Young artists impress

JUAN Perez, the owner of Maleny Accident Repair Centre, created a unique colouring-in competition a few months ago for local children aged 2-12 years to put their creative talents to the test.

He received hundreds of wonderful entries that were initially narrowed down to a selection of finalists for well-known local artist Vanessa Perske to take on the challenging task of being the final judge.

Vanessa said she was particularly drawn to the bright colours of the winning entry by year 4 student Piper, who used both bright colours and great contrast between the colours.

The top three prizes were all taken out by Maleny State School students, with Piper receiving a first prize of $200 as well as having her design painted on a Mazda SP23.

The entries of year 2 students Cohen and Olivia were also recognised in the competition. Cohen was awarded second place and received $100 with Oliva third, receiving $50.

Juan said that the winning entry was one of the harder entries to try to paint onto the car but he and his team were looking forward to the challenge.

Work on painting the car will happen in the next couple of weeks and Juan will take it to the school to show at assembly when it is completed.

It will be used as a courtesy car for the business so will regularly be seen driving around the local area.

Main image: Principal John Byrne, Olivia, Cohen, Piper and Juan Perez of Maleny Accident Repair Centre

2nd – Cohen

3rd – Olivia