Competition Terms

  1. The deadline for entry by teams is 16:59 on Friday 27th October 2023.  Entries are via Entries by teams must be validated by a teacher within that School. It is only on receipt of that validation by the Council that an entry is accepted.
  2. Involvement in the BiG Challenge is voluntary, and students should not be conscripted.
  3. Teams shall be the legal responsibility of the School which validates their entry.  This includes responsibility for the goods and/or services which the Team produces or provides.
  4. Teams must consist of between 1 and 6 students at the School in Years 7 to 9 in Academic Year 2023/24.
  5. The Council reserves the right to reject any proposed Team Names which it considers as inappropriate or potentially at risk of breaching legal requirements and/or the intellectual property rights of others.
  6. All activities of the Teams undertaken in participation of the BiG Challenge must be appropriately supervised and properly risk assessed by the School.
  7. All products/services being offered for sale, hire, etc., (or otherwise….) must be safe and be in conformity with the law.  This shall be the School’s responsibility at all times.
  8. The following items are not permitted to be offered for sale, hire, [etc.]: toys for children under the age of 14, nightwear, clothes with cords (such as hoodies), anything with a plug, imitation (pretend) food, alcohol, tobacco or gas related products.
  9. Teams cannot organise or run any gambling activities but can run raffles in School (subject to School regulations).
  10. The School is responsible for ensuring that no third party intellectual property right, such as copyright, is breached or at risk of being breached.
  11. The Council will seek to create opportunities for Teams to have access to local business people.  However, the Council is not able to guarantee this or to guarantee who that local business person is until they are matched, nor the days/times/location that they will be available.
  12. Schools and Teams should help promote a positive image of the BiG Challenge.
  13. The formation and role of the Judging Panel is at the discretion of the Council.  Awards and other decisions are made by the Judging Panel and not the Council.  In the event of any problems or dispute, the Council shall have the final say.
  14. The Council reserves the right to withdraw a Team from the Competition and/or refuse to award prizes to anyone or any Team found to be in breach of the terms.
  15. Schools shall assist the Council with any freedom of information requests or with any information requested for any internal or external audits.

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