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Graphic Gathering: Calling all Schools

Graphic Gathering is the V&A’s annual graphic design challenge for secondary school students. The competition is designed to give students a taste of professional practice and help prepare them for higher or further education and work in the creative industries through answering a live brief. We are delighted to be working with Amnesty International UK for 2017-18. This year’s brief is to design an icon for Amnesty International UK that conveys the message ‘Refugees Welcome’.

This two-day project consists of a group briefing in the autumn term at the V&A and culminates in a student presentation evening to a panel of experts from Amnesty International and other participating schools in the spring. Teachers are supported with a CPD evening in advance of the project starting, bespoke resources and optional research visits to the Museum. Graphic Gathering is designed to be delivered as a unit of coursework or a portfolio project.


22 September (CPD)

3 October (student briefing)

2 February (presentation evening)


Contact the V&A Bookings Office on 020 7942 2000, 7 days a week. .

This project is free to take part but booking is essential.

*Limited to 20 schools with a maximum of two teachers and 25 students per school. Suitable for GCSE & A-Level students studying Art & Design and Technology courses. 

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