Eight year old Marc Robb from Falkirk has been named as the winner of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society’s annual poster competition.

The Bainsford Primary School pupil’s poster was praised by judges for being bright, colourful and humorous.

The Fringe’s annual poster competition, which is now in its 32nd year, attracted more than 3,000 entries from 124 different schools.

Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Kath M Mainland said:

“We open this competition up to every school child in Scotland and every year we are amazed at the standard. It was truly difficult for us to choose the winners. Marc’s design was terrific, and all the judges felt that it would make a fantastic poster that really captures the vibrancy of the Fringe.”

Every year, the winning design becomes the official poster for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is used on mugs, bags and t-shirts and other merchandise.

Nine year old Paige Shaw from Larbert Village Primary School and nine year old Ian MacLeod from Sir E Scott Primary School on the Isle of Harris came second and third.

In the competition, which is open to all five to sixteen year olds in Scotland, entrants are asked to create a poster design reflecting their interpretation of the Fringe.

Kath M Mainland said:

“This year, thanks to help from Virgin Money we provided classroom teachers with great resources and lesson plans, to help them get the most out of this exciting competition. I’m delighted that so many schools took part.”

Marc’s poster will be displayed at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh from 28 May until 31 August alongside the posters from Paige, Iain and the 13 regional winners.