Somerset Chamber

Talk to the team 01823 444924


Tell us your business news

Learn more


Partner news

A succession of success at the Original Writing and Illustration Awards

Richard Huish College’s annual Original Writing and Illustration Awards celebrated the creativity of both Huish students and Year 9-11 pupils from local schools through a set of design and writing competitions.

This year the theme of the awards was ‘succession’. Entrants were asked to either design a poster or write an original written piece of under 1,500 words that interpreted this theme.   

The first competition was for The Brunner Cup which has run for 28 years and is for pupils in Years 9-11. This year it was won by Olivia, Year 9, from Court Fields School with Poppie of the Taunton Academy second and Ebony-Rayne of Heathfield Community School third.

The Huish judges were astounded by the talent and range of interpretations produced by the young writers of Somerset. Olivia was presented the cup by a Huish representative at the school’s Year 9 Prize Ceremony in front of her friends and family.

The Ross Paterson Award is a similar writing competition open to Huish students. Rowan Tall (pictured main page) won the award with Vicky Chen second and Lucy Halley third. The writing competition for Huish students was sponsored by Get Home Safe. Get Home Safe was set up by Helen Evans and her friend Charlotte Pitman, in memory of Helen’s nephew Ross Paterson, a former Huish student who had a love for creative writing.

The final award, The Lucas Cup challenged Huish artists and designers to create an A3 illustration on the theme succession. It was won by Yara Cazzamalli (pictured), with Abigail Warden second and Squid Southcombe third.

The Huish winners were presented their prizes at a presentation during the college’s EnRICH Day. The EnRICH Day is a dedicated time in the Huish calendar for students to try new activities with options ranging from first aid to laser tag, filmmaking to external visits, sports to music and pride celebrations to geocaching.  

To read the winning entries and view the winning artworks of the Original Writing and Illustration Awards visit

Connect. Influence. Grow.

Join Somerset Chamber of Commerce to give your business a stronger voice both locally, regionally and nationally. Combined with local town chambers, we represent over 2,000 businesses across Somerset with a direct line to policy-makers at all levels.

Discover the benefitsJoin now