DIV14/24: Everyone’s Giving A Hand (15 May 2014)

Issue Date: 15 May 2014
Ref: DIV14/24

Dr Ilham Khadri, President of Diversey Care, signs the competition board at ISSA/Interclean. Entry based on hand template. Entry based on hand photograph. Entries from Diversey Care in Turkey.

Everyone’s Giving A Hand
Entries for Diversey Care’s art competition are raising awareness of hand hygiene

Entries are coming in from all over the UK and Ireland for the month-long international art competition organised by Diversey Care to raise awareness of hand hygiene. The competition asks people to upload a hand-shaped design or photograph to a special website. Individual winners in each category will receive an iPad while there is also a special prize for the best design from a team. All entries received before the end of May will be displayed on murals at the company’s offices in Northampton and Dublin later this year.

“We’ve already seen some amazing designs that show how people all over the country have engaged positively with our campaign to raise awareness of hand hygiene but there is still time to enter,” says Katie Pett, Health Care Sector Marketing Manager for Diversey Care in the UK and Ireland. “We also had a fabulous response at Interclean last week where many people stopped by our stand to sign the competition canvas and show their support.”

The contest comprises two categories and has been organised to coincide with World Health Organization’s ‘Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ day earlier this month. Participants can create a piece of art out of a hand-shaped template that can be downloaded from the Diversey Care website. Alternatively they can submit a photo featuring hands. The artwork should convey the theme of “creating a better way for life through hand hygiene.” The individuals with the most creative submission in each category will receive an iPad. Additionally the team which submits the best collaborative entry will also be awarded a special lunch or dinner.

All artworks received from entrants in each country, including the UK and Ireland, will be added to designs created by Diversey Care employees, customers and business partners. These murals will be displayed in the reception areas of Diversey Care offices in each country to demonstrate Diversey Care’s commitment to hand hygiene and support of the WHO. Submissions will be accepted until 31 May.