The Great British Postcard Competition
Your Britain, on a postcard.
£5k Grand Prize!
The gallery is full!
The Great British Postcard Competition is officially closed for entries.
Our panel of judges are busy reviewing entries to select the Grand Prize and Young Talent prize winners. The winners will be announced at our VIP awards evening at Proud Camden.
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John Lydon, our head judge!
“We’re delighted to reveal that Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL). frontman John Lydon (AKA ‘Johnny Rotten’) will lead our competition panel. John will be joined by experts from the worlds of art, design and print, and tasked with the difficult job of selecting our winners.” - Daniel Ackermann the CEO of SAXOPRINT
"Postcards began for me at five years-old at the seaside with the saucy Donald McGill epics and all the various offshoots. Canvey Island and Southend were full of them. l loved them as simple and direct."
“The postcard form has many guises. I remember cards from Ireland, heavily colourised landscapes, or the architecture of Piccadilly Circus; full of red buses and so much more."
“Postcards are great things to send and receive. A good one captures an atmosphere, emotion or culture and a bad one can captivate with hilarious awfulness.” - John Lydon
'They said it would be sunny'
A Phrase heard muttered every Summer when the barbecue comes out. How many of us have flipped a burger in the lashing rain? The great British barbecue wouldn't be complete without an umbrella and a group of hungry spectators watching a soaking wet 'chef'
£5,000 Grand Prize!
There’s a Grand Prize of £5,000 cash, a Young Talent prize of £1,000 for the best postcard designed by a student, and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD (graphic pad tablet) for the postcard that gets the most peer votes.
The Grand Prize and Young Talent Prize will be decided by a panel of judges from the world of print, design, art and music.
The best designs will also be chosen for an exhibition at Proud Camden, culminating in an entertaining VIP awards evening hosted by Head Judge John Lydon, and The Big Issue founder, Lord John Bird. Our competition winners will get the chance to discuss the theme of their designs with Mr Rotten, Lord Bird and the press - it’s good to get noticed!More about prizes