The public has spoken and the winners in this year´s Le Crunch “Nature´s Heroes” competition have been decided.
Age 8 & Under:
Caoimhe Gallagher, St Patrick´s Primary School, Mayobridge, Newry, Co Down.
Toby Clarke Carr, Ratoath Junior NS, Ratoath, Co Meath.
Shane Moran Ryding, Jamie O´Herron and Lee Shaw, St Brigid´s Special School, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.
All the winners get a E250 toy, music, sports or art voucher plus lots of Le Crunch goodies and a Certificate of Merit. All the runners up also get a whole load of Le Crunch goodies. The winning entries may be seen on www.ouitolecrunch.com.
Over 4,000 primary school students from 520 schools around Ireland made a poster or created a figurine of sporty Le Crunch Bunch character using one of the six varieties of Le Crunch apples as well as other healthy foods. The children´s creations had to promote healthy eating, active lifestyles and nature.
A panel of judges selected three finalists in each category. Photos of their entries went on display in Dunnes Stores grocery outlets during March and the shopping public were invited to vote in-store for their favourites. As an added incentive all voters were entered into a free draw to win a luxury weekend break for two at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. The winner is Martina Venneman, Galway.
Mr Daniel Corbel, President of the French Apples Marketing Commission, said, “The objective of the competition is to instill in the next generation a sense of responsibility, of environmental stewardship, so they can understand how their choices affect themselves and the world around them. It is very rewarding and inspiring for us to see, through the wonderful creativity and talent displayed in the entries we receive each year, that this message is getting through loud and clear”.
High resolution images of each of the 3 prize presentations, together with the winning posters & captions, are available to download from www.projectpr.ie/news_releases_images.html