Designs on conservation

A partnership between DZG and Dudley College’s Evolve campus has produced impressive posters featuring some of the world’s rarest animals.


ABOVE: Impressive artwork – Left to right, Evolve students Courtney Holness, Amber Whitehouse, Chloe Barnes, Ricky Gray and Georgina Ward stand by their signs on display at DZG.

We asked Extended Diploma Photography & Graphic Design students from the neighbouring campus to compile posters showcasing the vital conservation work at one of the country’s busiest zoos. 

DZG Photographer Jason Skarratt selected the winners and Zoo Manager Matt Lewis presented animal adoption packs to the successful students at an awards ceremony at the college.

The winning images were designed by Chloe Barnes (the overall winner), Ricky Gray, Courtney Holness, Courtney Isherwood, Georgina Ward and Amber Whitehouse.

Matt said:?”This is the third year we have run the project with Evolve.

“Standards were high and it was a tough decision for Jason to pick out the winners, but we are very pleased with the results and hope visitors will enjoy the new signage.”


ABOVE: Winners Georgina Ward, Ricky Gray, Amber Whitehouse, Chloe Barnes, Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, Courtney Isherwood and Courtney Holness at the college’s awards event.

Course tutor Phil Brooks said: “We are very grateful for the opportunity and continued support given to our students and we hope that by helping to raise awareness of endangered species, we are in some way contributing to the zoo’s valuable and admirable conservation programme.”

The artwork is on display at DZG along Castle Hill opposite our bachelor group of Gelada baboons.

Thank you to all the students who took part in the competition.