Inspiring our Creative Stars of the future with Edinburgh Festival Fringe


The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing at the moment! Bursting with arts and culture, the Fringe prides itself on recognising diversity and inspiring courage and creativity.

The Fringe also runs an annual Schools Poster Competition, which has been inspiring our creative young people since 1980! More than 100,000 school children have taken part over the years with winners of the competition given the opportunity to inspire the design of the famous Fringe programme. The big reveal of the front cover is always an exciting event, especially as the programme is distributed to 44 countries worldwide – impressive!

2017 is the Fringe’s 70th anniversary, so to celebrate, we partnered with the Fringe Society to create a brand new trophy within the competition – the Creative Stars Award.

The trophy is awarded to a team of young people who have been particularly adventurous and innovative in creating their entry and demonstrating their knowledge of the Fringe.

It was a tough decision and only four schools were shortlisted by the Fringe Society, but our fantastic winner was Castlebrae Community High School!

A team of seven S2 pupils from the lunchtime art club worked together to create a brilliant entry full of colour and creativity. The judges particularly loved how the design captured the energy of the Fringe and the way in which the pupils used their own bodies to create shapes. Each member of the group took turns to model and draw so it was very much a team effort!

The pupils and their teacher were presented with their trophy at a special award ceremony at Dynamic Earth and were also given an extra prize of one of our annual Gold Passes!

Thank you to everyone who entered and a big well done to Castlebrae! 


21 Aug 2017

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