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’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 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.
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
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
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
Mill O'Forest Primary
Dunnkier Primary School
Glenwood High 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