Three Street Work Design Competition ($900 prize)


3 Mobile and Don't Panic are looking for a designer to create a poster as part of a street ad campaign, and there's a prize of £500 ($900).

Mobile Broadband is a service offered by 3 that gives customers access to the internet on their PC or laptop using a USB modem and 3's HSDPA network. Mobile Broadband and dongles are becoming more widely understood but there is still an education job to do to communicate their benefits, and that's where Don't Panic comes in.

We wanted to organise a competition that allowed artists and creative types as much freedom as possible, while still creating a visual message which related to 3's mobile dongle (they are offering you £500 after all!). We want you to create a personal, unique piece of work representing freedom, communication, locality or whatever you can draw from 3's mobile-broadband Dongle. You can take any part of it as your inspiration: it's name, it's functionality, it's colour scheme, mobilisation, the internet, whatever.

As well as a £500 cash prize, the winner (as selected from a publically voted shortlist) will also have their work reproduced as part of a limited edition collection of posters available through east London, as well as being used in a flyer poster campaign and included on stickers inside the Don't Panic packs. The collection will be exhibited in the Truman Brewery in October where the winner can come down and showcase their skills in a live art studio with some of the UKs leading creative artists.

This is a chance for you to shine, to create something cool, desirable and beautiful and have it seen via various media throughout the world.

If you're interested in submitting a piece of work, please head over to for the full brief.

The competition opens for submissions worldwide on 1 Sept and run until 28 Sept.

Written by

Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.