Mural Design Competition

Looking to leave your mark on the city?

We're inviting all Hallam students to design a mural celebrating the LGBTQ+ community as part of our competition this Pride Month. We're looking for a bold, eye catching, colourful design that's visible and easily understandable from a distance.

Not got access to design software? As a student, you can access Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for free via Hallam's app store 'AppsAnywhere'.

The two winners will each receive a £200 commission for their work and will have their mural installed across campus - one at Owen Building and one at Heart of the Campus - where their work will be showcased to thousands of students, staff, visitors, members of the public, and prospective students.


Competition opens: 1 June
Competition closes: 31 July, 5pm
Shortlisting and judging panel: August
Work begins: August
Murals installed: September

How to enter

Create your mural(s) to the correct dimension:

  • City Campus: 4500mmx2500mm (width by height) - Owen Building, Level 2
  • Collegiate Campus: 3000mmx2500mm (width by height) - Heart of the Campus

Email your entry to

Entries must be submitted in high quality PDF print as murals will be printed onto vinyl sheets that can be easily installed.

Competition winners will have a consultation with SU and University staff prior to the mural being installed to finalise details.