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BBFC Announce Winners Of CBBFC Poster Competition

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the winners of its CBBFC poster competition.
The competition marked the launch of the BBFC's new website for children, CBBFC and challenged children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the cinema. The poster will be used in schools across the UK to help remind parents, teachers and children what the five age ratings U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18 mean.
The winning illustrations were selected from over 130 individual entries by a panel of judges including BBFC President, Patrick Swaffer and Lucinda Hasell, Director of Policy and Communications at Childnet International. The winners were those drawings that best show who can go and see what films in the cinema, how old they might be and whether they might go with family or friends.
Lucy Brett, Head of Education at the BBFC said: "We launched the poster competition to encourage children to start to recognise what film ratings are suitable for what age groups and we were thoroughly impressed by the standard of all the entries. Choosing our winners was really difficult since all the entries were so creative and so many of the drawings showed a really high level of awareness of what age ratings mean and what sort of films are appropriate for children and for older age groups. In fact, we had to redesign the leaflet to incorporate as many of the entries as possible. The new design works as both a booklet for children and parents to read and a frieze or border that teachers can put up on the classroom wall. The passion children have for cinema also shines through and we’ve tried to capture this in our new poster for schools.
"The poster will be useful for teachers, people running children’s screenings at cinemas, after school film clubs and similar activities, where children watch films for pleasure. It includes an easy guide to BBFC age ratings and answers some of the key questions parents and teachers ask us."
The overall winners, featured on the front pages of the booklet and illustrating PG were:
'Judges' Choice' & PG Category
Cameron Goodchild of Claremont School, Westfield, East Sussex
Cover pages
Chloe Brown of Mansel Primary School, Sheffield and Neve Irvine of Castlehill Primary School, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire.
Other winning entries featured on the poster are:
U Category
Maddy Pickering of Kid's Club Duke of York's cinema, Brighton
12A Category
Joshua Johnston of Campbell College Junior School, Belfast
15 Category
Shaun Fairbrother and Emma Staniland of Mansel Primary School, Sheffield
18 Category
Hugh Minford of Campbell College Junior School, Belfast
Also featured on the poster are drawings by: Olivia Noon, Emily Ball and Anais Mike from Abbey Gates Primary School, Ravenshead, near Mansfield; Rianne Gabrielle Chang of St Vincent De Paul Primary School, Belfast; and Courtney Bingham of Mansel Primary School, Sheffield.
The runners-up are:
U Category
Sophie Bell of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone and Ruby Stevens of the Kid's Club Duke of York's cinema, Brighton.
PG Category
Katie Bar of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone and Sean Isidor Cruz of St Vincent De Paul Primary School, Belfast.
12A Category
Ryan Arnold and Jonathan Connery of Campbell College Junior School, Belfast
15 Category
Christopher Parsey of Chenies School, Buckinghamshire
18 Category
Summer Elliot of Mansel Primary School, Sheffield and Shay Darby of Campbell College Junior School, Belfast.
Prizes for the winners include a training session with a BBFC Film Examiner at their school for them and their class and a bag full of BBFC goodies. The new poster will be available free of charge to all Primary schools across the UK and become a key part of the BBFC's education materials.

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