The old 12th Century Stone Priory Seal matrix featured an image of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. This would have been the most important image of the time. The Seal Appeal Committee, (part of Stone Historical and Civic Society), decided to run a competition for the pupils of St. Dominic’s Priory School to design a seal matrix for the 21st century.
Over forty pupils entered the competition and the winning entries are published here. The winners received replicas of the matrix or seal or a specially commissioned mug featuring the matrix.
Philip Leason, Chairman of the Appeal Committee said that “ the standard of all the entries was extremely high and the judges had a difficult job in selecting the winners.” The committee hope to repeat the competition in other schools in Stone.
The winners were –
Years 5 & 6, – 1st prize Geraldine Slater, 2nd prize Megan Battison,3rd prize Amelia Moore • Years 7 & 8, – 1st prize Imogen Dimbleby, 2nd prize Eloise Myatt, 3rd prize Siena Elsby-Smith and Charlotte Wynn • Years 9 upwards – 1st prize Johannah McKerracher, 2nd prize Minnie Weeks, 3rd prize Eleanor Buckley and Elizabeth Pointon.
The 1st prize winners won a Matrix and a mug, 2nd prize winners won a mug and 3rd prize winners won a seal replica.