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February 10th, 2012

Dear Forest Pitch football strip competition entrants,

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 I am pleased to announce that a decision has been made for the designs of our football strips! From nearly 2000 entries from over 70 schools across the length and breadth of Scotland, a shortlist of 30 entries was made and on Tuesday 7th February the winners were announced.   

The winners are Kerr Carlyle (Dalmilling Primary School in Ayr), Anah Dodds (Letham Primary School), Mia Gordon (Edinburgh Academy) and Amelia Purkis (Lilliesleaf Primary School). A special commendation was also given to Ben Logan (Maxwellton Primary School, East Kilbride) who’s design we plan to make into the goalkeepers shirts.

The winners were chosen by a panel including Craig Coulthard (Forest Pitch artist), Robert Craig OBE (Scottish Football Museum), Leonie Bell (Creative Scotland), Jon Duckworth (LOCOG) Stuart Cosgrove (Journalist & Broadcaster) and Emily Quinn (Designer). 

The winning designs were announced by Shona Robison MSP (Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport) at Hampden Stadium, where the Minister also opened an exhibition of the shortlisted designs. All the shortlisted children were presented with a certificate, and the winners received Scotland shirts signed by national team manager Craig Levein. The exhibition will be open until 15th July and entry is free. 

There is a short video about the exhibition on the BBC website which can be seen by following this link

I was delighted and inspired by the variety and imagination shown by pupils (and teachers!) and the response exceeded expectations. I would like to thank them all for their efforts and creativity.  

 We will keep you updated with progress on the production of the strips, in the meantime you can see the winning designs and the entire shortlist on our website.�
with thanks 

Craig Coulthard

and the Forest Pitch Team

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