Newman Brothers

COMMUNITY & ARTS

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There will be so many ways for children and adults to participate and have fun at the Coffin Works!

At Newman Brothers we will have a public programme of events and activities as well as our factory tour experiences and school sessions.

The Gallery will provide artists with flexible space for temporary exhibitions and installations and our fabulous Courtyard will be available to host and to hire for performances and events.

You can also get involved at the Coffin Works as a volunteer. Click here to find out how!

Be a part of it now! Enter our art competition. Details below.

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Winning entries will be printed on the external factory site boards in Fleet Street from January 2014 until the factory attraction re-opens in summer 2014 (and in gallery space inside upon opening).

How to Enter

Everyone is welcome to enter. There are three age categories;

The entries will be judged by a panel on their creativity and how they capture the history and/or architecture and ‘spirit’ of Newman Brothers. Entries will be accepted in any medium provided that they can be digitally scanned for reproduction on the panels.

Let the image gallery, quotes from interviews with former workers and background history contained in these webpages inspire you!

Entries should be scanned or photographed and sent electronically to suzannecarterBCT@gmail.com  or posted to:

Suzanne Carter
Birmingham Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 28
Birmingham, B1 1TU.

If you are one of the 9 winning entries selected, we may ask for the original to digitally reproduce to a high quality.

Please provide a caption or title for your work as well as your contact details, age category, and if you would like to, a few words on what has inspired you.

Entries must be received by Sunday 8 December 2013.

Please look at the rules of entry before starting your work. Please direct any queries to Suzanne at email address above.

Rules of Entry

    1. Everyone is welcome to enter. Judging will take place in three age categories; under 8s, 8-18 and over 18. The entries will be judged by a panel on their creativity and how they capture the history and/or architecture and ‘spirit’ of Newman Brothers.
    2. There will be three winning entries in each category (more or less than this number will be at the panel’s discretion).
    3. All entries must be scanned and sent digitally (as a JPG.) or posted to Birmingham Conservation Trust by Sunday 8 December 2013.
    4. Please send in a caption or title for your entry as well as your name, contact details, age category you wish your entry to be considered for (and which reflects your age!)
    5. Entries will be accepted in any medium provided that they can be digitally scanned for reproduction on the panels.
    6. Computer generated art should be no larger than 10MB in size. Initially, lower resolution files are preferred.
    7. Winners will be alerted in person, and winners’ names and artwork will be published on the BCT website by 23 December.
    8. Your entry may not make it onto a board, but we would like to include more non-winning entries in an on-line gallery on our website.
    9. Artists must grant Birmingham Conservation Trust the right to reproduce their entry to go on the exterior panels of Coffin Works, for use on their website and for future publicity. Artist acknowledgement will be given.
    10. If you are selected as a winner, then we may contact you and arrange to scan your original image at a higher resolution so we can digitally reproduce your work.
    11. The art competition prize is for us to show the world how talented you are by publicly exhibiting your art work! You’ll also get an invite to Newman Brothers grand opening! There is no cash prize or alternative.