Our 2019 competition was a fantastic success!

Competition now closed… but feel free to send in you images for consideration throughout the year!

Do you have a great image of Bude?  Would you like to see your work turned into a commercial postcard?

Each year, we sell around 10,000 postcards at the Bude Tourist Information Centre.  We’re once again inviting YOU to provide us with an image to use on our 2020 designs.  Postcards are really popular, and they help us to promote Bude to the people they are sent to!


Your image will be made into a commercial postcard and you name will be printed on the back.  You’ll be given free 50 copies and we’ll give 5% of the profits from sales in 2019 to a Bude charity or community organisation.


  • The image must represent Bude (and the surrounding area)
  • The image must be attractive and interesting
  • There is no pre-determined image style or medium.  Your image could be abstract to figurative, landscape to representational, printmaking to photography.
  • It really doesn’t matter what the image is, or how it has been produced.  The subject can be anything relevant to Bude, perhaps a seascape, landscape, sunset, abstract, buildings or a natural feature.  We’d love images of the surrounding towns and villages – people often ask us for postcards of Marhamchurch, Stratton, Poughill, Kilkhampton etc


  • The postcard will the A6 in size, printed on 350gsm postcard board.
  • Digital files/photos should be supplied in high resolution (minimum 1MB and 300dpi).  If you have the original image, simply email it over and do not alter the file size.
  • If your entry is non-photographic, you can send a scanned file to us, or we can scan it for you at the Bude Tourist Information Centre.
  • Please consider the postcard format when submitting work.  Landscape or portrait format and it will be scaled down or cropped to A6 in size
  • The image should be free of text captions – but we can add some text to the finished design before printing.
  • The image must be relevant to Bude and the surrounding area.
  • The final result will be a series of postcards produced and distributed by Bude Area Tourist Board Ltd.
  • The finalists will be chosen by us and our friends – we’ll ask Margaret Frost and Vicko to help if needed!
  • All submitted images must be your own work.
  • There is the possibility that submitted images will be used for other marketing projects, both commercial and non-commercial.
  • All finalists will have their name printed on the back of the postcard and will be given 50 free copies of their work.
  • 5% of the profits from each sale in 2019 will be donated to a Bude charity or community organisation.
  • Send your entries to: budetic@visitbude.info
    Don’t forget to include your name, address and phone number.  If you’re under 18, please also provide the details of your parent/guardian.


  • The competition is free to enter and open to everyone.
  • No more than 10 entries per person please.
  • Deadline for submissions is December 10th 2019.
  • Images submitted must be of high resolution and minimum 300dpi.
  • By entering the competition, you are giving Bude Area Tourist Board Ltd permission to reproduce the image, fully, partially or with alterations, for commercial and for non-commercial use.
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