We’ve extended the deadline for this competition – send us your designs by 25 February!

We’re pretty proud of the art that accompanies each feature on GoThinkBig, and of our wonderful digital content designer Fran. We believe in practising what we preach here, and in giving young people the chance to show off their skills (and be rewarded for doing so): which is where you come in.

If you’re a brilliant, inspired artist, painter, designer, illustrator or graphic artist, then we have a commission for you.

GoThinkBig HQ has a spanking new whiteboard that we’re busy filling with features ideas and potential opportunities. We’d like you to come up with an idea for the space around it.

Your design should be inspired by the GoThinkBig style – think bold, graphic, colourful and playful. The theme can be anything that you think represents GoThinkBig – so perhaps a journey onto the career ladder, depictions of work experience or being a student, entrepreneurship, interesting jobs… it’s really up to you!

Your sketch needs to be in an online format, because we’ll put the top five entries up to a public vote. It should be designed as a border to fit around the whiteboard – see dimensions below. The winning entrant will be commissioned by GoThinkBig to execute their design at our offices, and they’ll be paid for their work.

If you think you’ve got what it takes and would like to see your work on GoThinkBig’s walls and website, then read on…

1. How to enter

•From 13 February 2013, email to: info@gothinkbig.co.uk, including the words Mural competition in the subject line:

(A) a sketch of your design for the walls around the whiteboard, bearing in mind the GoThinkBig style (check out our features for inspiration on topics); and. 

(B) a brief paragraph explaining: (i) who you are, (ii) your age and where you’re at in your life, (iii) why you think GoThinkBig needs your design, (iv) plus a link to your Twitter page and/or personal website, if you have one (the “Personal Blog”)

•Your Design should be related to:

- careers;

- unemployment; and/or

- academia.

•Make sure your design (the “Design”)  is in an online format such as .jpg or .png 

•All entries must be received by 6pm on Thursday 21 February 2013  6pm on Monday 25 February 2013. Entries received after that point will not be considered.

2. Selection process

•All entries will be judged by a panel of senior team members from Bauer Consumer Media Limited, Bauer Radio Limited and Telefonica UK Limited (being “GoThinkBig” or “we”). The panel will select a short-list of the five entries which are the most compelling. This decision will be taken at the panel’s sole discretion and will be based on the artistic merits of the Design, together with the answers provided in your Personal Blog.

•The five short-listed entries will be uploaded to GoThinkBig.co.uk (the “site”) on 25 February 2013 28 February 2013. Members of the public will then be asked to vote via the site for their favourite entry. 

•The public vote will close on 1 March 2013 4 March 2013 and the winner’s name and home town will be announced on the site after this date.

•We will contact the winner via email to let them know that they have won and to make arrangements for delivery of the prize (as it is described below) and for the winner to visit to the GoThinkBig studio for the rendering of their Design on the walls of the studio.

3. The prize

The winner will win:

(A) the opportunity to have their Design rendered onto the walls at GoThinkBig studio, which is located at Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street London W1W 8HF; and

(B) a cash prize of £300, including cost of materials. 

Other conditions

•You must be over 18 to enter, resident in the UK and must not be a current employee of Bauer Consumer Media Limited, Bauer Radio Limited or Telefonica UK Limited or otherwise be professionally connected to the competition.

•The content of the Design and the Personal Blog must be your own original work and you warrant that you have not copied either the whole or any part of it from somebody else.

•You warrant that you are entitled to enter this competition and to submit your Design for publication on the site and also for the purpose of being used in the GoThinkBig studio and that in doing so, you will not be in breach of any other agreements to which you are a party.

•Your Design must not include or incorporate anything which could be considered inappropriate or offensive, or which might cause harm to GoThinkBig or Bauer’s reputation or which would be likely to bring Bauer or GoThinkBig into disrepute.

•You consent to your Design and Personal Blog being used by GoThinkBig and to your name and likeness (if photos of you are required) being published on the site. We may store copies of your Design and your Personal Blog entry for future exploitation or promotional purposes in connection with GoThinkBig. You agree (by way of present assignment of future rights) to assign to us the entire title to and interest in, any intellectual property rights that exist in your Design. In addition, you agree to waive any moral rights which may exist in your Design.

•Names and home towns of the persons with the top five short-listed entries will be posted on the site.

•The winner must be available to meet the GoThinkBig team (at a date and time which shall be mutually agreed between the winner and GoThinkBig) during working hours in February and March. GoThinkBig estimates that the winner’s presence will be required for a maximum of [insert no] of working days, which may require that the winner takes time off work. If the winner is not able to attend the GoThinkBig studio at a time that is mutually agreeable to both the winner and GoThinkBig, GoThinkBig reserve its right to offer the prize to the person who received the second highest number of votes. GoThinkBig will not be liable if the prize cannot be taken by the winner for any reason.

•The winner accepts that GoThinkBig may be forced to make amends or edits to the Design to make it suitable for rendering onto the GoThinkBig studio walls.

•No purchase is necessary to enter.

•The prize will be awarded at GoThinkBig’s absolute discretion.

•GoThinkBig may disqualify you if we have reason to believe that you have breached these terms of entry. 

•GoThinkBig reserve the right to amend, cancel or change these terms of entry or the competition if we are reasonably required (due to circumstances beyond our control) to do so.

•The prize is not refundable and non-transferable, and no cash alternative is available.

•It is the winner’s responsibility to make their own travel arrangements for attending the GoThinkBig studio (GoThinkBig will not reimburse the winner for any expenses incurred for travel, accommodation or refreshments while the winner is attending the GoThinkBig studio as part of the prize).


•Your personal data (including email addresses and any information entered in your entry) will be collected by us and will be used to process your entry. We will use email addresses to inform you of any updates and/or changes to the competition and to inform the winner that they have won.  You consent to the storage and processing of your personal data as described here, which shall be strictly in accordance with UK Data Protection legislation. Personal data may remain stored by us after the competition has ended. Further information on how we use your personal data, is available in our privacy policy at https://gothinkbig.co.uk/privacy-policy.  


•We are not responsible for incorrectly submitted information.

•Only entries received in accordance with these terms will be accepted. 

•We will not be responsible or liable for any costs associated with entering this competition, including (without limitation) costs associated with accessing the site.

•Other than for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence and so far as permitted by law we are not responsible for any loss, damage, cost and expense, whether direct or indirect, howsoever caused in connection with the competition.

•These terms of entry should be read together with and are in addition to GoThinkBig’s standard terms and conditions at: www.gothinkbig.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

•This Competition is promoted by Bauer Consumer Media Limited (referred to in these terms and “Bauer” or “we”) whose registered office is at 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2FR.

•Complaints about the running of this Competition may be made by email to info@gothinkbig.co.uk.  A complaint will not be considered if it is made more than 14 days after the date the winner has been announced on the site.