75 Memorial Flames: Selection Criteria

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) will select 75 of the Memorial Flames that have been created by various groups around the United Kingdom for a national exhibition at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020. These artworks may also be displayed at various locations around the UK throughout 2020.

75 Memorial Flames: Selection Criteria

Memorial Flames that have been entered for consideration for the national exhibition at the UK Commemorative Ceremony will first be shortlisted by the 75 Memorial Flames project team. The shortlisted artworks will represent a wide geographic spread of entries and a broad range of participant groups.

A panel of experts appointed by HMDT will then review the shortlisted entries and select the final Memorial Flames that will be exhibited at the UK Commemorative Ceremony and other locations around the UK.

The expert panel’s selection of Memorial Flames will be based on the following criteria:

  • The final 75 Memorial Flames will commemorate and demonstrate the wide range of experiences of the Holocaust - the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews of Europe.
  • Memorial Flames must not exceed the size and weight guidelines that were specified in the project brief:
    Maximum size: height 60cm x width 40cm x depth 20cm
    Maximum weight: 5kg
  • Memorial Flames must be good quality and robust
  • The 75 selected Memorial Flames will represent the diversity of groups that have taken part in the project.
  • The 75 selected Memorial Flames will demonstrate the broad geographic range of participants from across the UK.
  • The 75 selected Memorial Flames will have been made from a wide variety of materials and demonstrate a range of interpretations to the brief.