To highlight International Wallpaper Week (7th-13th October), Dulux Academy is once again asking decorators with design flair and a keen eye for detail to create their own wallpaper before putting their application skills to the test.Running for the third consecutive year, the Dulux Academy Design and Decorate Challenge gives entrants a chance of seeing their design become a reality with the winner receiving bespoke rolls of their paper created by Graham & Brown – as well as enjoying a personal guided factory and design studio tour at the firm’s headquarters in Lancashire.
To take part entrants need to get creative and then post their design, on a one metre length standard 1200 grade lining paper, to Dulux Academy compete with a short description explaining the inspiration and functionality behind their idea.
Shortlisted finalists will then see their designs shared for public vote on www.duluxacademy.online which will account for 50 per cent of the design mark. They will then be invited to attend the second part of the challenge where their wallpapering skills will be put to the test at the Dulux Academy in Slough on Friday 11th October during International Wallpaper Week.
Their designs and skills will be scrutinised by a judging panel made up of representatives from Dulux Academy and Graham & Brown – including Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Dulux – who will be looking for stand-out designs with wow factor that are balanced and would repeat well when hung.
A winner will be crowned Dulux Academy Design and Decorate Winner 2019 based on both their personal flair for design as well as their practical application skills and will be awarded the money-can’t-buy prize of seeing their paper made by Graham & Brown, as well as a luxury stay at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa and a Dulux Academy goody bag.