Last month, I launched a competition for a young person to design a new logo for Young People Insight with the chance of winning £150. After receiving the entries, choosing my top 3 and putting them out for you to vote on, I am excited to reveal the winner.
I’m not gonna lie, I was a little concerned in the beginning, as there was always the thought in my mind that I wouldn’t like any of them, but fortunately that wasn’t the case. There were some really great entries and I found it difficult to narrow it down to three.
I want to say a huge thank you to Demi, Gus, Irina, Keb, Manisha, Samson, Tolu, Vinicia, Rianne, Abigail and Juliet for taking the time to create a design and enter the competition. I genuinely appreciate every single one of you and will be keeping you in mind for future activities.
The three designs that you have seen and been voting on were purposekept anonymous until now. I can reveal that the top 3 logos were designed by Vinicia, Demi and Irina. I loved that they incorporated the full name of Young People Insight into the logo, were all unique in some way and had also put great thought into their submissions.
It was then down to you to vote, so thank you for getting behind that. I can now reveal that the winner of the competition is Irina!
There was a sudden surge of votes on the last day, which put Vinicia’s design in the lead, but unfortunately there were some issues, which meant that I would be unable to use the design going forward. However, I loved the use of the light bulb, which many of you did too, so I wanted to ensure that was incorporated in the final design.
I also loved Demi’s strap-line, ‘We grow together’, which a number of you did too, so I wanted to get that incorporated into the final design as well. That way, all three of the shortlisted designs were represented in some way and each of the individuals played a part in the creation of the logo.
Once I spoke to the three of them and fed back the amendments I would like to Irina, she came up with the final design, which I am excited to announce is Young People Insight’s new logo. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Although Irina won the £150, Demi and Vinicia were also awarded a runner-up prize of £75 – Vinicia was presented with her cheque at our event yesterday.
Despite me finding it hard to have to let people know that they did not make the top 3, I loved running this competition and seeing the creativity of young people. I also made new connections, which is what Young People Insight is all about.
This will start the revamp of the Young People Insight brand, which I can’t wait to take to the next level in 2019.
If like the work of any of the young people who have created the designs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will connect you.