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Posted: 11/02/11

Jonathon's poster is the bee’s knees

Caring for the environment has been the subject of a student poster competition at West Nottinghamshire College.

Run in conjunction with IKEA Nottingham, the competition challenged students to design a poster promoting environmental issues to remind staff and students of the importance of protecting the environment.

NVQ Level 2 professional cookery student Jonathon Hamer came up with the winning design.  Jonathon, 19, from Walesby, Newark, based his poster design around saving the honey bees.

He said: “I realise just how important bees are for the environment.  Without bees to pollinate plants, many species would die off including our food crops.  I wanted my poster to inform people of these hard-working insects.”

Jonathon won a camera for his winning design, along with a solar-powered ‘Sunnan’ lamp donated by IKEA Nottingham.

IKEA’s environment and sustainability specialist Katie O’Neill said: “Marketing specialist Amy Binch and I were delighted to be invited to judge the students’ posters and we took a few hours to go through over 200 creative and well-thought out entries. 

“We particularly liked Jonathon’s poster as it is bright, eye-catching and we fully support saving the bees after running a campaign about it recently.  It’s a subject very close to our heart"

Runners-up in the competition were students Jodie Haynes, Becky Bowskill and Jordan Nelson, who also each received an IKEA Sunnan lamp and a selection of gift vouchers.