Could you design a classic Rebecca film poster?

Enter our creative brief, inspired by Ben Wheatley’s latest, and you could win a signed first edition of Daphne du Maurier’s novel.

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Daphne du Maurier’s stories have been delighting audiences for the best part of a century, spawning more than a dozen film adaptations and tens of television dramatisations. One more to add to the catalogue: Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca, a sun-dappled psychological thriller based on the author’s famed 1938 novel of the same name.

Starring Armie Hammer as dashing widower Maxim de Winter and Lily James as his unnamed suitor, who becomes haunted by the memory of her new husband’s late first wife, this bold retelling promises to bring du Maurier’s timeless gothic romance to a new audience. To celebrate the release of Rebecca on Netflix on 21 October, we’re setting a new creative brief inspired by the film and the source material.

The Brief

For this brief, we’d like you to create an alternate poster for Rebecca. Your design should be illustrated, and must include the film’s title and at least one of the main stars, Armie Hammer and Lily James. It must be formatted in A1 portrait size.

We’re looking for something bold, completely original and classically styled, whether you choose to take inspiration from the 1930s, when Wheatley’s film is set and when du Maurier’s novel was first published, or a later period.

Here’s the official poster to get your creative juices flowing…

The Prize

The overall winner, as chosen by our in-house team, will receive a first edition copy of ‘Rebecca’ with a postcard signed by Daphne du Maurier. We’ll also throw in a copy of our magazine plus a signed print of Netflix’s alternate Rebecca poster, which will be revealed soon.

The winning entry plus two runners up will be printed and displayed at sites around London, alongside the main official poster, with full credit to the entrant.

How to Enter

All entries must be sent to under the subject line ‘Rebecca creative brief’ by midday GMT on Monday 28 September.

You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LWLies, but be sure to email us a hi-res version of your entry as well. Please remember to include your full name so we know who to credit. Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. Competition open to residents of the 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 before midday GMT on Monday 28 September, 2020. 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 winner is a first edition of the novel ‘Rebecca’ with a postcard signed by author Daphne du Maurier.
6. The winning entry plus two runners up will be printed as part of Netflix’s marketing campaign for Rebecca, to be displayed at site (TBC) across London.
7. To obtain details of the winners please email stating the name of the prize, and the subject line ‘Rebecca 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 11 Sep 2020

Tags: Armie Hammer Ben Wheatley Lily James Rebecca

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