Validarte

Burger King For Good Art Prize

Global icon, cultural hub, entertainment epicentre - Apply now for the opportunity to have your artwork showcased - FOR 1 YEAR - at our flagship restaurant in Leicester Square.

Call for Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jan 31, 2022

Location

United Kingdom

Artform

Visual Arts

Looking for a unique opportunity to showcase your work publicly and reach a wider audience?
 
Burger King UK is calling all London-based artists to submit their entries to the brand new Burger King For Good Art Prize. For the duration of one year, eight lucky artists will receive the opportunity to showcase their artwork on the walls of our flagship restaurant in Leicester Square, which welcomes visitors from all around the world! The winner, alongside seven other finalists, may also be featured on our website and published across our online social media channels, reaching a massive three million+ audience.
 
The competition is open to all. We welcome participation from anyone who lives in London and would like to share their visual art: professional artists, amateurs, students or simply those who want to give it a go and get creative! 
 
COMPETITION DETAILS
ARTWORK
  • Entries can be in any 2-dimensional medium in any painting, drawing, print, photographic or graphic media.
  • All applicants must submit their entries in digital form. We will not be requesting the original artwork but a digital image, which will be printed on Canvas or Foamex boards for display.
  • For this reason, please make sure you submit a high-res image – photograph or scan.

THEME

The theme of the competition is focused on the ‘Burger King for Good Charter.’ We are interested in artworks that creatively respond to and incorporate the charter’s core pillars:

  1. Good for the planet.
  2. Real food. Real flames. No Secrets
  3. Good for our people and our communities.

Artists should submit work that positively responds to and illustrates in a meaningful capacity the message of these core values.

Be creative. Think BIG and outside the box!

 
For more information on the Burger King for Good Charter please click HERE. Please also refer to the submission guidelines (link posted below) ‘interpretation of theme’ for more information and helpful direction.
 

PRIZE DETAILS AND REWARDS

Exposure: Opportunity for you to raise your artist profile and reach a wider audience. 

  • Leicester Square is one of Burger King UK’s busiest and most prominent restaurants attracting visitors from all around the world.
  • Exposure in a high-visibility location. Leicester Square is known throughout the world as the beating heart of London’s West End. The square and surrounding area welcome over 2.5 million visitors each week.

Publicity and Promotion:

  • Prize-winning artworks may also be promoted on Burger King UK’s social media platforms and gain visibility through BK official communication channels.

Exhibition Space for your artwork:

  • Unique opportunity to exhibit your work in an alternative venue.
  • We will exhibit all selected works for a period of 1 year.  
  • We will present works with the artist’s name and title of work.

Prizes

  • The winner, the 2 runners up (Merit Award & Honourable Mention) and the 5 other shortlisted finalists will receive a digital award certificate.

Deadline: 01/31/2022

Entry Fee: no
 

WHO CAN ENTER:

  • Anyone, artist or not, living and working in London over 18 years of age, is invited to apply.
  • No formal degree or background in arts is required to enter.
  • Any artist from any background can submit their work. We want submission to this competition to be accessible to all. 
  • There is no charge to submit your application.

HOW TO ENTER:

All submissions must be made online using the Zealous submission system. Please click THIS link to enter.

To apply – Review the Submission Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for entry listed on Zealous. When you are happy that you are able to fulfil what is needed to enter, please complete our online entry form via the Zealous portal before the deadline.

  • Submission Guidelines can be found HERE. Please follow the instructions herein.
  • Terms and Conditions can be found HERE.
Contact Information: 

Please refer to our FAQs for more information about the competition. Alternatively, you can email emelia.wilson@validarte.co.uk or artprize@bkukgroup.co.uk if you need any further assistance. 

Unlock Padlock Icon

Support us to keep providing
Arts news and jobs

Become a member and unlock access to jobs and all premium articles and news content