The artrepublic Street Art competition - winner announced!

A big thank you to everyone who entered our Street Art competition, which has now closed. We received well over 250 entries and the quality was phenomenal.

And the winner is...

Grant Dejonge

Congratulations to Grant from all of us at artrepublic. When hearing the news Grant was over the moon to say the least!

Here's the winning entry:

This image will shortly be transformed into a huge art installation in Brighton and London and will be available to purchase as a limited edition print with all proceeds going to StreetSmart, the homeless charity.

The other fantastic entries that made the shortlist

Entry from Jo Peel

'Trampoline' by Mr Purnam

'Sleeper' by STIK

Here's full details of the competition

Calling all artists! artrepublic has launched a national art competition called ‘Street Art’ in association with ‘StreetSmart’ - the homeless charity.

It’s your chance to see your artwork transformed into a huge art installation (the size of a three storey building).

The competition is open to everyone. All you have to do is create an original ‘Street Art’ image that makes a positive contribution to the urban environment and raises awareness of the homeless situation in the UK.

The winning artwork would be on this scale…

How to enter

Email your image (it must be an original piece, created by you) to us, please enter ‘Street Art Competition’ in the subject line.

Or if you are a member of Flickr, images can be uploaded through our ‘Street Art competition with StreetSmart’ group.

The competition closes on Friday 8th January 2010.

What you’ll win…

The winning artwork will be displayed as a massive art installation (the size of a three-storey building) for all to see and enjoy. It will appear on buildings in London and Brighton in early 2010. A panel of professional artists including Pure Evil, Inkie and Ben Eine and Static will select the best image.

The winning image will also be sold worldwide as a limited edition print through the artrepublic website, with all proceeds going to StreetSmart. The winner will also receive a meal for two at PINTCHOtapas in London and a night’s stay at Myhotel Bloomsbury.

The competition coincides with this year’s campaign by StreetSmart and their restaurant partners to raise money for the homeless during the festive season.

“Street art is experienced by everyone and therefore creates a bond between those who live on the streets and those who have a roof over their heads. This is a unique opportunity for an aspiring or established artist to express themselves, with the winner’s message being exposed to the world”. Lawrence Alkin, CEO, artrepublic.

More details about StreetSmart

StreetSmart was set up by two ethically-minded London business people, William Sieghart, Chairman of StreetSmart, Founder of Forward Publishing and Mary-Lou Sturridge, Former Director of The Groucho Club, Hotelier.

The charity is endorsed by celebrities such as Stephen Fry, who wrote: “Good food, good wine and good company enrich our lives beyond measure. Most of us don’t say Grace these days because we don’t know who to thank for the inestimable pleasures of the table. StreetSmart lets us do a graceful thing. A simple thing. A kind thing.”

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Competition terms and conditions:

1. To qualify to enter the competition you must be resident in the United Kingdom and be 18 years old or over. You must not be an employee of artrepublic, its associated companies or subsidiaries or any advertising agency or web company connected with artrepublic, or any member of any such person's family. artrepublic reserves the right to verify the legibility of applications.

2. In order to qualify for the prize, your entry must be received by the closing date (Friday 8th January 2010) and must be clearly marked ‘Street Art Competition’. Entries not received by the above deadline will be disqualified.

3. By entering the competition, you hereby warrant that all the information submitted by you in your application is true.

4. The prize is not transferable and cannot be substituted for a cash alternative.

5. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of any competition, the decision of artrepublic shall be final.

6. artrepublic reserves the right to disqualify any applicant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the applicant has breached any of these terms and conditions.

7. In the event that any applicant is disqualified from the competition, artrepublic in its sole discretion may decide whether a replacement contestant should be selected. In this event, any further applicant will be selected on the same criteria as the original applicant and will be subjected to these terms and conditions.

8. Entry to the competition is electronic only.

9. The winner will be selected from those entries received before the closing date.

10. Only the winning applicant will be contacted by artrepublic. artrepublic’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

11. The winner's name may be published in the artzine section of the artrepublic website after the closing date of the competition.

12. The winner will be requested to make themselves available for promotion or publicity of their art. The winning image will become the exclusive property of artrepublic.

13. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost or delayed in transmission whether by email or otherwise. artrepublic has no responsibility for damage or loss resulting from misdirected or incomplete entries arising from computable functions, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control.

14. artrepublic reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this competition at anytime without prior notice. Any changes will be posted within the rules on the site.

15. The competition and the terms and conditions of this agreement will be governed by English law.

By entering this competition, applicants agree to be bound by the above terms and conditions.