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Eligibility criteria

  • Entrants must be between 11 and 19 years old on the 31 August 2017
  • Entrants must be in full-time education on 31 August 2017
  • Entrants must be UK residents (this does not include Crown Dependencies such as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
  • Competitors can only enter the Youth Grand Challenges 2017 competition once, either as an individual or as part of a team.
    • Discovery projects must be a team entry
    • Bronze, Silver and Gold projects can be a team or an individual entry
  • Teams can be any size, however all team members must meet the eligibility criteria
  • If entering as a team, all team members must meet the eligibility criteria 
  • Projects must have been submitted for a CREST Award prior to the competition deadline of 26th September 2017
  • Projects must be on a subject within one of the eligible topic areas

Entry terms and conditions

  • Discovery projects must be team entries
  • Bronze, Silver or Gold projects can be completed by individuals or teams. Teams can be any size, however there is limited space at the final event, which may mean that not all team members are able to attend.
  • Individual entries must have been carried out without team support
  • Team projects must be represented by at least two members of the team if they gain a place in the finals.
  • Entries for Discovery projects must be submitted by a teacher or educator
  • Entries for Bronze, Silver and Gold can either be submitted a teacher/ educator or by students themselves
  • Teachers or educators completing Discovery projects with large groups should chose one team entry for submission only. Multiple Discovery entries from the same teacher or educator will not be accepted. 
  • Entry forms must be completed with all relevant information; incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.
  • Plagiarism is prohibited. The project entry must be the original work of the entrant(s) only.
  • Entry is via the online platform ygc.fluidreview.com and is open from January 5 2017 to 26 September 2017. The second round of judging will take place from 26 September 2017 to Late October 2017, with the final award ceremony taking place during the first two weeks December 2017. Exact dates will be confirmed prior to the first round judging deadline on September 26 2017.
  • Participants through the the second phase of judging must complete an additional task and provide all required information to be eligible for the final stage of the competition.
  • By entering the competition participants are agreeing that their work can be displayed publicly. The organisers of the Youth Grand Challenges may use your entry online, in marketing and in press to promote the competition.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to inform the Youth Grand Challenge organisers of any changes to their contact details
  • Project work must have been completed between 26 October 2016 and 26 September 2017
  • Judges’ decisions are final. No appeals will be heard, and correspondence relating to the result determination will not be entered into.
  • There will be one winner at each level (Discovery, Bronze, Silver, and Gold)
  • Further runners-up and highly commended prizes may also be allocated within each level.
  • The Youth Grand Challenges organisers reserve the right to revise these rules and regulations at any time. Should it be necessary to do so, every effort will be made to communicate changes to interested parties as quickly as possible.
  • By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.