THREE winners of a Fairtrade poster competition will go bananas when they show off their designs to the Mayor of Worcester.

The annual competition for schools is run by Worcester City Council and it aims to raise awareness of how food is produced and the effect UK price wars can have on third world farmers, producers and communities.

The winner of this year’s competition, Lorenzo Fragiotta, attends St George’s Catholic Primary School, second place went to Lily-Anne Tolputt of St. Clements Primary School and in third place was Amelia Kojscarz of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School.

Cllr Pat Agar will greet the creative trio at the Guildhall, High Street, on Tuesday, March 4 at 4pm.

The focus of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until Sunday, March 9, is the banana, with more than five billion of them being eaten every year in the UK.

Worcester gained Fairtrade Town status in 2006 and Fairtrade stalls will be pitched in the courtyard of the Guildhall tomorrow (Saturday, March 1) from 10am to 1pm, with a Fairtrade-themed quiz being held at the Bromyard Road Methodist Church on Saturday, March 8 at 7pm.