Many of us think it’s time we do something to sort out litter in our communities and Wirral Deen Centre in Birkenhead has organised a poster design competition to help raise awareness of the issue.
The aim of the competition is to reinforce the ‘no littering’ message. Piara Miah, Outreach Co-ordinator at Wirral Deen Centre, said, “The competition is open to everyone, but we’d particularly like schools to join in.”
The idea was inspired by the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who said, “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”
This leads to the theme of prevention of littering, rather than clearing up afterwards.
It’s more than just litter that the Deen Centre would like to be included in the posters. Designs should also cover another blight on our streets; fly-tipping. And, of course, the designs should also cover the impact on our local environment and the problems caused for wildlife.
Piara told us how the winning designs would be used; “We would hope to use the poster on Facebook and hope others will post them to help promote the message a bit longer.”
There is a £100 prize for the winning entry and whilst the competition is open to everyone, should a school entry win, they may wish to use the prize money for buying books. Closing date for entries has been extended to 21 March 2022.
For more information, please contact Piara Miah at the Wirral Deen Centre by messaging through their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wirral-Deen-Centre-2164909913738812
Image credit: Matthias Gellissen