Open Brief

Show us your best ideas to improve the world and you could win a £500 prize. Competition deadline is now extended! Submit entries by 27 January 2021.

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What is Open Brief?

At Accenture, we’re always thinking about how we can use technology to make a real difference. Open Brief is a series of competitions where we set you a challenge based on the work we do, and you tell us how you’d approach it. We want to see your best ideas to improve the world and there are big prizes on offer for the most interesting. You don’t need any expert knowledge; we’ll brief you with what you need to know. We just want to see your big ideas and what inspires you.

Enter solo or as a team, however you prefer to work. We’ve got a background brief to explain everything, then it’s up to you to get creative. It’s not about being an expert already, or spending weeks crafting your submission, it’s all about your idea. We’ll select some of the best ideas and our expert Accenture judges will pick their top three, and you could be in with a chance of winning £500. This is your opportunity to get your work in front of some experts and show us what you’ve got.

We’ve listened to your feedback, and now we’re excited to let you know that we’ve extended our deadline to 27 January 2021.

Never done anything like this before? Perfect. We’re always looking for new ideas and a fresh perspective normally brings them.

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How to enter

Before you do anything, read the brief. Then watch our workshop. Now you’re ready to develop your winning idea. After that, all you need to do is send it to us. It’s that simple.

We know everyone works in different ways. That’s why you can choose to enter a written submission or a video presentation. Make sure you read the brief so you know what we’re looking for. Once you’ve got your idea sorted, make your video or text entry, then complete our entry form and attach it to that. You can read full instructions on how to submit in the brief.

If you have any questions about anything Open Brief, just email us at

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Watch the workshop

We ran an online workshop on 28 October 2020, where a representative from Nightline, a charity that runs a call line helping university students with anything that might be troubling them, and some of our Accenture colleagues, talked the audience through relevant and useful information to help with your entry.

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