Here are some of the early contenders for the ‘Welcome the Pandas to Scotland’ Competition, created by Year 5.

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Apanel of judges will review all entries and choose 15 winning designs. The results will be announced in January 2012.
The winning entries will be credited online and displayed in an exhibition at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in London. Subject to sponsorship, winners of the top prize may make a 5-day trip to China with one of their parents to visit pandas in their nature reserve in Sichuan. Other winners could win tickets to the panda enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo. The schools of the 15 winning entries will also receive a package of resources for learning Chinese language and Chinese culture.

Meet the Pandas in Scotland Competition

The project celebrates the arrival of two giant pandas, who are are coming from China to live in Edinburgh Zoo before the end of the year. The pandas, known as Tian Tian 甜甜 (Sweetie) and Yang Guang 阳光 (Sunshine), will be the first giant pandas in the UK for 17 years.

About the competition

Primary: We are inviting all UK primary school students to design and draw a simple poster that welcomes the pandas and celebrates friendship between the UK and China. Participants are encouraged to learn interesting facts about Chinese culture or language and demonstrate this learning in their design.

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Deadline 14th December

Please write on the back  – your full name, age, the name of your picture and a description of your picture.