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Clorox Creative Challenge Winners Span The Country

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29 November 2002

Clorox Creative Challenge Winners Span The Country

The winners of this year’s Clorox Creative Challenge came from all over the country, spanning between Bluff and Auckland.

Children and teachers representing the winning schools attended the official awards ceremony held today at Auckland’s Sky Tower, to receive more than $40,000 worth of prizes and exhibit their creations.

More than 4,500 primary and intermediate children participated in this year’s Clorox Creative Challenge, creating wearable arts based on the theme “I am New Zealand’. The winners were chosen by a judging panel that included World fashion designer Denise L’Estrange-Corbet MNZM, Desna Jury, head of department of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and Steve Fonagy, from Clorox New Zealand.

Desna Jury says she was overwhelmed with the standard of the entries. “I was impressed by the students’ use of fabulous bright colours and interesting surface textures,” she says. “It was wonderful to see so much evidence of the fun, learning and enjoyment that the children put into every creation.”

The Challenge has three major award categories - junior primary (school years 1-3), middle primary (school years 4-6) and intermediate (school years 7-8). Owairoa Primary from Auckland won the junior primary section, with T.K.K.M o Tamaki Nui A Rua from Dannevirke winning the middle primary category. Opotiki Primary from the Bay of Plenty was the winner of the intermediate section.

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Each category winner receives a $5,000 “creativity grant’ for their school, a $1,500 “education grant’ for their teacher and a $500 “education voucher’ for the individual or group winner. Seven special honour awards were also presented with the winners receiving a $3,000 creativity grant for their school and a $250 book voucher for themselves.

Judge Denise L’Estrange-Corbet MNZM, says the Clorox Creative Challenge is a great way of encouraging children to work together. “The Challenge also teaches children to be mindful of the environment and the recycling issues that we face in the 21st Century.”

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About Clorox New Zealand Limited

The Clorox Company makes products that help people the whole world over cook and clean. Clorox sells its products in more than 110 countries, manufactures in 14 countries, including New Zealand, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.

Originating in 1913 in California, today Clorox has become a household name through its hero products - Glad„¥, Chux„¥, Mono„¥, XLO„¥ and Clorox „¥ (USA Bleach).

The company’s New Zealand operations are based in Mt Wellington, Auckland. Employing over 100 full and part-time staff, Clorox NZ manufactures and distributes consumer and food service products for both local and export markets.

CLOROX CREATIVE CHALLENGE MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Junior Primary School - Owairoa Primary School, Auckland

Middle Primary School - O Tamaiki Nui A Rua, Dannevirke

Intermediate - Opotiki Primary, Bay Of Plenty

SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

Best Group -- Konini School, Bluff Akasha Taureka, Stacy Ryan ,Logan Valentine

Best Individual - Central Southland Rural, Otautau Southland, Virginia Anderson

Most Imaginative Use of Clorox Products -- Holy Cross School, Wellington, Kathryn Botica, Stephanie Esstratiou, Jodie Hayes

Best Interpretation of the Theme -- Waterloo School, Wellington, Jessica Lorimer-Awa, Mitchell Carey, Tyler Ellis

Best Sculptural 3D -- Kauri Park Primary Auckland, Jonathan Markwick, Celia Rankin, Amber Warwick, Annalise Rogers, Laura Tattersall

Most Creative use of Natural Materials -- Holy Cross School, Wellington Rachel Cederwall, Natasha Perry

Best Use of Natural Materials -- Holy Cross School, Wellington, Fallen Holt, Georgina Goulden, Sarah Thomas Brigit Kerr

Check out the special website www.artatclorox.co.nz


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