Winners have been announced for an OVO Energy Tour of Britain competition that saw schools across Northumberland design cycling jerseys ahead of the race’s visit to the county in September.

The competition is part of Northumberland County Council’s celebrations to mark the arrival of the third stage of the 2019 race, which will start in Berwick-upon-Tweed and finish in Newcastle. 

Local schoolchildren were invited to come up with their own jersey design, with the winning entry brought to life and turned into a jersey, which will then be presented to their school.

Competition winners

The competition winners were:

  • Reception to Year 4 category: Adam Symes (Year 4) Broomhaugh C of E First School in Riding Mill
  • Year 5 to 8: Sam Threlfall (Year 8) The Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick
  • Year 9 and above category: Year 10 GSCE Art Class, Berwick Academy (pictured below)

Tour of Britain Northumberland jersey

Working as a team, the Berwick Academy collaborators designed a jersey which features the North Northumberland landscape and historical landmarks the area has to offer. Over the past year the class have been working on applying art for commercial purposes; they used their knowledge and skills in this area to design their jersey.

A prize fund of £10,000 to spend on sporting activities and school trips was also up for grabs, will schools able to enter designs into three age categories – Reception to Year 4, Year 5 to 8 and Year 9 and above. All schools who submitted an entry will receive £100 from the fund for taking part. 

What they said…

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services Wayne Daley said: “We had some fantastic entries from children of all ages across all areas of our county. It was a tough decision choosing winners, but all schools that entered should be extremely proud of their efforts.

“We hope that the winning schools will use their prize funding to invest in sports development opportunities and educational trips for their pupils.

“We have been working with schools across Northumberland to encourage them to get involved in sporting activities in the run up to the Tour of Britain in September, as well as giving them designated spots along the route to spectate.”

Downloads and links

Click here to explore the stage three hub