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There are thousand of creative, passionate and ambitious people on IdeasTap. And they are all your potential collaborators.

Building on the huge success of Brain Wash’s zine, based on the Videodrome-inspired theme of Long Live the New Flesh, we’re very happy to launch a new round of The Anthology.

That’s right, we want you to curate and create your very own anthology – an online magazine/publication that we will fund and promote.

It can be on anything you like, as long as it’s chocked full of multi-disciplinary content by yourselves, your collaborators and IdeasTap members.

We're looking for a group (of three or more) from any discipline – illustration, animation, film, literature, photograph, anything – to take the helm. Your anthology could be a collection of poetry, an illustration zine, a photography journal, or all the above – whatever tickles your pickle. 

The winning group will be given £2,000, support from the IdeasTap team and three months to design and produce an online readable PDF anthology. It can be as long as you like, but you must commit to whatever you propose in your application.

Here at IdeasTap, we strongly believe in rewarding hard work. So, you will be expected to use part of your prize money to pay other IdeasTap members for the content you commission from them. We give you the money, you spend the money and they earn the money: everybody’s happy.

As well as your online anthology, you will be expected to create some “making of” content, to live on your very own IdeasTap partner page, like this lovely one from the Brain Wash gang. We will upload it for you, but you will be expected to document the process, in video, images or text.


What we’re looking for:

• Applications from groups (minimum of three people, preferably more)

• An interesting, original theme with a clear content plan

• A defined strategy to involve IdeasTap members and find contributors

• Applicants who we believe can deliver and who will be able to effectively manage the budget


For advice on how to set up a magazine, read our article including tips from the experts.

To find out more about what Brain Wash got up to, visit their Anthology microsite.


The brief closes on Friday 29 June at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16-30 based in the UK. Please download and read the Terms and Conditions. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

Brief image: Planet collage 1981 by Vicki and Chuck Rogers via Flickr under a (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

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How to apply


  • Out of interest, will the winners be announced?


    Matt.Voice , Actor , 09/07/12 , 394 AP

  • I am so gutted that I didnt get a chance to apply :( really wanted to apply, this would go nicely with my project


    GrandyOfficial , Actor , 02/07/12 , 917 AP

  • Hi Matt,

    The exact date can be agreed with the winning group.



    Joe IdeasTap , Writer , 29/06/12 , 7,350 AP

  • Hey, I was wondering on what date the initial meeting would be on w/c July 16th? Cheers


    Matt Miller , Poet , 28/06/12 , 654 AP

  • Hi Charmaine,

    Yes, people who are over 30 can be part of your group but the majority must be aged 16 to 30, including the person who sends us the application form.



    Joe IdeasTap , Writer , 28/06/12 , 7,350 AP

  • do all the members of the group have to be under 30?


    CharmaineM , Photographer , 26/06/12 , 86 AP

  • Hi all,

    Ben - No, you can have your own website alongside the partner page on IdeasTap. For example, here's Brain Wash's:

    Ege - You can work with people who aren't living here, however, the majority of your team should be UK-based.

    Amy - You should begin work on your anthology on Monday 9 July. You can see a timeline of when work needs to be completed by in the terms and conditions.



    Joe IdeasTap , Writer , 25/06/12 , 7,350 AP

  • what 3 months is this over? UNi term time or starting straight away? Ta x


    Amy Palmer , Director , 23/06/12 , 2,472 AP

  • Hi Jo,
    Yes, I was shortlisted before. I have e-mailed you. Many thanks, S


    Sonority , Poet , 20/06/12 , 1,397 AP

  • Hi, I was wondering if we could submit a response as a group if one of us is an exchange student at a UK university and the other two members study in different countries (one in the U.S. and one in Turkey). Thanks!


    egeyu , Writer , 19/06/12 , 492 AP


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