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Digital mural competition

Chance to design mural for Loughborough’s campus

LU Arts and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee have joined forces to launch a competition for students to design a digital mural that celebrates Loughborough’s inclusive community.

They are looking for imaginative and powerful designs that celebrate all marginalised groups and their campaigns for social justice eg Black Lives Matters, AIDS awareness and LGBT+ liberation, disability rights, women’s equality.

The mural should demonstrate solidarity between these groups as well as the inclusive culture and community we aspire to be at Loughborough University.

The winning design will be printed onto aluminium and permanently displayed on the underside of the bridge on the Sir David Davies Building, visible to pedestrians and traffic. The finished piece will be 9m wide in total and therefore have considerable impact.

The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from both campuses. Entries from members of marginalised communities is particularly encouraged.


  • 1st Prize: £500 and mural design printed onto aluminium and installed on campus
  • 2nd Prize: £150
  • 3rd Prize: £100

All the submitted designs will feature on the LU Arts website. All the prize-winning entries will be displayed in public locations on our campuses for a short period of time, which may include digital screens and bus shelters.


If you would like to discuss any accessibility issues in advance of applying or need further support, then please email or call 01509 222948.


Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24 November 2021

LU Arts is aiming to install the finished mural in early 2022.

If you have any queries relating to this competition, then please email

Please read the competition brief in full before entering, which can be downloaded here, as this contains important information. You can then submit your entry via our online form.