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13 June 2013

Enter our British Library and Artsthread Propaganda design competition

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We’re celebrating the latest major exhibition at our St Pancras site in London, ‘Propaganda: Power and Persuasion’. It’s the first exhibition to explore international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries from around the world.

Propaganda is all around us. It is used to fight wars and disease, build unity and create division. Whether monumental or commonplace, sincere or insidious, propaganda is often surprising, sometimes horrific and occasional humorous.

We’ve partnered with Artsthread to run a competition for creatives with a cash prize of £1,500, promotion via the British Library news and blog websites, marketing channels and on the Artsthread website, e-newsletter and magazine.

Entry is free and the deadline is 31 July 2013. It’s open to creative students, graduates or anyone who has been working for less than three years in the design industry.

You can enter on the Artsthread website

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The brief

Cut back Fat! Stop Smoking! Exercise is good for you! Choose less Booze!

Create a new design, short film or illustration to influence the British public to change their attitudes and behaviour around their health. We want you to identify a problem that you think we are facing in UK society that is having a real and damaging effect on the health of the nation and come up with a piece of communication to address it.

Throughout the centuries, countries from across the world have used posters, films, cartoons, sounds and text to try and influence their citizens to live healthier lives. Whether it’s to improve road safety, encouraging you to eat your greens or to stop smoking.

Your solution

Create a piece of graphic design, illustration or film (less than 5 minutes) along with 150 words of text to explain your idea.

The judging panel

John Overeem, Senior Designer, The British Library & Kissley Leonor, Creative industries Marketing Manager, The British Library

Steven Anderson, Creative Director, Smith & Milton / Charlotte Beckett, Head of Digital, The Good Agency / Darren Wallace, Head of Design, BMI Healthcare / Stephen Gaull, Designer & Art Director, Imagination / Justin Earl, Creative Director, Seven Stones / Steve Russell, Head of Design, Shelter.

Find out more and enter on the Artsthread website


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