Kelly Peters, a second year Graphic Design student at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), has won the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London’s Safety Poster Design Award 2016.

Responding to the competition brief to present a hard-hitting message on glove safety to the emergency services, Kelly designed a poster with the headline ‘protect yourself before protecting others’.

The judges agreed that Kelly’s “powerful poster showed a strong graphic image using text and photography to convey the importance of using industrial gloves” and awarded her first prize of £400 and a certificate.

Kelly received her award at the Glovers’ Awards Luncheon at Drapers Hall in the City of London on 5th July 2016 from Guest of Honour, Amali de Alwis, CEO of the charity Code First: Girls.

ECA and the Worshipful Company of Glovers

The Worshipful Company of Glovers is one of the City of London’s ancient Livery Companies. 

Its annual student Glove Design and Safety Poster Design competitions encourage practical and innovative glove design, and an awareness of hand protection in an industrial environment.

Since first entering the Safety Poster Design competition in 2005, ECA has won the competition five times and been placed second once.

Previous ECA prize winners include Atika Bennamane, Luke Bird, Justyna Wills, Emily Sutton and Martin Baillie.

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