In the Summer of 2020, we ran an arts competition to celebrate both 10 years of Catching Lives working with the homeless in Canterbury and East Kent, and also World Homeless Day which falls on 10th October every year, aiming to raise awareness of homelessness and its impact on our local community.
We asked primary aged children in the local community, through schools, churches and youth groups, to use our ‘hands’ logo to create a poster with the theme of ‘Helping the Homeless’. We asked them to colour in the logo and use the whole page around it, using pens, paints or collage to decorate it. We asked them to feature pictures of animals, people and use their imagination to be creative with it.
We chose our favourite 12 designs – judged by our panel – to create a Catching Lives 2021 calendar.
All the entries were also used by artist Zo Defferary, with the help of Catching Lives clients, to create a large art installation for the Canterbury Festival which took place from 17th – 31st October.
The winning entry featured on the front of the calendar and received a £100 Amazon voucher. There were two runners-up prizes of £50 and £25 Amazon vouchers.