2017 Award Ceremony

The 2017 School Calendar Competition Award Ceremony took place in June to recognise the artwork of pupils from all over South Ayrshire. The ceremony, hosted by the Provost, took place in County Buildings in Ayr. 

19 primary schools took part in the annual competition which helps raise awareness of energy issues among young people. The winning artwork will now feature in the 2018 calendar, combining the drawings with energy saving tips and facts.

The 13 winners that feature on the cover and for every month, plus six runners-up were invited, along with their family and teachers, to collect their certificates and view the calendar at a special ceremony earlier this month. Local councillors for each school were invited to attend the ceremony and present a certificate to each pupil along with a copy of the 2018 calendar.

The calendar was a chance for the fledgling designers to come up with ideas to help combat climate change fitting in with the school curriculum.

South Ayrshire Council's Provost, Helen Moonie said: "We had a great response to this year's competition with more than 700 entries from across South Ayrshire with people highlighting a huge range of issues that were hard to judge.

But we had to pick 13 to feature and the winning entries have now been compiled for the 2018 calendar, with the designs sharing insight and energy saving tips that will benefit the community in the coming year.

"It's important that people of every age are clued up on the facts about climate change, and this competition helps to engage children about an important issue early on. I'd like to thank everyone for taking the time to get involved this year as without your continued support none of this would be possible."

Liz Marquis, Director of the Energy Agency said, "Young people receive interactive energy lessons from the Energy Agency as part of the school curriculum. The resulting drawings and slogans are a superb inspiration to all of us. 

"There is a serious need for all of us to use energy more carefully. We hope the young people will continue to be future leaders in this area."

The energy lessons are run in conjuction with South Ayshire Council. For more  information on the lessons contact the Education Coordinator stephenbrindley@energyagency.org.uk

The 2018 calendars are available in council buildngs and libraries.