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Design our NHS birthday card

Design our NHS birthday card cover

70 years ago, on 5 July, Labour created the NHS. On this historic birthday, we want to celebrate our amazing and vital service by asking you to help us design the front cover of our birthday card.

The card will be used digitally and in print, given to our local hospitals, doctors, nurses and other staff who we will be thanking for their tireless work.

Your design could be an illustration, digital design, collage, photograph, painting – or something the world has never seen before! All disciplines are welcome.

How to submit your artwork

Taking part is easy – simply upload your artwork to Instagram, tag @UKLabour, and use the hashtag #NHSbirthdaycard.

You have until 23:59 on Wednesday 23 May.

How we’ll decide the winner

Jeremy Corbyn and Jonathan Ashworth will choose the top ten submissions from those who enter. These ten designs will then go up for a public vote via Labour’s digital channels, and whomever receives the most votes will have their artwork on our NHS birthday card, with your name credited.

Happy doodling!

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Terms & Conditions

How to enter

Post a picture/scan/image of your artwork to your own Instagram account, tag @UKLabour, and use #NHSbirthdaycard before 23:59 on Wednesday 9 May.


We encourage anyone to enter, from the casual doodler to the fully-fledged artist. If you’re under 18 on Wednesday 9 May, we ask that you seek permission from your parent/guardian/responsible adult first.

Intellectual Property 

We want to share your lovely designs far and wide. So it’s important you know that by submitting your entry (tagging @UKLabour and using the hashtag #NHSbirthdaycard), you’ll be giving us permission to use your work across the Labour Party’s digital and print NHS campaign materials. To put that in technical speak, from the date of submission of your competition entry, you assign to us (The Labour Party) an unlimited payment free right to use, copy, edit and distribute your design in any media.

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