Art and Design and Creative Media students were invited to submit logo designs for that represent the organisation's mission to support and promote wellbeing practices within Thanet’s communities.
The three student finalists were invited to attend a virtual meeting with the Think Healthy Me Board of Directors on the 10th June where the winner was selected. The winner, Joseph will receive £100 and the runners up will each receive £50. The Chairman of HABIT, Brian Urwin asked the students if they might appreciate an opportunity for coaching and mentoring from the Think Healthy Me professionally qualified Associates. This would be in recognition of their dedication. The response was a positive “Yes please.” Brian mentioned that there might also be a future opportunity for work experience.
Upon being announced as the winner, Joseph said, “I am really happy my logo was chosen. I took part in the KFE Skills competition earlier this year and came second but only 1 point away from first, so that motivated me for this project”.
For my logo, I selected colours that represented health such as greens and white. I also wanted to get the sense of community and people across as that is what HABIT is about.”
The logo will be used across Thanet to promote HABIT and its ambitious aims and objectives. The Chairman, Brian Urwin was delighted with the entries from students and said it was good that young people were involved in important health education. He commented, “It was a difficult decision but the design by Joseph really conveys the ethos of Habit, which is to promote health and wellbeing to local employers and the wider Thanet community. Our Think Healthy Me Board of Management are keen to address Thanet’s health issues with our NHS and contribute to Thanet’s healthy lifestyle solutions. We also recognise the opportunity of working with these young creative students more in the future.”
Competitions such as this offer real-life work experience and personal development to students. Thanet businesses can benefit from the untapped synergy of intergenerational relationships.
We look forward to future collaboration including competitions such as this. They offer real-life work experience to students within the creative industry and open up opportunities to network and build relationships with local employers. Mark Norton, who organises the Creative Industries work placements said, “We were really pleased that HABIT provided this opportunity for the students and it also demonstrated how the creative industry is moving forward in the virtual world during these difficult times.”
There is still time to apply for a creative course at Broadstairs College this September.