De­sign award for Mad­die

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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

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