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Pupil's poster to promote Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe winning poster
Image caption The winning design was chosen from more than 1,200 entries

The image that will promote this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been chosen from hundreds of designs.

Dundee High School pupil Ailsa Purdie, 15, was declared winner in the Festival Fringe Society schools poster competition at the Museum of Childhood.

Her image, of a moustached festival-goer wearing a ballgown and reading a programme under an umbrella, was chosen for "use of colour, design and humour".

The design will adorn 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe merchandise.

This year, the 31st year of the competition, there were 1,232 applicants from 69 schools across Scotland.

Kath Mainland, chief executive of the Festival Fringe Society, said: "Year in year out, the schools poster competition gets young people from all across Scotland engaging with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it introduces a new generation to the wonders of the fringe - which is how we build audiences for the future."

She said this year's entries showed a "very high standard of design and originality".

Seven-year-old Kara Paterson, from Clober Primary School, was given second prize and third prize went to Katie McKenzie, 13, from Alloa Academy.

The Museum of Childhood exhibition will show the winning and shortlisted entries from 9 June to 29 August .

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