Towel Day Design Contest 2015

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Towel Day is a day of remembrance and celebration of the late, great Douglas Adams and his cult novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In the book, Adam’s states that the value of towels is “about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” He goes on to list the many uses a towel has…here are some favourites:


“Wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat.”

“Wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal.”

“Wrap it around your head to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a brush, but very ravenous).”

“Dry yourself off with it if it still seems clean enough.”

- Douglas Adams


As well as being one of the most useful items on the planet, as Douglas Adams has pointed out, we also think they make rather wonderful personalised gifts.


So to celebrate towel day and all that is wonderful about the towel, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own custom printed beach towel; designed by you and made by us.

Contest open Worldwide see Terms and Conditions for full details


  • Towel printed with your design, £100 ($150) Gift Voucher for Bags of Love products

  • Towel printed with your design, £60 ($90) Gift Voucher for Bags of Love products

  • Towel printed with your design, £40 ($60) Gift Voucher for Bags of Love products

  • Places 4-10 will receive Custom Printed Towels with their design

  • MOST VOTED design will receive a custom printed Towel.



Custom Printed Towel, Adult single size 83 x 143cm, Print on front only

· The competition is worldwide and will close at 23:59 (GMT) on 7th of June 2015

· Contest is open Worldwide, shipping charges may apply in certain areas, US and UK is free of charge

· Based on questions we receive, we may post modifications or clarifications and correspondence to the requirements on the blog, Facebook or Twitter during the days leading up to the deadline, so check back periodically

· For the purpose of this competition, you will be unable to use any copyrighted images in your design and will therefore be banned from taking part in the competition if found using any

· No offensive designs will be allowed

· The winners will be selected by our expert panel and the prize will not be exchangeable or refundable

· To enter without purchase, simply submit your design via the instructions on this page

· By completing the competition, you agree to have your submitted details supplied to Bags of Love and will receive marketing material via email. You can unsubscribe at any time if you do not wish to receive further emails from Bags of Love

· Only one entry per person

· We will contact the winner directly by email or telephone

· There is no cash or voucher equivalent available

· Any entry into the competition will be taken as acceptance of the terms and conditions

· Promoter: Bags of Love, Contrado Imaging Ltd, 750-756 Harrow Road, London, NW10 5LE

· The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

· If a chosen winner does not respond within 24 hours of contact from Bags of Love, another winner will be chosen


How to enter:
  • Read the brief on the left
  • Think about the towel you want to take on your journey
  • Visit the "Enter Contest" link below and upload your towel design

If you have any questions or need help please email contest@bagsoflove.co.uk