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These Terms and Conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials. Entry instructions are deemed to form part of the Terms and Conditions and in order to participate, all entrants must accept and be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Please retain a copy for your information.

  1. The promoter is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited with its registered office at 1 Eversholt Street, London NW1 2DN.
  2. This competition is open to Art Students currently studying at Universities, Art Schools or Colleges across Britain aged 18 or over. The Promoter reserves the right to verify all entries including but not limited to asking for proof of student status, address and ID which the entrant must provide within 14 days.
  3. The competition is not open to Network Rail employees, its partners, affiliates, members of their immediate families or anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.
  4. Internet access is required.
  5. No purchase is necessary to enter.
  6. There is a maximum of 5 submissions per individual during the promotional period.
  • To enter your artwork submission, please visit On the artwork submission page you’ll be asked to submit your artwork and provide your full name, email address, title, artwork description and the location of your art inspiration. To submit your entry, you’ll have to accept the Terms and Conditions.
  • The brief of the competition “Wish I was There” is to design and submit a piece of artwork done to the scale of a postcard (landscape or portrait) that captures a place in Britain that you’re looking forward to getting a train to, a place you want to revisit as we emerge from lockdown.
  • You may choose any place on mainland Britain that is special to you.
  • Why is this place special to you? The vibe? The memories? The view? The people? Capture that feeling in one iconic image in a style and manner that is unique to you in any of the following mediums:
    • Painting, drawing (any material), collage, print, illustration (hand-drawn or computer), sculpture and bas-relief will be accepted. Photography may appear but only as a component part of a piece and not as a stand-alone image. If you choose to create something 3D, the submission must be in 2D to allow for the image to be put on postcards and to be used in the exhibition.
  • You are asked to upload a low-resolution JPEG submission no larger than 5MB and also to provide a link to a high resolution version (e.g. Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, WeTransfer). Upload specifications are as follows:
    • Illustrations must be at least 600mm wide (or high) at 300dpi and supplied in any of the following formats - Vector / PSD / TIF / JPG
    • Photography must be supplied at least 400mm wide (or high) at 300dpi in any of the following formats - PSD / TIF / JPG / CR2
    • Please supply RGB files, we can convert the supplied images to print ready CMYK
    • Be as expressive as you like, but please remember, we want this image to clearly capture a sense of place. Think of it as a modern interpretation of the old railway posters from the 1920s and 1930s.
  1. Entries must be your original work and must not be a copy of or include any image(s) or content that belong to other people, including trademarks, trade names and/or any material(s) that you do not have permission to use.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right to reject any submissions which it considers offensive, racist, sexist, ageist or discriminatory.
  3. The opening date for entries is 9am (BST) on 8 April 2021and the closing date for entries is Midday (BST) on 16 May 2021. Entries submitted outside of this period will be rejected.
  4. Entrants who make an entry on someone else’s behalf will be disqualified.
  5. Entries (bulk or otherwise) made from trade, syndicates. consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is reposting the same content multiple times or using a computer(s) to circumvent this or any other condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’ or any other automated means, that person’s entries will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.
  6. Incomplete, illegible, invalid, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery. The Promoter takes no responsibility for entries delayed, incomplete or lost due to technical reasons or otherwise.
  7. Prize: A shortlist of 100 entries will be featured in a nationwide exhibition taking place across 5 Network Rail managed railway stations. If less than 100 entries are received, then the Promoter will run an exhibition with as many entries as possible that meet the judging criteria.

The exhibition will begin at London Waterloo station and will then tour 4 other Network Rail stations in different parts of Britain. Details of all Network Rail managed stations can be found here: The 4 other stations for the exhibition will be selected from this list and will be confirmed when Covid restrictions are lifted.

The exhibition will run from July 2021 for 6 weeks in total across the 5 stations. This will begin with two weeks at London Waterloo station, and then tour the other 4 stations for one week each. The commencement in July is dependent on the UK Government and devolved Governments of Wales and Scotland lifting Covid restrictions on travel within the UK. If the restrictions are not lifted by July, the Promoter will begin the exhibition within 6 weeks of the date they do get lifted.

  1. No cash or other alternative prize will be provided in whole or in part. The prize is non-transferable.
  2. A shortlist of eligible entries will be chosen after the closing date stated in paragraph 9 by a judging panel made up of four representatives from the Promoter and one judge who is independent from the Promoter during the week commencing 24 May 2021. The judges will shortlist 100 winning entries that best fit the competition brief. Artwork will be judged using the following criteria:
  • Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.
  • Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.
  • Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.
  • Overall impression of the art.
  1. During the judging process, the Promoter will further select 20 of the shortlisted entries from the exhibition to be used on postcards and posters that it will subsequently retail and will pay the entrants a one-off fee of £2500 each for an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, exclusive licence to do so. By entering this competition, you must agree to these licence terms. If you do not agree with these licence terms, you cannot submit your entry. The £2500 will be paid to the bank account of the entrant via BACS once the Promoter has received the artwork required to produce postcards/posters. This will be within 30 days of the judging panel.
  2. Shortlisted winners will be contacted by email within 7 days of the completion of judging process and will have 14 days to confirm details (name, email address, and age) in order to be eligible for both the exhibition and/or payment for the licence of their artwork. Winners selected for the artwork to be used on posters and postcards must also provide UK bank account details. In the case that they do not respond in time, reject the prize or are ineligible, another winner will be selected using the same methodology as above. The process will repeat until an eligible winner is able to claim the prize.
  3. The Promoters decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  4. Shortlisted winners may be required to send the Promoter their original artwork in order for it to be used to create it into poster and postcard format. We can return the work back to you if you supply us with a return address.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to award a prize or withdraw prize entitlement and/or refuse further participation in the promotion and disqualify the participant where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  6. It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide correct, up-to-date details when entering the promotion and acceptance of the prize. The Promoter cannot be held responsible for winners failing to supply accurate information which affects prize acceptance.
  7. If fulfilment of any element of this promotion is delayed or affected due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting Government restrictions, all entrants affected will be contacted by the Promoter and kept updated of any unavoidable changes to the promotional dates, revised fulfilment dates or prizes.
  8. The winners will be requested to participate in promotional activity as Network Rail may require, e.g. appear at a media launch of the exhibition, be interviewed by attending media, and appear in media photographs if required.
  9. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. You acknowledge that the Promoter may pass such information to its third-party agency, solely for the purposes of administering the promotion. If you are selected as one of the 20 entrants detailed in paragraph 16, payment will be given from a third-party agency acting on behalf of Network Rail. Your personal details will at all times be kept confidential and in accordance with current Data Protection legislation. Click here for the Promoter’s Privacy Policy. You can request access to your personal data, or have any inaccuracies rectified, by sending an email to By participating in the promotion, you agree to the use of your personal data as described here.
  10. All entrants in this competition will own the copyright to their artwork. By submitting an entry and if you are selected as one of the 20 entrants detailed in paragraph 16 you agree, in return for a one off payment of £2500, to grant Network Rail an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence to use the artwork you have submitted, including the rights to use, reproduce, adapt, publish and create derivative works from it or incorporate the artwork (or any part of it) into other works in any media for such purposes as Network Rail may decide in its discretion. Entrants also agree that they waive their moral rights.
  11. The Promoter will make available a list of winners’ surnames and counties to members of the public or regulators who request such details within 3 months of the announcement of the winners. Entrants can object to disclosure, or request that disclosure be limited in scope by contacting We may nevertheless disclose the information to the Advertising Standards Authority if required to do so. You may request a copy of the winner’s list by emailing:
  12. Insofar as is permitted by law, Network Rail, its agents or distributors and the promoter will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the entrants or accept any liability for any loss, damage or disappointment occurring as a result of being shortlisted or for failure to be shortlisted except where it is caused by the negligence of Network Rail, its agents or distributors. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  13. Network Rail reserves the right at any time to suspend, cancel, or amend the competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control. In the event Network Rail has to suspend, cancel or amend this competition under this paragraph, Network Rail shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where such circumstances include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, strike, industrial dispute, war, political and civil unrest, riots, endemic, pandemic or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
  14. The Promoter has no control over internet or communication networks and is not liable for any problems associated with them due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoter will not be held liable to any individual for any fraud committed by any third party nor for any event beyond its control including, but not limited to, user error and any network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind which may restrict, delay or prevent a participant’s entry to the promotion.
  15. If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive and remain in full force and effect.
  16. Any question concerning the legal interpretation of the rules will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction unless you live in another part of the UK, in which case your local courts will have jurisdiction.