BBC Countryfile Calendar Design and Production Contract

BBC Countryfile Calendar Design and Production Contract

Each series Countryfile runs a photographic competition for its viewers, the prize being a place in the Countryfile Calendar.

Contract summary


Materials and Products, Printing and Publishing

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Published date

28 February 2017

Closing date

22 March 2017

Contract start date

13 April 2017

Contract end date

12 April 2021



The requirement is summarised below:-

– Each series Countryfile runs a photographic competition for its viewers, the prize being a place in the Countryfile Calendar

– A previously agreed proportion of the proceeds are donated directly to BBC Children in Need. In the region of 450 000 calendars were sold in 2016, raising in excess of 2 000 000 GBP for BBC Children in Need

– The Countryfile Calendar front cover has the photograph from the year’s winning entrant, followed by a 13 month calendar year with each month having a winners photograph, along with a smaller box for a runner up photograph as well as the calendar for that month.

– The back cover of the calendar has a message from the year’s judges.

– The purpose of this tender is to identify a supplier for the design and production of the Countryfile Calendar, to work in partnership, to implement and supply all aspects involved in management and production of said Calendar from concept to completion.


About the buyer

Contact name

Kevin Waters


Broadcasting House, Portland Place



Other information


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How to apply

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