In December last year the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa launched a brand new edition of its Activity Booklet, especially for Antarctica Month, to create Antarctic awareness among the youth of South Africa.
Included in this Antarctica Month Activity Booklet was a logo-design and colouring competition. The idea of the competition was to introduce children, ages 6 to 14, to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and to learn something about the different animals that occur in their regions. Making children aware of topics they may not be often exposed to will lead to a more informed young generation. We received over 300 amazingly creative entries of which only three winners could be selected.
ASLA would like to thank Prof Marnel Mouton, of the Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University for selecting our three winners. She judged the entries according to the criteria of creativity, the use of colour and originality. Our congratulations go to the three winners:
Best Logo design and overall winner: Gabriel Jefford (aged 10), Montagu Primary School
Runner-up for best logo design: Anro Nel (aged 13), Montagu Primary School
Colouring competition winner: Ava Bartlett (aged 9), Eversdal Primary School
ALSA would like to thank Alichia Nortje, Marketing Manager of the Two Oceans Aquarium who sponsored the overall winner with four tickets to the Two Oceans Aquarium for Gabriel and his family.
Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 23 May 2017.