Call for Entries: LIP x G . F Smith Wall Planner

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Call for Entries: Wall Planner 2019

Work with Lecture in Progress and G . F Smith 

to rethink the classic academic wall planner

We’re all familiar with the well-intentioned but sad-looking wall planner hung in a corner, collecting dust. In an increasingly digital culture, they’ve become a bit of a dying breed.

So how do you fix this? Lecture in Progress and G . F Smith are looking to work with a student, graduate or emerging creative on a fully commissioned creative project to rethink the traditional academic wall planner, reinventing the classic format while remaining functional and easy to use. 

About Lecture in Progress

Launched in 2017 as a sister company to It’s Nice That, Lecture in Progress is an online creative resource that inspires and informs the next generation of talent. We do this by providing information on just how many roles the industry has to offer, what it means to do those jobs, alongside advice on making your way as an emerging creative. As brand partners and supporters, this is a journey that G . F Smith have been part of from the very beginning.

About G . F Smith

For over 130 years, G . F Smith has been obsessed with the simple beauty of paper. G . F Smith is a company built on the principles of its founder, George Frederick Smith – nurturing remarkable people, building loyal, long-lasting relationships and cultivating a desire to search out and bring the very best to the marketplace.

The project

Last year, we had the pleasure of teaming up with design studio B.A.M. to create a series of wall planners, printed on G . F Smith paper. After the success of this first run, we wanted to offer up the same opportunity to an emerging creative. 

The selected creative will want to consider how the wall planner is used, both as a planner and a physical object in shared spaces, as well as the kinds of issues facing current students and how we can help them plan their time, factoring in time for work and rest. 

Important information

The chosen creative will benefit from:

– A fully paid commission 

– 8,000 copies of your design printed and distributed to universities and stockists across the UK
– A feature on lectureinprogress.com
– Complimentary production of a G . F Smith Make Book, according to your own design and requirements

– A bespoke G . F Smith Make Frame created free of charge
– Unlimited Plus Membership to Lecture in Progress, worth £35 annually 

Who can enter?

This call for entries is open to current students, those graduating in 2019 and emerging creatives who have spent no more than 12 months in full-time creative work. To clarify: You don’t have to have gone to uni to enter! We’re also open to working with people from a wide range of disciplines and creative backgrounds.

How to enter

1. Submit an existing portfolio or existing piece of work that best represents your style, telling us why you’d like to get involved and what you think you would bring to the brief (PDF, maximum 3 pages). Please note: we’re not asking you to create any new work to enter, instead we'd love to see a showcase of current work, projects or ideas.

2. Lecture in Progress and G . F Smith will pick one person from the submissions to take part on 22nd August.


3. The project will take place between 22nd August and 13th September, 2019. You must be available to take part during these dates.


Terms and Conditions

Entries will be open from 12 midday BST 11th June 2019 to 12 midday BST 20th August 2019. 

All entrants must submit their work via the link below in order to be considered for the project.


All creative work (including images, designs and typefaces) must legally belong to the individual submitting their entry through copyright law. 

If incorporating registered content belonging to someone else, entrants must ensure they have received the correct permissions, comply with copyright restrictions and credit the source if required.


Lecture in Progress reserves the right to choose any individual to take part in the wall planner project.


The project is a paid commission. A fee will be agreed between Lecture in Progress and the individual/individuals to be agreed upon in a contract separate from the terms and conditions listed here. 


On being selected for the project, the chosen individual/individuals must be willing to sign a contract to deliver the work and assets affiliated with the campaign. Separate terms and conditions will be presented in this contract.


Lecture in Progress and G . F Smith are not liable to any costs or expenses affiliated with individuals submitting work to the wall planner project. By entering this project, you release Lecture in Progress and G . F Smith from any claims or losses relating to the project.


The individual/individuals who are chosen for the project may not exchange the commission fee for any alternative cash or prize.


By entering your work to the wall planner project, you submit that you have fully understood and agreed with the terms and conditions listed above. 


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