Winners of the December 2009

"Colour a Computer" Competition

Now in its second year, the competition was this time held at Old Earth Primary School in Elland where some lucky children won refurbished PCs, thanks to their artistic prowess.

Once again the competition from the hundreds of young artists who participated was of an extremely high quality, however three extremely talented youngsters won the recent colouring competition and are pictured receiving their prizes in time for Christmas.

George Baxter aged 6, Thomas Thornton aged 9 and Imran Mustafa aged 7 were the winners and are pictured with Mr Reynolds, headteacher receiving their prizes from DOT-COMmunications' Manager, Chris Lund.

George Baxter aged 6, Thomas Thornton aged 9 and Imran Mustafa aged 7 were the winners and are pictured with Mr Paul Reynolds, headteacher receiving their prizes from DOT-COMmunications' Manager, Chris Lund.

 

DOT-Communications, a not-for-profit social enterprise based at Salem Community Resource Centre in Hebden Bridge, was set up to provide a variety of IT Services to not-for-profit organisations. Its 3R-iT Project sells low-cost refurbished and reconditioned computers to local community and faith organisations and not-for-profit social enterprises as well as to individuals on low income.

As DOT-Communications is a member of the Ground Floor charity's 'family' of social and community enterprises, the competition entries were reviewed by the Ground Floor's Council of Management who judged the numerous entries for originality and creativity.

Despite fierce competition, the panel members were unanimous in their selection of the winners. However the standard of remaining entries were also so high that it was agreed to award a third prize to the top runner up.

Mr. Paul Reynolds, Head Teacher at Old Earth School said, "The work that the staff from Dot-COMm have done with [our] school has been fantastic. They came with no fuss and removed our older PC's and other IT equipment; they reconditioned it all; and put it to good use.

Knowing that our machines are going to be reused, and be of use to worthy causes across the country, really fits in well with our sustainable school status... thank you."

Under 8's Winning Entry

The Under 8's winning Entry by Imran Mustafa aged 7

Over 8's Winning Entry

The Over 8's winning Entry by Thomas Thornton aged 9

 

Honourable Mention

Best Runner Up Entry by George Baxter aged 6


From those Friendly People at DOT-COMmunications