Grantham Art Prize



Following on from our recent workshops allowing  12 – 24 year olds to have a go at designing a mural that will be painted on a building in Wollaton Park, as part of this year’s Grantham Art Prize, we wanted to share with you our handy wall template and update on how to enter before the competition closes 24th September.

Are you aged 12-24 and interested in art, nature and the environment?

We have a fantastic opportunity for you!

Would you like to see your design for a mural painted by a professional artist on the wall of the 508 Café in Wollaton Park?

The winning design will become the regional winner of this year’s Grantham Climate Art Prize.

Photographs of runner up designs will be displayed at Wollaton Hall. A photograph of the winning mural will also be displayed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 being hosted in Glasgow this November and on sponsor Octopus Energy’s Out of Home advertising space as well as in the media and social media.

Designs can be submitted from Wednesday 1 September to Friday 24 September 2021 via

In Nottingham the mural will be painted on the side wall of the 508 Café in Wollaton Park, near the main vehicle entrance off Wollaton Road.

Sue Mallender, Learning Programme (Science) Officer at Wollaton Hall says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone aged 12-14 and interested in art, nature and the environment. Why not download the template available on our website to have a go at designing a mural for the 508 café at Wollaton Park? Or just send in an entry that might be painted at Wollaton or one of the other 6 sites. For the Nottingham mural we would like to see one of all of the following featured: Peregrine Falcon, Grizzled skipper butterfly, Water vole, White clawed crayfish, Barbastelle bat, Nottingham Catchfly, Beaver and Hazel Dormouse.”

Download the wall template to help get you started:


Submit your entry via Octopus Energy:



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