Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Local schoolgirl designs winning card for Prince George's first birthday

A piece of artwork by a local school girl showing Prince George in his pram has been chosen as the winning design in a national competition to commemorate the Prince's first birthday.
Seven year old Lilli-Mai Wheeler of Brierley Hill Primary School entered the art competition along with pupils at her school. 
Her winning design has now been printed onto commemorative cards and sent to Clarence House in time for the Prince's birthday on the 22 July 2014. In addition, Lilli-Mai also won a play Teepee with a union jack design for her school, a 'Zatchels' satchel and a personalised stampkit for naming her belongings from Stamptastic.
The competition was held by Fat-Chilli art projects and had entries from 26 different schools across the UK keen to commemorate the Prince's first birthday.
Fat-Chilli supports fundraising efforts through arts projects for schools and nurseries across the UK. The projects raise funds for the participating organisations and their causes, and enables the children, and friends and family in the local community to purchase cards and gifts printed with their own designs. 
Miss Sam Bridgewood, Year 2 Teacher at Brierley Hills School said:
"The children absolutely loved this project!  They were so excited to be designing a card for our Prince, and they came up with a lot of lovely ideas all on their own.  It really has been one of their favourite art projects".
Speaking about the winning design Fat-Chilli founder Andrea Redman said:
"Our panel of judges selected Lilli-Mai's design as the winner because the concept was not only a good representation of the theme, but the design was really well executed.  Lilli-Mai used a colour wash on the background, and the pram was well drawn and coloured in.  The wording captured a lovely sentiment and Lilli-Mae had clearly taken time to ensure the spellings and writing was accurate.
"This is an exciting year for Fat-Chilli, we are on target to reach our £100k fundraising milestone for UK schools and nurseries.  We wanted to run a special commemorative competition to mark the occasion – and came up with the idea of running a competition to design a birthday card for Prince George on his first birthday.
"We thought it would be a wonderful theme to capture the imagination, and the hearts of the children and sincerely hope the Royal Family will enjoy the cards designed by the children for Prince George.  We would like to say a big thank you to all the schools and nurseries that participated."
To view the winning and shortlisted Prince George birthday card designs, please visit www.fat-chilli.com/competitions.php

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