Paignton Zoo is giving you the chance to design a Great Gorilla. We have 3 of the life-size gorilla sculptures left over from our 2013 Great Gorilla Project and they are feeling a little bare!

We thought that is a great opportunity for visitors to get involved and a great way to say thank you for all your support for both the Great Gorilla and Great Big Rhino projects.

Anyone (not just artists!) can enter and as long as your artwork is family-friendly then any design is welcome.

The winning designs will be chosen by a judging panel, and the winners will have their design bought to life on a Great Gorilla sculpture by Paignton Zoo’s very own creative team. The gorillas will then be put on display at Paignton Zoo.

Full terms and conditions and details on how to enter are listed below.




  • Before you enter please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions set out in the      Design Submission Form.
  • Download a Great Gorilla template and get creative!
  • Download a Design Submission Form (any designs that are entered without this will not be considered).  
  • Post your Great Gorilla Design and Submission form to the following address:


    The Great Gorilla Design Competition

    Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

    Totnes Road


    TQ4 7EU


    Closing date: Monday 31st July 2017

  • The winners will be notified by Friday 11th August.


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