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'This Is My Child': come vote for the logo please

(174 Posts)
RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:26:48

Hello

Hopefully lots of you will be aware that we're gestating a campaign called 'This Is My Child' (you can see the background here.)

We've had two logos drawn up - and want you to tell us which you prefer.

Hearts or child? Post on the thread to let us know.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:27:57

And yes you're not going mad - the images aren't in the OP yet. Tech is going to add ASAP...

RippingYarns Tue 09-Jul-13 10:34:27

grin

i can tell you now, i'd rather an image of a child than a heart

i only love my own, i wouldn't warm to the idea of 'loving' everyone elses

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:38:58

Thanks Ripping

<twiddles thumbs>

<pokes Tech>

TOWIELA Tue 09-Jul-13 10:44:48

Without seeing the image, I would rather a child too. Kinda-of focuses the mind as to the purpose of the campaign.

Eyesunderarock Tue 09-Jul-13 10:48:03

Loving can tip over into patronising 'Ahhh, Bless Them, Poor Little Things' rather easily.
Child.

AtYourCervix Tue 09-Jul-13 10:48:42

Child.

Hearts are twee and pinkprincessygirlytwaddle.

RippingYarns Tue 09-Jul-13 10:51:34

i was being generous when i said about loving my own, now you lot have unwittingly agreed with me i'll say it too

HEARTS shock

crikey, will they sparkle too hmm

i think we've saved tech a job wink

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:51:49

<looks around awkwardly>

<clears throat>

While I've got you: we'd still love some more photos for us to use as images for the campaign.

We're asking for photos of children with any sort of SN/disability/additional need and a short caption along the lines of: 'This is my child. She's twelve and she loves Star Wars' (or anything at all along those lines. Whether or not you choose to specify the child's diagnosis or condition is entirely up to you)

These will be used around the site where we're featuring the campaign.

If you'd like to take part, please send an image to contactus@mumsnet.com marked 'FAO Campaigns Team - This Is My Child'

Eyesunderarock Tue 09-Jul-13 10:53:28

Sorry Rowan, my werebear is neither photogenic, a child or willing to be identified. grin

Eyesunderarock Tue 09-Jul-13 10:55:03

What happened to the idea of a photo of a motley crew enjoying themselves and saying 'Spot the one with the disability? That's right, you can't.'

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:55:50

Eyesunderarock

Sorry Rowan, my werebear is neither photogenic, a child or willing to be identified. grin

grin Fair enough

I'll give it another ten minutes and then we'll have a nice game of Eye Spy

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 10:57:25

Eyesunderarock

What happened to the idea of a photo of a motley crew enjoying themselves and saying 'Spot the one with the disability? That's right, you can't.'

Ooh thanks for reminding us of this one. The logo needs to be something graphic and easily reproduced (which doesn't tend to apply to photos, however clear they are), but this is a GOOD idea that I'd forgotten about - I'll suggest adding it in to the photos we're using.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 11:01:26

Hurrah! images in OP now

AtYourCervix Tue 09-Jul-13 11:01:42

I'll ask DD2. But not hopeful. I haven't managed to get a pic of her for years.

Eyesunderarock Tue 09-Jul-13 11:03:19

It was just the mention of photos that reminded me. DS can Pass For Normal very well indeed now, and for hours at a time. However it is merely a thick veneer that can be stripped off in an instant.
Invisible disability.

coppertop Tue 09-Jul-13 11:13:02

I prefer the one with the child.

The other one looks like the kind of thing MNHQ might use for Valentines Day. It also looks as though the baby in the logo has just produced a heart-shaped poo.

<lowers tone somewhat>

AtYourCervix Tue 09-Jul-13 11:15:28

Yes. Definitely the child.

AtYourCervix Tue 09-Jul-13 11:16:59

Just checked DDs facebook photos.

In her most recent she has fallen off a chair clutching a bottle of budweiser. Laughing hysterically. And is painted green.

Is that the sort of thing you're after?

Eyesunderarock Tue 09-Jul-13 11:18:38

DS's current expression gave me my new name. He's in transition between A levels and the world of work. Not keen. Not Keen At All.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 09-Jul-13 11:20:53

AtYourCervix

Just checked DDs facebook photos.

In her most recent she has fallen off a chair clutching a bottle of budweiser. Laughing hysterically. And is painted green.

Is that the sort of thing you're after?

Arf. Sounds fine to us so long as she's old enough to be drinking (don't want to inadvertently kick off a storm about giving children booze)?

AtYourCervix Tue 09-Jul-13 11:22:32

I'll find a decent one and rope in DD1 too.

Spot the difference grin

tabulahrasa Tue 09-Jul-13 11:23:25

I prefer the hearts.

The photo thing is a bit trickier when you have teenagers - my DS wouldn't consent to his photo being used like that or usually to even having his photo taken at all, especially because he is of the opinion that his AS is perfectly normal and not in any way an issue, lol. (Actually he thinks the world would be a much better place if everyone had autism, quieter, rational and a bit randomly he reckons we'd have a fantastic space programme by now as well, rofl)

I think it's a great idea, but I'm not willing to do it without his consent.

AmberLeaf Tue 09-Jul-13 11:24:40

Im gonna be different and say I don't like the child image! grin

It reminds me of the pringles man.

I immediately prefered the hearts one, but reading peoples comments has made me doubt that now.

I would love to send you a pic of my boy, who is gorgeous and very photogenic, but not sure how he'd feel about it as he can be iffey about me even putting a pic of him on my [very private] facebook!

But if I explain the cause I think he may well be up for it. As long as it isn't linked to my username for my own privacy reasons?

arista Tue 09-Jul-13 11:26:13

the child one the other one looks a bit like Charlie angels to me.

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