Insta makeover: Empowering Barnet’s young creatives!

Published: Fri 27 Nov 2020

Over the past few months young people across Barnet have been submitting some incredibly innovative designs in response to Barnet Council’s @barnetyouth_ Instagram logo competition. A wide range of entries were submitted from young teenagers who may have been having their first go at design to artists in their early twenties who are already establishing themselves in the creative industry. 

The panel of judges comprised Councillor David Longstaff (Deputy Leader of Barnet Council), Helen Draper (Head of Marketing and Communications at artsdepot), Frank Inzani (Director of Good Impressions design agency), Tina McElliot (Director of Children’s Social Care at Barnet Council) and Danielle Gopie (Communications Coordinator at Barnet Council).

We had a tough time choosing our favourite designs, however, a decision was finally made.

Congratulations to the finalists Jason, Tarini and Emiel who were awarded a combined total of £500 worth of Amazon gift vouchers! The winner Jason will additionally be receiving a one-to-one training session with Good Impressions design agency and his design will replace Barnet Council’s existing BY_ Instagram logo very soon!

Competition winner Jason Menkiti, 20:

“When I was designing the logo, I started off with a slightly more complex design with more detail in the background and a fancier font. I then decided on a simpler logo with a plain background, a bold font for the “BY_” with a basic shape around the brand name. The speech bubble represents the social aspect of the Instagram page with lots of people connecting.

I was a bit surprised when I won as I wasn’t sure if I had made my design too simple, but in the results announcement the judges mentioned that the logo would work well for Instagram. Thank you for the chance to enter the competition and for choosing my logo! I’m looking forward to learning more about graphic design in my training session with Good Impressions.”

Follow @barnetyouth_ on Instagram for the latest youth opportunities and events as well as views and opinions from young people across the borough.

Watch the results announcement video. 

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Watch the results announcement video