Royal Crown Derby run competition to raise money for NHS charities

Published: 29 April 2020

Council House at night

Royal Crown Derby are running a ‘make a mug, make a difference’ competition to raise money for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

The competition encourages young people to design a mug that celebrates the NHS.  The winning mugs will then be produced by Royal Crown Derby, with the intention to make and sell 26,299 mugs to celebrate every day that the NHS has been making our lives better, since its formation on 5 July 1948 to its 72nd anniversary in 2020.

Royal Crown Derby are donating 100% of the money raised to charity and hope that this campaign will give young people an exciting design challenge, showcase creativity and encourage education about the NHS.

The prize winners in each age group will be able to visit Royal Crown Derby’s museum and factory here in Derby to see how their mug was made.

In addition, both winners will have an overnight stay with breakfast, at the 5-star Royal Lancaster Hotel at London’s Hyde Park. On the trip, they’ll take a tour of the Palace of Westminster and will be presented with the first mug off the production line together with their framed artwork. Winners will also visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where their mugs will be exhibited.

Competition advice
Liz Million, a renowned children’s illustrator playing a key role in the competition, has produced some top tips to help youngsters looking for artist inspiration. You can access the video here.

Entry details
Entries can be as either a scan or photograph to Royal Crown Derby. Alternatively, postal entries can be sent to the following address:

Competitions at Royal Crown Derby
194 Osmaston Road
Derbyshire
DE23 8JZ

For more information, visit the Royal Crown Derby website.

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