Competition Time – help design our new logo

Nottingham Women’s Centre needs a new logo!

We need a new logo that better represents the services and support that we provide to women in Notts.
Would you like to design our new logo and help us shape our brand identity?

Logo design competition

Criteria for the new logo

1. What do we want our logo to tell the world?
This is who we are –
The new logo must reflect our core Values:
• We are Feminist
• We are Inclusive
• We are Responsive
• We believe in person-centered solutions
• We are Partners
• We are Stewards
• We listen, learn and adapt
• We are Professional
• We are Positive
And this is how women who access the centre describe us:

2. Who’s the target audience?
ALL Women

3. Where will we use it?
On all digital and print materials.

The new logo must be “responsive” –, which means taking into consideration the following:

• The logo needs to be scalable so when used on a small item (e.g. a pen) it has to be clear and retain all its original features.
• Think about the colour palette – monochrome v many colours – e.g. when creating branded merchandise, using a monochrome logo is more cost effective than using a full colour logo.
• The new logo needs to work as a stand-alone icon that can be easily used on social media and can be easily recognisable and associated with Nottingham Women’s Centre.

Keep it simple – Often the best logos are the simplest ones
Make it memorable and easily recognisable
Make it look effective both in colour and in black and white

Do I have to be a graphic designer to enter?

Absolutely not!
This competition is open to everyone regardless of their skills or access to design software.*
Whether you have design experience or not please feel free to enter – above all we are looking for great ideas and concepts. Designs as PDF, PSD or AI are preferable but equally you can submit a drawing if you have no access to design software.
The winning design will be translated by a local design agency into a logo that will be used by Nottingham Women’s Centre going forward. We reserve the right to adjust it slightly to ensure its effective use in both print and digital.


The winner will have a choice of prize to include:
– vouchers of your choice to the value of £50
– 1 week work experience at a Nottingham based design agency * (some experience with Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is recommended if you choose this prize)


Summer 2019 – Competition Launches
31st October 2019 – Competition closes – all designs to be submitted to NWC by COP on the 31st October
1st November – 7th November 2019 – Judging process
No later than 8th November 2019 – Winner announced


The following rules are designed to make the logo competition as clear and fair as possible.
• All designs must be original.
• All designs must be received by COP on the 31st October. Designs received after this date will not be considered.
• Format – preferably PDF and PSD (Photoshop) or AI (Illustrator); if you don’t have access to design software, we will accept a drawing.
• Judging process – A judging panel consisting of a range of stakeholders: NWC staff, board, volunteers, service users, partners and supporters will choose a winner.
• The winning design becomes a property of Nottingham Women’s Centre.
• Decisions made by the judging panels are final.
• Please submit your design to [email protected], if necessary please use to send your files.

Thank You to for supporting the competition

Studio Renton
We’re a full-service design studio. We create powerful branding, develop innovative websites, build engaging apps and produce digital and print content for clients all over the globe.

Nottingham Women’s Centre Logo Competition Brief

We’re recruiting – Nottingham Women’s Voices Co-ordinator

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

Job Title:                     Nottingham Women’s Voices Co-ordinator

Hours:                         7 hours per week

Salary:                         £20,867 pro rata

Reporting to:             Communications and Partnerships Manager

Location:                     Nottingham Women’s Centre


Closing date: Noon on Monday the 12th August 2019

Interview date: TBC – 20th or 22nd  August 2019

Start date: wc 23rd September 2019


We’re looking for a woman to support our Women’s Voices movement in Nottingham.

What’s Nottingham Women’s Voices?

We are all women from Nottingham who would like to get to know and learn from other women in our city. The group started after the Manchester bombing and Finsbury park mosque attack. Women wanted to reassure their communities and stand together against hate. It has grown to include women of different faiths and those with none.

Nottingham Women’s Voices is a place:

To be heard

To explore what I think about things

To learn about issues

To find out facts

To get support

We speak out as a group when we don’t like what’s being said about us or people are telling us what to do.

We have a small planning group, a WhatsApp group and Facebook group to share info about events or facts about incidents. We run regular conversation cafes – a chance to talk about sensitive issues in a small group and meet women who are different to us. We have an annual event to grow the network and plan for next year.

We are open to all women. We are different but together.


Main role – to provide support to the Women’s Voices planning group.

This post will act as a link between the Planning Group and the movement members.


  • To organise and minute Planning Group meetings (6 x year).
  • To help co-ordinate the Women’s Voices events (6 regular events a year) with the direction from the Planning Group.
  • To moderate the What’s App and Facebook page and keep the contact list up to date.
  • To monitor the email inbox.
  • To pick up themes from the conversations on What’s App and other social media and report back to the Planning Group for consideration as themes for future events or campaigns.
  • Actively promote the NWV and all its activities and events using all available channels in order to raise the profile of the movement and recruit new members.
  • To follow up on events by e.g. writing an article or a blog post, analysing any issues that emerge from events and that need a separate conversation or a focus group
  • In time of crisis, get voices together e.g. by producing a press release or a social media post on behalf of the NWV
  • To work with other groups interested in running events under the NWV banner including help with vetting of the group, making sure that they meet the criteria of the NWV and that the event is attended by at least 1 NWV representative)
  • To work with the Cohesion Team on developing a toolkit to train women to facilitate conversations under the NWV banner
  • To look at setting up additional social media channels (e.g. Twitter, Instagram)
  • Any other tasks as directed by the Planning Group


Due to the nature of the work it is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 for the post holder to be female.  

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme.

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs. Please download the application form below and complete this in conjunction with the job description/person specification. You’ll also find some guidance notes below to explain our processes and help you to fill in the application form.

NWC application form

Nottingham Women’s Voices Co-ordinator

Information about our recruitment process

Completed application forms should be returned to [email protected] or posted to Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP