A virtual art exhibition is being held at a St Albans museum over half term.

A competition saw pupils aged four to 18 from 13 schools in the area create pieces of art in order to win £1,000 for their school art department.

The competition also provided children with the chance to have their artwork displayed on a screen in St Albans Museum + Gallery throughout the half term until this Sunday (November 1).

There were more than 300 entries and only 40 pieces of artwork were shortlisted by a panel of judges. The winning students from each of the age groups will be presented with trophies and all finalists will receive a medal.

Councillor Anthony Rowlands, responsible for leisure, heritage and public realm said: "In this challenging time, it is more important than ever to encourage young people to express themselves through art."

Here are the finalists for each age group.

Age four to seven:

  • Park Street Primary School - C Winch and P Winch
  • Oakwood Primary School - Billy Bomphrey
  • Cunningham Hill Infant School - Evie Weir, Ariane Tims, Phoebe Williams, Benjamin Warburton, Bethany Berendt, Sara Adeel and Emme Wakley

Age seven to ten:

  • St Albans High School for Girls - Lauren Murray
  • St Adrians School - Noah Watson
  • Alderwickbury School - Henry Stretch
  • Samuel Ryder Academy - Maya Willis
  • Oakwood Primary School - Rosie Bomphrey, Pippa Burnham, Luka Sambridge

Age 10 to 13:

  • Nicholas Breakspear School - Zak Light, Jude Smith, and Jessica Bures
  • Sandringham School - Lily Bedwood and Olivia Leto
  • Verulam Boys School - Edward Brown, Roan Hoggarth, Tom Bailey, and Harry Brandt
  • Samuel Ryder Academy - Alex Gardiner

Age 13 to 18:

  • Loreto College - Emilia Hudson, Giorgia Pasqualetti, Gabriella Di Gregorio, Juliana Bautista McDonald, Sharon John Philip, Wara Gregory, and Molly Wegenek