Hyundai's Lollipop Competition

Post room workers at Hyundai have been working flat out after being inundated with thousands of entries from across the UK for a children’s painting contest.

The competition, which asked children to design a lollipop person of the future, was launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of school crossing patrols in the UK. Hyundai is the official sponsor of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Hyundai received over 3,000 entries for the national competition from UK schools. Pictures flooded in from across the country, with schools as far afield as Aberdeen, Jersey and Belfast taking part.

Penny Szczepaniak, Hyundai PR Manager, says: "We have been truly overwhelmed with the amount of entries we have received, with sack-loads of post arriving day after day! The standard of the pictures has been extremely high and it has been simply impossible to choose one overall winner. In the end we decided on 30 regional winners, each receiving a selection of art equipment for their school."

Hyundai also ran a separate competition to find the UK’s most deserving lollipop person, to win the title of Golden Jubilee Lollipop Person. The successful candidate will receive a Hyundai Getz 1.1 GSi, the manufacturer’s first supermini and winner of a What Car? Car of the Year award. Results of this competition will be announced next month.

The Hyundai Getz 1.1 GSi was launched in October and has been named as What Car? Budget Car of the Year 2003. It has excellent fuel economy, power steering, central locking, ABS, electric windows, airbags and a CD player, plus Hyundai's industry-leading five-year unlimited mileage warranty and three years RAC Assistance – all as standard! For more information visit

Published : 21/06/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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