Your Britain, on a postcard.
£5k Grand Prize!

Calling all creatives: what does Britain mean to you in 2017?

We want real perspectives from real people on what modern Britain is all about. We seek unique, individual postcards from the UK’s finest creative minds.

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#TGBPC is a competition for designers, artists and photographers to create a design for a Great British Postcard.


So what does it mean to be living, working or studying in Britain today?

We want your unique viewpoint. Whether it’s the city you know and love, the people and places who influence you, the work you do, or the challenges you see around you every day, draw your inspiration from your experience.  

Challenge the conventional chocolate box designs and reinvent the Great British postcard.

How to enter

John Lydon, our head judge!

“We’re delighted to reveal that Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL). frontman John Lydon (AKA ‘Johnny Rotten’) will lead our competition panel. John will be joined by experts from the worlds of art, design and print, and tasked with the difficult job of selecting our winners.”  - Daniel Ackermann the CEO of SAXOPRINT

"Postcards began for me at five years-old at the seaside with the saucy Donald McGill epics and all the various offshoots. Canvey Island and Southend were full of them. l loved them as simple and direct."

“The postcard form has many guises. I remember cards from Ireland, heavily colourised landscapes, or the architecture of Piccadilly Circus; full of red buses and so much more."

“Postcards are great things to send and receive. A good one captures an atmosphere, emotion or culture and a bad one can captivate with hilarious awfulness.” - John Lydon

Meet the panel





Featured postcard

The Two Towers

Jon Long

As June 13th made tragically apparent, Britain in 2017 is a divided country. These two towers symbolise that terrible division.

#TGBPC #takethebigissue

£5,000 Grand Prize!

There’s a Grand Prize of £5,000 cash, a Young Talent prize of £1,000 for the best postcard designed by a student, and a Wacom Cintiq 13HD (graphic pad tablet) for the postcard that gets the most peer votes.

The Grand Prize and Young Talent Prize will be decided by a panel of judges from the world of print, design, art and music.
The best designs will also be chosen for an exhibition at a top London gallery, culminating in an entertaining VIP awards evening hosted by Head Judge John Lydon, and The Big Issue founder, Lord John Bird. Our competition winners will get the chance to discuss the theme of their designs with Mr Rotten, Lord Bird and the press - it’s good to get noticed!

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