The deadline is approaching for schoolchildren from across Scotland to get creative and enter the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition in the Year of Young People.

The competition heralds the start of the Fringe Society’s Year of Young People activities, and the Society is delighted to announce that nineteen-year-old Morvern Graham, a second year HND Illustration student at Edinburgh College, will act as a Young Judge as part of the 2018 judging panel alongside Shona McCarthy, artist Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng and others from the Creative Learning department of City of Edinburgh Council, Virgin Money and Dynamic Earth.

Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, which organises the Schools Poster Competition with the help of Virgin Money, said:

“This is the really fun phase of the competition when we get to see the amazing creativity of young artists in Scotland as they submit their entries. Last year’s competition saw an impressive 5,000 entries from 187 schools from schools across Scotland, and we are hoping to see young people from all 32 local authority areas get involved. We are delighted to welcome Morvern as our Young Judge in this special year for young people in Scotland “

Morvern Graham, Young Judge of the Schools Poster Competition, said:

“I am thrilled to be part of the judging panel for the Fringe Schools Poster Competition in the Year of Young People, and I am looking forward to delving through the submissions. Growing up in Edinburgh and having the Fringe on my doorstep has been really exciting for me. My earliest memory of it was getting picked as a volunteer by a street performer and having to stand with an apple on my head while he sliced it in half with a machete!”

Teachers have until the 09 March 2018 to submit their pupils’ entries, either by post or digitally. 

Find out more about the Schools Poster Competition