Roundel Competition


The first Roundel Competition was introduced in 2017 and came about as a result of our wish to provide a unique and significant memento to our Lord Mayor speaker. With the blessing of former Lord Mayor and then Master Glazier, Sir David Wootton an open competition was launched, attracting talented professional stained and painted glass artists from across the UK.

The following year, we set out to engage young people in both the civic life of London and this ancient art form, launching Primary Schools and Junior Sea Cadets competitions. Young people were asked to design a roundel on paper as their competition entry. Winning designs from Cadets and our Schools competitions were transformed into two unique Roundels by Helen Whittaker and her colleagues at Barley Studio in York. This arrangement continues in 2020.

For 2020, we will be celebrating the reflections of not one, but two Lord Mayors:

  1. Alderman Sir Charles Bowman, 690th Lord Mayor of London
  2. Alderman Sir Peter Estlin, 691st Lord Mayor of London.

The competition brief is to create an original design symbolising both the role of the Lord Mayor of London and the interests and achievements of that year’s speaker(s). We are therefore inviting design entries for each Lord Mayor from each roundel competition categories.

View Entry Requirements & further Information

Professional Artists

Junior Sea Cadets

Primary Schools

Judging Panel

2020 Panel Info

Previous Winners