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Art loving youngster scoops top prize for bag design

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 08, 2014

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A BUDDING young designer saw off 2,000 rival youngsters up and down the country to win a competition to create a rucksack that will be sold across the world.

Niamh Mae Tarrant could not believe her luck when she was told that her colourful design had been handpicked out of thousands of entries to be the next YUUbag that comes off the production line.

The 10-year-old, who lives in Foston, will now work with senior designers at the firm to help turn her idea into a new product.

The youngster, who attends Repton Primary School, will then be handed the very first bag when they are created for worldwide sale.

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YUUworld founders Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes said “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the talent and creativity in the designs we received. Niamh’s artwork really stood out and we are delighted for her.

“We can’t wait to see her YUUbag on sale.”

Firm YUUworld launched a competition to find brand new colourful designs for their YUUbag collection.

First prize in the competition was to have your design made into an actual YUUbag.

When design work is completed it will be placed onto YUUworld.com website where they will be sold all over the world by the end of the year.

YUUworld wanted to see colour and excitement in the designs and Niamh’s ‘Art of Music’ captured exactly what the judges were looking for.

The judging panel included the YUUbag chief designers and founders, the team at Nickelodeon television, along with celebrity judge and YUUworld investor Deborah Meaden from Strictly Come Dancing. The competition was open to anyone aged 6 to 13 years old.

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