COWDENBEATH Rotary Club put the creation of their centenary logo in the hands of the pupils of Beath and Lochgelly high schools, and the members were stunned by the response.

More than 120 entries were received and such was the quality it took the committee three hours to choose the overall winner.

Lochgelly High second year pupil, Owen Harrower, was delighted to be told of his design's success.

His creation will be used in all of the rotary club’s promotional material for their 100th anniversary celebrations, which begins in July.

Owen was presented with his £50 prize and the senior school winner at Lochgelly High, Aaron Smith, from the sixth year, received £20; while the Beath High junior winner, Ryan McArthur; and senior winner, Kirk Hoggan, also received £20 prizes.

Owen said: “I can hardly believe it. I was pleased with my design, but I was sure that with the talent of the other pupils at my school taking part, and those at Beath involved, that it would be a struggle to get the first prize.

“In saying that, it is a good feeling to win it and it will be good to see the design involved in promoting the rotary club’s centenary over a 12-month period.”

Club president, Jim Stark, said: “Our members were overwhelmed by the number of entries from both Beath and Lochgelly high schools, and were encouraged by the thought process and ideas included in the various logos produced to celebrate the 100 years of the Rotary Club of Cowdenbeath.

“The judging panel had a difficult task, but after a great deal of deliberation, Owen’s creation was chosen as the winner, and it will appear on our publicity for the centenary, which starts in July, and runs until June 2024.

“We warmly thank the pupils of the schools for their artistic work which saw so many quality entries come forward.”

Each pupil who entered received a special certificate, thanking them for their contribution to the competition, while the schools received a framed certificate congratulating them for their contribution to the rotary club’s centenary celebrations.