Over 730 young people recently took part in a special competition in Manchester, UK, to design a visionary poster promoting Manchester in 2025.
The competition was held to coincide with the launch of BNY Mellon's Manchester 2025 report forecasting how the city will look in a decade’s time.
BNY Mellon worked with local charity the Salford Foundation and the National Citizen Service, a British voluntary personal and social development program for 16 and 17-year olds in England and Northern Ireland, on the initiative involving young people from Trafford and Salford in Greater Manchester.
Students worked in groups of approximately 10 to 15 to create a poster with over 40 entries submitted.
Entries were judged by a panel from BNY Mellon, led by BNY Mellon’s Manchester site executive, Matt Wells. They were looking for a creative, bold and ambitious design with a clear theme and strong message.
The winning team comprised 14 young people from Loreto Grammar, Altrincham Grammar Boys and Wellacre Boys in Manchester, England.
Describing their vision, the winning team said Manchester is more than just a city and their design summarized exactly how they saw Manchester to be a decade on. The striking colors on the poster symbolize the diversity within the city which, as Manchester becomes more globally recognized, will continue to expand.
The successful design was recently revealed at the launch event of BNY Mellon’s report and the winning team attended the reception at Manchester Art Gallery.
“The creativity and energy from all the groups during the workshops was staggering. All the ideas showed real insight,” said BNY Mellon’s Matt Wells.
“The winning design stood out because of its vibrancy and way it incorporated Manchester iconic images, past, present and future.”
As well as having their idea designed into a poster and revealed at the VIP reception, they also won a special fun day of their choice. The team chose a day of indoor skydiving.
The poster is now on display at BNY Mellon’s Spinningfields office and can be seen here.