The winners of the 2009 Litter Angels anti-litter poster competition have been announced.
The competition was open to local schools and children’s groups and was split into two age groups; 5-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds.
Every finalist will receive a certificate. In addition the two winners will each receive a plaque and £25 worth of book tokens. The school which submitted each winning entry also will receive book tokens.
For the second year running both winners came from the same school. Last year pupils from Regis Manor School scooped the prizes and this year the honours went to Bapchild & Tonge CEP School.
The winner of the 5-9 category was Kathleen Rush and Ashley Hudson won the prize for the higher category. The winning posters have been framed and are hanging in the Polka Dot Art Centre, London Road, Teynham.
The prizes will be presented by the Chairwoman of the Swale Arts Forum, Sioux Peto, and Gordon Henderson, who is director of the Swale Community Action Project (SCAP), at an awards ceremony to be held at Bapchild & Tonge CEP School in early October.
Litter Angels 2009 was sponsored by SCAP, the Polka Dot Art Centre and SWEEEP, the electrical waste processing plant in Sittingbourne.
Mr Henderson, who is also Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Sittingbourne & Sheppey, said:
“I would like to thank all the children who took part in this year’s competition and congratulate the two winners.
“I would also like to thank the Polka Dot Art Centre and SWEEEP for helping to sponsor the Litter Angels competition and our local schools for organising internal competitions to pick finalists.
“Litter Angels is designed to highlight the importance of looking after our local environment and encourage residents of all ages to keep Swale clean and green.”
Attached: Photo showing Sioux Peto and Gordon Henderson with the two winning entries which are now hanging in the Polka Dot Art Centre