Community housing trust awards pupils prizes for new logo

Back in the good old days – you may remember them when kids went to school, adults went down the pub, and you could buy an almost inexhaustible supply of bog roll in the shops – some people were making plans for their futures.

Competition entrants from All Saints School

So it was for the Crystal Palace Community Land Trust, the organisation which in 2019 won a competition run by the council for a 100 per cent affordable self-build housing project on a site on The Lawns. The scheme is to be project-managed by Brick by Brick… well, you can’t have everything.

As part of CPCLT’s outreach with the community, they staged a competition of their own, with the Year 6 pupils at All Saints Primary School to design a logo for its scheme.

The winner, Bianca Moreno, was awarded £30 vouchers for local shop Bookseller Crow. Two runners-up each received £10 vouchers.

According to the Trust, “Pupils were asked to come up with a logo that represented themes such as community, affordability and the environment, matching the aims of Crystal Palace Community Land Trust. A volunteer from the trust presented the project to pupils in January, and teachers worked with them through the term to learn about graphic design and come up with their own entries.”

The winning logo entry

The submissions were judged by Anna Jacobs (Crystal Palace Artists Open House), Margaret Adjaye (Upper Norwood Library Hub) and Stephen Mann (ward councillor).

The judges said: “We were impressed by the work presented to us by All Saints. It is clear that they are a very talented bunch of students and we hope that they will really excel in their creativity in the years to come.”

The winning logo, which features the Crystal Palace Triangle, housing and a nod to the environmental focus of the project, the judges said, “It was the only entrant to reference the site but does so in a way which could be interchangeable for other schemes. We also really liked the choice of colours which could really be drawn out as part of a logo.”

The winning logo will be digitised by a local designer, and used on publicity materials, hoardings and elsewhere throughout the project.

The Trust says that the housing scheme “will be designed with local residents in the summer, or whenever the coronavirus emergency has passed”.

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