Published On: Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012

Marshall launch nationwide ‘Movember’ design competition

Marshall Amplification have opened their countrywide search for artists and designers

Fancy getting your design featured on a custom-built Marshall amp and help raise money for cancer at the same time? Look no further than Marshall's new competition.

Leading amplifier brand Marshall have announced the launch of its annual Movember competition, where budding artists and designers could get their work featured on a custom-built Marshall Amp as part of a campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer.  

The competition encourages new creative talent to submit a design, photo or piece of art that sums up Movember, with the one pre-requisite – the design must incorporate the badge of Movember, the moustache. The lucky winner will have their design recreated onto the front of Marshall’s popular C5 combo amp using its unique, Marshall Art technology. 
The winning entry from last year was Richard Bowdery, who came up with an awesome adaptation of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel masterpiece, entitled ‘Hand of Mo’. Marshall customised the design creating a finish in Crème Levant vinyl covered in gold piping, finished off with a small gold logo. 
Richard Bowdery said of his design: “I was inspired by the Movember competition and have always wanted my own Marshall Amp. I was so ecstatic to have won and was really pleased with the finished result – it was better than I could have ever imagined. I was proud to be involved with such a great cause that is bringing awareness to testicular and prostate cancer.”
In addition to the custom built C5 combo for Mr Bowdery, two more versions were made and presented to two very lucky Planet Rock listeners who entered a competition to win them via the radio station. 
Marshall Amps have supported Movember for the past three years and the competition has become a great way to spread the word about men’s health awareness.
Jon Ellery, Managing Director of Marshall Amps, said: “Marshall is proud to continue our association with Movember, and we have definitely seen the increase in men’s health awareness that the Movember campaign has created. 
“Making men more aware and able to openly discuss personal health issues will be a great benefit to everyone. We at Marshall wish them all the success with this year’s event and continue to change the face of men’s health.”
JC, Co-founder of Movember, said: “Movember is proud to partner once again with Marshall Amplification in 2012. This year, Movember & Sons are focussing on the sharing of knowledge between generations and Marshall’s 50 year heritage is a testament to this ethos. 
“We always look to form long term relationships with brands who share our passion for changing the face of men’s health and Marshall embodies our pride and dedication to the cause. 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK and, as a major partner, Marshall are key to raising awareness and funds for Movember’s health partners.”
Entrants interested in the competition can take part by visiting:

The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 5th December 2012

For more information about Movember, visit, or to find out more about Marshall’s custom amps, visit



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