A student wins a graphic design competition to promote the charity program of the scrap car company UDonateacar

A COLLEGE student has won the top prize for a car salvage business in the Meon Valley after designing a new sticker for their charity car donation scheme.

The competition was organized by Silverlake Automotive Recycling in Shedfield to promote its UDonateacar charity programme.

Students from Hampshire colleges and schools took part in the competition and a panel of expert judges including the Mayor of Southampton, Alex Houghton and Ben Fishwick, editor of the Southern Daily Echo declared Arwen Lawton, a Level 3 graphic design student at Fareham College, the winner.

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Arwen’s winning design was chosen from a shortlist of six announced in March. Holly Southwell of Itchen College was named a finalist.

Arwen, Holly and their families were invited to Silverlake’s head office to meet Managing Director Allen Prebble and receive their prizes – £250 and £100 vouchers for art and graphic design supplies.

The jury was impressed with Arwen’s interpretation of the design brief and her attention to detail.

Arwen will now work alongside the Silverlake graphic designer to finalize the design before production.

Arwen said: “Honestly, I’m thrilled to hear that I’ve been declared the winner. I think it’s an incredible opportunity, and I’m so excited to work with Silverlake to create my design.

Members of the public who donate through UDonateacar will receive a copy of Arwen’s car sticker to display in their car.

Later this year, a “Spot the UDonateacar sticker” competition will be launched on social media.

Allen Prebble, Managing Director, said: “It’s fantastic to give these young designers the opportunity to work on a specification for a real requirement.

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“The talent has been outstanding. UDonateacar aims to make donations easier, from just £5, and to make a difference by supporting small community charities that care for the disadvantaged. The car sticker design of ‘Arwen will really help us broadcast. I would like to thank the judges for their time, the regional colleges for their support and congratulations Arwen, Holly and all the finalists who did such a great job.

UDonateacar allows people to donate money from the sale of their cars to support small local charities.

Silverlake takes care of all the paperwork and transfers 100% of the donation to the program’s national charity partner, Global’s Make Some Noise.

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