75 Memorial Flames

75 Memorial Flames

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, we are running an exciting project for organisations and community groups all over the UK to take part in.

From art groups to faith groups and charities to schools, groups of all kinds are coming together across the country to make their own Memorial Flames. Each one will commemorate 75 years since the end of the Holocaust, the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jews in Europe.

We will select 75 of the Memorial Flame artworks to form a national exhibition that will be launched at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020. Other artworks that are not in this exhibition can be displayed as part of local HMD commemorations, and photographs submitted to our website will be displayed on our online gallery.

Find out more about the stages of this project below. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to here, you might find it in our 75 Memorial Flames FAQs.

How to take part:


Step one: Register

Deadline: Friday 19 July


Missed the deadline? We would still love for your group to take part in the project, although it may be too late for your Memorial Flame to be considered for display at the UK Commemorative Ceremony. You can find out how you can still participate in our FAQs.

Download the Project Brief


Step two: Tell us about your artwork

Deadline: Friday 18 October


If you have already registered to take part in the project and have started planning and making your artwork, you have until Friday 18 October to submit the artwork information form and let us know what your artwork will look like. We will use this information to select artworks for the national exhibition at the UK Commemorative Ceremony. If you do not want to enter your artwork for selection, please do still submit this form as we would love to know more about what you are doing with your Memorial Flame.

Complete artwork information form


Step three: Artwork selection



HMDT will select 75 Memorial Flames to form a unique national exhibition that will be launched at the UK Commemorative Ceremony for HMD 2020. If you would like to know how the 75 Memorial Flames will be selected, you can read our selection criteria.

75 Memorial Flames Terms and Conditions