MEET seven-year-old Tilly Bartlett – the latest entrant in our poster design competition.
The youngster is making a stand for children and encouraging people to smoke in the designated areas at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
Her colourful design shows someone blowing smoke towards a non-smoker.
There is a bright yellow warning cone placed between them.
And in big, pink letters, Tilly has written the message ‘stop smoking it harms the patient’.
Tilly, who goes to Court Lane Junior School, Hilary Avenue, Cosham, said: ‘My poster is of a person smoking in front of another person.
‘I used yellow for a warning sign because it’s a bright colour.
‘That’s why I chose pink letters, so it stands out.
‘People should go to the places they are supposed to go to to smoke.
‘I don’t want to walk past it.’
The Cosham hospital and The News launched the poster competition to come up with a design to stop people smoking outside the hospital’s entrances.
The aim is to encourage smokers to use shelters provided.
The message is not to stop people smoking altogether, but only to be more considerate to patients, staff and visitors.
In a bid to tackle the problem, health officials are encouraging people to get involved with creating an effective poster to encourage smokers to use shelters
The winning design will be made into a poster and its designer will also win £100.
Second prize wins £75, while third prize is £50.
The closing date for entries to the competition is February 28.