Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Schools’ Environmental Poster Competition winners
have produced eye catching, colourful posters on an environmental theme of their choice.
The competition, managed by Council’s Sustainability team was open to both Primary and Secondary schools across the district, and this year’s winners and finalists were chosen from a record number of entries.
The overall winners for 2022 are local pupils Jessica Brown from Annsborough Primary School and Kara Cunningham from St Louis Grammar School Kilkeel. Runners up in the Junior Section of the competition are Gracie Morgan, Dromintee Primary School and Lucy McGrath, St Mary’s Primary School, Newry and the Senior Section are Maja Frydrych, St Mary’s High School, Newry and Tony Alinta, St Joseph’s Boys’ High School Newry.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage said, “I am really impressed with the winning artwork in this year’s competition and congratulate everyone that took part. I look forward to seeing Jessica and Kara’s colourful artwork when they appear on the billboards in Newry City and Downpatrick in 2023. These designs will not only be eye catching but will also convey important environmental messages on anti-littering and a strong ‘wake-up’ call that urgent environmental action is needed to protect our environment”.
As part of the main prize, the overall winner’s two striking environmental designs will be featured on billboards displayed in Newry City and Downpatrick in 2023. Jessica and Kara were also presented with a framed copy of their poster to keep as a memento for winning the competition. Each of the runners up also received a framed copy of their poster and a voucher to the value of £50.