Youngest Ever Winner of of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s annual schools poster competition
Five year old Iona Wishart has been named as the youngest winner in the history of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s annual schools poster competition, supported by Virgin Money.
A pupil from St Mary’s School in Melrose (and a Maxton resident), Iona’s poster was praised by judges for capturing the playfulness and energy of the Fringe.
The competition, supported by Virgin Money and now in its 33rd year, attracted 5,671 entries from 198 schools across Scotland, compared to 3,907 entries in 2012. The winners were announced at a special unveiling at The Museum of Childhood.
Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Kath M Mainland said:
“Iona’s design made all the judges smile. For someone so young she’s done a truly fantastic job. We can’t wait to see her poster all over Edinburgh for everyone to appreciate, they are an iconic memento of the Fringe and popular with visitors from across the world.
“We know how much schools enjoy being part of this competition and I’m delighted that this year so many more schools took part.”
Iona has given a framed copy of her winning design to be hung in Maxton Village Hall, where it can be seen.
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