Friday, 17 June 2011

Dont Panic/Channel 4 competition.

Street artists, writers and vandals join Channel 4’s Street Summer here! Enter your work to win!

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, as well as having their design printed on postcards and the Don’t Panic Poster to be distributed around the UK.

The focus of the competition is to find new talent to help promote Street Summer across the UK in the only way which makes sense; using the competition winners’ designs as massive outdoor advertisements.

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.

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:


South East

South West

Midlands and East




Prizes include:

- 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 (04th 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.

Check out: for more details!


Anonymous said...

£300? Fuck off channel 4, how much would they normally pay for an original design for a billboard campaign? I think there's a couple of 0's missing from that figure.

As for this 'street culture' shit, it's embarrasing that graffiti is associated with this stuff. 'Spoken word' 'Street dance' give me a fucking break...

MrVera said...

yep i would have to agree with you. I think the "prize" is taking the total pee. However if it get someone some genuine exposure and promotes the scottish graff scene in a positive way then im all for it. £300 is better than nothing and it may lead onto bigger and better things.

Im looking forward to seeing the winning design in its prime location. For me, this may open up a few questions that will need to be answered.

As for the "street culture" nonsense, dont even get an old codger like me started on that.

smoganomics said...

Backwards step as far as i'm concerned and to see other names involved on the ch4 website who definitely wouldn't work for that sort of pocket change is also a bit saddening.

You could get more cash than this from collecting glass cheques!

Still i hope some up and coming teenager gets the job rather than see a known writer winning it. Still people will do anything to get on TV .

MrVera said...

good points all round smogzo.

Gil Scott said...

The Revolution will not be televised

Anonymous said...

haha,yeah graffiti shudent be automatically be braketed into a genre atall, wat the fuck 300? channel 4? pfft!!!

Anonymous said...

Just had a look at the final competition results for scotland,ahaah...

you can't trust the media,ohks or ROGUE should have got it.

Anonymous said...

ohks ohks ohks ohks

Anonymous said...

more of an exercise in 'how many facebook friend can i get' than a balanced showcase of 'street culture'