Do you stand out from the rest?

#TheBigIdeaWestMids is a competition for 16-18 year olds designed to promote business, community and creativity. If you have what it takes enter today and you could win a cool £500…

Welcome to #TheBigIdeaWestMids

Is it just chance that the biggest tech companies are American? Are they smarter than us or do they have different mentality? Whatever it is, we want to see if we can be the same.

#TheBigIdeaWestMids is a chance for You to showcase your ideas and prove that our region has the talent and vision to compete.

Simply think of an idea for a website or an app which can help your local community – the best idea will win £500!

Why take part in #TheBigIdeaWestMids?

Be as creative as you can

The whole point of this competition is to see if we can come up with good ideas. We want students from all walks of life to think outside the box, kick it over, set it on fire and come up with amazing ideas. Everything you see around you started off as an idea so who knows – you could be onto something brilliant. (And don’t worry we’re not going to steal it!)

Help your community

The best ideas help those around you. Think about the websites or apps you use everyday and how they have improved your life. This is what we want you to come up. Your ideas could be based around local business, the elderly, helping families or something else. The key thing is that lots of people should be able to access it and get something out of it. Think big!

Change things

Lots of new technologies have been labelled as ‘disruptors’ meaning they have disrupted existing industries. Can you think of something that does the same? Whether you realise it or not you have the opportunity to change and improve things just by finding creative solutions to existing problems.

How to enter

Simply follow @studio_rav on Instagram and upload your idea with the hashtag #TheBigIdeaWestMids

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Show us how your website or app looks

Explain how you use it

How does it help people?

Post an image or a video

Our Tips

Watch this video

Click here to watch this fascinating video about schools and role they play in our creativity. As we said before be as creative as you can be – don’t let anything hold you back.

Don't be motivated by money

Instead be motivated by helping people, changing the world, being innovative, shaking things up, being a leader, making a difference…

Explain it properly

Keep it simple and explain your idea in a way we will understand. It’s not easy ok but we think you’re good enough to figure it out.

Be Fearless

Don’t constrain yourself in any way. Just get your idea out there and tell us why it’s so great. We will consider each and every idea on it’s own merits.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter is StudioRav whose registered office is at Castlemill, Dudley, DY4 7UF.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the West Midlands, United Kingdom aged 16-18 years old.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
    • Contestants must design a website or application that could be used to help improve lives in the community.
    • All entries must have a sole purpose to benefit people in the local community.
    • All entries must include an explanation of their design and how it could be used to improve lives within the community.
    • Entries must be in the form of a photo or video uploaded to Instagram.
    • Entrants profiles must be set on public setting.
    • Entries must be posted on entrants own profile.
    • When uploading an entry, contestants must tag @studio_rav and hashtag #TheBigIdeaWestMids in order for their entry to be submitted successfully.
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  7. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  8. Closing date for entries will be 11/12/2018. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  9. The winner will be announced in January 2019.
  10. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  12. The winner will recieve a £500 cash prize.
  13. The prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered.
  14. The prizes are not transferable.
  15. We reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  16. Winners will be chosen by the Promoter.
  17. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  18. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/delivered.
  19. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  21. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  22. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  23. StudioRav also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  24. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
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