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Bus to the Future competition launches in support of Green Month

07 Jun 2017


Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has launched a ‘Bus to the Future’ competition to give local students, artists and designers an opportunity to showcase their work around the county and win £500. The competition has launched to support the company’s own Green Month initiative as well as local campaign, Oxford Green Week.

The ‘Bus to the Future’ competition is inviting students, artists, designers, engineers, or anyone who fancies a creative challenge, to showcase what they think is the bus of the future. Stagecoach is asking entrants to let their imagination run wild but to also consider green credentials for their bus to help lower carbon emissions in Oxford and across the UK.

All artwork submitted into the competition will be showcased in a social media pop-up gallery, on Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s Facebook page, where local communities can vote for their favourite.

The winning bus design will receive £500 and see their work showcased across Stagecoach buses in the months of August and September, giving the winner an opportunity to promote their work to thousands of people in the county.

Martin Sutton, Managing Director of Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, said: “Last year we launched our Green Art competition to support Oxford Green Week. We received a lot of interest from the public and the winner Karis Harrington’s green artwork gathered positive feedback on the buses and from the local community.

“We wanted to bring the competition back to give people a chance to re-enter, however this year we are asking to see designs inspired by our ‘Bus to the Future’ theme. We’re asking for residents of all ages, from primary school to retirees, to design a bus that they feel is fit for the future. We don’t just mean high-tech, snazzy designs, the ideas have to support our city’s ambitions to dramatically reduce carbon emissions.”

Jennifer Carr, Partnerships and Engagement Officer at Oxford City Council, who is heading up this year’s Oxford Green Week event, including the Big Green Day Out, said: “It’s brilliant that Stagecoach are so involved in this year’s festival again and that they are tapping into the creative side of our residents.  Oxford Green Week is all about celebrating our green city and it’s great to see one of our environmentally friendly bus companies engaging the public in this way.  We hope they get lots of entries into the competition and can’t wait to see the innovative ideas and designs that come forward.”

Alongside the ‘Bus to the Future’ competition, Stagecoach has launched a series of Green Month activities that kicked off on Monday 5 June to support the national Stagecoach Green Week (5-9 June), as well as the local initiative, Oxford Green Week (17-25 June).

Find more information about Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s ‘Bus to the Future’ competition here visit or the company’s Facebook page (

Deadline for entries is Monday 3 July 2017.