A PRIMARY school pupil will see her artwork adorn the covers of 80,000 Brighton Fringe festival guide books.

Betty Durrant, from Balfour Primary School, saw her drawing of a juggling unicyclist balancing off bunting outside the Royal Pavilion picked over 150 other entries.

She will see her illustration take pride of place as the cover design of the Brighton Fringe family guidebooks for the annual arts festival.

Betty has also received a family ticket to all the festival's children's events at pop-up venue The Warren and will see her work exhibited at Brighton and Hove City College.

The nine-year-old said: "I chose the design because I saw a tightrope walker as part of Brighton Fringe when I was little and thought it was amazing and I turned him into a juggler on a unicycle to make it more exciting. I love Brighton Fringe because it's full of wild and wacky shows.”

She added she goes to the Brighton Fringe ever year with her mother Sally, her father Graham, and her seven-year-old brother Walter.

Mrs Durrant said: "Betty has won a few art competitions at school before but nothing as big as this. It’s a huge surprise.

“We always go to Brighton Fringe, it’s full of brilliant stuff and we love it, it’s where all the creativity is.

"I love the fact that the Fringe helps people at the start of their artistic journey and now it is even helping Betty.

"The competition is a great way for her to get some recognition for her work.

"Since she was old enough to pick up a pencil she has drawn, she’s a natural.”

The Brighton Fringe annual art competition is open for artists aged 11 and under.

Five runners up, all from Brighton and Hove, have won two tickets to a Brighton Fringe family show of their choice.

Selected entries will be displayed at City College in an exhibition curated by college students this spring.

The artworks were judged by Ramjam, who created Brighton Fringe’s main brochure cover this year, along with Child Friendly Brighton, Door22 Creative and The Pebble Trust.

Brighton Fringe runs from May 6 to June 5 this year and will include more than 60 children’s events with tickets available to buy from March 3.