Creative Industries Design Competition

DC Thomson and Wild in Art are delighted to announce a £20,000 opportunity to develop, design and construct a unique Oor Wullie sculpture. One which incorporates creative innovation and technology as part of the world’s first nationwide public art trail, Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail

We invite proposals from creative groups and individuals, including but not limited to, Academia and Industry, Engineers, Architects, Product and Industrial Designers, Sculptors, Builders, Games Industry, Technologists, Artists and Makers of all kinds.

We want michty big ideas that will transform the original OWBBT sculpture into a unique, ambitious, and spectacular product.

The winning design will receive a production budget of £20,000 as well as support from consultants and artists, to ensure the concept is delivered to the exacting standards required of work to be installed in public spaces.

We would like you to outline a proposal detailing how you would combine your passion, skills and forward-thinking approach to technology to create a completely unique and innovative design which will engage the citizens of Scotland through their favourite son – Oor Wullie!

The deadline for ideas will be March 11, 2019. If you have an idea for the project but are not sure about the practicalities or timeline, please contact us at

The competition summary is available here.
The competition application is available via the tab below.

A’ the best!