Tatura’s Sacred Heart Primary School student Ryan Skinner’s artwork won this year’s Goulburn Valley Water’s Indigi-Art Competition during National Water Week.
Ryan was ecstatic when he was told he was the winner two weeks ago and he received a $150 gift voucher and certificate for his colourful art piece.
More than 6000 artworks were created by students from 50 Goulburn Valley schools in the competition, including all of Sacred Heart Primary School students.
The vibrant artworks adorn one of the hallways in the school.
The aquatic theme of the event gave students the choice to paint and decorate a wooden cutout of either a yabbie, Murray cod or turtle.
‘‘Ryan really took a liking to the task and was working on his artwork during recess and lunch time,’’ art teacher Matt Hooper said.
The Year 4 student said he decided with his teacher to go for earthy colours and use pointillism.