Churchill Design Competition 2015 opens for entry

Pentland Brands is partnering with The Churchill Centre and ARTS Thread to deliver the third annual Churchill Design Award. This year, Pol Roger Champagne joins the partnership, offering a new and unique brief.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death, entrants will be challenged to design a label and presentation box for Churchill’s most favoured drink – Pol Roger Champagne.

The brief for this year’s competition, which is open to BA or MA students and recent graduates, will be to design a label and box for a magnum of Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2006.  The design could be celebration of the orator’s life or a tribute to his achievements and vast interests, and should ultimately present Churchill’s life in a contemporary and unique way.

Last year’s winner Emily May, a textile design student from Falmouth University, captured the essence of Churchill’s unique style and personality in a beautiful hand illustrated scarf collection.  After an initial two-month placement with Pentland, the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands,  Emily has now been offered an 11-month contact within the company’s Design Talent team. 

“Working at Pentland has without a doubt been the richest learning experience of my life. I came to the Design team having produced a scarf for the Churchill competition but I’m not just a textile designer anymore, I’ve now developed new skills in graphic design, interior design, illustration, and artwork production.  It’s so exciting to think that in the next few months I will have gained even more.”



Winners of this year’s competition will receive a cash prize and the chance of paid placement at Pentland. They will also be invited on a trip to the Pol Roger Vineyard in Épernay, France.

This year’s competition is now open for graduates to enter. To find out more and to enter, visit the ARTS Thread website, where full terms and conditions can be found.
The competition entries close at midnight, 30th November 2015.