International Design Competition.


In Association With RIBA

In 2016 we ran a competition to find the perfect design for The Wall of Answered Prayer. We partnered with the Royal Institute of British Architects and received 133 entries from 23 countries. There were many incredible designs, and we showed them all to an expert panel of judges who narrowed it down to five final designs.

The winning design has been selected by an expert panel of judges (see below). We will be announcing the winning design and the location of The Wall on 21st May 2019.

The Principal Judging Panel (Phase II - 2019)

Renato Benedetti BES BArch RIBA FRSA
Chair of the principal judging panel

Renato Benedetti has over 25 years’ experience designing innovative award-winning projects. He’s judged/chaired RIBA competitions since 2003.

Lord Robert Edmiston
Lord Edmiston is a life peer and the founder of IM Properties, International Motors and co-founder of Christian Vision. He is a philanthropist and has established a number of charities.

Lady Tracie Edmiston
Lady Edmiston, wife of Lord Edmiston, is the co-founder of Grace Academy and Christian Vision. She is an Executive Trustee of Christian Vision and continues to contribute to the overall strategy, direction and operations of the charity.

Lee Scott
Lee Scott is a Conservative Party politician and former MP for Ilford North. He is an Officer of the Conservative Friends of Israel and Patron of the UK Autism Foundation.

Lord Dr Michael Hastings
Lord Hastings is the Global Head of Corporate Citizenship for KPMG, the second Chancellor of Regent's University London and is also an ambassador for Tearfund. He was previously the Head of Corporate Responsibility for the BBC.

Richard Gamble, CEO of The Wall
Richard Gamble has had the vision to build The Wall for 15 years. He is an entrepreneur with directorships in a number of businesses.

Anna Pepperall
Anna Pepperall has been the Public Art Curator for Gateshead for over 20 years. She was a key part of the team that commissioned and installed the Angel of the North.

The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP
Stephen Timms is the Member of Parliament for East Ham and the Labour Party Faith Envoy and Chair of Christians on the Left.

Andy Street CBE
Andy Street is Mayor of the West Midlands. He was previously the Managing Director of John Lewis for just under 10 years.

Major General (Rtd) Dickie Davis CBE
Major General Dickie Davis is a retired British Army officer and a Colonel Commandant of the Royal Engineers. He has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa.

Deepak Mahtani BA (Hons) ACMI FRSA
Deepak Mahtani is a management training consultant who works with many FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies. He is also on the Board of Tearfund.

Jack Lovell
Jack Lovell is a property consultant and the co-founder of Morgan Sindall Group plc.

The Initial Judging Panel (Phase I - 2016)

Renato Benedetti BES BArch RIBA FRSA
Chair of the initial judging panel

Renato Benedetti has over 25 years’ experience designing innovative award-winning projects. He’s judged/chaired RIBA competitions since 2003.

Baroness Sal Brinton
Sal Brinton was introduced to the House of Lords in 2011 and was appointed Co-Chair (and Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the Lords) for Health in November 2013.

Pam Rhodes
Pam Rhodes is an accomplished broadcaster and writer who is perhaps best known as the familiar face of BBC Television’s Songs of Praise. 

Victoria Lawrence
Victoria is the Founder and President of Abigail Outreach Ministry, which is dedicated to supporting vulnerable women, and more recently an Ambassador for the Cinnamon Network.

Richard Gamble, CEO of The Wall
Richard Gamble has had the vision to build The Wall for 15 years. He is an entrepreneur with directorships in a number of businesses.

Anna Pepperall
Anna Pepperall has been the Public Art Curator for Gateshead for over 20 years. She was a key part of the team that commissioned and installed the Angel of the North.

Jes Fernie
Jes is an independent curator and writer. She has been a member of art commissioning selection panels for Tate, Serpentine Gallery and the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Stephen Timms MP
Stephen Timms is the Member of Parliament for East Ham and the Labour Party Faith Envoy and Chair of Christians on the Left.

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