The event will help to raise awareness of road safety issues and highlight the importance of lollipop people to children and schools.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr Stevenson said:
“Lollipop women and men deserve a huge amount of recognition for the work they do in respect of teaching children road safety. They are greatly respected and loved by the children that they help and also by their local communities. Their dedication to their young charges is second to none.
“I would therefore urge all schools in Banff & Buchan with a lollipop person to get involved in this event, detailing why their lollipop person deserves this special award.
“As well as casting their vote, School pupils can also explain why they are nominating their Lollipop person which can include drawings, poems, songs and videos.
“I wish all entrants good luck and with the winning person picking up a holiday of a lifetime and the school winning the grand prize of £3,000 to spend on new equipment it’s well worth entering.”
For additional information, please visit: www.bestlollipop.co.uk.
- Postal entries should be sent to: Lollipop Person of the Year, c/o The BIG Partnership, Box 190, 98 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6HB.
- The competition will also announce 12 regional winners from the UK who will receive £500 worth of holiday vouchers and each of the 12 schools will be awarded £100 of book tokens.