Tight Briefs week one: Vote for your favourite new currency design for Scotland

On Friday we launched our new weekly creative contest, Tight Briefs, by setting our readers the challenge of designing a new currency for Scotland in a day. (Alex Salmond, take note...)

Now it's up to you to decide which entry from our crop of weird and wonderful coin designs and currency ads deserves to be crowned our first Tight Briefs winner. All you have to do is click the 'like' button next to your favourites below. But remember, there's a lot at stake here, so use your vote wisely.

To recap, every Friday we'll set an advertising or design brief which you then have the rest of that day to scamp up a response to. We'll put all the entries on thedrum.com the following Monday and the one that gets the most votes each week will be shortlisted for an award in a special Tight Briefs category at this year's Chip Shop Awards.

You have until midnight on Thursday (27 February) to vote and we'll reveal the winner online on Friday, as well as the week two brief. As always with these contests, the usual disclaimer applies: if you're easily offended, look away now.

Update: Voting is now closed. See the winner here.


Matthew Wyatt, Radley Yeldar


Robin Chandler


Dan Sherratt, Somo


ICG Brandbuilder

The Big Yin

Steve Howling

The Nessy

Artem Bjork, student, Hyper Island IAD Program

Brave Move

Karl Kellner


Jon Sharp


David Gray

Connery Coin

David Jones

Deep Fried Mars Bar

Daniel John Brittain


Giles Edwards, Gasp

The Lion Has Fallen

Naomi Hodgson

Jack and Victor

Andrew McGowan

My Mannie

Katie Hurst

Make it rain Aldo

Ross Turnbull

The Jock

Mark Kavanagh


Neil Wright


Natalie Rogers

Och Aye

Dean Harding

Oil Money

Kevin Charlton, Delete Agency


John Smart, Collaborate

Scotland Currency

Kam Chana


Martin Irish

Spare Change


Scottish Pound Note

Stephen Hunter

The Mel

Martin Enright, Katapult

The Noo

Paul Dodd, Ideas Man

The Salmon

Dave Barton

Thistle Dollars

Adam Hilton

One Scottish Bond

Luke Davis

Haggis Rolo

Gemma BoylandIf this competition has got your creative juices flowing, remember you can submit any ideas you like into this year's Chip Shop Awards, which are open for entries until Friday 14 March.

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