Enter the 2019 Land Art Competition!
The Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Competition is back for 2019 and we want YOU to get involved by entering here and letting us know what you’ve got planned.
These massive, eye-catching works of art look brilliant on TV and stand a great chance of being beamed to millions of viewers around the world. Not only that, you’ll also get the chance to win our coveted Land Art Trophy which will be presented by Sir Gary Verity himself.
All you have to do to enter is to fill in the boxes below. The more information you can give us, the better, as we pass it on to the camera crews and TV commentators to make sure they can spot it and are able to tell the viewers all about it!
Once you’ve entered, you can also send us regular updates on your progress (updated drawings, designs, photos etc.) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How the Competition Works
Welcome to Yorkshire will collect all the entries and shortlist the 12 best land art pieces over the four days of action. Please ensure you tell us what you will be doing before the race, then we can best endeavour it gets a mention in the TV commentary.
The shortlisted entries will then be put to a public vote on the Tour de Yorkshire website and one lucky winner will be awarded our coveted land art trophy!
Top tips for creating land art
- Position it as close to the race route as possible.
- Make it as large and as striking as possible so the TV helicopters can see it.
- Land art doesn’t need to be bicycle or tour related, it’s about celebrating communities and getting people talking.
- Think about what’s connected to a community – a famous face, an event – what makes it special?
- Land art shouldn’t be commercial (a company logo for example) but you may wish to celebrate a specific industry – for example, big pints of beer for breweries? A mouse and cheese for cheesemongers/creameries?
- Get permission to work on the land you intend to use. Please check with local landowners and ensure the local community is happy with plans.
THE 2018 WINNER
Confetti Land Art, Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse employed artist James Brunt and his team at The Landmark Collective to create a 140m x 150m confetti design on its front lawn which included symbols and imagery associated with the house’s rich history.
As well as being picked up on the live race coverage, the design was also gained national attention after being featured on BBC’s The One Show. It is the second time a Brunt-designed piece has won the coveted Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Trophy after his ‘The Finest View’ design on Sutton Bank also topped a public vote in 2016.
Land Art competition winner Dominic Somers, representing Wentworth Woodhouse, said: “It feels incredible to have won this prize and it acknowledges all the hard work our team, the team at The Landmark Collective, the volunteers, and all the local schoolchildren put in to bring our artwork to life. It was an amazing opportunity to be part of the Tour de Yorkshire and it really put a spotlight on Rotherham and Wentworth Woodhouse. I’m delighted everything came together and we’ll try to raise the bar again in the future.”
THE 2017 WINNER
"Branwell Brontë on a bicycle" wins Tour de Yorkshire land art competition
The winner of the Tour de Yorkshire Land Art competition has been unveiled as an image of Branwell Brontë riding his bicycle – in the year which marks his 200th anniversary.
The iconic artwork was designed by Andrew Wood from Fields of Vision and created with help from schoolchildren in the heart of Brontë country – at Haworth Primary School, where the image appeared.
The artwork measured 80 X 65 metres was made using recycled materials including waste marquee carpet and 3,000 plant pots.
The winners receive their trophy from Welcome to Yorkshire's Sir Gary Verity, Tour de Yorkshire Race Director.
THE 2016 WINNER
The Finest View, Sutton Bank, North York Moors - Congratulations!
The winners receive their trophy from Welcome to Yorkshire's Sir Gary Verity, Tour de Yorkshire Race Director