British Airways seeks artist for Olympic livery

British Airways is seeking a candidate to work alongside artist Tracey Emin to create the livery for 12 British Airways aircraft that will fly in guests and teams for the London 2012 Olympics.

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Tracey Emin, photographed for British Airways in East London, UK, 03 May 2011(Photo by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

The competition is open to Britons aged 16 or over who have an interest in art as well as experience in the industry. The competition opens today and the deadline for entries is 27 July. Entries can be submitted through www.ba.com/greatbritons.

A panel of judges, including Emin and representatives from the Royal Academy of Arts, will select a shortlist of finalists to present ideas.

The winner will receive one-on-one mentoring from Emin as well as financial support from the airline.

Emin says, ‘I’m very excited to be an art ambassador for British Airways. It’s a brilliant opportunity to fly the flag and show the rest of the world how truly amazing British art can be.’

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