Winner of OPA student scarf competition with Heriot Watt University announced!
Haward Soper, OPA Secretary, and Celia were invited to the Heriot Watt campus in Galashiels where Angela Cassidy and Jane Robertson of the School of Textiles showed the eight entries for the scarf competition over lunch. These were of a very high standard. Students had researched the condition, one had spoken to patients and the students had considered the scarf from multiple viewpoints.
Haward was very taken aback at the thought and effort that had gone into scarf designs. They all included periwinkle as a colour and it wasn’t possible to exclude any particular scarf at first glance. The final winner was eventually chosen and is Jolene (pictured right) who wins a prize of £250. The runner-up and other participants all win a prize too.
A formal presentation will follow and the plan is to put the winning scarf into production, so watch this space!
More photos of the students and the judging day: