Oxford Bus Company Issues Final Call to Enter ‘Brand The Bus’ Competition

Nov 18 2019

Good causes are into the final week to enter the Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ competition, to be in with a chance to appear on a double-decker.

The competition offers local good causes and charities the opportunity to have an Oxford Bus Company bus emblazoned with its branding. People can vote for their favourite good cause to win the unique opportunity. The deadline to enter the competition is 23.59 on November 21st and voting closes at midnight on November 29th. So far 30 local good causes have entered, and around 5,000 votes have been cast.

Current entries are from: The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, Oxfordshire Autistic Society Information & Support, Oxford Hub, Old Fire Station, Maggies, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Helen & Douglas House and Earthwatch. Headington Fairtrade Co-operative, Oxfordshire Association for the Blind, Bioregional, Headway Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Youth, ARCh, Refill Oxford and The Porch. OXSRAD, Cyclox, My Life My Choice, Hft, Home-Start Oxfordshire, Oxford Together on Climate Change and Modern Art Oxford. Plus, Morsbags, Losing Grace Film, Yellow Submarine, Truston Tap, One-Eighty, Shine Oxford and Restore.

Phil Southall Oxford Bus Company Managing Director said: “We’ve had another superb response to our ‘Brand the Bus’ competition and the voting is really hotting up. There is still time to enter and I’d encourage local good causes and charities to submit their entries and ensure they gain some well-deserved exposure.”

The 10 entries that are deemed best according to a public vote will be shortlisted and examined by a judging panel. Prizes will be awarded to the competitors who have, in the panel’s opinion, fulfilled the brief to the highest standard. The winning organisation will be invited to work with the Oxford Bus Company to design a bus wrap featuring the brand colours, logo and messages of the charity.

Girl Guiding Oxfordshire which won the inaugural 2019 Brand the Bus competition now has its branding emblazoned on a double-decker. Aside from the first Brand the Bus competition winning bus, the Oxford Bus Company have wrapped other buses to support good causes. It has previously wrapped a bus in Oxford Pride colours as part of its commitment to embracing diversity and the Oxfordshire

Prostate Cancer Support Group bus. Oxford Bus Company selected the Oxfordshire Prostate Cancer Support Group as one of its charity partners, as some of its employees have been affected by the disease.


You can enter the competition here: https://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/competition/competition-entry/




Notes to Editors


This competition is not restricted to charities only, good causes that are not registered charities are eligible too.


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