My Democracy Design competition

This summer we’re celebrating 150 years of the Houses of Parliament! It took nearly 30 years to rebuild the Palace of Westminster after a devastating fire, but in 1870 it was finally completed with the beautiful mosaic tiles in Central Lobby.

To help us celebrate, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons is calling on budding young artists to take part in an exciting summer art competition to design their own democracy themed tile!

What do I need to do?

You must be aged between 6 and 15 on the 31 August 2020 to take part.
Your design must focus on the theme ‘My Democracy Design’ and should be all your own work. You could focus your design around the theme of voting, famous moments in the history of Parliament, like the suffragettes or on what you would like your democracy to look like in the next 150 years.

The only limit is your imagination!

The winning entry

  • One winner will have their design framed and receive a certificate from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons. Their design will be created into their own unique democracy themed tile. They’ll also receive a goody bag from the Houses of Parliament shop.
  • Two runners up will have their designs framed and receive a signed certificate from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons. They’ll also receive a goody bag from the Houses of Parliament shop.
Please ensure you have read the competition FAQs below, our Privacy Notice and the Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting your entry.

 

Competition entry form

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is use your imagination to design your tile reflecting the theme 'My Democracy Design'

Competition FAQs

What do I need to send?

A parent or guardian needs to complete all the fields on Page 3 of the Competition Entry Form, including confirming that they have read the Privacy Notice and the Competition Terms and Conditions.

The design must be submitted on the template on Page 4 of the Competition Entry Form.

When is the closing date?

The closing date for the competition is 31 August 2020.

Can I submit my entry via email?

Yes! Entries can be submitted via email to mydemocracydesign@parliament.uk 

Please ensure you have included Page 3 and 4 of the Competition Entry Form as an attachment, saved as your child’s name.

 

Can I post my entry?

Yes! Postal entries must be addressed to:

My Democracy Design Competition
Education and Engagement Team
5th Floor Richmond House
UK Parliament
London
SW1A 0AA

How old must entrants be?

Entrants must be aged between 6 and 15 on 31 August 2020 the closing date of the competition.

Can I enter more than once?

Yes! We know that once your creativity gets going, you might have more than one idea that you want to share.

You can submit more than one entry, but every entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and must be submitted on the competition template (pages 3 and 4 of the competition entry form).

Can I get my artwork back?

Unfortunately we can’t return artwork after the competition.

You could take a photograph, scan or photocopy your picture so that you have a record to keep.

Where can I find the competition terms and conditions?

You can find all the Competition Terms and Conditions here.

Additionally, you can find our Privacy Notice here.

Still got questions?

If you have a question that we haven’t answered please contact us at: mydemocracydesign@parliament.uk.