Winning design of new Borough of Culture logo unveiled
The winner of a competition to design the official logo for Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture initiative has been revealed as Leigh D’Arcy. The competition to design a logo or image to represent the Borough of Culture was launched late last year, as part of efforts to widen participation in cultural activities across the city region.
26 year old Leigh D’Arcy is a graphic designer from Wirral who entered the competition individually. Her winning submission, incorporating a map of the winning Borough means she will now receive a prize of £800 and her logo will go forward to be developed into the Borough of Culture official brand.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said:
“We created the Borough of Culture award last year with St Helens being the first local authority to hold the title. The aim is to encourage cultural activities across the whole city region and I’m looking forward to seeing the events that Wirral has on offer over the next year. As the first Combined Authority to have powers over culture in our devolution deal, I believe the percentage of funding set aside for culture can have a massive impact across the Liverpool City Region as a whole.”
Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, said:
“We are thrilled to be Borough of Culture for 2019. Wirral is a fantastic place; we have a vibrant creative community and so much to offer every visitor. I know our incredible programme of events will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to come and see for themselves. I am also delighted the winner of the logo competition is based here, which is a fantastic start to what will be an unprecedented year of cultural and sporting events for our borough.”
Leigh D’Arcy, Borough of Culture logo competition winner, said:
“It was lovely to get the call to say that my design has been chosen to be developed into the fully developed brand for the Borough of Culture award. I can’t wait to see it splashed across Wirral for the next year and to see how it will be used by each borough throughout their host year.”