Could you design a poster for the new stage production of The Twilight Zone?

Our latest creative brief is inspired by the Almeida Theatre’s upcoming play.

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Known for its piercing theme tune and ominous introductory monologues, as well as some truly creepy storylines, The Twilight Zone originally ran for five seasons between 1959 and 1964, but has had a lasting impact on both television and cinema across sci-fi, fantasy and horror, inspiring everything from Mars Attacks! and The Simpsons to Black Mirror and Inside No. 9.

Since it first aired in 1959 The Twilight Zone has achieved iconic television status and spawned literature, games, and a 1983 Spielberg-produced film. This winter the acclaimed CBS television series lands on stage for the first time in its history at the Almeida Theatre, running from 5 December 2017 until 27 January 2018. To celebrate this extraordinary new production, we’re setting a challenge based around one of the most influential sci-fi shows to have ever aired. For more information check out

**This competition has now closed. Check out the full gallery of entries here**

The Brief

For this brief, we’d like you to create an alternative poster for the Almeida’s upcoming production of The Twilight Zone. Your design should focus on the theme of ‘Dimension of Imagination’ and take inspiration from the original TV show’s distinctive visual style. It must feature at least one of the iconic images associated with the show, such as a door in space, a vintage television, a floating eye, spinning clocks or a monochrome spiral – but as this is a new stage production, please avoid using specific characters or actors from the original TV series. We’ve included a selection of reference images and a clip of the show’s eerie opening credits below to help spark your imagination.

The Prize

The winner will receive two tickets to see The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre, a programme, two drinks in the Almeida café bar, plus a one-year subscription to LWLies magazine. The winning entry will be chosen by LWLies and the Almeida Theatre.

How to Enter

All entries must be produced at A4 portrait (210 x 297 mm) size. Submit your design with the subject line ‘Almeida Twilight Zone creative brief’ The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday 20 November.

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 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 Monday 20 November. 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 two tickets to see The Twilight Zone at the Almeida Theatre (subject to availability), a programme, and two drinks in the Almeida cafe bar.
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 ‘Almeida Twilight Zone 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.
11. Entrant’s Representations and Warranties: By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that: (a) the Entry is an original work created solely by you; (b) you own all rights to the Entry; (c) you have not granted, nor will grant, any rights whatsoever in the Entry to any other person or entity; and (D) the Entry complies with all requirements of these Official Rules.
12. CBS Consumer Products, Inc. Rights to Entries: By participating, you: (a) assign or agree to assign CBS Consumer Products, Inc. all right, title and interest in and to the Entry and the Design that is incorporated into the Entry, including CBS Consumer Products, Inc.’s right to modify, amend or otherwise change the Entry, and you agree to execute any documents necessary to effect assignment of the Entry to CBS Consumer Products, Inc., all throughout the universe for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party; (b) forever waive any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude CBS Consumer Products, Inc.’s use of your Entry, or require any further permission for CBS Consumer Products, Inc. and the Almeida Theatre to use the Entry; and (c) agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorise any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Almeida Theatre or CBS Consumer Products, Inc. on the grounds that any use of the Entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.


Published 7 Nov 2017

Tags: The Twilight Zone

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