Edinburgh Primary pupils picked up prizes yesterday for their alien artwork.

As part of World Book Day, youngsters from 36 local schools were tasked with creating an eye-catching front-cover for a travel guide to help visitors from Outer Space find Edinburgh’s top attractions.

Organised by Edinburgh Napier University’s Scottish Centre for the Book and sponsored by Edinburgh Airport, the competition attracted entries from more than 3000 children.

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Yesterday the six prize winners received A1-size copies of their guide-book covers at a special party and prize-giving.

First prizes were awarded to Caine Hulbert from St. David’s RC Primary School who came out top in the P5-P7 category with his picture of Angus the alien, who he drew wearing a kilt outside Edinburgh Castle, and Bethany Connor from Roseburn Primary, who entered the P1-P4 category with her ‘Jellyman’ alien drawn in front of Greyfriars Bobby.


An exhibition of the winners’ work is to be displayed at Edinburgh City Council HQ at Waverley Court before going on to Edinburgh Airport.


Bethany_Connor_P4_Roseburn~1: Bethany’s guidebook cover design of ‘Jellyman’ alien beside Greyfrairs Bobby

CaineHumbert_P5_StDavidsRC~1: Caine’s guidebook cover design of Angus the alien in front of Edinburgh Castle

Bethany and Caine: First prize winners, P4 Roseburn Primary pupil Bethany Connor and P5 St. David’s RC Primary School pupil Caine Hulbert pose with their winning artwork