How would you illustrate the versatility of milk? That is what organisers of the Welsh Dairy Show want primary school pupils throughout Wales to do in an exciting new Poster Competition being launched today on World Milk Day.
Primary school pupils throughout Wales are being asked to draw a colourful picture on A4, which illustrates all the different products that can be made from milk including cheese, cream, yoghurt, butter and ice-cream. But those that aren’t very arty can also get involved by sending in their favourite recipe, which includes a dairy product, with a photo of them making it.
Winners will be selected from each county of Wales. Each county winner will receive a Sports Drink Bottle, sponsored by Elanco, and a certificate. They will automatically be entered into the all-Wales final. The all-Wales winner will receive:
- A year’s supply of their favourite type of cheese from the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company [delivered monthly]
- £50, sponsored by Mole Valley
- £100 for his or her school, sponsored by Castell Howell
The second place all-Wales finalist will receive £35 and the third place all-Wales finalist will receive £15. These prizes are also sponsored by Mole Valley.
The deadline for entries to be sent in is Friday, 15 September 2017. Recipe pictures can also be sent to the Welsh Dairy Show via Facebook and Twitter using the hastags #MightyMilk and #WelshDairyShow2017. The A4 posters and recipes should be sent to the Welsh Dairy Show, United Counties Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5DR.
The winning images will be used in the promotional material for this year’s Welsh Dairy Show which takes place on Tuesday, 24 October on the Nantyci Showground, Carmarthen.
Huw Williams, Key Account Manager with animal health specialists, Elanco, said,
“We are delighted to play a part in this fantastic competition as it helps engage the younger generation with the story of milk. They can then understand the role milk plays, not just from a nutritional perspective but also in relation to our rural economy and our local landscape and culture.”
Steve Peace, owner of the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, said,
“It is important to educate the younger generation about where their food, particularly dairy products, comes from. Good luck to everyone that takes part.”
Barrie Evans from Mole Valley Farmers said,
“I hope teachers use this opportunity to talk in class about milk and dairy farming. I hope as many primary school pupils as possible are encouraged to enter. I look forward to seeing all of the entries after they come in.”
Mair James, Organiser of the Welsh Dairy Show said,
“You don’t have to enter the competition through your school. Anyone of primary school age can draw an A4 picture and send it to me at the Welsh Dairy Show office on the United Counties Showground, Nantyci. Don’t delay – enter today!”