Oysterfest poster winners chosen

OYSTERFEST ART: Merit award winner Angel Caddy, incentive award winner Ella Halbert , competition winner Natalie McCarthy, incentive award winner Aden Fricker, merit award winner Zoe Fricker and Ceduna mayor Allan Suter.
OYSTERFEST ART: Merit award winner Angel Caddy, incentive award winner Ella Halbert , competition winner Natalie McCarthy, incentive award winner Aden Fricker, merit award winner Zoe Fricker and Ceduna mayor Allan Suter.
OYSTERFEST POSTER: Natalie McCarthy with her winning entry and Ceduna mayor Allan Suter.

OYSTERFEST POSTER: Natalie McCarthy with her winning entry and Ceduna mayor Allan Suter.

THE Oysterfest Committee has announced the winners of the Ceduna Area School Art Competition to design the official promotional poster for the 24th annual Oysterfest.

In May 2014, the Oysterfest Committee approached the students and posed the question: what does our Oysterfest mean to you?

The brief was to think about that question and include the phrase "Oysterfest 2014".

Oysterfest coordinator Annette Plane said the committee was extremely pleased by the quality and quantity of the entries.

"It was also very interesting to see how the students view the Oysterfest, as there were several elements common to many of the entries, particularly Chris Sperou's iconic red plane," Ms Plane said.

Ella Halbert and Aden Fricker were selected to receive incentive awards for their entries, and Zoe Fricker and Angel Caddy's designs earned them merit awards of $100 worth of art product vouchers.

The overall Oysterfest Art Competition was taken out by Natalie McCarthy as it was said her design incorporated many of the major elements of Oysterfest including carnival rides, festival foods, the sunset and oysters.

Ceduna mayor Allan Suter presented the children with their vouchers at the Ceduna Area School assembly.

The final Oysterfest poster design based on winner Natalie McCarthy's artwork will appear around the region and will be distributed to tourist centres, schools, businesses and roadhouses across the Eyre Peninsula, Nullarbor and Adelaide to promote the popular event.