June 16, 2014

BBC Worldwide are the commercial arm of the BBC. Our mission is to maximise the BBC’s profits by investing in great brands and content – such as Doctor Who, Top Gear, BBC Earth and Dancing With The Stars – and exploiting them around the world. All our profits go back into making great programmes within the BBC.

Early next year our London HQ will be moving into the iconic BBC Television Centre building and we’d like to offer you the chance to showcase your work in our new space.

For more information about BBC Worldwide please visit our website.


Location: Open to applicants worldwide.
Age: 18+
Experience: Artistic design student or graduate. You must be studying or have graduated from an undergraduate or postgraduate artistic design qualification at any educational establishment globally after December 31 2011. You must not be in full time employment as a designer, filmmaker or producer in any creative industry.

Already got an ARTS THREAD portfolio? To enter, simply log into your account, upload your illustration as a new project, click on ‘Edit Profile’, scroll to the bottom of the page and tick the box marked ‘BBC Worldwide Creative Challenge’. Finally email us at to confirm your entry.

New to ARTS THREAD? To enter, register to create an ARTS THREAD account and at the bottom of the page tick the box marked ‘BBC Worldwide Creative Challenge’. Go to your email and click on the activation link sent to your email Inbox, then log intoyour account and upload your illustration as a project. Finally email us at to confirm your entry.


Want to maximize your chances? Read our ARTS THREAD guide to Competition entries
*Need help uploading? Read our ARTS THREAD FAQ guide

Entry: Free
Deadline: Tuesday July 01 2014 MIDNIGHT GMT
Prize: We’ll be selecting one winner for an Applied Graphics Brief and three winners for a Moving Image brief. Each will receive:

  • £500 per winner
  • Your work will go on display in our London Head Office (with clear accreditation to you) for our staff and visitors to see. We’ll be promoting this competition, along with its winners, to all our staff worldwide.

All shortlisted entries can apply to be considered for a paid internship at BBC Worldwide’s London Head Office. The internship will allow you to work alongside our experienced designers and promo makers within the Brand Creative team. (You must specify if you want to be considered and if you are eligible to work in the UK – please note that you will still be able to win the competition if you decide not to apply for the internship or aren’t eligible to work in the UK).


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