Save our countryside and win an iPad!

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UPDATE – Congratulations to StaceyLister who is the winner of this competition. You may see an adoption of her design in our future wildfire campaign material!


Can you help save our countryside?

Following two devastating wildfires  already in 2020 we’re calling for people to stop using disposable barbecues in the countryside in a bid to save our countryside, parks, moors and sand dunes.

To support this campaign, and in partnership with our Prince’s Trust programme,  we’re running a poster design competition for Lancashire-based 16–25 year olds.  We’ll use the winning design as part of our campaign in wildfire hotspots across the county and the winner will receive an Apple iPad!

What do we want: The poster needs to be A4 sized and have a strong message to make people think twice about the devastating impact that using disposable barbecues can have.  You can use your own drawing skills, design skills if you have access to design software, use pictures, magazines, anything that shows your creative side and gets the important fire safety message across!

How to enter: Please like and follow our Facebook page

and email your entries to: whilst stating your name, age and what part of Lancashire you’re from as well as returning the form here. Please note that entries made without the form cannot be considered due to Data Protection.

How long do I have: The closing date is Sunday 12th July 2020


It has been identified that disposable barbeques are a major cause of wildfires. Justin Johnston, Chief Fire Officer, said: “Wildfires are easily started and can spread rapidly putting people, property and infrastructure at risk. The terrain makes them challenging to firefight and demands large amounts of resources from the service and our partners.”


Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to people aged 16-25, in Lancashire only.
  • The poster must be in an A4 size format.
  • If you wish to use an image of an identifiable person, you must have their prior consent.
  • You must be the originator and owner of the work.
  • You are happy for Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service to use your work in relevant and appropriate promotions (wherever possible you will be clearly credited).
  • The poster can either be designed on computer or by hand. Design skills will not form part of the judging process as we appreciate that people have access to different things or may be more creative on paper rather than digitally. The judges will use their judgement to choose a winner purely down to the wildfire safety messaging and creativeness of the design. The winning design will be designed professionally by our in-house designers if necessary so it is print-ready to be displayed at key beauty spots around Lancashire.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  • The closing date for entries will be 12th July 2020.
  • There is no cash alternative and the prize is as follows: iPad 2019 (7th Gen 10.2in Wi-Fi 32GB) or an iPad of similar value and specification.
  • Winners will be chosen by our three judges; George Martin, Prince’s Trust National Liaison Officer, David Russel, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire artist, Beki Melrose, and announced by 17th July 2020. The judges decision will be final.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network.