Beefeater Gin’s super premium expression, Beefeater 24, has unveiled a stunning, limited edition pack based on a hand-drawn illustration by ink evangelist, Johanna Basford. The painstaking design – which features a unique peacock motif, inspired by the 12 fine botanicals and exotic teas that give Beefeater 24 its distinctive recipe – has inspired the brand to launch a competition to find the design that will define next year’s limited edition.

Opening on the 23rd May 2013 and working in partnership with the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art, the challenge will be to produce a hand-drawn illustration evoking the theme of “Distinguished British Country Chic”; traditional, romanticised, relaxed yet elegant and social. The theme has been left intentionally broad to allow for a degree of creative interpretation, but those looking for further inspiration should visit the competition’s dedicated page The page will showcase entries, provide competition updates and answer any questions potential entrants may have.

The competition will be open for entries until the 7th July 2013, and is open to UK residents only. Three finalists will be selected and invited to meet the judging panel, which will include Johanna Basford herself. The winner will not only see their design reproduced to form the basis of the 2014 limited edition pack, but will also receive a bursary prize of £1,000. Entries should be sent to for further information.