The Isle of Man branch of the National Society of Decorative and Fine Arts (NADFAS) awarded its 2011 scholarship for young people studying the arts.
Alex Beadle, who studied at King William’s College, and Tamara Halsall, who studied at Isle of Man College, will receive Â£ 250 each.
This is the second time that NADFAS has awarded the scholarship which is advertised to young people in the Scholarship Guide for those applying to college.
NADFAS is an arts-based charity with over 340 branches in the British Isles. The Isle of Man branch has over 300 members and its objectives are to promote appreciation of the arts, assist in the arts education of young people and conserve heritage.
Its main function at the local level is to provide a series of lectures on the arts as well as to organize cultural tours.
Two years ago he launched a Â£ 250 scholarship for school-leavers studying art or an arts-related subject like architecture or photography.
This year the scholarship was increased to Â£ 500 and the caliber of the applicants led to two students sharing the prize.
Alex Beadle is studying a BA in Digital Animation at University College Falmouth while Tamara Halsall is studying a BA in Photography at Nottingham Trent University.
Photo shows recipients Tamara and Alex as well as three committee members, from left to right: Jonathan Latimer, Pamela Martin and President Anne Lee