Leah’s design to promote BRG Challenge

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Promotion for the fifth annual BRG Coastal Challenge is under way with one local youngster proud to see her artistic work displayed around Fraserburgh and the surrounding area after being chosen for the promotional poster.

Leah Williamson’s design was chosen out of around 100 entries in a competition to design a poster to promote the annual event that sees walkers, runners and cyclist challenge themselves over a 17-and-a-half mile coastal route.

The winning design by Leah Williamson

The winning design by Leah Williamson

Leah, a third year pupil at Fraserburgh Academy, said: “I am really pleased, I have never won anything before and am looking forward to seeing the posters displayed.”

Presenting Leah with an Argos gift voucher John Maitland, a member of the BRG Committee explained that the BRG Committee had a very difficult job in deciding the winning entry.

He said: “It was a very difficult decision as there were so many excellent entries, however the committee kept coming back to Leah’s design.”

Leah, who is currently studying Art and Design explained that she designed her poster on the computer using coral design.

She added “I am very interested in art and creating designs and enjoy working with graphic programs on the computer.”

Commenting, Billy Watson, head of art at Fraserburgh Academy added: “Leah’s design captures the spirit of the event.

“Computer programs open up so many possibilities for designers today and we had a range of really good designs from all the pupils who entered the competition.

“The art department at Fraserburgh Academy often works in collaboration with local businesses to design promotional material giving our pupils the opportunity to utilise their skills in real life scenarios.”

Posters promoting the fifth annual BRG will be displayed throughout Fraserburgh, the surrounding villages and can also be seen on the BRG website.

Entries for the event, which takes place on Saturday, August 20, attracting challengers from all over the area and of all abilities, are now being accepted.