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1851 Great Exhibition
1851 Great Exhibition
In order to encourage artistic talent among the youth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to stimulate an interest in travel, a national poster competition was organised by the RSA and the Travel Association of Great Britain. The competition was initiated by the National Association of Girls' Clubs and Mixed Clubs. The closing date for the competition was 31 March 1947. \nThe subjects for design were an original travel poster to attract people to any particular locality in Great Britain and an original poster to advertise any forthcoming indoor or outdoor event or entertainment. \n\nThe file includes an original advert for the competition, an invitation to the Exhibition of winning designs, report on the competition, short report on the RSA's work for youth though out its history and administrative correspondence.
Written and directed by Trevor Philpott.\n\nChildren are at their most receptive age while in the primary years. They are keen and enthusiastic about new activities, especially those which appear relevant to the wider world about them. Working with young children provides the best opportunity to influenece attitudes for the future.
Established in 1985, the aim of the Young Designers into Industry scheme was to match the skills of top young designers with the needs of British industry. The scheme results from an initiative announced by John Butcher as part of the government's Strategy for Design launched in 1984. Through it, newly qualified designers are awarded 12 month assisted placements in selected industrial companies. The administration of the scheme was undertaken by the RSA while it was funded jointly by the Department of Trade and Industry and the industrial companies involved. \n\nAdministrative correspondence, minutes, progress reports and press releases.
Won the Butler and Gebbett Travel Award of £500 and a British Airways Flight Award in the 'Jewellery' section. Travelled to Sweden and Denmark.
Image used to illustrate the Letter from the Chairman. Photograph by Bruce Mackie