School children around the UK entered the Boomerang Education Ltd Design a Poster COP 26 Competition to create a portrait poster to persuade and inspire people to become more aware about climate change and lead more environmentally friendly lives. The competition was promoted through Boomerang Ed which supplied 350,000 ‘Climate Action’ themed planners with content developed with YPTE (Young People’s Trust for The Environment) to over 1500 primary and secondary schools for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The entries showed a great understanding and fear of what is to become of our planet with young voices reaching out through their designs.
Garfield Smith CEO Boomerang Media Group commented; “We have been overwhelmed by the passion and creativity exhibited by the hundreds of school students entering this competition. The variety of designs and artistic approaches were inspiring but the message from young people is clear, blunt and simple!”
The winning poster designs will be displayed on Boomerang’s 2,000+ digital screens around the UK during the COP 26 conference dates thanks to the kind permission of our landlords including Pure Gym & Nuffield Health gyms, Vue Entertainment cinemas, Places leisure centres amongst other shopping malls and leisure venues.
The winning designs displayed above are:-
Beau Bennett – Goldstone Primary School, Hove (winner 8-10 age category)
Aidan Hart – St Michael’s CE High School, Chorley(winner 11-14 age category)
Isabella Lee – The Ladies’ College, Guernsey (winner 15-18 age category)
Winners will receive digital tablets. Runners will each receive StabiloGreen pen sets kindly donated by STABILO. All entries and runners up can be seen at www.oodlesof.info/poster
A panel of judges was convened from the UK’s education sector, the climate change sector and advertising media sector. The posters were judged by Adrian Cotterill – Editor and Proprietor DailyDOOH, Roy Shepherd – Head of Out-of-Home, Goodstuff Media & Some, Sam Whigham -VCCP Creative and Founder, Wilton London, Peter Littlewood – Director, Young Persons Trust for the Environment, Martin Smith and Alice Carpenter – Head of Art, Wellington College, Berkshire