A TWO-year-old Poole charity without an official logo is seeking help from the public to design one.

The Birds of Poole Harbour charity is launching a logo design competition which will see the charity offer the opportunity of having their official logo created by whoever is willing to take up the challenge.

Paul Morton, founder of the Birds of Poole Harbour charity said: “This is a really great project for anyone who has an interest in local bird conservation to get creative. As a charity we try and do as much public outreach work as we can, and we love thought of our official logo being created by someone who has a real passion for birds and the local area.”

The winner of the competition will have their design professionally created by a local graphic designer and the logo will become the hallmark for all the charities work locally.

It will also be used on future publications and will appear as their main logo on the Birds of Poole Harbour website. The winner will receive a T-shirt with their design on plus a one-day guided tour around the harbour.

"The logo has to feature the words 'Birds of Poole Harbour' or BoPH, but apart from that people can get as creative as they like," he said.

"Obviously it would be nice to have a bird in it that's relevant to the harbour - spoonbill, Dartford warbler, hen harrier etc - but perhaps not an avocet, as I can think of a another (slightly bigger) charity that has one of those as its logo."

The registered charity was set up in June 2013 with the aim of boosting bird conservation, preservation and monitoring in and around the harbour area. It offers monthly field trips focusing on different areas of the harbour, family bird boat tours during the winter and publishes specially commissioned surveys on its website as a learning resource. There is a daily sightings blog, photos and videos, the Brownsea Island webcam and up-to-date news from around the harbour.

For entry details, terms and conditions go to www.birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk/birds-poole-harbour-charity-logo-competition - overlay-context=birds-poole-harbour-charity-logo-competition.