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Pupils urged to get creative
Our Art on the Underground programme is calling on five to 18-year-olds to create a poster which celebrates the Tube's 150th anniversary.
Our Art on the Underground programme is calling on five to 18-year-olds to create a poster which celebrates the Tube's 150th anniversary. The competition draws on Labyrinth, a major project by artist Mark Wallinger who has created an artwork for each of the 270 Tube stations for the anniversary.
The design can be inspired by the words 'Future Journeys' or 'Your Journey Starts Here', however it must include a reference to the entrant's local station and a labyrinth design. The artwork can be about a real or an imaginary journey. For the 'Future Journeys' category entrants should think about what their station might look like in 2063 when the Tube is 200 years old.
The three winning designs will be displayed at various Tube stations to be seen by the hundreds of thousands of passengers that use London Underground every day. A professional designer will work with the children and young people to produce the final posters.
The competition is open to pupils who attend school in the Greater London area, Chiltern, Epping Forest, Three Rivers and Watford. To enter, schools must register at art.tfl.gov.uk/labyrinth/poster-competition Teachers may then submit the artwork entries on behalf of the students. The posters can be any style from abstract to cartoon, use any colours and any medium from collage to painting. The Labyrinth Teacher Pack, available from art.tfl.gov.uk/labyrinth/learning, provides a wealth of creative ideas for classroom activities and inspiring ideas for the competition entries.
The deadline for entries is 28 June. The winners will be invited to an awards ceremony later in the year.