Prize is twice as nice

Double delight: Sarah and Shannon Talbot show their winning works. Picture: Marco De LucaSUNBURY twins Sarah and Shannon Talbot can’t be split, even when it comes to their artwork.

The Sunbury Downs College year 12 students were named joint winners of Hume Council’s 2012 art awards in the VCE category.

They shared them with Sunbury’s Megan Martinuzzo and Greenvale’s Samantha Estepho.

The four girls will share $3000 prizemoney, which will be used for their professional development.

“We put in 20 pictures from our folios [from school] and some of our other works,” said 17-year-old Sarah.

“It was mainly drawings and paintings. Our teacher encouraged us to enter the competition.”

Sarah says she and her sister have always been interested in art.

“We are both interested in the same things and [are] looking at doing graphic design and art courses at university.

“We have both studied mostly art subjects this year as it’s our favourite subject.”