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We have a winner!

The results of the Tyneside Welcomes design competition are now out. The competition, linked to International Migrant’s Day on 18 December, asked candidates to capture the themes of welcome, community and migration in their designs.


The winning design

So without further ado, here is the winning design, created by Vanessa Suddick.





The judges felt that Vanessa’s lighthouse design symbolised a beacon of hope, guiding people to safety that really encapsulates what Tyneside Welcomes are doing.


Vanessa is a North East-based artist who graduated with First-Class Honours in Fine Art from Northumbria University. She was a primary school teacher for two years but then started her own art business, kindNESS Art and Crafts, in October 2021. One day, she hopes to be able to combine her two passions of design and teaching through a new artistic adventure.


The runner up



The runner up is Rosie Mellor with two designs that got second and third place.


Rosie is a student at Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and packs as much art and design into her studies as she can. She combines art and design with craft activities and has produced designs for greeting cards as well as creating knitted samples for Spun - a local yarn shop and gathering place for Ann Arbor’s fibre community.


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