The winners of a competition that asked schoolchildren to decorate cabinet knobs have been announced.

The Roger Hammond Art and Enterprise Project was launched by the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry earlier this year and called for schools from all over the Shropshire and North Wales region to explore their creativity while showcasing their artistic talents on a potentially global scale.

The project involved decorating white cabinet knobs with innovative, eye-catching and fashionable designs, with the winning design set to join our existing range in the Ironworks showroom and on its globally accessible website.

All proceeds made from the sale of the winning design will be donated to charity.

Clive Knowles, chairman of the BIC, said: "As soon as the project was announced, we had hundreds of schools contacting us to put their creativity to the test and partake in this unique opportunity.

"Since the white cabinet knobs were sent out, the completed designs have been slowly trickling back in through our doors, with the final bunch delivered to us late last month.

"The centre was practically bursting with bright and colourful cabinet knobs, so we thought it was about time to choose our winners."

The official judges, Roger Hammond, the beneficiary of the project, Cynthia Hammond, Sandy Wilkinson and Geoff Wilkinson, chose a winner from each participating school as well as the overall winner of the project.

Clive added: "All four judges thoroughly enjoyed looking at each and every cabinet knob and, with so many amazing entries to see, they found it very difficult to pick the winners."

The overall winning design was created by Holly from Welshampton Primary School.

Clive said: "The judges chose her design as they felt it was the most universal and would perfectly complement most décor styles. Additionally, they liked the fact that the design looked different every time they looked at it.

"A huge congratulations to Holly, whose design will be reproduced to join our existing cabinet knob range.

"A big well done also goes out to all the other winners and every student who participated in the project. It was so fantastic for us to see your creative side shine and you should all be very proud of your designs."