International Bognor Birdman 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

International Bognor Birdman (IBB) - 11th & 12th August 2018

The Volunteer Organisers for IBB , now in its 40th year, have already got nearly half the funding needed for this year's event from Bognor Regis Town Council and other supporters for which we are so grateful. However, we still need another £15,000.

We have various sponsorship packages from £500 - £5,000 available on our website. This is an excellent business opportunity at a unique competition that benefits from world wide and massive local exposure as well as helping to raise thousands for charities across UK.

Please see the Download Sponsorship link below for details.

Help us to help your business, charities and Bognor Regis to stage another fantastic IBB in 2018.

Thank you

The Organisers of International Bognor Birdman welcome sponsorship and support in kind.

If you would like to promote your brand, your business or your organisation at our world famous event please view the opportunities below. or download our sponsorship PDF document.

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Sponsorship & promotional opportunities

  • Sponsorship of the entire event including brand attachment to the title.
  • One or all of our premier flying classes, Leonardo da Vinci, Condor and Kingfisher.
  • Prize monies, trophies and mementos.
  • Entertainment such as our aerial or water borne displays.
  • Live music stage and on shore entertainment.
  • Our big screen and public address including video time and P.A announcements.
  • Our Internet and Facebook live streaming.
  • Promotional stand or stall space including product and leafleting.
  • Advertising in our Souvenir Programme
  • Banner sites on the pier and around the event.

Value for money

International Bognor Birdman is a non-profit organisation which receives grants and support from local councils, businesses and organisations. This means your sponsorship of any element can be offered at below cost, meaning more 'bang' for your 'bucks'.


Depending on level of sponsorship we could guarantee no other direct competitor would be advertised in relation to this event.

Meeting your requirements

The Organisers will be please to tailor elements of the event to meet your budget and special requirements, and incorporate any new ideas you may have.

About International Bognor Birdman

International Bognor Birdman is a human-powered flying competition for 'bird' men and women who attempt to defy gravity and fly from a platform constructed at the end of Bognor Regis Pier. As the event requires deep water around mid-day on a Summer weekend the dates vary from year to year with highest tides. This year the event is on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. The event starts at 10.30am and finishes at 5pm each day.

Competitors design and make craft and/or elaborate costumes and props with the aim of flying for cash prizes in three Classes:

Leonardo da Vinci: Self built and designed craft.

Condor: Hang-glider and similar craft.

Kingfisher: Comic and fancy dress.

Cash prizes in the first two Classes are awarded to the competitors who achieve the furthest distance or stay aloft for the longest time. Prizes in the Kingfisher Class are awarded for the most entertaining entry, with marks for costume and routine to music.

Estimated number of spectators

Calculating the number of people attending free events is difficult. Historically the event has attracted crowds anywhere between 5,000 and 25,000 people. Poor weather can affect attendances but the event is held over two days to minimise this risk and promotion of the event, which can include your brand or interest, takes place throughout the year with 1000s viewing our press releases, website, social media reports and video clips.

Over the weekend the event receives National and International TV and Press coverage.

The event is organised and managed by The International Bognor Birdman Ltd., comprising experienced volunteer directors and committee members.

More about International Bognor Birdman

The Bognor Regis International Birdman is the oldest event of its kind in the world. After its inception in 1971 at the nearby resort of Selsey, the Birdman Rally (as it was then known) moved to Bognor Regis when its success outgrew Selsey.

Rather like the London Marathon which it precedes, the International Bognor Birdman is an exciting mix of serious dedication and skill together with the opportunity to raise thousands of pounds for competitors' charities.

Over the last 10 years the event has raised in excess of £100,000 for many good causes.

There are now Birdman events worldwide, from the USA to Australia and China, all with their roots in the original event held at Bognor Regis.