Within These Walls
Within These Walls

open art competition

Can you express what the Walls mean to you through art?

We think that Chester’s walls are a unique living monument and still shape the city and how we live in it today.

 To celebrate the opening of “Within the Walls” we want to see and hear how you feel about them. We are looking for artistic responses to the walls. Winning entries must be able to be displayed in our “People’s gallery”

All entrants whose work is displayed will receive an exclusive Within these Walls badge and free entry for a year to all Big Heritage Attractions ( Western Approaches HQ Liverpool, “Within these Walls” and our new attraction opening in St Michael's Church Chester in the Summer)

The competition is open until April 30th  #MyWalls


Competition Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions 

  1. This competition is organised by Big Heritage CIC.  
  2. Big Heritage is a  not for profit  Community Interest Company, our mission is to educate and entertain people through engagement with the world around them. More information about us can be found here www.bigheritage.co.uk 
  3.  Entry to this competition is open to all.  
  4. Entrants must submit a form of artistic response to the Chester walls that could be displayed or exhibited in the “Within the Walls” tower gallery. This may include written pieces, artwork, textile work, photography, small sculpture, sound or video  
  5. Big Heritage are not liable for any degradation on condition of any items that are placed on display. 
  6. Entries can only be accepted online. This may be a photo of your submission.  If you are using a file format not supported by the submission software, it will be accepted via email. No physical submissions should be made.  
  7. If your entry is successful, then we may require it to be physically delivered to us dependent on the medium being used. 
  8. For entrants under 16 the provision of parent or guardian details is obligatory and denotes consent to the terms of the competition  
  9. For any entrants under 16 who are selected for display permission will be sought from the parent or guardian before the submission is displayed. 
  10. If a submission is displayed on any media channel we will ask for your consent if we wish to also  use your name. 
  11. Entry opens onMonday 19th March  2018 . Entry closes on Friday 30th April 2018 at 17:00. Submissions received outside of this time frame will not, under any circumstances be considered  
  12. Entries can only be entered individually. Only one entry per entrant is permitted  
  13. Unsuccessful entrants will be contacted in respect of their entry but no feedback on any entry will be provided 
  14. After exhibition the entrants must collect their submissions from Within the Walls  
  15.  All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Big Heritage accepts no responsibility if entrants ignore these Terms and Conditions and entrants agree to indemnify Big Heritage against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions. 
  16. Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive, or any other unsuitable material; Big Heritage reserves the right to disqualify entries containing such matter. Entries must be suitable to be broadcast, published or for audiences of all ages.  
  17. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to Big Heritage a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free licence to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry online and on any other platforms yet to be envisaged. This licence will be deemed to include all the necessary rights and permissions to enable such use by Big Heritage, to fulfil the prizes and to complete the administration of this competition. 
  18. Big Heritage’s decision as to what work is displayed is final. No correspondence will be entered into. 
  19. Big Heritage reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions, or to withhold a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard. 
  20. Big Heritage reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control 
  21. Big Heritage, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries, agencies and/or any other organisation associated with this competition cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. 
  22.  These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales. 

Privacy Notice 

  1. The personal data provided will be used for the purposes of administering the competition and in accordance with the  Big Heritage Data Protection  Policy. Big Heritage will use the contact details provided to send general updates as to the progress of the competition by email and information on other Big Heritage Projects  
  2. Big Heritage will not share your data with a third party  
  3. The personal data will also be used to analyse entries and the effectiveness of the competition in engaging people in the Walls of Chester 
  4. By agreeing to the terms and conditions entrants give their consent for their  data to be processed by Big Heritage for these purposes  
  5. If applicants wish to be removed from the database, Big Heritage will undertake to permanently delete applicants’ records.  
  6. After two years you will be contacted to be given the option to remain on our database if you do not respond your data will be removed  
  7. Applicant data is collected through Survey Monkey and may be stored on other data management systems that Big Heritage uses. Big Heritage remains responsible for the protection of your personal data. 
  8. We may disclose your personal data where Big Heritage believes it is compelled to do so by law; in particular for the prevention or detection of crime or the capture or prosecution of offenders. 
  9. All entries are anonymised before they are shared with competition judges.