We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s British Parking Awards for ‘Parking in the Community’!
You may remember last September we hosted an event on PARK(ing) Day to celebrate creativity in urban environments, which saw students from various schools and colleges in the UK’s North West region battle it out to create artwork within the unique setting of a parking space. We were very proud of the project and together with our event hosts, Q-Park, decided to enter this year’s BPAs given the award is to recognise people working within the parking sector who have engaged with and supported their local communities.
The overall winner, Saskia Gentile, an art student from Cheadle & Marple College, impressed the expert judging panel with her colour tribute to the Manchester worker bee, which symbolised the creativity and individuality of Mancunians. Saskia’s prize money has enabled her to purchase a vital piece of equipment so she can continue a career within art and design, a passion she has had since a young age. The winning college, Cheadle & Marple College, also received a monetary prize to ensure the art department can continue investment into creative-based projects such as PARK(ing) Day.
We certainly feel our project is worthy of the main prize, but we’ll need to wait to find out who the winners are on 8th March in London. Wish us luck!