After a successful public ballot which received almost 1,400 votes on paper and online, PRSC is thrilled to announce the final results of the Proper Bristol Postcard Competition.


Big Jeff (by Paul Blakemore)

The final results of this public ballot offer an insight into the preoccupations of the Bristol public.

The winning picture of Big Jeff by Paul Blakemore is a celebration of the people and culture of this city, while a picture of protesters fighting for the city’s cultural future (Demonstrator leading the march in Support of Hamilton House towards Bristol City Council by Giulia Spadafora) made second place.

Runners up

Demonstrator leading the march in Support of Hamilton House towards Bristol City Council (by Giulia Spadafora)

Surveillance (by Rebecca Doe)

This important message that the local populace chose images celebrating the city’s people and culture to represent Bristol should not be ignored.

In third and fourth place ‘Surveillance’ by Rebecca Doe and ‘M32 Comfort Break’ by Phoebe Flint, represent the avant-garde, the witty and the marginal – other aspects of Bristol’s cultural identity strongly represented in this competition.

M32 Comfort Break (by Phoebe Flint)

Under 18s Winner

Intimacy (Roo Morgan – aged 17)

An award ceremony will be held at PRSC the Space Jan 10th.

The winners of the over 18s and under 18s competition will each receive £250. The runners up will each receive £100.

The other 11 finalists will each receive a £75 gift voucher from Stokes Croft China.
All 16 finalists will receive 200 copies of their postcards as soon as they have been printed.

The Proper Bristol Postcard Competition was an attempt to get away from the Suspension Bridge and Balloons vision of Bristol. It wanted to create something more direct and representative of the lives of the people who live here.

We are proud to affirm with the announcement of these winners, that this competition has done just that.

We would like to thank everyone who entered this competition, everyone who took part in the public vote and all the people who visited the exhibition for making this contest such a vibrant, relevant and interesting project to be a part of.

Want to see the finalists, more info about the competition and why we think it’s fantastic?