THE winners of the popular competition for city artists to express their love for Worcester through art have been announced.

The Sam Driver White Memorial Art Competition, organised by solicitors Harrison Clark Rickerby's (HCR) Worcester office, drew almost 50 entries from all over the city and from all ages.

The event was run in memory of the firm’s former senior partner, Sam Driver-White, who was an enthusiast both for the city and for the arts across Worcestershire.

The 10 winners were chosen by judges including Laura White, lecturer in fine art at Goldsmiths College in London, Georgina Terry, head of art at the King’s School and David Blake from Worcester City Council.

Their work will go on display in the Guildhall before Christmas, before being framed and mounted, ready to be hung on the walls for all visitors to enjoy at HCR's Worcester offices.

Each winner also chose a charity to receive £250 from HCR's own charitable trust.

The winners and their charities are Hetty Meen - Breast Cancer Haven, Rupert Seldon - Little Princess Trust, Bibi Rozier - Acorns Hospice, James Greenoff-Cairns - MIND, WAW advanced pottery class - Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, Michael Whitefoot - Worcester Festival Choral Society, Max Hodgetts - Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Cerys Cowan - Special care baby unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Class 3HC of Regency High School - Helping Birmingham’s Homeless, and Jack Tyrer, Poppy Laws and Clara Dodgson - Worcester Snoezelen.

Jonathan Brew, HCR's current senior partner, said: “We are were delighted by the range and creativity of the entries – it has been a real pleasure to be involved in the competition and it will be even more of a pleasure to be able to use our trust’s funds for such good causes.

"I congratulate all our winners but I am very grateful to all those who entered, who have made this such a success.”