Southern Railway Poster Competition, the winners

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IMAGES of Eastbourne will be displayed in stations across the south east after the Southern Railway Poster Competition.

The winner of the competition was Holly Blackman, a third year illustration student at university, and runner-up was Tanya Parsons. Kevin Deeley and Catherine Corvee were both highly commended.

Southern Railway Eastbourne poster competition.Winners, runners-up and highly commended entrants with judges and sponsors and mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Carolyn Heaps

Southern Railway Eastbourne poster competition.Winners, runners-up and highly commended entrants with judges and sponsors and mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Carolyn Heaps

In the under 16s category Katie Clarke, in Year 7 at Cavendish School, was the winner with home schooled James Woolgar the runner-up.

Year 8 Bishop Bell pupil Marcus Simm and Jacob Cranch, Year 7 in Cavendish School were both highly commended.

The judges of the competition were mayor Carolyn Heaps, Annie Wills from Eastbourne Borough Council, Matthew Rowe from the Towner, Paul Wyborn from Southern Rail, Adam McNaught-Davis from Lindon East and Lucy Newport from the Framing Centre.

The two winners will have their images displayed in London Victoria, East Croydon, London Bridge and Brighton stations and the runners-up and highly commended will receive artists’ sets.

The posters can be seen at the Towner Gallery until June 28. and then at the Belgian Café from June 28 to July 5, and Eastbourne Central Library from July 5, for one week.

Lucy Newport, one of the organisers, said the competition highlighted how creative and community-spirited Eastbourne is as a town.

She added,“The under 16s who attended the prize-winning ceremony were a particular inspiration and should be very proud of themselves.

“The competition was born of an idea to promote the town and community and to celebrate the range of artists we have in the town.

“The brief was to design a new, definitive, railway destination poster; an image which strikingly and vividly shows the world what a glorious, inspiring and entertaining place Eastbourne is to visit and experience.”