21. All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
i. Relevance of the answer to the challenge which the Team has chosen to address and justification of the need for the solution (25%)
ii. Quality and creativity of the solution (30%)
iii. Relevant scientific knowledge and/or technical information and reference to their sources supporting the solution (25%)
iv. Overall style and quality of presentation of the entry (10%)
v. Evidence of collaboration and project management (10%)
22. The prizes available are as follows:
i. There will be 36 shortlisted teams, of these there will be:
ii. 12 winners (“12 Winners”)
iii. Three overall national champions (“National Champions”):
- One will be named national first place;
- One will be named national second place;
- One will be named national third place.
iv. The National Winners will be chosen from the 12 Winners.
v. The prize for each of the 12 Winners will consist of:
- £1,500 for the Team’s school to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students;
- individual prizes including a tablet computer (brand model to be confirmed) with a minimum retail value of £240 for each Individual in the winning Team; and
- a trip to Make the Future Live in spring 2017, the date of which will be decided at the Promoter’s sole discretion, for the Team and one Teacher, which will be coordinated by the Promoter. The Promoter will arrange and pay all reasonable travel expenses (economy class only) from each Winner’s school to Make the Future Live and one night’s hotel accommodation (minimum 3* and maximum 5*) if the Winner’s school is over 100 miles from Make the Future Live. The Promoter will not be responsible for paying any other expenses, whether personal or otherwise.
vi. The prize for the first place National Winner will consist of:
- £3,500 for the Team’s school, to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students.
vii. The prize for the second place National Winner will consist of:
- £2,500 for the Team’s school, to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students.
iii. The prize for the third place National Winner will consist of:
- £1,500 for the Team’s school, to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students.
ix. The Promoter reserves the right to award additional prizes during or at the end of the Competition.
23. The 12 Winners’ and National Champions’ prize money funds must be spent by the relevant Winner’s school on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students. Proof of purchase will be required, in the form of receipts or a purchase order, to demonstrate the money is being used for its intended purpose before funds will be released. Winning schools will have until 27/10/2017 to prove the purchases and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to an alternative winner if the winning school fails to comply.
24. By accepting a prize, a Winner and/or National Champion (as applicable) agrees to release and hold the Promoter and its affiliates harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the award of, the use or misuse of any prize. Where the law implies warranties, which cannot be excluded, the Promoter’s liability for breach of those warranties is limited to resupplying the prize (or paying for the costs thereof), where this is permitted by law. A Winner and/or National Champion (as applicable) assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this Competition or use or redemption of any prize.
25. The judging panel will consist of up to 10 individuals, including at least one employee of the Promoter and at least one independent judge (the “Judging Panel”). The full names of the judges on the Judging Panel will be available by written request to firstname.lastname@example.org for six weeks from 01/05/2017.
26. Up to 36 shortlisted teams (to comprise of 3 teams from each of the 11 regions of Great Britain (being the East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, West Midlands, Wales Yorkshire & the Humber) and three teams in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) will be selected to be on the shortlist. The 12 Winners will be selected from the 36 shortlisted teams by the Judging Panel and the National Champions will be selected from the 12 Winners by the Judging Panel.
27. The 12 Winners will be notified by telephone or by email from 11/05/16 using the details provided in the Teacher Cover Sheet.
28. The National Champions will be notified by telephone or by email to the relevant Teachers and nominated key school contacts from 25/05/2017 using the details provided in the Teacher Cover Sheet. The prizes will be co-ordinated with respective schools by 29/09/2017.
29. Prizes will be awarded to the school that the 12 Winners and National Champions were attending at the time of submission of their entry. Notification of winning will be made by the Promoter to you and the nominated key school contact.
30. In the event that any of the 12 Winners or National Champions refuse acceptance of the prize or, for whatever reason cannot accept the prize, or if the Promoter is unable to make contact with any relevant school within seven days of the relevant timeframe for notification stated in these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to award it to an alternative winner without liability to the original winner, as applicable.
31. The prizes, as stated, are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except at the Promoter’s discretion. The Promoter reserves the right to award alternative prizes of equal or greater value, should the advertised prizes or any part of them become unavailable for any reason.