Trans Hate Crime Poster Competition Results

Publish Date: 19/02/2013

During Manchester’s Hate Crime Week in January, Greater Manchester Police secured a grant from Manchester City Council to run a competition to design a poster to raise awareness of transphobic hate crime.

They received entries from the public as far as Sheffield and also had Shenna Simon College art students take part in the competition as a class.

GMP had 35 entries in total and with the help of the Trans groups TREC and Concord club they chose a winner as well as a 2nd and 3rd prize.

PC Dave Willets comments "We choose Transphobic hate crime because it's under reported and we thought this was a good way of raising awareness. We had some great responses and comments from the public via Twitter and Facebook as well as some fantastic entries".

All three winners were all under 17 years old and the posters will be sent out this week to the businesses and bars around The Village.

The winners were as follows-

1st place -  Gina Bell aged 16 (pictured), won- A Cooperative food hamper, £25 of taxi vouchers from Manchester Cars, 3 course Valentine's meal at Polari and £100 of Arndale vouchers

2nd place - Nicole Connolly aged 16, won- £100 of Arndale vouchers, Cocktails x4 at Taurus (Given to parents!)

3rd place -  Jade Casey aged 15, won -A Starbucks gift hamper, signed Coronation street items.

Well done to all those who took part!