The judges of the Sapphire Coast Learning Community art show were faced with the tough task of selecting the best submissions from each school stage last week.
The selections, made by local artists Peter Dunne and Peter Otton, were announced at the awards ceremony on Friday.
There were first place and runner up prizes for every school stage. Each winner took home a gift certificate.
Some artists were pleasantly surprised to win. Roisin Ahern of Eden High School took second place in the stage six division.
“I wasn’t expecting it when they told me today,” she said.
“It’s a really good feeling, especially when it comes out of the blue like this.”
The judges made a few special mentions outside of the official award giving ceremony.
Tathra Public School was commended on being the most artistic school overall.
Stage one across all schools was congratulated for being the most creative school level.
Pambula Public School was awarded the whole school award for their group effort to create their colourful stepping stones.