Christmas Card Competition Winners

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Christmas card competition winners
Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Christmas Card Competition,  S1 pupil Wallace Baird.
Wallace has produced a delightful image of Montrose reflected in the still basin waters. His design will now be used for next year’s school Christmas Card and for the 2020 Arts festival poster.
Congratulations also go to our year group winners; S2 winner Farrah Dolan and S3 winner Elisha West.  Please come to the art department to collect your prizes.
Well done to everyone in S1 – S3 for your superb entries, it was a hard competition to judge.
Good luck next year.

University Digital Portfolio Application Deadlines

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University Digital portfolio application deadlines

All Scottish University Art College applicants will have until the 31 January to upload their digital portfolios.

 ACES is putting on loads of additional digital portfolio support sessions in January. The dates are…

·         Thursday 9 January (Eve)

·         Saturday 11 January (Day)

·         Wednesday 15 January (Eve)

·         Monday 20 January (Eve)

·         Wednesday 29 January (Eve)

…and we’ve pulled together a big online folder of resources for the digital folios (all courses, all unis – not just DJCAD).

It’s got:

·         my digital portfolio guide

·         masterclass presentation

·         example folios

·         Planning sheets

·         Photoshop guide

·         Adobe Scan guide

·         Templates for 15 and 25 slide digital portfolios

All available to download and use for free!

Rotary Club Photography Competition Winners

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Rotary Club Photography Competition winners
Well done to all those pupils who entered the Rotary Club Photography Competition. We had a great selection of photo’s on the theme of ‘Through my eyes’ which made the judging very difficult.
Congratulations to the overall winner, Oliver Milne, who took a great picture down at Montrose waterfront.
1st place : Oliver Milne ; Picture of Montrose waterfront
2nd Place : Eloise Cook
3rd place; Cameron Kennedy

Montrose Academy Arts Festival

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Montrose Academy Arts Festival, featuring live performances by pupils and staff; an art exhibition; displays and raffle prizes, takes place on Tuesday 27th November in the school assembly hall.  Doors open at 6.30pm, with the Festival starting at 7.00pm. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at £4.00 adult/£3 concession including refreshments. Free entry: children under 6 & Family Ticket: £1 off ticket price p.p.

Rotary Club Photography Competition

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Congratulations go to Christos Ntailakis who is this year’s winner of the Rotary Club Photography Competition.  Second place went to Emma Gunn, with Ciara Robertson coming third.

The Rotary Club & Montrose Academy photography competition was based on the title ‘The Beauty of Nature’ and this year’s Higher Photography pupils were given the opportunity to put forward their best photos which illustrated the title.   This is the first year of the competition and it is hoped that it will now become an annual event on the school calendar.

Christos is pictured with his winning entry of an autumn leaf, alongside runner-up Emma and judges Mr Neil Werninck from Montrose Rotary Club and Mr Peter Allan, Principle Teacher of Performing Arts.

Winning photos are displayed below:

Carnoustie Camera Club Photography Competition

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As part of the annual Carnoustie Gala, which this year is to be held on 7th July, Carnoustie Camera Club hold a photographic competition which this year is open to all persons under the age of 18, living in the Angus area.  For the first time this year we are accepting digital entries online.  Details of the competition can be found on our website at:

Photography Comp

Angus College Art Competition Winners

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Congratulations to Becky Littlewood and Alex Czarnecka who have both won prizes at an art competition run by Dundee & Angus College, Arbroath campus. Becky won first prize – cash prize of £75 plus Art Materials Pack and Alex won 3rd prize – cash prize of £25 plus Art Materials Pack.

The competition was an all-day event open to pupils from across Angus schools.  Montrose academy entered the maximum of 6 pupils; Zarah Frost , Becky Littlewood, Daisy Paton, Rebecca Codona, Morven McLeod and Alex Czarnecka. Well done to all those who took part. The competition was fierce and the art works produced were deemed gallery worthy by the judging panel. The college lecturer judges took into consideration all the pieces of work produced throughout the day and agreed that Becky’s work was the most successful. Well Done everyone!


Montrose Academy Arts Festival

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The Arts Festival was a fantastic success, thanks to those that participated. The performers and exhibitors produced an eclectic mix of art and music for visitors to the evening show to enjoy. Compere, Mr Thomson, ensured the night’s entertainment flowed seamlessly, or at least, seemingly seamlessly! There were two halves of lively music performed by the talented pupils of Montrose Academy. A mixture of modern songs and classical music by soloists, groups, choirs and orchestra ensured there was something for everyone to enjoy. There was even a performance of ‘Teenage Dirt Bag’ by the teacher’s band which put a few smiles on faces in the audience. At the interval everyone was able to enjoy some refreshments at their beautifully decorated tables courtesy of Mrs Innes. There were art displays, potter’s wheel demonstrations and S2 stop-frame animations on display throughout the break. Ceramics produced by the pottery club were available for purchase and raffle prizes were also available. Quite a few people went away with early Christmas presents, we thank them for their support.

A big thank you to everyone who took part in, helped out with or came along to support us at the Arts festival, you all contributed to the success of the night. Thank you!