Ruth Bayley Competition 2023

The Ruth Bayley Illustration Competition was set up in memory of WGS alumna Ruth Bayley, a successful illustrator of many children’s books. Each year, Withington pupils are set a theme which this year was ‘labels’.

Illustrator and comic maker, Emmeline Pidgen, was our guest judge and she chose the overall winners from the shortlist selected by the Art Department. The competition continues to be generously supported by the executors of Ruth Bayley’s will to whom we remain very grateful.


Overall Winner

Highly Commended

Upper School

Year 9

Year 8

Year 7