8 February 2016
School children across North Lincolnshire entered our competition to design a mascot for our markets and we can now reveal the winner.
The competition, which took place in November and December last year, invited school-aged children in our area to design a new mascot for North Lincolnshire’s markets.
We received over 100 entries from children across North Lincolnshire and, after a tough deliberation process, we can now reveal our new mascot as Mark the Market Meerkat.
Mark is the creation of 13 year old Jade from Crowle, who said she chose to design a meerkat because it sounds like ‘market’. Jade drew Mark carrying a basket full of different produce available from the markets.
For her winning entry, Jade has won an Android tablet worth around £200. Jade was presented with her prize by Cllr John Briggs and Cllr Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, on Friday 5 December 2016 at Scunthorpe Market.
Mark the Market Meerkat will now be used to promote the local markets and will be recognisable to people across the area.
Cllr John Briggs, cabinet member for Assets, Culture and Housing at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Huge congratulations go to Jade for her fantastic winning entry; we’re really taken by Mark and think he’ll be a really friendly and recognisable mascot for our local markets in North Lincolnshire.
“Jade has drawn Mark holding a basket full of different items available at the markets. Why not have a look at the wide range of products available at your local market - you might be surprised what you can find!”