Year 6 school children are being invited to design a stained-glass roundel to be presented to the Lord Mayor of London, as part of the annual Reflections of the Lord Mayor Event, hosted each year in the City of London

Year 6 school children from across the UK are being invited to design a stained-glass roundel. Reflections of The Lord Mayor (#LMReflects) holds a fun competition each year, encouraging children to get creative with the help of their teachers and also learn about stained glass and the history of the Lord Mayor of London. The theme of the competition is to draw on paper a design reflecting the time in office of the most recent Lord Mayor – this time around it’s Alderman Vincent Keaveny.

The winning design will be made into a stained glass roundel (round panel) by a leading professional stained glass artist. The pupil with the winning design will have the opportunity to present the roundel to Alderman Vincent Keaveny next summer in a special ceremony in the City of London. The competition is open to year six students; the winner will receive £100 plus £200 for their school.

Frankie Sir Peter Estlin Avonmore Primary School
A previous year’s winning entry created to mark the mayoralty of Sir Peter Estlin

The design should be circular and have a diameter of 23cms. As the gift is to be presented to Alderman Vincent Keaveny, the design has to be about him/his mayoralty. It also needs to include the words Reflections of the Lord Mayor 2023 and his name.

Find out more

The closing date for the competition is Tuesday 28th February 2023. To find out more about the competition and how to enter year 6 pupils from your school (teachers must complete the entry forms), visit

Further reading: The Young London Print Prize