Several hundred primary school children, including those in Sark, entered the competition to dress their mini ducks in a carnival atmosphere, with all the ducks being entered into the Mini Duck Race at Harbour Carnival on Friday 22 July.
Bruce Watterson, from Guernsey Round Table, organisers of the event, said: ‘This is the second year we have run the Best Dressed Mini Duck competition as part of Harbour Carnival and more children have entered than ever, which is fantastic. We’ve been delighted with both the standard and the number of entries. We particularly loved Enzo’s which depicts his Mini Duck getting ready to take part in the Man Powered Flight, the last race of the evening on Harbour Carnival night.’
‘As part of his prize, Enzo will be parping the horn that traditionally signals the start of Harbour Carnival. Plus, he’s also won himself and all his Year Four class at St Martin’s Primary school an afternoon of sailing activities on the Model Yacht Pond, courtesy of The Sailing Trust, this year’s main beneficiary of Harbour Carnival. A big well done to Enzo and huge thanks to everyone that took the time to enter; many of the entries can be viewed on the Harbour Carnival Facebook page.’
Lisa Barnett of RBC Wealth Management, sponsors of the event for the ninth year said: ‘It’s always difficult judging a competition with such a high caliber of entries but we felt Enzo’s entry really managed to portray the fun-filled carnival atmosphere that the event is all about. I hope everyone who entered will come along on 22 July to watch their duck being dropped into the mouth of the harbour as the winner will receive a very generous cash prize. We’ll be doing our absolute best to make sure The Guernsey Sailing Trust receives enough funds to make a difference to their valuable work with the island’s school children.’