Ten year old Orla Kennedy sketched her way to victory

Crayola and Scholastic find the UK’s ‘Best Doodler’

Crayola and Scholastic have found the UK’s ‘Best Doodler’.

In a competition celebrating the firm’s partnership for the launch of the latest from the Tom Gates franchise, Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats, the pair scoured the land to find the country’s next budding artist.

Ten year old Orla Kennedy sketched her way to victory with her masterpiece described by judges as ‘wonderfully intricate and colourful’, winning herself a year’s supply of Crayola products as well as an original art work from Tom Gates creator, Liz Pichon.

Meanwhile, two runners-up, Erin Goodwin, aged eight and Celo Grassi, aged ten, will both receive a pack of Crayola Supertips and a set of Tom Gates books.

Pichon said: "I was amazed when I saw all the entries o the competition. Seriously, they were fantastic.

"There are a lot of very talented doodlers who sent in drawings, which made picking a winner really tricky. Well done to everyone who took part. I loved seeing them all."

Richard Venner, Crayola’s senior brand manager, added: "It has been a great piece of activity, linking perfectly to what Crayola is all about and the theme of the Tom Gates books.

"The response to this competition has been fantastic. It is always great to see how our target audience use their imagination to express themselves and the intricate nature of the doodles created never cease to amaze."

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