Children in Somerset were asked to get creative and take part in a campaign to design a logo for a new ‘Healthy, Happy and Safe’ campaign aimed at countering the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The competition called for local children, including those currently in schools, to design an eye-catching logo to accompany the campaign. Twenty entries were submitted during the competition’s two week running period.
Eleanor Jones (17) from Nether Stowey submitted the winning entry; a beautiful image portraying the Somerset countryside featuring the image of Glastonbury Tor under a rainbow and inside a sunshine circle.
Today Eleanor said: “I am truly honoured to have my design chosen for the Public Health’s Healthy, Happy and Safe campaign! The competition was brought to my attention by my family who encouraged me to give it a go and enter. I then set about trying to create a design that conveyed a positive and uplifting message. I hope my art may help to brighten your day and act as a reminder that we will get through this together. Stay healthy, happy and safe!”
The design will now be used as the logo for Public Health’s ‘Healthy Happy and Safe’ campaign which will be used on the Healthy Somerset website.
The two runners up were Liza Wittek (12), from Bridgwater, and Lola Clark (8), from Creech St Michael, who both submitted fantastic entries that will also be used on social media to support the campaign.
The website includes information on how to access help and support across a range of public health topics from mental health and wellbeing, healthy living to support for victims of domestic abuse.
The winning entries were chosen by a panel which included Council Leader Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset’s Director of Public Health Trudi Grant, and Cllr Clare Paul, the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Public Health and Wellbeing.
Today Councillor Paul said: “It was incredibly difficult to choose a winner from such a range of brilliant entries all across different age groups. Eleanor’s design was truly beautiful and really captured the essence of Somerset, what talent she has.
“Each and every design was absolutely brilliant though, and we will be showcasing them all in due course. I hope everyone enjoyed taking part as much as we enjoyed looking through them!”
The Healthy Somerset website can be accessed through the following link: www.healthysomerset.co.uk.
A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, is now live and will make it easier for people to access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis.