Dont Panic design competition for budding designers!

Don’t Panic is running a design competition on the Don’t Panic site for all budding designers, graffiti and street artists to come up with a creative design.

The focus of the competition is to find new talent from across the UK, to help promote Channel 4’s Street Summer schedule of broadcasting in the only way which makes sense; using the competition winners designs as massive outdoor advertisements. This is a grassroots initiative that aims to give aspiring artists a platform that will allow them to share their work with a large audience.

The competition will run from 13th June to 17th July. Voting will run from 01st July to 17th July. Check out the competition page here >

Here come the finer details:

  • Winners will be paid £300 for the use of their artwork
    Winners will have their design displayed on a premium outdoor space for two weeks (4th August to 18th August)
    Winners will get the opportunity to work with an established street artist from their region of the UK
    Winners’ work will feature on the Don’t Panic Poster and on postcards which will be distributed across the UK in Don’t Panic Packs
    Winners will be featured in a short film about their work

The focus of the designs must stick to the theme of Channel 4’s programmes: street dance, urban sports, spoken word, hip hop and street art. Entrants will represent their region and the winning piece for each region will appear in a major city from their part of the UK.

The 7 competition regions are:

  • London
  • South East
  • South West
  • Midlands and East
  • Wales
  • North
  • Scotland

The winning entries need to represent one of the five elements of street culture which the Street Summer season is featuring: street dance, urban sports, spoken word, hip hop and street art.

Here is a little more information on the competition and the programmes/theme for the designs:

This summer Channel 4 is celebrating British street culture with some quality new programmes dedicated to the different elements of street-level genius: focusing on: street dance, urban sports, spoken word, hip hop and street art.

Street art and graffiti is going to be represented by the TV premiere of Exit Through the Gift Shop and a new documentary focusing on the UK scene which will include writers like Robbo. Channel 4 wants to find new talent too, to help promote Street Summer across the UK in the only way that makes sense; with massive pieces!

They want all aspiring artists to get involved whatever their level, even if they’ve never used a spray can or worked on a wall before, because they will be helped by an established artist from around their area who will help bring their work to life.

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