Congratulations to the winners of the Great Cre8 2021

Back in March we launched our Great Cre8 competition which was all about supporting our service users find a passion. Being creative plays a big part in the journey our service users take – from music sessions to art therapy, helping them focus on something they feel passionate about.

Just recently we welcomed SOCO into our care homes, which has been a great success – giving residents the chance to learn new skills and to create their own music and poetry alongside music.

Over the past month the judges have been looking through the entries to our competition and have decide on the winners for each category.

We are proud to announce that the winners for each category are as follows.

  • Poetry Category winner: Peter Smith, Reflection of A Man In Ink. (£50 voucher)
  • Painting Category winner: DP, A Homeless for the Homeless (£50 voucher)
  • Textiles Category winner: Rose road art group, What support means to us (£50 voucher)
  • Under 16: Overall winner: Katie, Outdoor Escape (£150 voucher)
  • Sculpture and Overall winner: (Adult) Ilse Black – Bladderwrack Rock Pool (£550 voucher)

There were no entries for Edible Art and Photography.

Thank you to the Southern Co-op for supporting the Great Cre8 and for providing the prizes for the winners.

Dennis Jones, comms officer said: “we had some really interesting and innovative works of art come in for the judges to review. We had entries from across the UK, all with the theme of what support means to them. We know it has been a difficult year for our supporters and for people across the world and we would like to thank everybody for taking part”

Trevor Pickup, CEO SSJ said: “thank you to everybody for taking part in our Great Cre8 competition, we were impressed with the quality of work from those who took part. Congratulations to all of the winners, including the two overall winners for their success.

“Importantly, we want to say a huge thank you for supporting the Society of St James, your efforts in this competition will go to support many people affected by homelessness find a passion which often sparks into much more on their path to recovery”

For more information about this years event please email