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Competition: win tickets to a talk with architect Amanda Levete

For our latest competition, Dezeen has teamed up with Creative Entrepreneurs to give 10 readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a talk with Amanda Levete, founder of British architecture firm AL_A.

Amanda Levete will appear at the next Founder Files talk hosted by Creative Entrepreneurs. Photograph by Peter Guenzel

Dezeen is media partners for the event, which will be hosted by Creative Entrepreneurs' founder, Carolyn Dailey, and will see Levete discussing her personal work process and career history.

Her architecture firm AL_A was established in 2009 and has since completed a host of projects – from an aluminium-plated tower in Bangkok, to a new tile-covered entrance to London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Recently Levete was also announced as the winner of this year's Jane Drew Prize, an annual lifetime achievement award given to architects who have furthered the progress of women in the industry.

Previous projects by AL_A include this aluminium-wrapped tower block in Bangkok. Photograph by Edward Barnieh

The event forms part of Creative Entrepreneur's Founder Files programme, a series of talks set up to give people a glimpse into the business side of the creative industries.

Previous speakers include fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic, and Matthew Slotover, the founder of arts organisation Frieze.

"In contrast to founders in other sectors, the wider conversation about creative founders tends to be about their craft, versus the business side of their story. This means that we often lack role models from a creative background, ready to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs," said Carolyn Dailey.

"The Founder Files is here to bridge that gap, and to give a unique insight into the entrepreneurial journey of the Founders behind some of today's most successful creative businesses."

The practice also completed this angular, tile-covered entrance to the V&A museum in London. Photograph by Hufton + Crow

Creative Entrepreneurs also supports start-ups across the UK, running a programme of courses in partnership with the Design Museum and offering creatives online resources and a range of business training opportunities.

The Founder Files talk featuring Amanda Levete will take place in the main lecture theatre of the V&A on 20 March at 7pm. Tickets can also be purchased online for £20. Dezeen readers can also receive a 25 per cent discount when entering the code "CE-Friends" at the checkout.

Competition closes 16 March 2018. 10 winners will each win a pair of tickets, and will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.