These are the shortlisted logo designs for Buxton's first ever Wild Weeks event

Creative youngsters from across Buxton have been showing off their artistic talents to design a logo for the town’s first ever Wild Weeks event.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 4:36 pm

A total of 115 entries were sent in after an appeal was launched to find a logo for the event, which is being launched by the South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP), Buxton Civic Association and Transition Buxton, bringing together schools and the community to support wildlife.

Jackie Wragg, youth engagement officer for the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, is delighted with the number of entries.

“A big THANK YOU to everyone who has entered and in particular to Buxton Junior School for their support,” she said.

“We have received so many wonderful images it has been hard to whittle them down to the final five, but we plan to find ways to use more of the designs that didn’t make it through somewhere in the project.”

The Buxton Wild Weeks team looked for a clear design that could be used flexibly as the project logo and ranked the entries to shortlist the five designs (pictured here) that are through to the public vote.

Jackie explained: “When you cast your vote, please think carefully which design you think will work best as a logo – effective logos are distinctive, practical, graphic and simple in form.”

There are several ways people can vote:

Some of the 115 entries received for the competition

· By Twitter to @SWP_BTC (South West Peak – Beyond the Classroom)

· By text to 07585 903 679

· By email to [email protected]

Voting is open until midnight on March 25.

Animals of Buxton Hill - by Renn at Buxton Junior School

The winner will be announced the next day on Twitter @SWP_BTC, on the South West Peak website www.southwestpeak.co.uk and the following week in the Buxton Advertiser.

The winning design will be professionally transformed into a digital logo, which may involve minor adjustments to the original design.

There are two Buxton Wild Weeks 2021: from Monday May 24 and from Monday July 5. Local schoolchildren will take part in environmental activities and members of the community will be encouraged to connect with, enjoy and support their local wildlife.

Buxton Wild Weeks are supported by the South West Peak Landscape Partnership funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Buxton Civic Association, Transition Buxton and the Buxton Advertiser.

Buxton snail, by Lois, aged 7 at Burbage Primary School
Flower Frame, by Amelia, in year 6 at Buxton Junior School
Two trees, by Nancy, aged 9
Stylised tree by Billy, aged 12
Buxton Wild Weeks will take place in May and July