The tremendous artistic and creative talent of the boys was celebrated on Friday 26th February 2016. The Detweiler Competition is an annual event named after Dr Alan Detweiler, a Canadian composer, who originally generously supported the prize. Prizes are awarded both for submissions for the art competition and the Head Master’s prize for creative writing.

The theme for this year’s Competition was ‘A Sense of Place’; a theme interpreted and produced in many exciting and inspiring forms by the boys. 

Our thanks go to OB Dr Barnaby Wright (84-93), Daniel Katz Curator of 20-century art at the Coutard Gallery, and Artist Peter Moore, a friend of Alan Detweiler, for taking on the difficult task of selecting the winners from the fantastic artwork and creative writing submitted by the boys.


Art Prizes
1st Prize 2D Tom Smith, Upper Sixth
1st Prize 3D John Holroyd, Upper Sixth
Highly Commended Tizian-Oscar Geyer, Fourth Form
  Dominic Kharzaliya, Upper SIxth
  Ben Wilshaw Quinn, Fifth Form
  Tom Rainbow, Lower Sixth
  Alex Williams, Upper Sixth
Creative Writing Prizes
Senior Winner Ted Hicks, Lower Sixth
Highly Commended Thomas Rainbow, Lower Sixth
Junior Winner Conor Hilliard, Fifth Form
Highly Commended Aaron Hall, Fourth Form
  Harry Brown, Fourth Form          


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