Winners of Design a Bag competition announced!

Joint winners selected after Aldi and Team GB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh programme receives tens of thousands of entries

After being inundated with over 30,000 eye-catching and innovative designs, two joint winners of the ‘Design a Bag’ competition have been announced by Olympic medallists, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

Get Set to Eat Fresh ambassadors, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee pored over an array of designs from children all over the UK before crowning Isla, aged six from Comely Park Primary School in Falkirk as the winner from Scotland and Katie, aged thirteen from Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull as the winner from England and Wales.

Isla, aged six, Comley Park Primary School

Isla’s citrus-inspired masterpiece impressed the judges with the vibrant use of colour and fine lines. The level of detail was remarkable for her age, and the judges couldn’t help but recognise her talent.

Jonny Brownlee noted:

“We thought Isla’s design was a lot of fun – and a really clever idea! We particularly liked the orange-wheeled bike! Well done!”

Katie, aged thirteen, Tudor Grange Academy

Katie created a land, air, and water-themed composition and included examples of various food groups and different sports, setting out a beautiful landscape inspired by the journey to health. Katie combined coloured pencils with the use of watercolours to create rich textures and add vibrant accents to form a stunning design.

Alistair Brownlee said:

“Katie’s design stood out to us – she had clearly put a lot of time into her design and really researched Get Set to Eat Fresh. Great work!”

The Design a Bag competition launched earlier this year as the brainchild from Aldi, commissioned as part of the supermarket chain’s Get Set to Eat Fresh campaign with Team GB. The competition was open to school children aged 5–14 across England, Wales and Scotland who were tasked with creating a design for Aldi reusable bags that would inspire people to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.

The aim of the competition was to get children in schools talking about healthy eating and the importance of nutrition, and then transferring these ideas into a colourful design for a Bag for Life, with the winning design going on sale in Aldi stores from September.

Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Logistics and Services at Aldi, said:

“Over the course of this competition, we have been amazed at the huge number of entries and engagement the children have demonstrated in healthy foods and nutrition.

“It’s been encouraging to know that our campaign has contributed to teachers talking about nutrition and healthy eating in classes. It is important that these topics are discussed in schools to enable children to make the right choices about the types of food they eat.

“At Aldi, spurred on by the success of this competition, we continue to think of new ways to get children engaged in healthy eating. We can’t wait to see the winning designs available on bags for life in Aldi stores from September!”

As well as the Brownlee brothers, the judging panel was made up of a series of art, design and nutrition experts including Louise Davies, Founder of the Food Teachers Centre and Eisha Monikh, a primary school teacher with an extensive art and design background. After long and careful deliberation, the panel of judges narrowed the selection to a final shortlist of just over 80 entries from schools up and down the country.

The shortlist

Choosing from the incredible 30,000 excellent entries was very tough. However, in addition to our two winners, after long and careful deliberation, our panel of judges narrowed the selection to our shortlist of just over 80 entries from schools up and down the country. The names of the schools shortlisted are set out below – a massive congratulations to those who made the list! Shortlisted schools will be notified with the name of the student shortlisted, and your shortlisted certificates will be arriving soon!

Boldmere Junior School

Ysgol Bro Gwydir

St Anne's Primary School

Crossley Fields Junior & Infant School

Powers Hall Infant School

Eversfield Preparatory School

Archdeacon Griffiths Primary

Dulwich Prep London

Chapter House Preparatory School - Queen Ethelburgs

Whitley Primary School

Powell's C of E Primary School

Acocks Green Primary School

Roe Green Junior School

Wenlock Church of England Junior School

All Saints Junior School

Edge Hill Junior School

Raglan CiW VC Primary School

Beechwood Primary School

St George's C of E Academy

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Cumnor CE Primary

Engayne Primary School

Grimsdyke Primary School

North Hinksey C E Primary School

Crabbs Cross Academy

Little Common School

St Phillip Neri with St Bede Catholic Voluntary Academy

Perrymount Primary School

Fourlanesend Community Primary School

St Paul and St Timothy's Catholic Infant School

Oak Green School

Fourfields Community Primary School

All Saints Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior School

Southwick Community School

St Luke’s Science and Sports college

The Duchess's Community High School

The Queens School

Tewskesbury School

Tollbar Academy

The Victory Academy

Enfield Grammar School

Henley-in-Arden High School

Castle Newnham School

St Richard's Catholic College

Westholme Senior School

The Downs School Colwall

Chesham Grammar School

George Spencer Academy

Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School

West Kirby Grmmar School

Focus School - York Campus

Craigiebarns Primary School

St. Margaret's Primary School

Midmill School

Craigbank Primary School

High Mill Primary

Mannafields Christian School

Inverbrothock Primary School

New Pitsligo and St John's School

Mauricewood Primary School

Ben Wyvis Primary School

Holy Rood High School

Inveralmond Community High School

Largs Academy

Mill O'Forest Primary

Dunnkier Primary School

Glenwood High School

Craigholme School

St Ninian's Primary

Wallace Hall Academy

Graeme High School

For more information about Aldi’s partnership with Team GB visit www.aldi.co.uk and for more information about the ‘Design a bag’ competition, including T&Cs, please visit: www.getseteatfresh.co.uk/designabag

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