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 28 November 2014  |  

Eilidh Gerrish, Owen Kerr Signs, with Prestwick Academy winners class S2H and Jennifer Nix, Owen Kerr Signs.

Eilidh Gerrish, Owen Kerr Signs, with Prestwick Academy winners class S2H and Jennifer Nix, Owen Kerr Signs.

South Ayrshire Council school P1 pupil Kayden Crawford from Muirhead Primary School and Emily Noble, class S2H pupil from Prestwick Academy along with Paul Wilson from Ayrshire College were overjoyed to hear they were winners in the Owen Kerr Christmas banner competition.

Every year Owen Kerr Signs run a competition for school children to design banners to go up in Ayr as part of the Christmas festivities. This year, for the first time there was also a competition for college students.

The talented young artists visited the premises of Owen Kerr to see their designs made up into banners that people will be able to enjoy during the festive season. 

Owen Kerr said: "We are delighted once again to sponsor the Schools Christmas Banner Competition. 2014 has seen a record number of entries and this year we launched a college competition too. As usual it has been a pleasure to see the creativity from the children and students and deciding on the winning designs has been a challenge." 

Here is what the winners said about their experience:

Kayden Crawford, P1 Muirhead Primary School who drew a cut reindeer said: "I drew around a bowl to make the shape of the reindeer's head and I used my hands to make the antlers. I was very happy when I was told that I had won the competition." 

Emily Noble, from class S2H, Prestwick Academy whose design depicts Christmas decorations said: "It is inspirational to have our work looked up to by the community." 

Paul Wilson, Ayrshire College HNC 1st year student of Graphic Design and Illustration who created a colourful skating scene said: "The design took 2 days to complete using hand drawing and Photoshop techniques. I am absolutely delighted to be chosen as the winning design." 

The colourful banners can all be seen hanging in Ayr High Street. There are lots of activities taking place across South Ayrshire during Christmas and the New Year, Christmas shopping, pantomimes, shows and entertainment. To find out more go to











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