Newport teen scoops prize for portrait of Transporter Bridge

South Wales Argus: Josh Murphy with his drawing of Newport's Transporter Bridge Josh Murphy with his drawing of Newport's Transporter Bridge

Fifteen-year-old Josh Murphy has scooped a cash prize after winning a Newport-wide competition with his sketch of the city's famous Transporter Bridge.

The Greenfields School pupil claimed the £50 first prize for his drawing of the landmark edging out 13-year-old Jade Hunt from St Julian's School and fellow Greenfields pupil Adam Rix, who scooped prizes worth £30 and £15 respectively.

The competition was organised by two members of the charity Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge, Nigel and Joan Fitzpatrick.

The pair who now live in Canada sponsored the competition in order to raise awareness of the bridge with the city's young people.

All of Newport's secondary schools were invited to take part and entries were judged by a panel including councillor Debbie Wilcox, David Hando the chairman of the Friends of Newport Transporter bridge and Argus editor Kevin Ward.

The wining entries will now be framed by Gwent Picture Framing and displayed in the visitor centre as well as being published in the Friends' Journal.

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