A SCHOOLGIRL from York has been shortlisted in an international design competition.

Maggie Hutchings, 14, who goes to St Peter’s School, designed a hand sanitiser in response to the coronavirus pandemic and it's now been shortlisted for the international design competition ‘Fountain of Hygiene’.

Maggie’s ‘Coby the Crocodile’ design was chosen by her teachers after a school competition and is one of six in the ‘Cadet Designers (Under 18)’ category shortlist.

The category winner will be decided by a public vote. Visit: https://www.fountainofhygiene.com/cadet-designers-under18s and click the heart symbol on Maggie’s design before May 12.

The winners for each category will be announced towards the end of May and the prototypes will be displayed as part of an exhibition at the London Design Museum when it reopens to the public.

Maggie said: "I'm really excited that my design has been shortlisted. It is great to see it on a website among other amazing designs."

Maggie’s Design and Technology teacher, Jon Whitehouse, said: "There are some incredible ideas in this shortlist, and Maggie’s design is no exception, taking a very functional product and giving it an aesthetic lift."

Head, Jeremy Walker, said: "Congratulations to Maggie on this wonderful accolade. Her creativity and design skills are excellent and to be one of six finalists internationally at the age of 14 is a great achievement. I would encourage everyone to vote for Maggie and look forward to seeing where her abilities may take her in the future."