In September, we ran a competition for our student members to appear in one of our feature articles and win a cash prize to put towards their art studies
And the winner was....
…Anna Binstead, a third-year art student studying at Solent University. Anna was thrilled with her £500 cash prize and knew immediately she wanted to invest in her badge designs. Since collecting her prize, she has already purchased 300 enamel pins in three of her different Halloween designs.
An avid gatherer of crystals, pins and badges, Anna has amassed an impressive collection of both, the latter of which is evidenced by her favourite (and heavy!) denim jacket which is home to a total of 56 badges, 40 of which are currently on a board to alleviate some of the weight and make the jacket wearable! Anna says, “I love my jacket, all the badges are made by other designers which I have collected from various art fairs over the years, but now I’ve got my own badges, with my own designs, and that’s a great feeling!”
Anna has now agreed with Solent University enterprise shop, Re:So that she will be selling some of her badges in their shop. “I spoke to the manager yesterday and the badges will go on sale in the shop soon, I’m very excited!” she says.