Brand the Bus competition

Brand the Bus banner with three buses

Here's your chance to get creative!

  • Is there a charity or good cause that’s close to your heart?
  • Want to see their branding and messages all over a bus?
  • Create a presentation telling us why they are so good
  • Enter this competition and that might happen!

The "Brand the Bus!" competition entries are now closed. Votes are open until 30th November.

The winner of this competition gets the branding, logo and messages for their favourite good cause or charity painted all over an Oxford Bus Company bus, which will then be seen by residents and visitors of Oxford. It's a great way for a charity or other good cause to get their message out there (for free!).

To enter, participants need to submit a short video or PDF presentation showing why their charity or good cause deserves to 'take over' the bus.The 10 best entries as voted for by the public (via an online gallery) will be shortlisted and our panel of judges will select an overall winner.

This year, we also have some exciting news! The competition is being supported by the BBC Radio Oxford. This means that our entrants may have a wonderful opportunity to go on air to tell members of the public about their entry and ask for more votes. 

The prize includes professional design services from our in-house design team to work with the winner on the design of the bus, the painting of a double-decker bus, vinyl wraps to create the winning design all over the bus, plus the advertising space across a whole bus for at least one year. This would usually cost £thousands - but one lucky winner will get all this for free!

For a chance to win this amazing prize, you need to create a short video or PDF presentation to tell us why your favourite charity or other good cause deserves to win. Entries must be received by Sunday 7th November 2021. Public voting closes on Tuesday 30th November 2021. The 10 entries who receive the most votes from members of the public will be shortlisted. A final winner will then be selected by a panel of judges.  We'll announce the winner and work with them to design their bus in early 2022. Full terms and conditions are below. Winners of the two last editions were Girlguiding Oxfordshire, Home Start Oxfordshire and Blue Skye Thinking - please see their winning entry above if you need some inspiration!