Stranraer road race art a runaway success

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Almost 400 hundred entries were received for the inaugural art competition to design a tee shirt for Stranraer’s Half Marathon and 10K Road Races 2011. With entries being received from children as young as three years up to 18 years old, judges were very impressed by the array of talent and imagination shown by the entrants.

The panel of judges had a very difficult task in selecting the winners, but in the end two outstanding designs were selected.

In first place was “The Big Foot” entered by Timen Siret, 13 years from Stranraer Academy and in second place was Shamara McKeand with her interpretation of a very tired “Monkey”.

Both winners will see their designs used in the future along with receiving a large selection of free passes to the Ryan Centre. Due to the high number of entrants, the top 30 designs also received free passes to local leisure facilities.

The official presentation was made by local Area Committee Chair, Councillor Roberta Tuckfield and the top 30 designs are currently on display in the Ryan Leisure Centre.

Due to the overwhelming success of this competition it has been decided to now make this an annual event.

Councillor Tuckfield said, “It was a pleasure to be involved in the judging of this fantastic competition. The standard was very high and we are all looking forward to this year’s running events once again.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council wish to thank everyone for their support with this year’s competition.

This year’s Half Marathon will take place on Saturday 4th June and Timen’s design will be used on the commemorative race tee shirts.