To celebrate Mother’s Day, we teamed up with the Inverness Courier and asked youngsters to draw a picture of their Mum, Grandma, Auntie or Guardian doing whatever makes them smile. With the chance of winning a prize, it was our way of making Mother’s Day extra special.
This is an annual competition at Eastgate Centre and as always, there was a great response. Pupils from twenty-nine primary schools and nurseries from across the Highlands put their artistic talents to the test! This included; Ardersier Primary, Dalneigh Primary, Dingwall Primary, Inver Primary, Lochardil Primary and Smithton Primary.
There were three age categories: Under 6 years old, 6 to 9 years old and 10 to 12 years old. With over 650 entries, Kirstin Gault, Eastgate’s Digital and Marketing Executive, and Amanda Scott, Digital Audience Development Manager of Highland News and Media – publisher of the Inverness Courier – took on the difficult role of choosing the winners.
Age category: Under 6 years old
Summer Holloway (4)
Hilton of Cadboll Nursery, Inverness
Age category: 6 to 9 years old
Tiana Fraser (9)
Rosehall Primary, Lairg
Age category: 10 to 12 years old
Ella McCreevy (11)
Kinmylies Primary, Inverness
Eastgate's Digital and Marketing Executive said: “We loved looking through all of the drawings that were shared with us and was absolutely thrilled with the number of responses - thank you to everyone who got involved!
I am sure the winning youngsters will enjoy spending a £30 Eastgate voucher at a store of their choice. Their Mums will also be able to treat themselves with a £30 voucher, plus a Juicy Strawberry Delights Bag with a personalised skin consultation and makeover from The Body Shop.”