BACIL Poster Competition Winners 2015


We have chosen the winner of the BACIL 'Watch Your Stuff' poster competition, whose artwork is now going up in venues throughout the city.  The posters will alert people to watch their belongings and be aware of theft - a message that is particularly important at this busy time of year, when more people visit the city-centre than at any other time. 

The winning design was created by Sian Lewis (17), studying Graphic Communications at Leeds College of Art, who won £300 prize money and the kudos of having her design work professionally produced and printed.  The two runners up were Daniel Corbridge (18), studying Graphic Design at Leeds College of Art and Alex Edwards (22), Studying Creative Media Technologies at Leeds Beckett University.


Back in September, we launched a competition amongst Leeds school, college and university students to design an eye-catching poster that would appeal to young people and enforce the very important message about keeping their possessions safe.  The brief was to create a piece of artwork that was bold, original and impactful.  That would catch people’s eyes in busy shops, bars and restaurants.

We got a fantastic number of entries and the standard was incredibly high, which made the judges’ job very difficult.  What appealed, in particular, about Sian’s design work was the bold simplicity of the text and the strong use of colour.  She has actually created a suite of designs, rather than one single poster, with different colourways to denote different possessions.  The posters are going up throughout Leeds now and will stay in place throughout most of 2016.

The panel of judges was made up of Sean Walker (BACIL Manager), Dave Downs (Centre Manager of Trinity Leeds), John Hancock (Chair of Leeds Pubwatch and Director of Back Room Bar) and two students from the University of Leeds and Leeds College of Art.  If you would be interested in some posters to put up in your premises please let us know and we can arrange delivery