Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year is a prestigious painting and decorating competition which celebrates young talent, offering 8 heats nationwide culminating in a live final at the National Painting and Decorating Show. The competition will test the skills you have developed whilst studying NVQ level 2 in Painting and Decorating.

Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year 2017 has been announced!

Throughout the months of March, April and May, talented students across the nation took part in our Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year Heats 2017. The students were undergoing either an NVQ level 2 in Painting & Decorating or Construction course. With the prestigious competition being held at local colleges where students competed for their region to win a spot at the grand final. 

In November, the grand final took place at the National Painting & Decorating Show in Coventry. Lisa Murphy from Queenslie Training Centre, scooped the title of Johnstone's Young Painter of the Year for 2017. Lisa's skills and attention to detail secured her the top spot, while Kyle Cooper and Thomas Nowell took 2nd and 3rd place. 
The other finalists included Ayesha Gyimah, Callum Mitchell, Isaac Felmingham, Ryan Griffiths and Naomi Bradshaw. 
In this national competition, we’ve seen talent from across the country put their decorating skills, and knowledge they’ve learned in their courses into practice on an intricate drawing and painting test carefully crafted by our Johnstone’s Trade senior technicians. This year we have had more higher quality entrants with superior painting skills than previous years. Additionally, significantly more females are registering for the heats and participating than ever before in the history of the competition.
Congratulations to the finalists for their hard work and commitment in attending the competition over the two days. We wish them the best of luck in their future painting careers. 


Think you have what it takes to be Johnstone’s next Young Painter of the Year?...

 Entry requirements:
• Currently studying towards an NVQ Level 2 in Painting and Decorating or Diploma in Construction Level 2
• Aged between 17 - 27

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact either:

Rhiannon Barker (Marketing Department) RBarker@ppg.com or 01924 354913
Pete McParland (Technical Advisory) peter.mcparland@ppg.com or 01924 354376


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