Eight year old Marc wins national Fringe poster competition


FALKIRK schoolboy, Marc Robb, has recently won a national design competition for this year’s official poster for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

The Bainsford Primary School pupil’s poster was picked as the winner by the judges thanks to it being bright, colourful and humorous.

Competition was fierce in the contest’s 32nd year, with over 3,000 entries flooding in from around 124 different schools around Scotland.

HE HAD HIS 'ART SET ON IT - Marc Robb and the winning entry

Any pupil between the ages of five and sixteen was allowed to enter and they were asked to portray what they considered their personal interpretation of the Fringe to be.

Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Kath M Mainland said: “We open this competition up to every school child in Scotland and every year we are amazed at the standard. 

“It was truly difficult for us to choose the winners.  Marc’s design was terrific, and all the judges felt that it would make a fantastic poster that really captures the vibrancy of the Fringe.”

Marc’s winning design will feature on mugs, bags, t-shirts as well as other official Fringe merchandise on sale this summer.

His poster will be on display at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh between May 28 and August 31 alongside those of the runners-up and regional winners.