The Winners of the Logo Design Competition

Friends of Mirfield Library Competition Winners
Top row (l-r) Joseph Lodge, Eden Holgeth, Graham Ervine (Sponsor: Mirfield Mill Carpets), Bottow row Katie Ashford, Halima Ali, Jessica Corcoran 1st prize

Friends of Mirfield Library are pleased to announce the winners of the design competition to create a campaign logo.

Jessica Corcoran of Lower Hopton Primary School is the winner of the Age 7 -11 junior category and the chosen winner of the Age 12 – 18 senior category is Joseph Lodge of Mirfield Free Grammar School.

With over 150 amazing designs submitted during the completion, local artist, Richard Gawthorpe was given the difficult task as the competition judge to choose a final winner from each section.

Richard Gawthorpe commented; “On the whole, the quality of work was very good and many of the sketches showed a real ability to understand and translate abstract ideas – the children are a credit to Mirfield.”

The full results are:

Senior Section

  • 1st Prize Joseph Lodge
  • 2nd Prize Eden Holgeth
  • 3rd Prize Billy Wells (unable to attend)

Junior Section

  • 1st Prize Jessica Corcoran
  • 2nd Prize Katie Ashford
  • 3rd Prize Halima Ali

The 1st prize winners of each section both received a cash prize, kindly donated by Mirfield Mill Carpets, with 2nd & 3rd runner up’s all receiving special rosettes.

These two brilliant designs will be combined to make one composite logo for the Friends campaign.

Having a strong logo will help raise the profile of their popular Save Mirfield Library campaign as well as spreading the word about the latest information regarding the threat of the cuts to Library services and a closure of the Library building itself.

Both the winning designs and the rest of the entries will be on show at the Mirfield Library on the Friends notice board.

Jenny Tomlinson, who is the Chair of Friends of Mirfield Library said, “We were overwhelmed by the number of fantastic designs from all the talented children in Mirfield. It was a very hard to pick out a winner from all the talented drawings. I would like to personally thank all the children who entered and special thanks to Richard Gawthorpe who kindly offered to be our competition judge.

Jenny continues; “The Library is an essential community resource for all the people in the local community and especially in encouraging reading skills amongst younger children; our campaign is to ensure it stays open for all.”

The role of the Friends of Mirfield Library is to prevent the loss of a local library service within Mirfield and even the possible closure of the building. A loss that would deny thousands of resident’s access to both vital services and community spaces.

The Friends of Mirfield Library next meeting will be held on Wed 17th June at 6.15pm, within the library itself. All are welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join.


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