Immortalised: A Design Competition, deadline 8th May


    A Design Competition

    As part of the Immortalised season, Historic England are inviting proposals for new ways of remembering events, people and identities in the public realm. 

    2018 is a particularly significant year for anniversaries in England, with events up and down the country commemorating the end of the First World War and the victory of the Votes for Women campaign. New statues, plaques and monuments are planned to mark these important historical moments, helping bring to the surface previously overlooked stories and individuals. In response – and recognising that artists, architects and designers have always played a key role in shaping our commemorative landscape – we want to explore alternative approaches to public memory in England.

    What is an appropriate memorial for your chosen region to leave to future generations?   |   What stories or individuals deserve greater recognition?   |   How might different materials and design approaches change how we think about public memory?   |   What creative alternatives might there be to tearing down contested statues?

    We are looking for critical and unexpected responses to these questions.

    Proposals may be physical, permanent, temporary, preformative, intangible, or a mixture of the above. They should respond to the unique story of the individual, group or event being remembered, and to the proposed location of the memorial.

    The ten successful applicants will receive £2,000 to develop their proposals for display in the Immortalised exhibition, and will be invited to the exhibition opening in September 2018.

    This competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, we particularly welcome submissions from individuals representing the below groups and/or interdisciplinary teams.

    • Architecture, art and design students
    • Campaign groups
    • Designers
    • Artists and other creative practitioners
    • Writers
    • Young architects and small practices
    • Local history and heritage groups

    Please forward your submissions to by 8 May 2018.

    For more information on the competition please contact the Immortalised team directly on or alternatively, refer to the Competition Pack, see link below. We have also included a Competition Poster to further encourage your students / colleagues to submit their ideas.

    Download the competition pack 

    Download the competition poster