A 13-YEAR-OLD girl has won the opportunity to have her artwork on display at St Georges Hall in Liverpool as part of a competition.

Sutton Academy pupil Erin Gerrard won the top prize after entering her artwork, titled Intergalactic, into the regional Dot Art Competition.

The Year 9 pupil was selected out of 30 pupils, with fellow pupils Jack Gregson coming second with his artwork titled Crash and Paddy Wilburn coming third with Life of a student.

Erin’s work will now be displayed at St Georges Hall, Liverpool from Friday, June 16 to Saturday, July 1.

Erin said: “The inspiration for my coursework entry came from my love of drawing portraits and use of bright colours.

“The reason behind the name of my drawing ‘Intergalactic’ was the use of tipex acting as stars, and bright colours as galaxies.

“I feel very grateful and overwhelmed that my drawing is going to be exhibited in St Georges Hall, Liverpool.”

Miss Rebecca Mullin, Art and Textiles teacher at the school added: “This is the first year that we have entered the Dot Art competition and it has been a huge success.

“It has been a great way to display our Year 9 student’s creative talents and it has given the students the opportunity and platform to showcase their own original pieces of artwork.”

Principal Alison Sherman said: “Art is an important and very popular subject here at The Sutton Academy and Erin and her fellow peers have worked very hard on this project, so I am delighted she has been successful.

“Erin is an extremely talented student and she is expected to achieve the top grade, a grade nine, when she sits her Art GCSE.

“I would like to congratulate Erin and also both Jack and Paddy.”