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Competition winners tell Lincoln youths to ‘shush’ at night

The winners of a competition to design the logo for the Lincoln Shush Campaign have been announced and awarded tickets to top nightspots.

The scheme, aimed at reminding people to be quiet when returning home from a night out, has already seen purple wristbands handed out with the words ‘Shush – let’s make it a silent night’ printed on.

The wristbands also gave wearer the benefit of queue jumps on certain evenings at popular city venues.

Wristbands reading "SHUSH - Let's make it a silent night" will be issued to students of the University of Lincoln. Photo: CLC
Wristbands reading “SHUSH – Let’s make it a silent night” will be issued to students of the University of Lincoln. Photo: CLC

The Shush campaign is a partnership between City of Lincoln Council, the University of Lincoln Students’ Union, Lincoln BIG, Street Pastors, the University of Lincoln, West End Residents’ Association and Lincolnshire Police.

The competition asked people to design a logo for the scheme, with more than 16 entries being received.

The winners were revealed at a prize giving ceremony at The Shed on Monday, February 10.

The event was attended by all the partners in the scheme as well as representatives from local businesses, which sponsored the prizes.

Professor David Sleight, Dean for Public Engagement at the University of Lincoln, handed out the awards.

The winners were:

  • First prize: Joshua Ost – His design will be used city-wide and he has won a VIP booth at Home nightclub and two tickets to an Engine Shed gig
  • Second prize: Dan Kardasz – won two tickets to an Engine Shed gig
  • Third prize: Michael Orridge – won two tickets for the Odeon cinema
  • Fourth prize: Jessica Ball – won a meal for two at Revolution
  • Fifth prize: Vanessa Adams – won a meal for two at Walkabout
  • Sixth prize: Kieran Brown – won coffee and cake for two at Bar Unico
Joshua Ost's winning logo design.
Joshua Ost’s winning logo design.

Brian Alcorn, Vice President of the University of Lincoln Students’ Union, said: “On behalf of the Students’ Union I wish to thank all the entrants to this competition who offered logo designs for consideration to be used as part of the city-wide Shush Campaign partnership.

“There was quite a variety of design submissions, with very differing and creative ideas – something we have come to expect from our student members.

“I am proud they are engaged with the wider community and can play an active role in addressing issues which affect all residents of Lincoln.

“I hope that, jointly with the help of our partners, we can make some progress with this Shush Campaign in reducing the incidence of noise complaints in residential areas late at night.”

Heather Grover, Senior Policy Officer at the city council, said: “All the entries to the Shush campaign logo competition were of such a high standard, it made the judging process extremely difficult.

“We want the logo to be something that everyone will come to recognise as we have many plans for the scheme as it progresses.”

PC Luke Casey, Community Beat Manager for Carholme/Park Ward Area of Lincoln, said: “Noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour affects people of all ages and transient noise in particular is a very difficult problem to tackle.

“The Shush campaign is a great way of raising awareness around the problem of noise nuisance and encourages young people to get involved and take responsibility.

“I’m sure the campaign will be a success in raising awareness around this issue and Lincolnshire Police are pleased to have been able to work along side our partner agencies and be part of this project.”