BACIL Awards Evening 2019

Vote for me cards

Following the enormous success of  the last four BACIL Awards Evenings we will be opening the nominations process earlier this year on 1st April 2019.
To give you the best chance at winning an award we have create a how-to-guide and have answered a few of your FAQ’s.


Reading through all of this information will give you some useful tips to ensure your nominations are relevant and improve your chances of winning!

Last October over 300 people attended the event at The Queens Hotel, in Leeds.  A great night was had by all and a host of stores, bars and individuals received honours for their proactive stance in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.  The evening was dedicated to celebrating the fantastic work done on a regular basis; keeping Leeds city centre a safe place to work, live and play. 

Watch your stuff- Poster competition- 2018


Business Against Crime In Leeds Poster Competition

BACIL is calling on student artists and graphic designers around Leeds to submit designs for our 2018 Poster Competition. 

We are looking for an original poster design that catches the attention of a wide target market.  The lucky winner will receive a £250 cash prize and their poster will be circulated throughout the night time and daytime economy in Leeds city centre. 

Design Brief

Posters have been circulated throughout the city to inform the public of thefts and other crime related issues.  Do these existing designs appeal to the public, particularly the younger generation?  We are challenging the designers of Leeds to create a completely new and innovative design to inform the public to ‘watch their stuff.’  It is important that the poster raises awareness of the chance for theft of personal property without creating a negative impact on the venue it is used in.  It will be used in the day time economy including cafes and retail and the night time economy such as bars and clubs.  The poster must be effective to both target markets and include the BACIL logo.  Bag theft is a problem in all cities within the UK with expensive mobile phones being the main reason for the theft, we hope the use of visual aids will deter thieves and inform the public. 

Entries must be received by 5pm, Friday 30th November 2018 and must be accompanied by the official BACIL poster entry form attached. 

Entry Specifications

There is no entry fee and any student within Leeds is invited to submit and enter into the competition.

Entries must be received by 5pm, Friday 31st November 2018 to or  BACIL, Merrion Centre balcony, Merrion Centre, Merrion Way, LS2 8ET

Entries must be 1x A4 colour copy of your final design (PDF format if send via email) accompanied by the official BACIL poster entry form attached.   

The poster must be suitable for reproduction in both colour and black and white.

The winner will be required to provide a layered Illustrator/ Photoshop/ InDesign version of the poster with a minimum resolution of 300DPI at A1 size (594 x 841) – please keep this in mind when creating your submission.

The BACIL logo must be included in the design. (Please find attachment with the email)

If you use any images you haven’t created yourself you must own the copyright for the images or have permission to use them in you design. 

The winner will be announced Monday 3rd December 2018 and posters will be in circulation for a year. 

Terms and Conditions

Entries must be received by 5pm, Friday 31st November 2018

Late entries will not be accepted.

The warrant that you own the copyright in the image and/or parts that comprise the image and are able to unimpeded assign copyright in full to Business Against Crime in Leeds

BACIL may at its absolute discretion use part or the entire image for any purpose and in any form or matter

Entry forms must provide complete contact information: your name, name of institution or design firm (if applicable), mailing address, telephone, and email. Incomplete information may cause your entry to be disqualified.

Submissions that do not meet the deadline or technical specifications will be disqualified.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winner will be notified by telephone and or email by Monday 3rd December 2018

To download the application form please click here 

Click here to download BACIL logo