Leeds College of Art student designs winning poster for Crime Prevention Network

13 January 2016

Extended Diploma in Art & Design student Sian Lewis has been chosen by the BACIL for her winning design in their poster competition. Her artwork will go up in various venues (shops, bars and restaurants) throughout Leeds City Centre to help prevent crime.

The posters will alert people to keep an eye on their belongings and be aware of theft.

Sian Lewis who is 17 years of age won the competition which was launched by Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) amongst Leeds school, college and university students to design an eye-catching poster that would appeal to young people and convey the importance of keeping their possessions safe.

Sian designed a piece of artwork that was original, bold and impactful.

She wins £300 prize money and the prestige of having her work professionally produced and printed. The posters are going up throughout Leeds now and will stay in place until December 2016.

Sian Lewis crime prev poster

There were two runners up, one included fellow student Daniel Corbridge, also studying on the Extended Diploma in Art & Design. He wins £100 prize money.

The organisers were delighted with the volume and quality of the entries.  

Rachael McGlynn, BACIL Coordinator and competition organiser, comments:

“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 until December 2016.”

Image of Sian Lewis