Friday, 23 May 2014

Calling all animators - time to enter the annual Winston Churchill Design Competition

The Winston Churchill Design Competition has just been launched. The annual competition, delivered by Pentland Group PLC in partnership with The Churchill Centre and ARTS THREAD, seeks to encourage and uncover upcoming talent, who will create a unique piece of artwork that captures Winston Churchill's essence, making his life and work relevant for a modern audience.

Cash prizes

The top three winning entries will all received a cash prize.
  • First prize is £1000
  • Second prize is £750 
  • Third prize is £500
The winners will also get a paid work experience at Pentland Group PLC headquarters in London. They will also receive an invitation to the prestigious annual Sir Winston Churchill Dinner in London, in the Autumn of 2014

The Brief

The brief for the competition is to "capture the essence of Churchill's unique style and personality, and present it for a modern audience". Entrants can create work in any media that can be viewed on a website.The panel, made up of external patrons and members of The Churchill Centre, will review entries against five criteria.

The Criteria
  1. Design craft. Does the design demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity to materials and techniques? Is the composition exciting and dynamic? 
  2. Insight. Does the design present fresh and insightful perspectives into the different aspects of Churchill as a journalist, historian,great orator,politician,soldier,bricklayer, artist and more? Is the design exciting and compelling? 
  3. Communication.  Is the design easy to understand? Is it able to communicate its message directly and with force?  
  4. Contemporary relevance. Does the piece of work show thought about the enduring appeal of Churchill's personality and style? 
  5. Inspiration. Does the work have the potential to inspire great things?

The competition is open to international BA/MA students or recent graduates and will close on 31st August.

2014. Further details can be found on ARTS THREAD's website, here.


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