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Thank you for your interest in our competition to design a postcard. The competition is now closed and the entries are being judged.

What happens next?

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we have received some fantastic entries.

The artworks are now being reviewed by our panel of judges who will decide which ones will be exhibited in 5 of our stations this summer. They will also decide on the top 20 artworks, where the artists will each receive £2500.

The judges will meet to discuss the entries week commencing 24 May 2021. If you are selected as a winner you will be contacted by email within seven days of the judging panel.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer
  • Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  • Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  • Overall impression of the art.

Where can I view the artworks?

The top entries will be exhibited this summer in some of Britain’s busiest railway stations. Starting at London’s Waterloo station, the exhibition will then tour 4 other network rail stations across Britain.

The exhibition is due to begin in July, provided the Government continues to ease Coronavirus restrictions as planned. This page will be updated with details on dates and venues as they become available.

Once the exhibition launches you will also be able to purchase the top 20 entries as postcards or posters via this website, or so check back nearer the time.

“The railway, from the very beginning, has been an integral part of bringing people and places together. From visiting family and friends, to that cherished day trip to the seaside. It gives us access to places that we might not otherwise have gone to. We all have those special places that we like to visit by train and that is something we have all missed in the last year. That is why we invited the UK’s next generation of artists to bring this to life, by creating images that capture and celebrate the journeys we’re all looking forward to making when we can."
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair, Network Rail