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Find Your Balance competition winners see their artwork on display at House of Lords

 

The winners of our Find Your Balance: A day in my digital life competition came face-to-face with their prize-winning pieces at a special celebration in the House of Lords.

The competition, in partnership with Google, invited children to draw a picture showing how they find a healthy balance in their online and offline lives. 

Our judges were searching for creative, original artworks demonstrating the inspiring ways children and their families make the most of the internet. 

Our two national winners were Luxi, aged 7, and Aishwarya, aged 9, both from London, whose creative submissions highlighted the digital side of family activities and interactions. 

Benjamin, 10, from Tiverton, also received a special recognition award for his artwork which demonstrated how tech can make life more accessible for young people with dyslexia. 

"Art shining a light on online safety" 

Luxi, Aishwarya and Benjamin were invited to the event to receive their prizes from Giovanna Fletcher – mum, author, presenter of the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast and winner of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! 2020 – and see their artwork on display in a special gallery. 

We also welcomed the local winners accompanied by their parents and teachers, Will Quince MP, Minister for Children and Families, and guests from across the art and children’s sectors.

Vicki Shotbolt, Parent Zone CEO and founder and member of the Find Your Balance judging panel, said: "It was wonderful to welcome all our guests to celebrate children’s artwork. All of the entries provided insights into what children think about the role of digital in their lives."

Will Quince MP, Minister for Children and Families, said: "Each of these pieces of art shines a light on online safety - and makes it clear that children and young people have to be at the heart of all conversations on this topic. My congratulations to all of the winners - I do not envy the judges, because all of the contributions on display here today were worthy of awards."

You can view all of the wonderful competition submissions and see all the local winners and highly commended entries