Local student announced as champion of scorching art competition
The winner of the council's latest art competition has been announced, as the grand opening of the new Marina Centre draws nearer.
Last October, the council launched a scorching new art competition for children and young people of all ages and abilities as the completion of the new Marina Centre edged closer. Over three months, participants were invited to submit their very own version of the Olympic torch, either as an individual or group entry.
The council were inundated with creative and extraordinary designs. However, the winner, chosen by His Worship the Mayor, was Ednilson Dos Reis, aged 17 and a student at East Norfolk Sixth Form College. Ednilson's design, which will be turned into a reality with the help of a small local fabricator, will tour community and school events throughout the summer before being handed over at the official opening.
East Norfolk Sixth Form College kindly donated prizes for the runners up of the competition, who were Lewis Wightman, aged 7 and Harry, aged 9. The young lads were awarded arts classes and supplies for their fantastic efforts.
Cllr Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council said: "Being able to announce the winner of our creative competition is a really exciting milestone in the Marina Centre Redevelopment, as it shows we are one step closer to its completion.
"All the entries in our competition were fantastic and I can't wait to see Ednilson's winning design come to life."
The project is funded by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, plus £2.5m secured from the Government's Getting Building Fund, via New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, £1.6m from Sport England, and £500,000 from Pooled Business Rates.