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The Open Council is launching a new *call for work* project about the highly regarded Minister for Work and Pensions Ian Duncan Smith. We want to animate the story of IDS aesthetically in order to get a more in depth understanding of the character of the man. We are aiming to gather as many interpretations of IDS as possible, in as many mediums as possible and to use these for an ambitious series of salon style exhibitions in the new year.
IDS Portrait Award

Entries from all four corners of the Kingdom are welcome. Entries will be archived on this page and you will be contacted by the Open Council via email regarding exhibition details.

Images of your IDS Portrait Award entries should be sent to: IDSportraitaward@opencouncil.co.uk. Please include in the email your name, the title of the work, the medium, size and a caption if required. Submission deadline is October 4th 2013. Selection is garunteed.

If you would like to help publicise the IDS Portrait Award download the flyer here.