Open Brief

Show us your best ideas to improve the world and win a prize. The current competition is now closed but check later this year for our next one.

Open Brief

We’re no longer accepting submissions for this year’s Open Brief. We asked you to show us your best ideas to improve and world and win a £500 prize.

Watch this space

We were blown away by the creativity of everyone’s entries and now our judges are debating their top three. We’ll get in touch with the winners so keep an eye out. Check back here soon to hear more about the ideas that really wowed us!

If you missed out this year or didn’t hear about Open Brief in time, don’t worry. We’ll run another round later this year with a different question. Make sure you have a look at this year’s winners for inspiration.

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What is Open Brief?

This year’s Open Brief is no longer open for submissions.

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.

The deadline for this year’s competition was the 27 January 2021.

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

Read the Ts&Cs

Download the full brief

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.

Watch here

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