Artistic talents of Leverhulme Memorial School pupil

Jessica's winning entry.
Jessica's winning entry.
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ELEVEN year old Jessica Macleod from Leverhulme Memorial School has been named the Western Isles winner of the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Society Schools Poster Competition supported by Virgin Money.

The competition, supported by Virgin Money and now in its 33rd year, attracted over 5,000 entries with 104 from the Western Isles alone.

Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Kath M Mainland said: “Jessica’s design came top of all entries from the Western Isles as it met the judges criteria of being fun, eye-catching, colourful and encapsulating the feel of the Fringe.

“This is a terrific achievement and something to be very proud of.

“We know how much schools enjoy being part of this competition and this year even more schools have taken part from across Scotland.

I’m delighted that Leverhulme Memorial School was one of them.”

Jessica’s poster will be displayed at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh this summer as part of an exhibition along with the top three prize-winners, 13 regional winners and 57 shortlisted entries. 

The exhibition will be open to the public from 24th May to 26th August.

The overall winner of the competition will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony on 23rd May at the Museum of Childhood.

Every year, the winning poster becomes the official poster for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is used on mugs, bags and t-shirts and other merchandise.

The full programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is launched on Thursday, 30th May. Tickets for a number of shows are already on sale at www.edfringe.com