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Nobu Christmas Wrapping 2018 - DEADLINE 22/10/2018

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch, in conjunction with Hackney Council Cultural Team invites submissions from visual artists to propose the Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch Christmas Window display.   Nobu’s Christmas Wrapping will fill four street level windows along Willow Street. The winning piece will be printed on vinyl and will be a major feature Christmas of Nobu’s Christmas festivities.  Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch will hold a launch party to unveil the Christmas window and our seasonal decorations. This will take the form of a street party in conjunction with Hackney Cultural Team’s Young Person Partnership, featuring special guest performers.


Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch and Hackney Council welcome submissions for consideration to be the featured artist in the ‘Nobu Christmas Wrapping’ art window project.

The theme, A Nobu Christmas, should be represented in hand drawn or digital illustration, painting or any medium that can be reproduced as digitally printed 2D graphics.

Visual representations should be inspired by Nobu’s heritage and its location in Shoreditch. The dominant visual content should relate to Christmas as a festive season that everyone can celebrate.  The selected design will be chosen for its artistic merit, its suitability for reproduction and its portrayal of the theme.


Entrants must be working or living within Hackney Borough.

Entrants must be 18 years old or over.


Round one: Artists submissions - a concept design and examples of style of the proposed 2D artwork..

Round two - Judging panel made up of Hackney Council Cultural Tea, professional artists and Nobu’s marketing team.

Round three - Mentoring from professional Art Director to develop the winning entry to be suitable for reproduction as a printed vinyl window film.

Round four - Installation of printed vinyl on to four street level windows at eastern end of Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch Willow Street façade.

Round five - Launch event to unveil the winner with reception in Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch.

Prizes & Awards

The winner will have their work reproduced to be the 2018 Christmas window display at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch.

The winner will receive a complimentary one-night stay for 2 people in a suite at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch with breakfast included.

The winner will receive a complimentary Omakase dinner for two at Nobu Shoreditch restaurant.

The winner will receive a complimentary 60mins signature body treatment for two at the Spa at Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch.

The winner’s name will appear in press and social media coverage via Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch’s channels and those of our media partners, with an approximate reach of 78,000 (Instagram), as well as press releases to major news publications (Metro 1.4m, Evening Standard 900k).

To enter

Please send your entry proposal via email in PDF format to:

Estelle Pinna

Marketing & Communication Manager

Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch


Your entry should consist of a concept design presenting your art to the dimensions of: 10 metres wide x 4 metres high

Your entry does not have to be to this size, you will work with a professional Art Director to develop your final artwork to be suitable for reproduction.

The winning artist will have 1 week to realise their artwork.