submissions are now closed

Reading Hydro is currently in the process of building its twin hydroelectric turbines by Caversham Weir, in Reading, UK – we’re expecting to be commissioning them in 2021. You can find out more about where they are and how they work elsewhere on our website.

The screws will be housed within a building which will also host other equipment to operate the turbines. As a crucial part of the design, we want to make the turbine house a visually interesting focus of our project.

Competition Process

Entries are welcomed from all types of artists: professionals; amateurs and art students. All entries will be judged by a committee selected by the Reading Hydro Board.

Reading Hydro will require the winner to grant it a Creative Commons Licence – a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, licence to use the design for the duration of the copyright in the work. Reading Hydro will attribute any use of the design to the artist.

Judging Process
  • Closing date for submissions: 10th January 2021
  • Winner notified by: 31st January 2021
  • Design applied during (approx.): March/April 2021

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