National competition hosted at Novus

  06 JUNE, 2016
National competition hosted at Novus

We recently hosted a regional heat in the prestigious Johnstone's Trade Young Painter of the Year competition.

The contest, which is now in its 12th year, pits competitors aged between 17 and 27 - all working towards an NVQ Level 2 diploma in Painting and Decorating or in Construction - against one another, giving all an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and skills.

Contestants are tested across a range of painting and decorating tasks, including the application of stencils, abiding by technical specifications, and making the best use of different Johnstone's Trade paints.

"At Novus, we've got a long and proud heritage when it comes to investing in youth. Through apprenticeships and training we take great pride in providing opportunities to the next generation," said our training manager Jackie Budden. "We're proud to host this event and to be involved with the Young Painter of the Year competition."

Venues across the UK have been hosting Young Painter of the Year heats as the competition gathers momentum. Contestants are given a brief and then have only a few hours to make it a reality, demonstrating that they can follow instructions to the letter and to a tight deadline without sacrificing quality in their work.

All contestants received a goody bag courtesy of specialist paint brush brand Fat Hog, while the runner-up earned a cash prize of £30 and the winner won £100.

The winners of the regional heats all proceed to the Young Painter of the Year national final, which will be held as part of the National Painting and Decorating Show at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on November 29th and 30th. The competition's overall winner will receive prizes worth up to £2,000.

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