Do you want to use your art and graphic design skills to do something meaningful?

JNF UK is raising funds to build a Memorial Forest in Israel for the victims of October 7 and we want you to design a commemorative certificate that will be sent out to donors of this special project.

The competition is open to all secondary students aged 11-18 and will be judged in two age groups 11-14 and 15-18.

The winning design will go into print and it will be added to the JNF UK website for potential supporters to select when contributing to this project. One winner and three runners up will each receive Amazon vouchers.

Closing Date: Friday 3 May 2024

All prize details, competition rules including terms and conditions and how to enter can be found below.

  • The certificate will be given to everyone who makes a donation of £100 or more towards the planting of the Memorial Forest.
  • We will choose one winner and three runners-up from across two age groups 11-14 and 15-18. 
  • The winner will receive a £150 voucher and the three finalists will each receive a £50 voucher.
  • The winning design will go into print and will be available on the JNF UK website.

The JNF UK certificate design competition is open to all 11-18 year old’s.

  • Participants can use any medium to design the certificate, for example on paper using paint or graphically using a computer.
  • You must incorporate a JNF UK logo on your design which can be drawn/painted on. The logo must have a minimum width of 2.5cm. To view the logo click here.
  • Your design should be A4 size and can be landscape or portrait. 
  • JNF UK will only accept one entry per applicant.
  • Illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted.
  • A total of one winner and three runners-up will be chosen. Winners will be judged based on their creativity by JNF UK staff. The winner will receive a non refundable/exchangeable Amazon voucher worth £150 and three runners-up will each receive non refundable/exchangeable Amazon vouchers worth £50. 
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your design does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. 
  • Your design must be your own work and must not contain anything that is defamatory, obscene or otherwise offensive. 
  • Other T&C’s apply, please see here for a full list

All entries must be submitted by 12pm on Friday 3 May 2024. Winners will be notified by telephone or email by Friday 10th May 2024.

Entries will only be accepted upon receipt of the certificate design via the online form or by entries sent to [email protected]

For applicants under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must enter the competition on the child’s behalf.

JNF UK is Britain’s oldest Israel charity. For over 120 years we have been committed to building Israel and securing its future. Our current focus is on dramatically improving the quality of life in Israel’s peripheries. From improving education and welfare to boosting employment opportunities and healthcare, JNF UK invests in an Israel where no one is left behind.

The October 7 attacks saw Israeli communities face extreme loss and devastation. JNF UK was there to provide vital support to those hardest hit. Our work can be found here.

Now, we want to show our solidarity with the people of Israel and commemorate the lives of the victims of the attacks. We are raising funds to plant a Memorial Forest to remember those who are gone but not forgotten.

We aim to plant a forest of over 1,200 trees with walking paths to connect all areas of the forest, outdoor seating and a commemoration wall to honour the individuals and communities who lost their lives in the attacks. 

Historically, JNF UK, along with other JNF’s worldwide, has been planting trees in Israel since 1901, a legacy we aspire to continue.

Those who contribute to the Memorial Forest Project can donate towards the planting of a tree or another part of the forest. All donations of £100 or more will receive the winning certificate design as a thank you for their contribution.

If you have any questions relating to the competition, please contact the JNF UK Marketing Department: [email protected]