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BBFC Black Card Competition Winner Announced!

A film fan from the Midlands wins the BBFC's nationwide search for a new cinema 'black card' and will see his artwork shown in cinemas.

Date 17/07/2012

10 year old Jason Bangar from Birmingham was named the winner of our children's Centenary Competition this summer

He will have his BBFC Black Card design shown ahead of every cinema screening of summer blockbuster Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. The film, rated U, opens on 3 August.

Jason entered a design after his teacher saw the competition advertised on the BBFC Children's website CBBFC. The competition is part of the BBFC's centenary celebrations, with all entries judged by staff from the BBFC and 20th Century Fox.

Judges agreed all entries were of an incredibly high and creative standard. It was very tough to decide on a final winner and you can see all the brilliant entries if you click here to view our Flickr account

However, Jason's design was voted the winner unanimously and has been praised by one of the biggest names in the British film industry. Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE, a film producer with many years experience who is also President of Film Distributors' Association, loved the design. He told CBBFC:

"I offer my warmest congratulations to Jason, whose design brilliantly captures the uniquely special excitement of the cinema experience, and to everyone at the BBFC as it celebrates its centenary year in fine style."

Jason's picture became the official card for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and was seen before showings of that film across the UK.

CBBFC content is now available on the new BBFC website.

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