Young people in Pembrokeshire have recently been presented with Highly Commended and Winners awards for their efforts in a Design A Logo Competition.
The competition to find a new logo for Sharron Hardwick’s Fair Trade In Football Campaign, supported by Fair Trade Wales, received over 200 entries.
The logo designs were considered by Sharron, with support from Helen Bradley and Tristan Humphreys from Fair Trade Wales, and the top 50 were selected to feature in a Design A Logo folder for competition judge Stoke City and USA footballer Brek Shea, organised by Stoke City Media Manager, Colin Burgess.
Brek chose three winning designs created by 8 year old Alfie and 11 year old Harrison from Tenby Juniors; with 10 year old Aidan from Tavernspite CP. Modern Print, Pembroke Dock, combined Brek’s top three to make the new logo.
The winners received a framed copy of the logo, with a picture of Brek Shea holding their design, a Fairtrade Global All Stars Football, to be signed by Stoke City; a Stoke City Match Day Programme featuring and signed by Brek Shea, and lots of other Fairtrade goodies.
Presentations took place at New life Christian Fellowship, Tenby Juniors, Tavernspite CP, Neyland and St. Aiden’s Schools. The children whose designs made it into the Design A Logo folder all received Highly Commended Certificates and a Fairtrade button badge for their excellent efforts. Staff at Tenby and Tavernspite, received a box of Fairtrade chocolates donated by Kilgetty Co-Operative.
Competition organisers said: “The enthusiasm, talent and commitment to Fairtrade shown by all involved has been amazing, opening new doors of opportunity. We thank all involved and look forward to working together to take the Fair Trade in Football Campaign even further in the new school year!”
The new logo now features on the Fair Trade In Football Campaign banner and business cards, which will be used to help promote the campaign in local, national and international football clubs and organisations. The aim is to one day see all footballs produced to Fairtrade standards guaranteeing: fair wages, safe working conditions with no forced or child labour; using methods best for the environment, providing a Fairtrade Premium to help develop local communities.
Together We Can Make A Difference.