The Arabian Tent Company are giving creative students a platform by launching a competition to design their next themed marquee. 

The entries will be judged by party experts Katherine Hudson (Arabian Tents founder) and Josie Da Bank (Bestival Curator). Once the winning design has been selected, it will be brought to life and used as the venue for a fabulous party for the winner, where the design will be unveiled to the press.

The new marquee design will then be added to the collection at alongside the other popular interiors and will be available for hire to the public for weddings and events from April 2013. 

Katherine Hudson has been designing and creating unique marquees and unusual furniture for special events since starting The Arabian Tent Company eight years ago. Since then Arabian Tents have been booked for stunning tented events by Prince Charles, Kate Moss, Boy George, Gillian Anderson, Keane and many others.

Each year Katherine designs a new themed interior to add to the growing collection, travelling to India each winter to help produce it. This year she wants to give students the chance to create something new and exciting;

“I’m so excited at the prospect of seeing what unique and creative designs these young, talented students come up with.  I’m really looking forward to having another perspective on the interior and can’t wait to turn the winning design into a tent!”

  • The competition is open to students studying art, design and textiles courses in the UK and has been specifically forwarded to: University of Brighton, Falmouth School of Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts and Design, St Martin’s College of Arts and Design and Royal College of Art.
  • The winning design will be manufactured and the winner credited for their design.
  • There will be an unveiling party in the newly made tent which the winner and their friends will attend and judges and press will be invited to.
  • A full competition brief is available to download at our website; 

So if you know of any students that may be interested in entering this awesome competition then please spread the word!

For further information Emily Pick on 07411 495 328 or

Good Luck!

Big Love

Festival Brides xx


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