Editor's Brief: Grow



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The times they are a-changing – at least for the Editor’s Brief, that is. 

We love the Editor’s Brief and it loves you. It’s open to all ages and disciplines, and we want to keep it that way. But to ensure that creatives of all disciplines get a slice of the pie, we’re splitting the brief into three disciplines and going quarterly, rather than monthly.

Don’t worry – we’re still giving out as many cash prizes as before, but now, we’ve got three categories for you to apply to. There will be a first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prize in EACH of the following categories – that’s NINE prizes in total: 

  1. Audio and video – no longer than two minutes
  2. Text – no longer than 1,000 words
  3. Visual arts/photographs – no more than two 

To kick off, our springtime theme is Grow. Growing plants, growing in height, spiritual growth – however you tackle this theme, we want to see your work. Have as much fun as you want with the theme – we’re looking for an original take on it, executed with flair and style. 

All first prize winners will become part of our alumni. Please note that you can only apply to this brief in one category. 


This brief closes on 31 May at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members based in the UK. 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. If you have technical issues, email info@ideastap.com.


Image: Grow by DeaPeaJay, available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

How to apply


  • I second the previous comment, when will the winners be announced? I would love to see the winning entries.


    ellenfrost , Lighting designer , 21/06/12 , 225 AP

  • Hello, just wondering when the winners will be announced, or if they already have...


    TobyHay , Musician/music production , 12/06/12 , 640 AP

  • This brief has inspired me to start a pretty extensive project 1000 words will only give you understanding of the project and a taste of its beginnings. I'm hoping this is ok to still be considered as without this brief i'd have never started at all :)


    Mel.eden87 , Performance artist , 31/05/12 , 618 AP

  • Hi,

    Ebony, Phil and Laura - Done!

    Gail - You don't need to upload any work on the brief page, you just need to add it to your portfolio and then copy the link. If you're having trouble doing this then please email info@ideastap.com.

    Tahsena - We can delete it for you if you like? Please feel free to resubmit.

    Rachel - I'm sorry to hear that you think that two minutes is not long enough. It's not our intention to try and restrict people's creativity. Hopefully it is seen as a challenge - what can you do with those two minutes/two photographs/1000 words? There are some great songs that are under two minutes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gatYuXwNOdY). We're still waiting on their application...



    Joe IdeasTap , Writer , 31/05/12 , 7,341 AP

  • How are you supposed to fit a song into two minutes? The audio/visual section seriously needs to be extended. Even a short song is 2.5 mins. Come on guys!! I know this is a great site for actors and directors and writers but give the musicians a break will you.


    Rachel D'Arcy , Songwriter , 31/05/12 , 568 AP

  • Hi, im brand new to ideas tap and managed to send a response in without any information at all in it... how do i delete and re-submit?...


    Talam1 , Artist , 30/05/12 , 437 AP

  • If possible please delete my first application where I put the title of the works in the section for type of work.



    Laura.Nelson , Artist , 30/05/12 , 177 AP

  • greetings, I have entered the text but unable to add the image.....help what can I do next? cheers


    Gail Spencer Mollington , , 30/05/12 , 123 AP

  • Hi, Could you please delete my first entry which doesn't have the link included. The second one is complete. Thanks.


    philclarkehill , , 29/05/12 , 554 AP

  • Thanks Joe, I've re-submitted it as 'Image - final', so could you please delete my other entry? Thanks.


    discoveringebony , , 29/05/12 , 130 AP


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