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Logo Design Competition winner announced

Thanks to the young people of Saddleworth St Chad’s parish, the Church’s Seeing is Believing fundraising campaign is off to an eye catching start after local children entered the Logo Design Challenge.

The St Chad’s Development Group, supported by the Parochial Church Council, is busy planning a campaign to raise the necessary funds to improve the church building and repair the beautiful stained glass windows ensuring that St Chad’s is accessible as a special place to visit, worship and treasure for many years to come. St Chad’s Church is a special part of our local heritage, listed as Grade 2* on the National Heritage List which means it is judged to be a building of special importance nationally. Only about 5% of all listed buildings are awarded this grade.

The challenge set for the young people was to use their imagination and creativity to design a logo for the Seeing is Believing campaign. The task was certainly challenging, requiring the design of an image that could be used in all types of printed and electronic communication. Church members were delighted by the community’s support for Seeing is Believing on receiving a total of 61 entries for the competition from members of Diggle School, St Chad’s C of E Primary Academy and local non-uniformed organisations. The judging panel was very impressed with the high standard of the entries and the obvious amount of hard work and dedication that had gone into their production.

The winners were:
1st prize - Rosie Giblin (St Chad’s)
2nd prize - Jack Hilton (St Chad’s) 
3rd prize - joint award:
    Eve Russell (Diggle School)
    Eva Burke (St Chad’s).

Saddleworth Team Rector, Reverend Canon Sharon Jones presented the winners with Waterstones vouchers in their school assemblies. She said "The winning logo design by Rosie Giblin beautifully captures the hills, canal and beauty of our area and the centrality of God’s love for everyone."

Rosie’s striking design has already featured on invitations to the Seeing is Believing campaign launch on March 26th at St Chad’s Church.

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