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Design Competition

A £100k competition has been launched giving one lucky winner a unique opportunity to create new work for the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.

The competition was revealed by design consultant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen as plans for the new Illuminations season were unveiled today.
He announced that Blackpool Council was inviting expressions of interest from international artists, designers and creative professionals to help reinvent the Illuminations, which attract more than three million visitors a year from the end of August until early November.
Up to five artists/companies will each receive an honorarium fee of £1,000 to produce a concept in response to the design brief. One overall winner will then work with a budget of up to £100k to produce the work for inclusion in the 2020 Illuminations display.

Click here to download the competition brief.