Olympic poster winners unveiled

Two lucky youngsters from Tower Hamlets have managed to bag themselves the hottest tickets around.

Young people in Tower Hamlets were invited to design their own Olympic poster to celebrate the 2012 Games with the winners being offered a pair of exclusive tickets.

Organised by Tower Hamlets Council, the competition asked entrants to showcase their favourite things about the borough, with a focus on welcoming visitors from around the world to the area. The posters will be used to promote the borough as it bids for city status.

The competition attracted more than 600 entries and was split into two categories: under 11s and under 16s.

Six-year-old Humaira Uddin from Ben Jonson School won the under 11 category.

Humaira was inspired by the Olympic torch and the different countries that will be taking part in the games.

Runners up for the under 11s included Ananda Kupfer from Christ Church School and Barida Nehar from Mayflower School.

Mahin Sumaita from Bishop Challenor Girls School was the under 16s winner. Mahin was thrilled to have won the competition and is excited about attending the games. She said: “I have been working on an Olympic project at school where I designed a t-shirt which helped me with my poster. I am really pleased to have won and can’t wait to go to the Olympics.”

The runners up for the under 16s category were Aukse Gaidziunaite from Bishop Challenor Girls School and Kirill Makareno from Raine’s Foundation School.

The council is in the process of purchasing 200 Olympic tickets for a variety of Olympic events, including the gymnastics, athletics, cycling, diving, boxing, beach volleyball, hockey, football and the opening and closing ceremonies. All tickets will be made available to the community subject to the agreement of LOCOG.

Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “I have been very impressed with the entries for the poster competition and would like to congratulate the winners and runners up on their fantastic designs.

“The Olympics provides our residents with a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the greatest sporting event on earth and I want as many residents as possible to be able to watch the Games.” 

September 23, 2011