Durham Lumiere Brilliant is your opportunity to contribute to the spectacle that will be Durham Lumiere 2019.

All the way back in 2011, the Durham Lumiere Brilliant competition was introduced as a way to get the public involved in the event and potentially see their own ideas put in lights.

With the 2019 event less than 10 months away, the call has now gone out again for Durham Lumiere Brilliant 2019 ideas. Winners will see their artwork lighting up the Durham night.

It's amazing to think that Durham Lumiere 2019 - which sees heritage sites across the city such as Durham Cathedral lit up with cutting edge light-based artwork, is the 10th anniversary of the popular festival. The biennial event has become a regular in the Durham events calendar and is a firm favourite both with locals and with visitors from across the country, who travel to Durham just for the Lumiere festival. Durham Lumiere Brilliant is therefore a way for locals to get even more involved and actually submit ideas for artwork.

How do I submit an idea for Durham Lumiere Brilliant 2019?

The Durham Lumiere Brilliant competition is open to everyone, whether you're already an artist or even if you've never been involved in art before.

To take part, you must be over 18 and be living in the North East - or originally be from the region. The only criteria for your idea is that it must be based on light.

If you win Durham Lumiere Brilliant, you'll be supported by Lumiere organisers Artichoke to develop your light installation and see it become part of the 2019 event.

Previous winners include Fusion by Mick Stephenson in 2011, which was a soothing wall of colour and sound; Big Knitting by Victoria MacLeod in 2015, which was a giant neon knitting sample and needles; and Harmonic Portal by Chris Plant in 2017, which was an illuminated installation made up of thousands of plastic bottles.

When is the deadline for submissions for Durham Lumiere Brilliant ideas?

The deadline for submissions is 9am on Tuesday February 26 2019. To apply, read through the Durham Lumiere Brilliant information pack and then fill in the application form. You can find both on the Artichoke website here.

For more information or to get the application form in a different format, you can email Artichoke at brilliant@artichoke.uk.com