6.1 All entries will be judged on the following criteria (the “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%)
6.2 The Teams that score the highest in the Criteria shall be selected as Regional Winners.
6.3 There will be three types of winners, Regional Winners, Finalists, and the National Champion (together the “Winners”).
6.4 There will be 13 Regional Winners (“Regional Winners”) made up of Teams from the following:
- 12 winners, one from each of the following regions of Great Britain;
- South East
- North West;
- East England;
- West Midlands;
- South West;
- Yorkshire and the Humber;
- East Midlands;
- North East
- Scotland (excluding Aberdeenshire);
- 1 winner from the Aberdeenshire region, Scotland;
- 1 Tomorrow’s Engineers Winner (as described in clause 7.6).
6.5 There will be five (5) finalist Teams (“Finalists”), who shall be chosen from the Regional Winners
6.6 The overall winning team (the “National Champion”), which shall be a Team chosen from the Finalists.
The following Prizes shall be awarded (together the “Prizes”):
7.1 The prize for each of the Regional Winners shall be: £1,500 for the Regional Winner Team’s School to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students;
7.2 Individual prizes, including £30 vouchers (or similar) for each member of the Team
7.3 The prize for the Finalists shall be:
A further £1,000 for the Finalist Team’s school, to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students;
Facilitated prototyping sessions to bring to Finalists’ ideas to life at their School as set out in Appendix 2 (the “Prototyping Workshop”); and
A funded VIP STEM experience in London in summer 2019, the date of which will be decided at the Promoter’s sole discretion, for the Team and two (2) supervising adults, as set out in Appendix 1 (the “funded VIP STEM experience”).
7.4 The prize for the National Champion shall be a further £2,500 for the Team’s School, to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students.
7.5 For the avoidance of doubt, the prize for the Finalists shall be in addition to the Prize for the Regional Winner and the prize for the National Champion shall be in addition to the prize for being a Regional Winner and a Finalist.
7.6 Tomorrow’s Engineers will offer an additional prize to a winning School that has completed the Bright Ideas Challenge as part of the Tomorrow’s Engineer’s Energy Quest. This additional prize will be judged on the same criteria as the other prizes but only teams who have booked and completed a Tomorrow’s Engineers Energy Quest “Energiser Workshop” in this academic year will be eligible. The prize will be £1,500 for the school of the winning team (the “Tomorrow’s Engineers Winner”) to be spent on improving its science, technology, engineering and maths offering to students (the “Tomorrow’s Engineers Prize”). The Tomorrow’s Engineers Prize will be co-ordinated by Hopscotch and the Promoter accepts no liability in relation to the Tomorrow’s Engineers Prize.
7.7 The Promoter reserves the right to award additional prizes during or at the end of the Competition.
7.8 The Winner’s 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. Prize money must be claimed by the relevant Winner’s School and cannot be paid into an individual’s bank account. The Winner’s School will have until 8/11/2019 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.
7.9 By accepting a Prize, the Winners and their Schools agree 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. The Winners assume 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.
7.10 The judging panel will consist of up to 6 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 07/05/2019.
7.11 Up to 36 shortlisted teams (to comprise of 3 teams from each of the 12 regions of Great Britain (being the East Midlands, East England, London, North East, North West, Scotland (excluding Aberdeenshire), South East, South West, West Midlands, Wales Yorkshire and the Humber and three teams in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) will be selected to be on the shortlist. The Regional Winners will be selected from the 36 shortlisted teams by the Judging Panel, the 5 Finalists will be selected from the Regional Winners by the Judging Panel. The National Champion will be selected from the 5 Finalists.
7.12 The Regional Winners will be notified by telephone or by email to the relevant Teachers and nominated key school contacts from May 2019 using the details provided in the Teacher Cover Sheet. The Prizes will be co-ordinated with the respective schools by 29/09/2019.
7.13 The Finalists will be notified by telephone or by email to the relevant Teachers and nominated key school contacts by May 2019 using the details provided in the Teacher Cover Sheet. The Prizes will be co-ordinated with respective schools by 30/09/2019.
7.14 Prizes will be awarded to the school that the Winners were attending at the time of submission of their entry. Notification of winning will be made by Hopscotch to you and the nominated key school contact.
7.15 In the event that any of the Winners 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 winning school within seven days of the relevant timeframe as set out in clauses 7.12, 7.13 and 7.14 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.
7.16 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.