Erskine Schoolgirl wins poster competition
June 10, 2010 by Lyndon
A 30th anniversary poster competition run by the organisers of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in anticipation of the event has been won by a 13 year old school girl in Erskine.
In a very stylised and artistic effort, 13 year old Morven Donald from Erskine won the competition with her drawing of a man wearing spectacles seen hollering through a loudhailer. Morven’s strong image is vibrant and colourful and it was felt that her poster reflected energy and the spirit of the Fringe itself. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the World’s largest arts festival and was set up in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival and takes place in August every year over a period of three weeks. The Fringe Festival brings thousands to Edinburgh every year to view performances from theatre, comedy, dance and music. The full 2010 Edinburgh Fringe programme will be launched during week commencing the 7th June and is sure to be as popular as other years.
Morven Donald’s design won out of 2,500 entries to the poster competition and her artwork will now be printed on all official Fringe posters, the official guides to the festival and other memorabilia such as mugs, t-shirts and magnets in order to have a strong constant image for the Festival and all its communication. This could also certainly be good news for printing businesses in the area such as companies who offer poster printing in East Kilbride or other printers across the central belt of Scotland.