JUDGES were bowled over by the work of talented artists who entered a recent city-wide art competition.

The Worcester is My Passion competition was run by Harrison Clark Rickerby’s (HCR) Worcester office, and encouraged schools, colleges, art clubs, and individual artists to express their passion for the city through art.

Judging recently took place last Friday and winners are now being notified, with 10 selected who each will nominate the charity they would like to receive £250.

The contest was held in memory of the firm’s former senior partner, Sam Driver White, who was a lifelong supporter of local artists.

Judges David Blake, from Worcester City Council, Laura White - Mr White’s daughter who is a senior lecturer in fine art at Goldsmiths College, London, and Georgina Terry, head of art at the King’s School, Worcester. They were joined by current senior partner at HCR, Jonathan Brew.

There were entries of all kinds, including collages, drawings and digitally-enhanced images, with judges impressed by the creativity on show.

Mr Blake said: “Worcester has clearly inspired people in more ways than we could have imagined.

"I’m especially pleased that everyone will be able to see all the work on display at the Guildhall in December.”

Laura White added: “My father would have been delighted by the openness and inclusivity of this competition. He loved Worcester and supported the arts here with a passion, which is equally obvious in the entries we have seen.”

Winners will be announced at the end of November and the Guildhall exhibition will run for a week from December 18. Winning entries will then be hung in the firm’s conference rooms.