Concrete In The Frame Art Competition

We are announcing a new art competition called “Concrete In The Frame” which focuses on our Occupation heritage, specifically the German fortifications.

From gun emplacements and tunnels to anti-tank walls and observation towers, the fortifications are potent symbols of a dark time in world history. There are over two hundred bunkers in Jersey, so you will not be short of subject matter!

Don’t forget to look out for German concrete on our Napoleonic forts and castles as well – historic structures adapted for 20th Century warfare.

Competition Details

This competition is open to all young people in Jersey and it has two categories: drawing & painting in any media or photographic, with two age groups in each category: 8-12 years & 13-18 years. Prizes are £75 for the winner and £25 for runner up in both categories and both age groups to include Channel Islands Occupation Society membership for one year.

How To Enter

Your work need not be framed and should be no larger than A1 (594x841mm). Entrant’s name, age, school, and contact details should be attached to the artwork or photo.

Entries must be received no later than 5 pm on Saturday 30th April at the Harbour Gallery. Your work will be on display until the 14th May, with an option to sell if you wish.


Your work will be judged by Jersey artist Ian Rolls and JEP photographer (and CIOS Press Officer) Tony Pike and awards will be presented at 6 pm on Monday 2nd May 2016 at the Harbour Gallery, St. Aubin.

We are looking forward to seeing your interpretations of these unique fortifications, hoping at the same time you will want to learn more about them. For enquiries about the competition please contact us at art at

Thank you for your interest in our competition and good luck!

Stuart Scott