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 outdoor pieces!
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 winners of the competition will have their design used as an advertisement for Channel 4’s Street Summer schedule of programming. They will also have their design printed to postcards and the Don’t Panic Poster to be distributed around the UK.
Get involved whatever your level, even if you’ve never used a spray can or worked on a wall before, because you will be helped by an established artist from around your area who will help bring your work to life. All entries will face a public vote and the top ten for each region will go into a shortlist, the overall winner being chosen from a panel including Channel 4 representatives and the artists from each region:
London - SER
South East - Req
South West - Cheba
Midlands and East - Ventsa
Wales - Rmer
North - Faunagraphic
Scotland - Smug
Here’s what’s on offer:
- Winning entrants 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 competition will run from 13th June to 17th July. Voting will run from 01st July to 17th July.
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.
Get your designs ready now and submit them from 13th June!