The judging panel with the five winning entries, from L-R, Councillor Aneesa Akbar, Luke Garner, Sue Pleasance from HCAL, Councillor John Fareham, Lord Mayor of Hull Councillor Lynn Petrini and the Lord Mayor Consort Graham Petrini.

Prizes awarded to the winners of Neurodiversity Celebration Week competition

The winners of Hull City Council’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week competition have been selected.

There were five entries that were chosen as the winners by the panel, with each winning £75 from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.

The competition invited young people aged 25 and under in Hull to produce an image to illustrate at least one of the conditions that come under the neurodiversity banner, in honour of Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

The panel judges were the Lord Mayor of Hull Councillor Lynn Petrini, the Lord Mayor Consort Graham Petrini, Councillors Aneesa Akbar and John Fareham, BIPC Strategic Development Manager of Hull Culture and Leisure (HC&L) Sue Pleasance alongside young person judge Luke Garner.

The winners are young entrepreneur Georgia Wormald and young people from St Mary’s College, Chiltern Primary, Northcott School and Oakfield School.

The winning images will be displayed in Ferens Art Gallery and the artists will also get to have afternoon tea with the Lord Mayor.

Hall Road Academy, Wilberforce College, Estcourt Primary Academy, Inmans Primary School, Longhill Primary School and CASE all received a special grant to promote Neurodiversity Celebration Week in 2022.

Tony Robinson OBE Patron of John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank said: 

“As someone with dyspraxia myself, I was delighted that the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank with Hull City Council was able to sponsor the Neurodiversity Celebration Week competition. It was great to see so many excellent entries, so much so that we decided to award extra prize money.”

“Over 20% of business owners in the UK and 30% of those in America consider themselves to be neurodivergent and I am highly confident that many of those who are neurodivergent and have entered this competition will go on to own their own businesses. Congratulations to all the entrants as they are all winners.”

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