Competitions – Terms & Conditions

These are the standard Terms & Conditions which apply to Big Issue competitions. Please note: specific T&Cs may also apply to individual competitions.


Multiple entries for competitions will not be counted.

Winners are picked at random from collated digital & physical entries.

The editor’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

No cash alternative will be offered.

Unless otherwise stated on specific competitions, the prize is not negotiable.

The Big Issue and/or its competition providers and partners will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the prize is delivered. If, however, this is not possible due to lack of information or inability to accept the prize on behalf of the entrant (e.g. on a specific date or within a specified time-scale), The Big Issue will not be held responsible.

In some instances, particular Terms & Conditions may apply to specific competitions. If these exclude certain parties from entering (e.g. on grounds of age, height, weight, driving license) this will be stated in the competition T&Cs. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they meet all criteria for entering competitions of this nature. If they do not meet criteria set out, they will be excluded from accepting the prize, and no alternative will be offered.