Daddies’ girls are winners

Father's Day Glenn Miller with daughter Hannah..Picture Richard Ponter 132412b
Father's Day Glenn Miller with daughter Hannah..Picture Richard Ponter 132412b

Big, small, balding, with long hair and at the disco, dads are colourful characters who our younger readers couldn’t wait to picture on paper.

Eighty children showed off their arty side and their appreciation of the man of the house in The Scarborough News’ annual Draw Your Dad for Father’s Day contest.

Father's Day Simon Thomas with daughter Jessica.Picture Richard Ponter 132411a

Father's Day Simon Thomas with daughter Jessica.Picture Richard Ponter 132411a

Competition was high in both the up to six and from seven to 11 age group categories as children got crafty and creative to portray their dad’s best side for Father’s Day which is on Sunday.

This year’s contest is thought to have attracted Scarborough’s youngest budding artist after an entry was received from Carlsen Temple of Sea View Grove, aged just nine days old.

From the impressive crop of entries, eight-year-old Hannah Miller of Cropton Rise and six-year-old Jessica Thomas of Scalby Road won the judges’ vote with their lovingly drawn portraits.

They were rewarded with a single family ticket on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for their winning efforts.

Glenn Miller said: “I was 
really surprised because I didn’t know Hannah had done it.

“It’s a brilliant picture, she’s got it good.

“She’s been struggling to keep it a secret though; she wanted to tell all her friends she won.”

Dad Simon Thomas was also kept in the dark.

He said: “Jessica’s entered drawing competitions in the paper before but I’ve never known about it and it’s normally a surprise to get the paper and see the picture in it.

“I think it’s a lovely drawing with nice words. Jessica loves to draw, she’s drawing all the time.”

l To see all the entries for the 2013 Draw Your Dad for Father’s Day competition, see pages 47-49 in this week’s The Scarborough News.