Competition: Who’s got the Best Ideas in Britain?


Submit your idea for a Big Tent Digital event with the prize being a chance to become a Guest  Programme Curator, working alongside the Big Tent Programme Director. Your winning idea will become a Big Tent Digital event during August or September 2020.


First you, and your team (if applicable) must join Big Tent as a Student Friend or Big Tent Friend, if you have not already signed up. Becoming a Student Friend is FREE and there are many benefits.


Your event can be on any topic you think is important and the Big Tent should cover, especially as Britain re-emerges from Covid-19. We are looking for events that encourage and facilitate conversations to bridge the political divide. 

Ask yourself ‘What matters? What do we all need to know? What is out there that Westminster politics has ignored?” See if you can think of a topic that encourages people to:

– Learn things they didn’t know
– Challenge their own assumptions
– Find common ground and empathy for those they wouldn’t normally agree with.



You can submit a written entry or enter digitally by providing a link to YouTube, Vimeo or Zoom or uploading a file in Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc. 

Please read the Competition Terms and Conditions prior to entry and note that the closing date for entries is 31/07/20, with online voting to take place 01/08/20-15/08/20. 

You can find examples of Big Tent Digital events here to help you layout a written entry.




Any questions? Please email