Winner announced for Clean Up Hatfield's Litter Poster Competition

Published: 20 Mar 2017

Harry Ashurst, aged six, has been announced as the winner of a competition asking young people in Hatfield to design a poster to stop people dropping litter in the town.

The competition was run by a partnership between Hatfield Library (Hertfordshire County Council), Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, and the ‘Clean Up Hatfield’ volunteers campaign.

It was open to all children who live in, or come to school in Hatfield and are aged between five and 11.

In a presentation, which took place at Hatfield Library on Wednesday 15th March, at 4.30pm Harry receive a £50 book token presented by the Mayor, Councillor Pat Mabbott. Harry’s school, St. Philip Howard, received a further £50 book token.

Teresa Heritage,  Cabinet Member for Public Health, Localism & Libraries, Hertfordshire County Council, said:

"Congratulations to Harry Ashurst for creating such a brilliant character - Captain Clean.  A clean environment is vital to creating the type of community we all want to live in. And well done to everyone who took part, highlighting such a great campaign to clean up Hatfield."

The judges (Marian Hurle from the ‘Clean Up Hatfield’ campaign and Jacky Green, Hatfield Library Manager) choose Harry’s design as the winning entry due to its clear design, and both loved the character of ‘Captain Clean’ which he had created, showing that we can all be litter picking superheroes.

Judging of the competition was close with more than 40 entries, showcasing the children of Hatfield’s creativity. All entries will be on display in Hatfield Library’s Children’s Library until the end of April 2017.

The poster will be used to head up the ‘Clean Up Hatfield’ campaign for 2017. Their spring litter pick is scheduled to happen 17th–23rd April 2017.