Girvan girl wins Christmas banner competition

HAPPY: Demi-Leigh with her winning Christmas banner design.
HAPPY: Demi-Leigh with her winning Christmas banner design.

A GIRVAN schoolgirl has beaten entrants from more than 30 South Ayrshire schools to have her Christmas banner take pride of place in Ayr town centre.

Demi-Leigh White, aged 7, from Girvan Primary School saw her Christmas tree design go up on High Street and Sandgate in Ayr this month after winning the annual Owen Kerr Signs Christmas banner competition.

Every year Owen Kerr Signs run a competition for school children to design a banner to go up in Ayr as part of the Christmas festivities. This year Demi-Leigh’s artwork has been placed on banners which are displayed in Sandgate and High Street, Ayr.

Demi-Leigh visited Owen Kerr signs in Ayr, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year, to see where her banner was made and to accept one of the banners from owner Owen Kerr.

“When I saw my banner in the High Street I was very proud,” she said. “I am very, very happy my banner has been chosen as the winner.”

Owen Kerr said: “We had a record number of entries this year and they were all great. It was difficult to pick a winner but we all really liked Demi-Leigh’s colourful Christmas tree.”

For a look at the banner designs from schools across South Ayrshire visit the Owen Kerr Signs Facebook page.