Corgi presents schoolboy with Royal Baby MINI diecast model

24 September 2013
imports_CCGB_competitionwinnerjames_57499.jpg Competition winner James Maloney with the first pre-production sample of the Royal Baby MINI.
Winner of the 'Royal Baby logo' contest given first pre-production MINI. ...
Seven-year-old James Maloney was presented with a Corgi Royal Baby MINI at his school, St Andrews of Pangbourne, after his ‘Royal Baby logo’ was chosen as the winning design to feature on this finished Corgi model.
To commemorate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child and heir to the throne HRH Prince George of Cambridge, Corgi (owned by Hornby Hobbies Ltd) produced a commemorative diecast model MINI.

Pupils at Kate’s former school, St Andrews of Pangbourne in Berkshire were asked to design a ‘Royal Baby logo’ to feature on the finished model. Children ranging from ages five to 12 entered the competition and seven-year-old James Maloney’s union flag themed pram design was selected as the winning entry.

The schoolboy described the source of his inspiration: “When I was walking with my mum I saw a pram we walked past it and I said to my mum maybe we could do that idea.”
Corgi Assistant Brand Manager Helen Cook said: “It was tough choosing a winner from all of the fantastic designs, but James’ logo had everything we were looking for; creative and in theme with the event. The model is set to be a great success and Corgi would like to thank the pupils of St Andrew’s who entered the competition and to headmaster Dr David Livingstone for his support in what has been a fantastic project.”

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