Winner of our Royal Baby drawing competition revealed - as nation waits for news of birth (From The Argus)
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Winner of our Royal Baby drawing competition revealed - as nation waits for news of birth
Hundreds of entries for our Royal Baby Competition flooded into The Argus newsroom - and a winner has now been chosen by our readers.
Brook Barlow's drawing was selected by The Argus readers from more than 200 entries and will now be presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when their first child arrives.
The Argus ran a competition in conjunction with Warden Park School to find the best drawing to go on the front of a card that will be sent to Buckingham Palace and after a final recount, the winner was announced.
Father of Brook, Paul Barlow, said: “I'm absolutely thrilled for him.
“You always enter these things but you never expect to win them.
“We had a look through and there was a good selection of really good entries so I'm delighted Brook's has been picked.
“He's got a bit of a wild imagination so he just threw lots of ideas together into the picture.
“There's lots of elements of how he sees Brighton, there's some seagulls, the Marina, the wheel and all sorts of different bits and pieces.
“My 12-year-old daughter, Tiani, also entered the competition and she will be absolutely gutted I'm sure.”
As the nation counts down the hours to the newest arrival to the Royal family, The Argus' design team will be busy mounting Brook's photo onto a celebratory card to be sent to Wills and Kate.
Brook's mum, Jo Barlow, 39, added: “I think it's fantastic.
“He did his own thing, and because he's only seven he went a bit mad with his drawing of the world.
“Originally he wanted the tagline to read 'Welcome to Our Planet', but we managed to persuade him that World was more appropriate.
“He absolutely loves drawing and writing, he's getting there with it and he's got a bit of flair so hopefully one day we'll make an artist of him.”
Those who narrowly missed out on the winners spot should not be disappointed, because every photo sent in to us will be seen by the Royal family as they flick through the Royal Baby Competition supplement, which will be sent with the card.
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