QA poster contest winners see designs turn into reality

CREATIVE Jenna Smith, 24, the winner of the competition to design a no-smoking zone poster for Queen Alexandra Hospital.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (120902-6221)
CREATIVE Jenna Smith, 24, the winner of the competition to design a no-smoking zone poster for Queen Alexandra Hospital. Picture: Malcolm Wells (120902-6221)

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THIS is the winning design for a poster competition asking people to stop smoking outside Queen Alexandra Hospital’s main entrances.

The News ran the popular contest and 122 people entered.

And on national No Smoking Day we reveal the three winning designs.

Talented Jenna Smith, 24, a graphic design graduate from the University of Portsmouth, impressed judges with her creation, shown above.

Jenna said: ‘I wanted to create something that drew people’s attention, but wasn’t an anti-smoking message.

‘I wanted smokers to see the consequences of what they do.

‘It’s great to win and great to see the finished poster.’

Alongside seeing her design turned into a poster, she also won £100.

Second place went to Jemma Green, 14, who won £75, and Michael North, 75, came in third, winning £50.

Peter Mellor, company secretary for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs QA, said: ‘We are most grateful to The News for running such a successful campaign to help raise awareness of the need to be sensitive to others when smoking outside in the hospital grounds.

‘More than 100 posters were created by a wide range of people from our local community.

‘All of the posters were fantastic, funny, eye-catching and making the point.

‘The judging panel had a very difficult job to select just three winners, but the successful posters best reflect the feelings of so many about smoking outside the hospital entrances.’