Following the success of last years competition to redesign MPs’ housing (Common of Houses: No Expense Spared) we are launching a new competition called (Common of Houses: Electoral Reform) which asks designers/ artists to redesign the voting system.
One of the main reasons MPs advise that Electoral Reform shouldn’t happen is that it will confuse our little minds and we’ll never understand the forms. We thought it time that we looked at things from a different point of view. If creatives ruled the world, what would the forms look like?
That’s where we need your creative minds, how would you redesign the system?
It could be through redesigning the voting forms for the current system, designing forms for one of the alternative systems or could be coming up with your own system altogether.
•You go in and there is a rack of dulux style colour charts in the voting booth. One for each party and the different shades represent how strongly you like the party. You rip it at the colour you feel comfortable and stick in the ballot box
•You are given a dating style questionnaire with a hundred questions in which you have to say how you feel on a range of different topics. A computer checks your answers against pre-completed forms by the leaders of the various parties and counts your vote against the party you most closely match up with.
The competition is being run in partnership with The Drum Magazine and the Vote for a Change campaign. The main prize will be decided by a public vote on prize nominations from the entrants.
For full details of other prizes, judges and to read the competition brief, please visit: http://www.commonofhouses.co.uk or contact email@example.com