Junior Winner Khadija Dilnawaz

The two overall winners for this year’s Gloucester museums young designer’s competition have been chosen, from hundreds of entries received from over 50 schools.

This year’s winners are; seven year old Amelie Rose Halls from Elmbridge Infants School, the infant category winner, and 10 year old Khadija Dilnawaz from Naunton Park Primary School, the junior category winner.

More than 50 primary schools from across the county took part in the competition.

The brief given to students was to design a poster to publicise this summer’s blockbuster exhibition – ‘Robot’.  ‘Robot’ opens at the Museum of Gloucester on Saturday 16th July, and will run throughout the six week summer holidays.

Infant Winner Amelie Rose Halls

The exhibition will feature robots from TV and film productions, and will include Iron Man, R2D2, C3P0, Terminator 2, Red Dwarf, iRobot, Michael Jackson’s ‘Moonwalker’, and many others.  A special preview event is being held at the museum on Friday 15th July, to allow members of the public to be amongst the first to see this hotly anticipated exhibition as it comes to Gloucester.

Tickets for the special preview event are available to purchase online at http://venues.gloucester.gov.uk/freetime/museums/.

A prize-giving ceremony will be held at the Museum of Gloucester on 2nd April, where both overall winners will be presented with their prizes, including an annual family membership to the Gloucester Life Museum and The Museum of Gloucester, a museum goodie bag, and a winner’s trophy.

Cllr Lise Noakes, Gloucester City Council cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “Congratulations to our brilliant winners.

“The exhibit over the summer holiday we be a fantastic collection, and I am sure there will be pieces that different members of a family will recognise and talk about.”

Jon McGinty, managing director for Gloucester City Council, and Angela Smith, museums manager, will present the awards to the winners. All the grand final entries from each school will be on display within the Museum of Gloucester from Tuesday 29th March until the end of April.

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