A Dyce Primary School pupil’s design has been selected to appear on the water bottles that will be handed out to thousands of runners taking part in the 2018 BHGE 10K road race.

Winner Shannon Mowat

Ten-year-old Shannon Mowat’s design was picked from over 150 entries that were sent into the competition run by Deeside Mineral Water, an official partner of the BHGE 10K Running Festival, now in its 31st year.

The winning design will be printed onto the label appearing on water bottles that will be handed out to the 4,000 runners on race day, Sunday 20th May. Shannon will also have the chance to be part of the official 10k race start and be invited to attend a special tour of the Deeside Mineral Water facilities where she will see her label being applied on to the bottles.

Young people from schools across Aberdeen and Shire were asked to design labels which would encourage children to drink more water and highlight the importance of staying hydrated.

Shannon used her imagination to help to inspire her peers to drink more water by using Sport Aberdeen’s very own mascot in her design, McMurtle the Turtle.

This is the 31st year of the North East’s well-established road race organised by registered charity Sport Aberdeen in partnership with BHGE.

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Business Development Jill Franks said:

“On behalf of Sport Aberdeen, I would like to congratulate Shannon, and say a huge thanks to all of the children who took part in this fun competition. This year we had a record number of designs to choose from which made it extremely hard to pick a winner amongst so many brilliant ideas.  

“I would also like to thank Deeside Mineral Water for supporting us for the third year running. This is a brilliant competition which allows young people to step up and be part of this event at the heart of our community. 

“The countdown to this year’s event is on and there is still time to sign up for one of our races”.

Martin Simpson, Managing Director of Deeside Mineral Water commented:

“This competition is always popular because the winning design is featured on the labels for all the water bottles that will be handed out at the BHGE 10k event. The standard of entries from schools across the region was extremely high. We love Shannon’s design and look forward to welcoming her to our factory in Ballater to see her design brought to life.”

Lesley McMullan, Marketing Specialist for BHGE said:

“On behalf of BHGE, thank you to Shannon and all the other entrants for taking part in the competition. It was great to see the pride and passion which our local community has for the BHGE 10K being expressed in all the wonderful artwork which was submitted.”

We would also like to congratulate our runner up and highly commended entries: 

Runner up (2nd place) – Alice Craig - Dyce Primary School 

Runner up (3rd place) – Alicha – Ferryhill Primary

Highly Commended – Lauren Thomson –Ferryhill Primary 

Highly Commended – Ava Johnston – Westpark School