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Eliza Turner-Cobbold, aged seven, from Haverhill, wins an art competition run by Brighton artist Sam Toft




A seven-year-old art enthusiast from Haverhill took a family trip to Brighton and ended up winning a competition run by an artist in the town.

Eliza Turner-Cobbold, of Cambridge Way, was in Brighton with her family to visit her mum Anna’s parents at the end of the school summer holidays.

While there, they visited the Little Mustard Shop, run by artist Sam Toft, who at the time was running a colour-in competition, open to children and adults.

Eliza Turner-Cobbold with a copy of the thank you picture she did for artist Sam Toft (5630953)
Eliza Turner-Cobbold with a copy of the thank you picture she did for artist Sam Toft (5630953)

Eliza’s entry was handed in and, to the family’s surprise, it received the most votes via the artist’s Facebook page.

The winner was announced last week in The Whistler, a magazine published in Brighton, and in the new year Eliza, a pupil at Clements Primary Academy, will be returning to the south coast to collect her prize, a £50 voucher to spend in the Little Mustard Shop.

Eliza Turner-Cobbold's winning picture (5631060)
Eliza Turner-Cobbold's winning picture (5631060)

Mum Anna said: “Because it was open to adults we didn’t think she would win it.

“We entered it and had not thought much of it. You vote online and it was overwhelmingly the winner.

“It’s amazing that she has won. She couldn’t believe it.

“She did a thank you picture for Sam Toft and she put it up on her Facebook page and she got the most likes of any picture she’s had on her Facebook page.”



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