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BBC calls upon creative minds to produce artwork by order of the Peaky Blinders


By Imogen Watson | Senior reporter

June 23, 2019 | 3 min read

Ahead of the return of BBC's hit tv series, the broadcaster has called on anyone with a creative mind to submit artwork, by order of the Peaky Blinders.

The BBC calls upon fans and artists to promote Peaky Blinders return

The BBC calls upon fans and artists to promote Peaky Blinders return

For those non-frequenters of BBC iPlayer, Peaky Blinders is a crime drama that follows a gang led by Tommy Shelby, set in Birmingham in the aftermath of World War I.

Ever since its first screening in 2013, the series has been a fan favourite. A Peaky Blinders bar has even opened in Liverpool in a building dating back the 1850's, with period industrial decor and dressed-up bar tenders.

With the fifth season soon in grasp, the BBC got the promotion ball rolling with a fan art talent search.

Open to anyone, from budding artists to die-hard fans, the BBC wants people from all walks of life to show their love for the show through art.

It will then whittle entrants down to 10 to 15 pieces of artwork which will be selected by a panel. Each selected will receive £1,000 which will be part of an out-of-home (OOH) activation and wider marketing campaign. Talenthouse is promoting the talent search.

Discussing the competition, Chris Hooper, head of marketing at BBC One and iPlayer said: “As the latest series of the iconic Peaky Blinders will now be exclusively available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, we wanted to land the return of the show with real impact and scale and celebrate its cult fandom.

"BBC Creative had the bold idea to hand the reigns of our billboard imagery over to the fantastically creative fans who know Tommy Shelby and his gang inside out, so we’re looking forward to partnering with some of them to bring the show to an even bigger audience.”

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