We’re pleased to announce the winner of our Cambridge community school art competition, 'Cambridge is...'

Having received an astounding 360+ entries from primary schools across Cambridgeshire, Bidwells' residential agency team and guest judge Martin Bond, photographer of ‘A Cambridge Diary’, carefully viewed every entry to make their decision. We're delighted to announce that the winning entry was painted by 10 year old Lotte from Chesterton Primary School.

Martin Bond said of the winning entry:

“I finally settled on this wonderful watercolour by Lotte from Chesterton Primary School. The rendering of light on the River Cam and the meditative figure looking across to Laundress Green from Darwin College gave the scene a wistful feel, but then you see the little kingfisher - marvellous!”

As the winning artist, Lottie will receive £50 art vouchers from local store Tindalls Art and Graphics in Cambridge, and her school will receive a £450 prize. Runners-up are also receiving smaller cash prizes for their schools.

Lotte was delighted at winning and Chesterton Primary School commented “Lotte’s artwork is fantastic… we are very proud of her.”

Lotte’s painting is currently being displayed at 54 High Street, Trumpington, on our new residential office’s 4x2 metre LED screen, visible from the main road. It will also be framed on the wall inside our new office space. 


Click the button below to browse the art competition entries.


Lotte winning entry for Web

The winning entry by Lotte, Chesterton Primary School

David with all entries for Web2

David Bentley, Partner, Bidwells, viewing all the competition entries 
David and Martin for Web
David Bentley, Bidwells, and Martin Bond, A Cambridge Diary , with the winning  entry and runners-up


Design a Workplace of the Future – Working in partnership with COEL

COEL in partnership with Bidwells, Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge Science Centre and Cambridge Independent recently saw the launch of a competition to design a workplace of the future.

The way we all work has changed significantly over the past year, with many of us working from home. Undoubtably the future will see work patterns and work environments change and they will probably look very different to the work place we know today!

To engage with the younger generation, COEL have launched a competition open to youngsters aged 7-18 years old. The competition is split in to three age categories 7-11 years, 11-14 years and 15-18 years and invites entries to convey what they feel the workplace of the future will look like.

Do you have a budding architect, designer or artist at home?

If we have any young family members that are budding architects, designers, artists who would like to enter please encourage participation. You never know they could win a prize for themselves and their school.

There is no restriction on the entry and for those wishing to enter can base their entry on any type of workplace including:

  • offices
  • schools
  • hospitals
  • banks
  • beauty salons,
  • take-aways to name a few

For more info here >



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