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Who's Who Competition

We are excited to launch our ‘Who’s Who?' competition, inspired by our summer exhibition Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered which celebrates the Victoria and Albert Museum’s outstanding collection of board games and our love of friendly competition!

Do you fight over who’s the car playing piece in Monopoly? Are you always red in Ludo? Or do you have a soft spot for the Queen in a game of Chess? From iconic games to family favorites, board games are played by everyone, young and old.

So, we are looking for creative minds of all ages to get inventive at home and create a board game character. You could paint or draw them, or even use clay, recycled bits and bobs or maybe knit your character. You may want to give your character their own background story with character traits or powers to use to challenge your opponents!

Finalists from two age categories (Under-18s and Over-18s) will be chosen by a panel of judges and the winning entries from each category will be chosen by the general public in an online vote. The two winning entries will win a Base Pass, with unlimited entry to The Base Gallery for a whole year.

We want to showcase the best local creative talent that celebrates the universal appeal of board games and so the winning entries from each category, along with highly commended finalists’ will be displayed in The Base’s Runway Gallery for all to see and admire.

Get imaginative and let your creativity ‘check mate’ the competition!


1st Prize

  • A Base Pass card giving you unlimited access to The Base Gallery for a year and 10% off at Honesty owned outlets* (value £20)
  • Character exhibited in The Base’s Runway Gallery

Finalists and highly commended:

  • Character exhibited in The Base’s Runway Gallery


Entries must include a photo/picture of your board game character along with no more than 100 words telling us about your character. Email a completed entry form (including the communication release form below) and your photo attached to admin@thebasegreenham.co.uk by the Sunday 6 June 2021 at 5pm.

Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions and also ensure your character meets these guidelines:

  • Your character must be photographed and saved as JPEG file (JPG).
  • The filename must contain your full name and age, for example: LastName_FirstName_Age.jpg
  • No watermarks / copyright units / logos on images.
  • If images of people are submitted, all those in the photograph need to give their consent.
  • We are looking for authentic creative entries which if successful, will be displayed in their physical form in The Base Runway Gallery.

Competition Timeline

Deadline for Submissions - Sunday 6 June at 5pm

Judging commences - Monday 7 June

Judging Closes - Thursday 10 June

Finalists announced on Facebook & online voting begins - Friday 11 June at 10am

Facebook voting closes & winners announced - Sunday 13 June at 8pm

Winners emailed - Monday 14 June by 10am

Winner's and finalist's entries delivered to The Base by Monday 21 June at 5pm for inclusion in the exhibition.

Judging conditions

  • Entries will be judged by a selection of staff team members and Resident Artists from The Base.
  • Characters will be judged on artistic merit, originality, creativity and style.
  • The decision of the The Base judges and online poll is final.

Application Form