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Could you design a Hunt for the Wilderpeople wanted poster?

Kick off 2017 by getting your artistic juices flowing with our latest creative brief.

If you look at Kiwi director Taika Waititi’s Twitter page, you’ll see that he’s been busy posting pics of himself and various Hollywood megastars goofing off on the set of his forthcoming blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok.

However, that slightly boastful manner may just be a result of the fact that he can also claim to have made one of 2016’s most beloved films: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, a charming, mischievous chase comedy set in the leafy backwoods of the New Zealand bush.

The film is based on a novel by Barry Crump named Wild Pork and Watercress and it sees Julian Dennison’s angry delinquent Ricky, and curmudgeonly outcast Hec, decide to take their leave from polite society and go it alone in the jungle. As they begin to let down their guard and share important life lessons with one another, they also become the subject of a manhunt, with the authorities closing in at every turn.

The Brief

To celebrate the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Monday 16 January, we’re inviting you to design a old-fashioned wanted poster featuring either or both of Ricky and Hec. Your entry should be inspired by the film’s comic tone and its New Zealand setting, and we’ll be looking for the most original and playful design. You don’t have to stick to the classic sepia-tinted wanted poster design either – be as colourful and creative as you like!

The Prize

The overall winner, as judged by the LWLies creative team, will receive a Hunt for the Wilderpeople T-shirt, a DVD copy of the film and a poster signed by key cast and crew. Three runners up will receive a DVD copy of the film, and all entries will be featured on the LWLies Facebook page. We’ll announce the winners on Monday 16 January.

How to Enter

All entries must be produced at A4 size (210 x 297 mm) and should be portrait format. Send your entry with the subject line ‘Wilderpeople creative brief’ to The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 15 January. Please remember to include your full name so we know who to credit. You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LWLies, but please be sure to email us a hi-res version of your entry as well. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. Competition open to residents of UK aged 15 years or over, with the exception of those related to employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. Proof of age may be required.
2. Entries must be received on before midnight GMT on Sunday 15 January. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
3. Of the entries received before the deadline one overall winner will be selected.
4. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
5. The prize for the first winner is a signed Hunt for the Wilderpeople poster, a DVD copy of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and a Hunt for the Wilderpeople T-shirt. The second, third and fourth runners up will receive a DVD copy of Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
6. The winner will be notified via email.
7. To obtain details of the winners please email stating the name of the prize, and the subject line ‘Wilderpeople creative brief’ four weeks after the closing date.
8. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw.
9. All work must be entirely original and the entrant’s own.
10. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. The Promoter is The Church of London, 71a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS.


Published 4 Jan 2017

Tags: Sam Neill Taika Waititi

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