A day in my digital life competition: announcing your national winners!
We are delighted to announce the national winners of the Find Your Balance: A day in my digital life art competition, in partnership with Google.
The competition challenged children to draw a picture showing how they find a healthy balance in their online and offline lives.
Our panel of judges were looking for something creative and individual: reflecting how children make the internet work for them and their families.
The national winner in the age 5-7 category is Luxi, 7, from London who drew a stunning picture (below) showing a day in her digital life – all around the clock!
The national winner in the age 8-11 category winner is Aishwarya, 9, from London, who drew a fantastic picture (below) showing how her family’s digital lives connect – from ballet and music to work and exercise.
A special recognition award has also been given to Benjamin, 10, from Tiverton, who showed a day in his digital life with dyslexia (below) – and explained a really important message about how digital makes life more accessible.
Parent Zone founder and CEO Vicki Shotbolt, who was part of the national judging panel, said: “Huge congratulations to our national winners Luxi and Aishwarya, and to Benjamin for his special recognition award – as well as all the local winners and highly commended entries.
“We were amazed by the many different ways children showed how they use digital – and the imagination they displayed to create their artwork.
“Our judging panel felt that Luxi, Aishwarya and Benjamin stood out for their colourful and creative entries – and how technology plays a supporting and often essential role in their family lives. But we’d like to say a big thank you to every child, parent and school who took the time to take part.”
Our national winners have won a trip to the Houses of Parliament next year to see their artwork on display, alongside all of the other wonderful entries.