Win your own FutureLearn flag!

Update: this competition has now closed – find out who won and where the flags will be flying

The FutureLearn flag has already waved proudly in the crowd at Glastonbury Festival and from the sidelines at the British 10K fundraising run through Central London – where will it wave next? That’s up to you.

The FutureLearn flag flown at the British 10k run in London

We have 20 flags to give away to lucky FutureLearners around the world. Ultimately, we want each flag to tell a unique story, one that helps us spread the word about the importance of free, social and life-long learning, and what this means to you.

We’ll be following the flags’ journeys on social media using the #FLflag hashtag and mapping them for all to see.

To win a flag of your own, email us at and tell us the following:

  • Why do you want a FutureLearn flag?
  • Which city and country are you based in?
  • Where will you fly the flag?

We’ll be reading through the entries and selecting our favourites to ensure the flags travel far and wide. Please also include links to your social media accounts so we can connect with you.

Terms and conditions

1. Entries for the ‘Win your own FutureLearn flag’ competition must be sent by email, answering the questions stated above. Entry opens on 14 August 2014 and closes midnight UK time 30 August 2014. No entries received after this time will be accepted.

2. Entrants are welcome from around the world and will be eligible to win.

3. Entrants can enter more than once.

4. Competition prize: 20 flags to be given away to 20 winners – i.e. 1 flag each.

5. No responsibility is accepted by FutureLearn for lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete entries.

6. FutureLearn accept no responsibility for any prizes which are lost in delivery to the winners. FutureLearn will take reasonable steps to replace the prize in such circumstances.

7. Winners will be required to display and promote their flag according to the plans submitted in their original entry. Entrants give FutureLearn the permission to use their photos, video and any social media posts relating to the flag or this competition.

8. FutureLearn exclude liability for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by any entrant as a result of entering the competition.

9. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

10. Entry into the competition is acceptance of these terms and conditions.

11. FutureLearn may cancel this competition and amend these terms and conditions without notice in the event of circumstances outside their control. FutureLearn reserve the right in their absolute discretion to extend the closing date for a reasonable period of time where an insufficient number of the entries received have satisfied the entry and judging criteria.

12. First names and the location (city and country) of the winners will be published on FutureLearn’s blog and social media platforms.

13. FutureLearn may refuse or disqualify any entry (including winning entries) if the entrant concerned or anyone authorised by the entrant to deal with their entry, acts in a way which the Promoters reasonably consider to be inappropriate, unlawful or offensive. If a winning entry is disqualified FutureLearn reserve the right to award the prize to another entrant.

14. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.

15. FutureLearn shall use and take care of any personal information you supply to us as described in FutureLearn’s privacy policy and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the competition, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process your competition entry, and FutureLearn may use your details to contact you to keep you informed.

16. Winners will be announced soon within two weeks after the competition closes. Winners will be contacted via email before announcements are made publicly on FutureLearn’s blog or social media platform.

17. Entrants shall be responsible for meeting all costs associated with entry and/or winning the competition.

18. Entries must be submitted via email to Entries must be less than 500 words and will be judged internally by FutureLearn staff.

19. By submitting an entry you confirm that your idea does not infringe any third party rights and you grant FutureLearn a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish your photos, videos, blog posts, social media posts and any other electronic format or hard copy relating to the FutureLearn flags or this competition.

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Comments (9)


  • Shahzaib Abbas Qumber

    I want this flag Because I’m part of Global Learning academy.Where all people come to learn without race,poor/rich,color,language and borders constrain.

  • Theingi Tint Tint

    This is a good idea.It will help to improve the availability of free-Education for all.

  • Francisco Javier Flores Montelongo

    I am happy with this opportunity and I would stand the flag in Main Official education Building in Tlaxcala and also I would promote it in any English Teacher Meetings I attend around the world.

  • adel a. aziz

    remarkable idea to say thanks & appreciate what university reading has done to all of us , awesome ..cheers to all of you from the rocky mountains Canada.

  • William Da Silva

    If I’m allowed I might use the future learn flag to introduce Future Learn to my school in an assembly as I’m a house captain and perhaps at my Detachment, Woking in the Surrey Army Cadet Force, I’ve only been in one Charity Run before but I plan to go to another or any other marathon so I could fly the flag while running.

  • David M Sanderson

    As I travel this Autumn I will spread the ‘Future Learn’ message and a flag will draw attention to what I have to say.
    I’l be visiting Spain, Gibraltar, Tunisia, Algiers, Malta, Italy, Greece, and Turkey – with a few others on the way.
    Give me a flag to wave!

  • Lucy Gowan

    I want to fly the flag so that people wil ask what it is, and so I can explain the amazing programme and how learning is available to everyone, old, young rich and poor! This is a wonderful programme. Thank you for everything you have made available.
    My ambition has always been to go back to school, but life got in the way. Now I can indulge this passion.


    i’M FROM INDIA .

  • Uma Patrick

    This is an excellent Idea and I definately hope that it will help to spread the availability of free-Education for all.