‘Bureaucracy of Angels’ I-D Creation: Poster Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry to the Competition is only open to children and young people aged 11–18 on 15 December 2017 and who attend school or college in the Greater London area in addition to Chiltern, Epping Forest, Three Rivers and Watford.
  2. To enter the Competition, a school or college must first register at art. tfl.gov.uk/projects/the-bureaucracy-of-angels by completing the online registration form. Teachers may then submit the artwork on behalf of the entrant and may submit multiple entries, but only one image per entrant.
  3. Entries to the Competition must be submitted using the official entry form for each artwork that is submitted, which is available at art.tfl. gov.uk/projects/the-bureaucracy-of-angels. Any entry not made on the official entry form or which is incomplete, illegible, defaced or a copy of an official form will be rejected. The Promoter shall not be responsible for late, lost or delayed entries or network, computer hardware or software failures of any kind that may delay or restrict entry to the competition.
  4. Completion of the on-line registration form, together with checking the ‘I Agree’ tick box indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  5. The Competition begins on 10 October 2017 and runs until 15 December 2017, 11.59pm.
  6. The artists Broomberg & Chanarin will judge the competition, picking one winner who will be invited to a launch event, on a date to be confirmed.
  7. The winning design will be worked on by a professional designer who will turn it into a full scale poster design which will include the addition of logos (for example Art on the Underground, A New Direction, the Mayor of London and Transport for London). The poster will then be professionally printed and displayed in the winner’s local Tube station and featured online. The winner will also receive a copy of their poster. In addition, two runners up will be chosen to have their work shown on Art on the Underground’s website alongside the winning entry.
  8. There is no alternative prize or cash alternative.
  9. The winner must be able to provide the original artwork to the Promoter upon request.
  10. Entries will be judged on their artistic merits and creative responses to the brief. The winner will be chosen at the sole opinion of the judges. Entries will be anonymous for judging purposes.
  11. The judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. All entries should respond to the brief set out in the Poster Competition Information.
  13. Entries should be submitted in portrait format and should be able to be reproduced to a certain scale and quality – no more than 1000pixels wide and saved as a JPEG (72dpi). Files greater than 1MB may not be accepted.
  14. Entries can be in any style, (e.g. abstract, impressionist, cartoon, etc.) with the exception of graffiti-style and can use any colours, or simply be black and white. Entries must avoid lots of white space (which encourages graffiti). Any 2D medium such as drawing, painting, digital photography, computerised imagery, collage, or photographic collage may be used for the artwork. However, entries must be submitted in digital form only. This may be a digital photograph of the 2D artwork, a scan, or a digital drawing/ painting.
  15. The winning entrant shall not object to any cropping or other minor alteration of their artwork entry when used inside or outside the remit of this competition.
  16. While entrants retain copyright and ownership of work submitted, the Promoter (London Underground Limited) and its partners will be granted free use of the entries as they decide.
  17. The winning artwork will be subject to the parent/guardian of the entrant consenting on the entrants’ behalf, to grant the Promoter, its employees, media partners, and contractors an irrevocable, perpetual licence to publish, exhibit, use, or copy the entry in any press/marketing material, future press/marketing material mechanically or electronically on any media worldwide (including the internet) or as determined by the Promoter.
  18. Artworks must not offend or be likely to offend, depict or condone violence, cause distress, or contain explicit or offensive material (e.g. pornography, racial discrimination, swear words, etc.).
  19. Submission of an artwork is confirmation that it is the entrants own original artwork and that it does not infringe the intellectual property rights or copyright of a third party.
  20. The winner will be notified by phone/email by 23 February 2018. If the prize is not claimed within 72 hours of being notified, the Promoter reserves the right to determine a new winner of that prize. The name, school and borough of the winner will be posted on the website from March 2018.
  21. The winner agrees to take part in promotional activities if required to do so. Where required the parent or guardian of the winner will be asked to sign any necessary consents or permissions as part of this competition.
  22. The Promoter will not enter into any communication or correspondence regarding individual entries.
  23. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss or damage, however caused, to any entries, and bears no responsibility for incomplete or delayed entries.
  24. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to award the prize to anyone found to be in breach of these terms and conditions and to select another winner.
  25. The Promoter at its sole discretion may contact any non-winning entrants using the details on the entry form to request permission and make the necessary arrangements with the entrant for the original submitted artwork to be exhibited at local London Underground stations.
  26. The Promoter is London Underground Limited of Windsor House, 42–50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL.
  27. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage if it considers such action necessary, or for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, and the Promoter will have no liability to the entrants in respect of any such cancellation.
  28. Entry to the competition is free, however all materials for the production and submission of artwork, in all forms, must be provided by the entrants.
  29. The competition and these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed according to English law.


In addition the Artwork must comply with the following requirements:

  1. fit within the poster dimensions Double Royal (Portrait) – 635x1015mm bearing in mind there will be logos top and bottom of the poster
  2. comply with the law and must not incite people to contravene the law
  3. not conflict with the British Code of Advertising Practice
  4. not present a significant possibility of defacement
  5. not offend, or be likely to offend, the general travelling public or ethnic, religious or other major groups
  6. not offend, or be likely to offend on the grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability
  7. not depict men, women or children as sex objects, or depict or refer to indecency or obscenity
  8. not depict direct and immediate violence to anyone shown in the Artwork or to anyone looking at the Artwork
  9. not condone or be likely to provoke violence or anti-social behaviour
  10. not be of a political nature, calling for the support of a particular view point, policy or action or attacking a member or policies of any legislative, central or local government authority
  11. not cause fear or distress
  12. not show or encourage unsafe practices
  13. not advertise tobacco products directly
  14. not unfairly portray or refer to people in an adverse or offensive way


The Artwork must not:

(a) refer to or portray identifiable members of the public or their identifiable possessions (except yourself as the design should include a self-portrait and object that represents you)
(b) refer to or portray people with a public profile
(c) include members of the Royal Family

Unless you have obtained the written permission of such persons and provided evidence of this permission to us.

The Royal Arms and Emblems must only be used with the prior permission of the Lord Chamberlain’s office (evidence of which the Artist’s must provide to us). References to Royal Warrants should be checked with the Royal Warrant Holder’s Association.

Privacy Notice

Transport for London (TfL), its subsidiaries and service providers, will use your personal information for the purposes of administering this competition, informing you if you have won and if so, issuing your prize. If you have previously registered as a customer with TfL we will also use this information to check that your existing contact details are up to date. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.