PAI Schools Competition
Paisley Art Institute Schools Competition 2016
"The PAI 2016 competition for Primary and Secondary Schools was open to all schools in Renfrewshire. The purpose is to encourage emerging talent in art. More active promotion of the competition by new Secretary Lesley Hinde resulted in record entries from 10 Secondary Schools, ranging from S1-S6, and 5 Primary Schools, ranging from P4-P7. From over 200 entries an excellent exhibition of 100 works were hung in tandem with the Annual Exhibition from 21st May to 21st August 2016 and attracted a large number of visitors. The Schools' Exhibition was hung above the main foyer and reception area of the Museum and visitor numbers are not measured directly but, given that 9599 visitors pass the foyer to gain access to the upper level, it can be assumed that numbers up to this level would have visited the schools' work. The competition was judged by the President, one of the Vice-Presidents and the Honorary Treasurer with the Secretary acting as adjudicator. The generous sponsor, Macfarlane Group, allowed the PAI to present a trophy for the overall winner and 6 prizes over three age categories."