'Brand the Bus!' Competition
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 and votes are now closed.
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.
Discover the 10 finalists
Ten good causes have been selected for the grand finale that secured the most public votes.View the shortlist
Press release: competition shortlist
Some 7,165 unique online votes were cast for 23 entries made by charities and good causes for a livery to be designed to feature on a bus. The competition attracted almost 1,000 more votes than in the previous year and the 'top ten' will now go before a judging panel to select the winner.Read the press release
Previous winner 2019-2020
Home-Start Oxfordshire won the 2019-2020 competition. See their 'Brand the Bus!' competition winning entry here (along with their fully-branded bus that's currently travelling around Oxford promoting them!)See the Home-Start Oxfordshire 2019-20 entry
Previous Winner 2018-2019
Girlguiding Oxfordshire won the 2018-2019 competition. See their 'Brand the Bus!' competition winning entry here (along with their fully-branded bus that's currently travelling around Oxford promoting them!)See the Girlguiding Oxfordshire 2018-19 entry
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 20th December 2020. Public voting closes on Thursday 31st December 2020. 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 2021. Full terms and conditions are below. Winners of the two last editions were Girlguiding Oxfordshire and Home Start Oxfordshire - please see their winning entry above if you need some inspiration!