Do you know of an aspiring child artist living in social housing? Or maybe you’re a social housing resident with children. If so, we want to hear from you.

Over the next two years, a team of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) are carrying out research into tenancy sustainment and rent arrears: Holding onto Home: tenancy Sustainment in Social Housing.

In order to ensure that the study has a wide an audience as possible, the study will have a logo which will appear on all written outputs and the study’s website, which is currently being designed.

In line with the ethos of the research, which see tenants at its heart – the research is being overseen by a tenant steering group – the study team would like it to be designed by a child living in social housing.

To that end, HQN are helping them organise an informal logo design competition. Here is more information about the competition:

  • The SHU team are looking for a logo that captures the essence of the research and which (ideally) links to the ‘Holding on to the Home’ theme in the study’s title
  • The SHU team are particularly interested in hand drawn designs
  • The deadline for submitting designs is Tuesday May 31st
  • Designs should be emailed to [email protected]
  • Members of the SHU team will assess designs and identify a winner
  • The successful artist will be featured on the study’s website
  • All designs we will be showcased on a page on the study’s website

If you have any questions about the logo competition or would like to know more about the ‘Holding on to Home’ study, please contact Paul Hickman.