2018's Sea Cadets Roundel Competition

In 2018…

In honour of our Reflections speaker, Lord Mountevans, Chairman of Maritime London and President of the City of London Sea Cadets, we ran an additional roundel competition in 2018 for Sea Cadets in London.

Like the Schools Competition, entrants submitted a roundel design on paper. The winning design was transformed into a unique roundel by Helen Whittaker, Creative Director of Barley Studio in York, one of UK’s leading stained-glass artists and 2018’s judging panel Chair.

Special thanks to Azad Ayub, Managing Director of Azad Ayub Limited, for sponsoring the 2018 Sea Cadets Roundel Prize.


The Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets is an active organisation for young people aged ten to 18, offering adventures and learning that bring people together, broaden horizons and teach valuable leadership and team-working skills for our global future.

Sea Cadets Captain Phil Russell RN, speaking here, was a member of the judging panel.


Caitlin Russell – 2018 Competition Winner

Lord Mountevans and Caitlin with the winning roundel
Junior Cadet First Class, Caitlin Russell, of the Bexley and Lewisham Sea Cadets Unit, won first prize. Leading Junior Sea Cadet Cameron Pratt and Daisy Lynch, both from of the Ruislip Sea Cadets Unit, came first and second runner up respectively.
My design represents the Reflections of the Lord Mayor 2018. It shows his chosen charities:

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Sea Cadets Corp
  • His travels round the world
  • His interest in innovation

It includes:

  • The Lord Mayor’s Chain
  • The world
  • A sailing boat
  • Boots linking to the juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the junior core modules
Caitlin Russell

Junior Cadet First Class

Caitlin’s design is bold and eye-catching, depicting many of the Lord Mountevans’ achievements and interest, integrated into the overall design. The judges were particularly impressed with Caitlyn’s understanding of the art and craft of stained glass, as she had carefully selected block colours and divided them with dark lines representing the lead framework.

Lord Mountevans, Jacqueline Russell, Caitlin Russell, Chris Seow, Helen Whittaker (Chair of the Judging Panel) and Azad Ayub (Sea Cadets Roundel Sponsor)

Helen Whittaker

Chair of the Judging Panel

Caitlin’s winning design

Highlights from the event