World AIDS Day Winner!

As part of our 2018 World AIDS Day celebrations, Waverley Care ran a ‘design a poster’ competition and we would like you to meet our winner, Abbie …

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m Abbie, I am 23 and from Edinburgh.

I am a freelance artist who sells my work on etsy, and I work part time in a cafe. You can find my artwork here:

I love comics, animals and going on adventures. I love dogs but ended up owning a cat called Isla.

Can you tell us why you wanted to enter our poster competition?

I wanted to enter because it was a great learning experience for me as an artist. Plus, I wanted to learn more about world aids day and how it affects people today.

Tell us about your design and why you choose it? How did you decide what to include?

I wanted my design to be graphical and informative at the same time. The red ribbon was essential, as it’s very recognisable for the World Aids Day.

I also used calm colours to help people relax while reading the top tips. It’s quick and to the point, which sticks in people’s minds for longer.

What do you think are the main issues facing people living with HIV in Scotland?

  • Funding for extra support workers to help HIV+ people
  • It’s not talked about in schools from a young age.
  • There is a stigma around it.

What do you think we could do to tackle those problems?

Make people more aware that you can speak safely and confidently to people if they are worried without any judgment. More info in NHS leaflets and maybe even putting notes through houses asking people to reach out if they are worried about having HIV, or know someone who has it and want to learn more.


and here it is! Abbie’s fantastic winning poster…