Young people design fresh look for King’s Lynn-based historic charitable trust Audrey Muriel Stratford Trust
A trust that was set up to safeguard the history of Lynn has a new look on its website following a competition for young people.
The trustees at the Audrey Muriel Stratford Trust decided that it was time to update their logo.
The trust’s website has become much more widely used as it is the place to head to for applying for funding from the charity, which was set up in 1990.
Trustees decided the best way to update, and also support the young people of the town, was to launch a competition aimed at the under-18s. It was advertised on Facebook, and then it was down to the trustees to sift through the many entries to find a winner.
The winner had to have a range of skills; an understanding of the trust and what the logo should represent, a keen artistic eye, and excellent desktop publishing skills – a big ask for an under-18-year-old.
But Lynn residents showed what a talented bunch they are and two finalists were chosen, Nichita Apostol and Nikita Morkunaite.
Both had done excellent jobs of showing the trust's link to history, whilst updating to something more modern. The trust's main objectives are to support the history of the town through archiving or educational projects, alongside schemes that benefit the local community. Applications can be made through the website: https://www.amstratford-trust.org.uk.
Nikita is currently studying at the College of West Anglia doing a graphic design course. While Nichita is in Year 7 at Springwood High School. The trustees said that their expertise “shone through” their designs.
The young people were given vouchers and Nikita’s logo will now be added to the branding on the website, and paperwork for the trust.
A spokesperson said: “These two young people have brilliant careers ahead of them and it has been a great experience for the trustees to showcase their talents.”