Twenty eye-catching designs celebrating the spirit of West Dulwich have been selected to adorn the lamp-post banners in the area.

The winning designs were chosen by nine jurors selected from various areas of the community: (L-R in above photo: Bianca Vallido Leach – local resident, Sue Badman – The Dulwich Society, Dan Rigby- local business owner, Ingrid Beazley – Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, Liz Gardiner – Southwark Local Economy Team, Rachel Gluyas – Dulwich Festival, Helen Hillyard – Dulwich Picture Gallery, Cllr Andy Simmons – Dulwich College Ward Councillor. Helen Hayes – MP for Dulwich and West Norwood voted by proxy). It was no easy job as we received some incredible entries, Helen Hayes MP, a member of the jury team commented:

‘Congratulations are due to all of the entrants, it is a really strong field’

The competition attracted entries from artists and designers of all ages and experience, with a connection to West Dulwich – they might live, study or work there, have family or friends in the area, or simply love the place for another reason. The brief asked entrants to think creatively about what West Dulwich meant to them.

The competition run by Love West Dulwich, in partnership with the Dulwich Festival set out to create community inspired banners to identify the area geographically for residents, local businesses and visitors and help provide a clear, cohesive sense of visual identity to reflect the spirit of its local community and culture.

Winning and commended entries will be featured in a special exhibition at Volcano Coffee House (SE21 8EN) during the month of April before the finished banners are installed in the area with an official launch at the Love West Dulwich Spring Fair on Saturday 20 May. Each winner will receive a copy of ‘Street Art, Fine Art’ by Ingrid Beazley and one year’s Membership of the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

The Love West Dulwich Lamp-post Banner project has been funded by a grant from the London Borough of Southwark’s High Street Challenge and contributions from local businesses.

The competition winners were:

Jodie Glen-Martin

Aurelia and Linnea Savini (Elmwood Primary School)

Jessica Hayman

Anna Gibbings

Mary Rodriguez

Lorenzo Tonelli (Dulwich College student)

Rachel Su

Rosemary Clark

Struan Brown

Amelia (Kingsdale Foundation School)

Max Acton (Elmwood Primary School)

John Bateson

Eva (Rosendale School)

Philip Maltman

DUCKS collaborative collage

Dougal Littlewood, Gussie Coulter & Wilf Edwards (Dulwich College Junior School)

Heba Kleiner

Jude Pearson (Dulwich College student)

Rosie & Eithne (Kingsdale Foundation School)

Sam Bridge