Competition deadline wings its way closer
4:20pm Monday 16th April 2012 in County News
Competition deadlines are looming for designs and drawings to celebrate a historic flight from Goodwick to Wexford.
Fishguard and Goodwick residents are preparing to mark 100 years since Denys Corbett Wilson completed the first flight from the UK to Ireland in April 1912.
As part of the centenary celebrations, organisers are running three free competitions for schools, youth groups and families.
The first two are aimed at schoolchildren, and split into primary and secondary age groups.
Pupil are invited to design a plane to carry themselves between Britain and Ireland.
The judges will be looking for novel and fun designs.
In the ‘Paint a plane competition’, pupils can paint, crayon, felt-tip, montage or any other medium on paper.
The plane can be historical or imaginary, and judges will be looking for fun and imaginative ideas.
The closing date for these competitions is tomorrow, April 17th.
Entries must be on A3 or A4 with name, age and school on the back and be sent to: Competition Adjudicator, Celtic House, Dyffryn, Goodwick.
The third competition – ‘Build a Hand Launched Glider Competition’ is open to school, family or youth groups or individuals.
Gliders must be home made, must carry a playmobile figure safely, (figure provided on the day), and must be launched by hand only.
The winner will be the glider which covers the furthest distance and safely delivers the passenger.
The closing date for the competition is April 22nd.
Competitors should turn up with their glider on the day and will be allocated a flight time. Booking in will take place from 10am.
The first two competitions will be judged on April 19th and on display from the following day at St Mary’s Hall, Fishguard.