Comp just the ticket for Kayla's Fiji cruise

As a high school student with a part time job, Kayla Childs had no idea how she’d scrape together the money to watch her young cousin dance on a cruise ship next year.

And now, as the third daily winner of the Mercury’s iPhone app competition, she doesn’t have to.

‘‘It’s a huge relief to win, because I really wanted to go but didn’t know how I was going to do it,’’ the 17-year-old Berkeley teen said.

She was thrilled to win $1000 to put towards her ticket to watch her six-year-old cousin Ella Venegas dance with Unanderra troupe Theatrix on a cruise ship in Fiji and Noumea next year.

‘‘I was shaking when I got the phone call and straightaway ran to tell my mum,’’ Kayla said.

‘‘I can’t wait to tell Ella I’m coming.’’

Kayla is the third winner in a series of five giveaways to celebrate the launch of the app.

Marty and Bianca will announce one winner on the i98FM Breakfast Show daily until Friday.

Mercury app winner Kayla Childs. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Mercury app winner Kayla Childs. Picture: GREG TOTMAN