St Cenydd pupil wins Lions Peace Poster competition
A schoolgirl has won top prize in a competition to promote world peace.
St Cenydd pupil Ellie Tsipas was named the overall winner in the annual Peace Poster competition run by Caerphilly Lions group.
The 12-year-old said: “I’m ecstatic. I kept on telling myself that it didn’t matter if I didn’t win so I’m overwhelmed.
The annual competition invites pupils to design a poster promoting peace without using language, so that it can be used internationally.
Five schools entered the competition – St Martin’s, St Cenydd, Bedwas High, and Lewis Girls School – and each school’s winner then went forward for the overall prize judged by local Lions President Alan Trevers and Lions District Governor Laurence Pearce, the Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough, MP Wayne David, and councillor James Fussell – representing Caerphilly Town Council.
County Borough Mayor Vera Jenkins said: “The winning poster is brilliantly coloured and brilliantly executed. It’s simplicity is well-thought out and is easily reproducible as a poster.”
The winning Caerphilly poster will now go forward to be judged regionally and could be in with a chance of the global prize of a trip to Korea.