Young Prestfelde artist James Boughey is among the winners of this year’s Nancy Rothwell Award. Each award celebrates artwork that captures the intricacies of anatomy, and this year more than 300 entries were submitted including specimen drawings and models of animals, plants and aspects of microscopy.
Entries were submitted from across the country for the three age categories (7-11, 12-14 and 15-18), and were judged by a panel consisting of biologists and illustrators.
Winners of the award, named after the first President of the Society, receive drawing equipment, a certificate, £25 for themselves, and £100 for their school at this year's Annual Awards ceremony at the Francis Crick Institute, London, as part this year’s Biology Week.
Both highly commended entrants and winners are also invited to a day of training from a professional animal illustrator, based at the Royal Veterinary College.
James Boughey, aged 11, from Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury, was the winner of the 7-11 category, with his detailed collection of drawings of the bumblebee.
On winning the award, James said: “I chose to study bees as I see a lot of them in my garden. “I understand how important they are to the world. We need them for pollination of our plants and I am eager to raise awareness.” #prestfeldeart #arteducation #nancyrothwell #nancyrothwellaward #artaward #beeanatomy #beeart #watercolourbee #beeaware #beeawareness #arteducation #artmeetsscience #sciencemeetsart