02 March 2016

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is delighted to unveil five-star visitor attraction Dynamic Earth as the new official host venue for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition supported by Virgin Money.

Dynamic Earth, the five-star visitor attraction nestled beneath Arthur’s Seat and the foot of the Royal Mile, has a strong commitment to outreach and learning across Scotland. The stunning glass atrium where the free exhibition will take place offers a very special location to show more than double the number of posters in 2016 and will inspire a closer relationship between science and the arts.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24 May at Dynamic Earth where the Schools Poster Exhibition will run from 25 May 2016 to the 29 August 2016 featuring entries from all across Scotland including the winner, runners up, regional winners and shortlisted entries.

Elizabeth Burchell, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said:

“This is a fantastic new collaboration which enables us to exhibit more posters than ever before. We are looking forward to viewing all the wonderful and creative entries from Scotland’s budding young artists and can’t wait to display many of them in the impressive surroundings of Dynamic Earth. We’d like to thank the Museum of Childhood, which has been a wonderful home to the competition for a number of years now, for all their support over the years.”

Head of Sponsorship Marketing at Virgin Money, Andrew Nicholson said:

“Virgin Money is delighted to support one of the longest-running arts outreach projects in Scotland; each year it’s a joy to view the extraordinary creative talent of Scotland’s schoolchildren. Through this new collaboration with Dynamic Earth we’ll be able to showcase even more posters inspiring more children to take part and get creative.”

Eilidh Massie, Marketing Manager for Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd said:

“We are excited to be working in collaboration with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and to host this amazing competition which gives schoolchildren across Scotland a platform to show their talents. We look forward to welcoming the exhibition and hope that both the young artists and visitors alike will visit time and time again.”

The closing date for the competition is Friday 04 March 2016 and is open to all five to 16-year-old pupils at schools in Scotland.

Notes to editors

The closing date for the competition is Friday 04 March 2016 and is open to all five to 16-year-old pupils at schools in Scotland.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the organisation that underpins the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was established in 1958, eleven years after the birth of the Fringe when the first performers turned up uninvited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival. The Fringe is an open access festival – any artist or company can take part regardless of their experience or success and the festival is not programmed or run by an artistic director or any selection body. As a registered charity, the Fringe Society exists to support all participants, industry professionals, media and audience members who attend the Fringe from all around the world, and to produce accurate and up-to-date information and ticketing for audiences, and to raise the profile of the festival as a whole.

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