routeone Livery Competition

Do you think your livery is the best?

A celebration of identity, heritage, and the power of a first impression, the value of a livery cannot be overestimated. routeone is looking for liveries that not only catch the eye but also tell a story – your brand’s story.

The competition has three main categories to enter, and within each, three subcategories: 

Best Mini/Midi LiveryBest Coach LiveryBest Bus Livery
Large Operator (over 40 mini/midi vehicles)Large Operator (over 40 coaches)Large Operator (over 150 buses)
Medium Operator (16-40 mini/midi vehicles)Medium Operator (16-40 coaches)Medium Operator (50-150 buses)
Small Operator (up to 15 mini/midi vehicles)Small Operator (up to 15 coaches)Small Operator (up to 49 buses)

Each operator is limited to one image submission in one of the above categories – so pick your subject carefully!

Entries will initially undergo an online vote to determine three finalists in each category (one in each subcategory). An independent judge will then select a winner in each category from the nine finalists. 

Each winner will receive a complimentary full vehicle respray for their vehicle of choice, provided in collaboration with PPG and Bus & Coach World. PPG will provide their Delfleet One paint, with Bus & Coach World handling the respray.

So, why not showcase your brand for a chance to win? 

Livery Competition partners

PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials has a long history in the coach and bus sector. Paint awarded as part of the prize will come from PPG’s next-generation Delfleet One system. Extensive development ensures Defleet One not only delivers a perfect colour match, but also reduces material use, bake time and VOC emissions over traditional paint systems.

Bus & Coach World, with over 50 years of expertise, offer a full suite of services from repainting to bodybuilding. This Blackburn-based company skilfully blends modern techniques with traditional craftsmanship. Winners will enjoy a free respray, that showcases Bus & Coach World’s commitment to quality and service excellence.

Vote for your favourite

routeone will showcase the entries between 3 – 31 July. During this time subscribers can vote for their favourite livery. Nine finalists’ entries, one from each subcategory, will be put forward for the final stage. 


Finalists will be announced on 6 August 2024.

The final stage – Judging

The finalists’ liveries will be presented to an independent Judge, who will determine the overall winner in each category; Best Bus Livery, Best Coach Livery, and Best Mini/Midi Livery.


Winners will be announced on 13 August 2024!

The Entries

11 products to improve bus and coach travel were put forward. Among them are solutions to improve efficiency, safety, security, route planning, ridership, sustainability, and to reduce emissions, costs and maintenance. See the entries to discover how to take your business to the next level.

The Winners

Innovators had just 90-seconds to pitch their product to a panel of experts, explaining why it’s award-worthy. Following the Judges’ scrutiny, 6 winners were revealed. Watch the video below or click here to see the results.

Have your say!

Vote for your favourite entry to give the sector’s most progressive innovators the kudos they deserve! The innovation with the most votes will win the Operators’ Choice Award. Every vote will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher (terms apply).

Vote before 26 October to be entered into the prize draw.

Enter your livery to win!

Is your livery a cut above the rest? There’s only one way to find out. Entering is free, quick and easy. Snap a picture, submit the entry form and wait for the voting to begin!

View the entries so far!

Best Bus Livery

Best Coach Livery

Best Mini/Midi Livery