At the beginning of lockdown, what started out as a simple idea to do our bit for NHS staff working tirelessly to keep us safe, snowballed into a display of astounding creativity from our community. We managed to raise over £10,000 for the NHS Covid-19 Urgent Appeal and we continue to support them with our NHS pin badges, available in our stores which have all now reopened.
It really wasn't easy to pick a winner, and we're not just saying that. We could have picked 50 that we'd be proud to see adorn our tees.
"We were totally blown away by the reaction to our NHS tee design comp. We had over 700 entries, including loads of awesome ones from children. The designs were truly amazing and I just want to say thank you to everyone who took part - we’ll be sending you all pin badges." Finisterre Founder, Tom Kay
Yep, you read that right. We've been so impressed that for everyone who entered the competition, we'll be sending you a complementary Finisterre Pin badge.
Now, back to the business at hand.
And the winner was...
Paula Hirst [@vanphirst]
We'll be printing Paula's design on our tees over the next couple of weeks and will be letting our community know as soon as it goes on sale. (If you're not on our mailing list already, sign up at the bottom of this page.)
100% of the sales proceeds will go to the NHS Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.
With so many amazing designs, we wanted to share the other entries that made our top 10. We've even made up a kids shortlist, such was the quality on display - so keep on scrolling...
George Wheadon [@gwheadon]
Gemma Hardy [@thehardyview]
Rowan Bailey [@byrowanbailey]
Beverly Hopwood [@beverleyhopwoodillustration]
Mai Dudley [@maidudleyillustration]
Fabrice Houdry [@fhyaralt]
And now for the Kids!
With some truly outstanding work from the groms out there, we decided to make a separate category, just for the children's entries.
We'll be sending each of these budding designers a pack-away rucksack from our new collaboration with the Natural History Museum.
'K-dog' [aged 11]
And making up the top 10, in no particular order...
Harry [aged 8]
Daisy Ali [aged 9]
Daisy Malinowski [aged 10]
Max Przygrodzka [aged 9]
Bo Reef [aged 6]
Clara [aged 14]
Miss Williams [aged 11]
Molly Kerr [aged 9]