal Beach (art/photography)
Highly Commended: Eliza Wittamore, Cornwall: A Poem, (poem)
Highly Commended: Jax Caruana, Cornish Mining (poster)

Art & desin digital / Art & digital design
1st Prize KS1: Marissa Barnard, Woodland Art Sculptures (sculpture)
2nd Prize, KS1: Abigail Beveridge, Multi-coloured jellyfish (mixed media)
3rd Prize, KS1: Daisy Campling, A Cornish View at Sunset (painting)
1st Prize, KS2: Martha Pepper, Bucca the Sea Spirit, (cushion)
2nd Prize, KS2: Chloe Cox, Stained Glass Window (painting)
Joint 3rd Prize KS2: Zennor Jefferies, The Mermaid of Zennor (artwork)
Joint 3rd Prize KS2: William Scrimshaw, The Reflection (photo & painting)
Highly Commended: Eva Gray, Cornish Tin Mine (model)
Highly Commended: Archie Thomson, A Cornish View in Acrylics (painting)

Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic Spirit of Cornwall and to give expression to such spirit, to encourage the study of Cornish history, literature, and the Cornish language, to foster Cornish art, music, dance, and sport and to link with other Celtic countries.

The Gorsedh Kernow Awards scheme enables Gorsedh Kernow to recognise and celebrate a wide range of Cornish cultural activity alongside the more traditional arts and literary entries and allows for entries to be submitted through new media technologies.

7th July, 2021

For further information about Gorsedh Kernow please visit our website: www.gorsedhkernow.org.uk

Photo: Archive photo from 2019 Awards – venue Kresen Kernow