Terms and conditions

  1. The competition was devised by PhD student and Data Impact Fellow, Ben Brindle, and is organised with support from the UK Data Service Impact team.
  2. The competition is open to sixth form and college students aged 16 to 19 in the UK.
  3. To enter the competition, students must write a short piece of analysis (500 to 750 words) and produce a campaign design in accordance with the competition brief.
  4. All entries must be in English.
  5. Only one entry per participant is permitted. Entries must be an original piece of work written solely by the participant.
  6. Entries must not contain obscene, defamatory, offensive or any other unsuitable material. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify such entries.
  7. Entries should be submitted via email to impact@ukdataservice.ac.uk
  8. Entrants should include ‘Competition entry’ in the Subject line of the email, and in the body of the email provide their name, age, and sixth form/college name. This information is for the organisers’ records only, and will not be given to the judging panel.
  9. Entries can be submitted in the following file formats: Microsoft Word document, Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, image (JPEG or PNG only).
    If the file size is over 1 Mb, please use WeTransfer to submit your competition entry.
  10. Entries must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 9 January 2022.
  11. We plan to publish the winning entry on the Data Impact blog. We will confirm permissions with all relevant parties prior to publication.
  12. Entrants may withdraw their submission up until the competition deadline. Please email impact@ukdataservice.ac.uk should you wish to withdraw your entry.
  13. The UK Data Service Impact team will support the shortlisting of entries. The final shortlist will be judged and winners will be picked by experts from the field.
  14. Prizes, as detailed on the competition homepage, will be awarded to the winner and runners up, who will be contacted in early 2022. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered.
  15. The organisers will process personal data fairly, lawfully and only for the purpose of administering and assessing competition entries. For further details, please see the UK Data Service’s privacy policy.
  16. The organisers reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel the competition at any stage.