Call to Galloway schools’ artists

The countdown is on for school pupils in Dumfries and Galloway to get their entries in for the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition.

Budding artists have until March 6th to submit their designs and be in with a chance of having their artwork featured as the official poster of the 2015 Fringe.

The 2014 competition received an impressive 133 entries from school children in Dumfries and Galloway and 12 year old Harley Kirk from Dumfries Academy was crowned regional winner.

Kath M Mainland, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society which organises the Schools Poster Competition supported by Virgin Money, said: “The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the greatest arts festival in the world, is recognised all over the world and is an explosion of creativity and talent so we need something that really expresses that excitement and diversity to our audiences.

“I’d like to thank all of the teachers and schools who have actively embraced the schools poster competition throughout the years as well as Virgin Money for their ongoing support and commitment to the project.”

Each year, the winning design is transformed into the official poster for the Fringe, and there are prizes of up to £750 for the top three artists and their schools. Students are also in with the chance of seeing their posters appear in an exhibition in Edinburgh throughout the summer.

Entries for the Fringe Schools Poster Competition should be sent to: Schools Poster Competition, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS no later than 5pm on Friday 6th March.

The competition is open to all 5 to 16 year old pupils at schools in Scotland and the entry pack and learning resources can be downloaded at

The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes and six tickets each for the 2015 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert in Edinburgh.