Design award for Maddie
Some of the country’s top female runners will wear a race singlet designed by a Horsham student when they compete in this year’s women’s gift at Stawell.
Maddie Carracher, who attends Ss Michael and John’s Primary School, won a competition to design a race singlet run by women’s gift sponsor Australia Post.
Maddie, who turns 11 this month, said she was excited that something she created would be worn by talented women and featured on television.
Competition organisers selected Maddie’s entry from the more than 250 they received.
Along with having her design printed on the race singlet, Maddie also collects $500 and entry to Stawell Gift family day on the Sunday of the Easter meeting.
Ss Michael and John’s received Load and Go Gift Cards to the value of $3000.
Art teacher Jessica Wilson entered the school’s students in the competition, open to all Victorian residents 18 and under.
“I am so, so proud of Maddie,” she said. “All I did was set the brief of making it nice and colourful and interesting and the rest of it has come from Maddie.
“That’s all her thinking and creativity coming out, so I’m very proud.”
Maddie said she thought long and hard about her entry, which she wanted to be unique.
“My design is a running track with people running on it,” she said.
“I decided to do a running track because people will be doing lines and dots and everything, and I wanted to make it something different – and make it like a real actual picture.
“It looks pretty cool, how it came out.”
Runners will contest 120-metre Stawell Gift and Australia Post Women’s Gift heats on Saturday, March 31.
Finals will be run on the Monday.
TOP DESIGN: Ss Michael and John’s Primary School student Maddie Carracher has won a competition to design a singlet for this year’s Australia Post Women’s Gift. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER