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30th Birthday Competition: Redesign the front of the Henry Moore Institute


A line drawing of the front of the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, with the front of the building left as a blank area so that aspiring designers can create their own versions of the front of the building.

Henry Moore Institute is celebrating its 30th Birthday.

Our building opened in April 1993 as a centre for the study of sculpture. Architects Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones redesigned three existing offices to create the Institute, adding a black granite façade to the new front of the building.


Now you’re the designer. What would you do?

We want to see what you would do if you could redesign the front of our building. You could paint, draw or collage but remember, we’re all about sculpture, so make your design as 3D and sculptural as possible!

To enter, you can pick up one of our entry cards at the Institute, Fred Aldous, or other locations around Leeds, or download the template here. Create your design using whatever materials or methods you like, then upload an image of it here, or drop it in at our Welcome Desk. If you’re visiting the Institute, you can get creative with plasticine in our Family Alcove area and upload a photo as your entry!


Win some great art prizes!

Three winners from each age group will receive a £50/£30/£20 voucher for art supplies shop Fred Aldous. All entrants will receive a 20 % discount code for Fred Aldous.

The deadline for entries is Sunday 18 June 2023.

Download competition template

You can download a copy of the competition template here to print at home.

If you don’t have a printer, you can pick an entry card at the Institute, Fred Aldous, or other locations around Leeds.


Download the competition template (PDF, 1mb)

See other entrants’ designs

Take a look at some wonderful artwork we’ve already had submitted.

Don’t forget to send in your design for the chance to be featured here!

Submitting your entry

You can submit your entry online using the form below.

If you’d prefer to enter in person, you can drop off your design at our Welcome Desk.

Terms and conditions

The competition is open to anyone living in the UK, with no purchase necessary to enter.

You can download a full copy of our terms and conditions of entry here.


Download terms and conditions of entry (Docx, 0.1mb)

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