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Logo Competition winners announced!

We recently launched a competition to find a design for our project logo. We wanted children to be involved in the process so we sent details of a competition to local schools in Lincoln. We asked for designs to be added to a 10×10 box and that they meet the following two criteria:

1. That they featured something recognisable from Lincoln

2. That they included something that represents childhood in Lincoln

We received some fantastic designs from children of all ages (all of which can be viewed here) but after much debate and discussion amongst the judging panel we eventually decided on our winner. The winning design was developed by Templar Marshall, age 11 who attends Our Lady of Lincoln Primary! He produced this beautiful image that really captures the joy of childhood in Lincoln:CoL logo


Not only has Templar won himself an iPod Shuffle but his logo will also be digitised and used on all of our promotional materials and outputs! Well done Templar and watch this space for the new logo design!

Because the standard of entries was so high we also decided to name some runners up. These were Callie-Mai Hind (10), Caleb-Gerald Ward (7) and Elliot-James Lutton (4), siblings, from Ermine Primary. They produced the image below which really captured the spirit of our project, which is all about giving children a voice about their city and providing them a platform from which they can be heard. The family have won tickets to attend an Imps fixture of their choice – well done!!

Logo Runner-Up

All of the competition entries, including our new logo, will be showcased at our launch event on Saturday 4th November 2017. If you are in Lincoln, please pop down to the Isaac Newton Building on the University of Lincoln campus between 10am and 4pm to find out more about our work and to enjoy some crafts and activities! All families welcome!


Children of Lincoln Launch Event 4th November

Imagining a Child Friendly Lincoln Event Flyer


We would like to invite everyone to join us on 4th November as we launch the Children of Lincoln project, and start a conversation about what a ‘child friendly’ Lincoln could look like. Lots of free activities for kids, with complimentary refreshments all day and pizza and cupcakes provided for lunch!!


Logo Competition Closed

Thank you to all the children who sent us their designs for a logo to represent the Children of Lincoln project. The competition is now closed and we will be announcing our winner very soon!

Enter our competition to design a logo for Children of Lincoln

Do you go to school in Lincoln?

Are you aged 18 or under?

We have an exciting opportunity for the children of Lincoln to design a logo for our new project!

This is also a chance to win an iPod shuffle or tickets to see the Imps!

Researchers at the University of Lincoln have been working with City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council to launch a child rights initiative for the city of Lincoln. Our aim is to gain recognition as a UNICEF We have asked local children to decide on our name and we now need a logo!


Logo comp advert

The logo designs will be judged by the project team using the following criteria that you might like to use when designing your logo:

Something recognizable from Lincoln city

Something that represents childhood in Lincoln

Submissions are welcomed by both individuals and family groups.

The deadline for competition entries is Friday 13th October 2017.


As well as winning a prize, the winning logo will be featured on all of our project related materials. The official launch of the project name and logo will take place on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the University of Lincoln. We will be holding a fun day of activities to celebrate, and share information about the project. Everyone is invited!

You can download the Logo competition advert2 here. Please note that the entry form should be printed off in A4 size and the logo should fit within the 10cm x 10 cm square provided.

Please return all competition entries to either:

Dr Anna Tarrant

3208 Bridge House, University of Lincoln,

Brayford Pool, LN6 7TS

Or send a scanned copy by email to atarrant @

Our new official name is Children of Lincoln!

One of our first major tasks for this project was to find a name that best represented what we were trying to achieve with our children’s rights initiative for Lincoln. We recognised that we wanted children in Lincoln to play a major role in helping us to decide on the name. We therefore came up with five different names and asked children from a number of schools in Lincoln to rank them from 1 to 5, with 1 being their least favourite and 5 being their most favourite. The names we asked Lincoln children to rank included:

  • Lincoln’s Children Matter
  • Children Friendly Lincoln
  • Lincoln for Children
  • Creating Children Friendly Lincoln
  • Lincoln City of Children

While Lincoln For Children emerged as a key favourite, one group of children decided they didn’t like any of these names. They suggested a different name instead. Following a new round of consultation, this name proved to be the most popular. With thanks to children in Lincoln our project is now called:

Children of Lincoln

We now need a logo and are currently running a competition for children who attend schools in Lincoln. If you’d like to take part you can find out more here.