£250 for a Poster to be used at the Hippodrome

BLOC productions is a Bristol based theatre Charity and every year they produce one full blown West End Show at the Bristol Hippodrome theatre. The most recent 2017 production was My Fair Lady, which ran in September.

My Fair Lady was a sales success and a big part of this we felt was the professional artwork we had created by Local Artist Matthew Jeanes.

The images are used within the Hippodrome brochure, on the ATG website and ultimately on posters and the big board that over looks the city centre fountains outside the theatre. This is a great opportunity for a young artist or graphic designer to get their work seen in a big way within the city. 

The commission is paid but as a charity we can only afford to offer £250. 

 The criteria are we must receive high resolution electronic image files, which are in a photoshop CS5/7 or equivalent format for editing. We produce lots of different image packs so need open files our marketing team can manipulate. If an artist wins the bid, and they produce an original image on a medium such as the watercolour in My Fair Lady, this art piece must be scanned in at high resolution, in order for us to use it.

The entries must include the show name in text as pictured above. With a font for show dates. BLOC productions do not have a specific logo, the name must appear but it is at the artist / designers digression as to how it is represented.  

The 2018 production is Guys and Doll’s  by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.


The proposal for final submissions to be received by December 30th 2017 for selection. The final image pack will then need to be finalised within 2 weeks of the competition closing date by the winning artist (deadline January 12th 2018).


Included with the £250 cash prize will be a press release featuring the artist and 2 free tickets to the show which opens in September.