Judge Janie examines the posters at the CCA – photograph by John Devlin

Tonight we are announcing the winner of our national poster competition at Hemma Bar, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, from 7-9 pm. All welcome.

The artists come from Glasgow, Mull, St Andrews, Dundee, Kinghorn, Orkney, Edinburgh, London and elsewhere. They are professional artists and amateurs working in different styles and forms bringing different interpretations to the task.

The judging panel included: Elaine C Smith, visual artists: Janie Nicoll, Craig Coulthard and Calum Colvin, plus Murdo Macdonald (Prof of Scottish Art at Dundee University) and cultural commentator, Joyce McMillan.

Elaine C Smith said today:

“I’ve been really uplifted by the work of all the artists who have taken part in this competition- great, intelligent, funny, well crafted and full of ideas – exactly what has been unleashed throughout this campaign. A great representation of enthusiasm, talent and politics – well done to Bella and the SIC for putting the idea together and for making sure that creativity is at the heart of the Yes movement.”

The winner will be announced tonight and all the top twenty on show for one night only. The winner will have their poster distributed throughout the whole of Scotland and win £1000. Copies of the winning poster will be available to take away.