Teachers (“Teachers” or “You”) must read these terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) before entering the Competition on behalf of your students. By entering the Competition you agree to be unconditionally bound by the following Terms and Conditions.

1.              Promoter’s name and address

1.1            Vodafone Limited, Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2FN (“Vodafone”).

2.              How to participate

2.1            These terms relate to the Digital Creators' Challenge (the “Competition”).

2.2            To enter you need to be a school, a registered charity or a Community Interest Company (CIC) located in the Region, and provide a proposal to the Competition question “What digital innovation could improve lives in your local community?” by :

(i)              Submitting your response via a written form on the Vodafone site at www.careers.vodafone.co.uk/the-digitial-creators-challenge in type form detailing the proposed innovative digital solution. You must also submit supporting material which can include one ore more of the following:

(A)            A pitch video with a maximum length of three minutes uploaded to Youtube as unlisted, then the link provided in the type form. This can be filmed on a smartphone – will be judged on its content and strength of the solution not on the quality of the video. It should include am explanation of the problem, the solution and a summary of the app’s features.

(B)             Wireframe designs drawing or digitalised drawing.

(C)            No more than 2 A4 pages of Computer-generated visuals, photographs, technical drawings.

Optional (for App in a Day schools only)

(A)            Technical wire frames.

(B)             Physical prototype ,

(ii)             Any of the above listed supporting materials and the entry form are collectively known as “Competition Materials”. 

2.3            On completion of the steps detailed at clause 2.2 above Vodafone will send an email to confirm you have entered the Competition.

2.4            All entries are free.

2.5            Internet access is required and all submissions should be in English.

2.6            Entries which are incomplete, misspelt, invalid, lost or not received by Vodafone for any reason are void and will not be entered into this Competition.

2.7            The Entries must be suitable to be viewed by individuals of all age groups, and must not include any nudity, violence, weapons or anything which is or may reasonably be considered by the Promoter to be obscene, offensive, defamatory or otherwise objectionable or inconsistent with the brand values of the Promoter. The Promoter reserves its rights to disqualify at its sole discretion any entries deemed to be in breach of this requirement and such entries will not be valid.

3.              Start date

3.1            The Competition will start at 09.00am on 2nd September 2019.

3.2            All schools will have access to the training and resources for the competition from this point. These include lesson plans alongside helpful tips on creating winning entries.

4.              Closing date

4.1            The closing date for the Competition will be at 23.59 on 24 January 2020.

5.              Selection of the winners

5.1            There will be two teams selected from each Region invited to the Grand Final.

5.2            At the Grand Final there will betwo Category Winners and one Overall Winner.

5.3            The winner or winners of the Competition will be selected by judges who are Vodafone volunteers.

5.4            Judging teams of 3-4 will review entries and teams will be graded 1-5 (5 being the best) in the following areas:

(a)        Answering the question – have you clearly explained how your solution will address the issue you’ve identified? Have you justified the need for the solution?

(b)        Quality and creativity of the solution – is your digital idea innovative, does it show ‘out of the box’ thinking?

(c)        Based on solid research – have you backed up your idea with relevant knowledge and technical information?

(d)        Overall presentation – does your work and pitch presentation effectively and persuasively communicate your idea?

(e)        Collaboration – did your team work together effectively, did you demonstrate your ability to manage a project and divide responsibilities efficiently?

(f)         Weighting will be added to each of the criteria points based on opportunity areas and the resources available to the schools.

5.5            The Competition entries will be further reviewed by a judging panel, which comprises of one member from each of the judging teams. They will decide:

(a)        The two Category Winners and the Overall Winner.

5.6            You acknowledge that you may be required to be used in non-paid publicity if you are selected as a winner, including providing your name and general location on Vodafone’s social media channels.

5.7            If the winner declines the prize, Vodafone shall randomly select an alternative winner for the prize. No alternative prize will be offered to the original winners.

6.              Prizes

6.1            The prize is as follows:

(a)        All winners receive the expenses paid visit to Vodafone HQ in Newbury for the Grand Final.

(b)        Two prizes of £2000 (two-thousand) for the two Category Winners.

(c)        One prize of £6,000 (six-thousand) for the Overall Winner.

6.2            The prize money will be transferred by bank transfer or cheque once You have invoiced Vodafone with the total value of the purchased equipment. All invoices must detail:-

(a)        School’s name, address, contact information and bank details,

(b)        Vodafone’s name and address as detailed in clause 1.1 of these terms,

(c)        Clear description of the IT equipment,

(d)        the date the IT equipment were provided,

(e)        date of invoice,

(f)         amount being charged,

(g)        VAT amount if applicable,

(h)        total amount owed.

6.3            The prize money must be spent on IT equipment.

6.4            The prize is subject to availability, and if it is unavailable Vodafone may provide an alternative prize of an equal or greater value. There is no cash alternative for any prize.

6.5            If, at the end of the Entry Period, the prize has not been won, the Vodafone reserves the right to retain the prize.

6.6            The prizes are non-transferable, negotiable, and winners are not permitted to re-sell or transfer the prize, or prizes.

6.7            Vodafone will not be responsible for any of the IT equipment purchased,

7.              Expenses

7.1            Reasonable travel expenses to the Grand Final in Vodafone HQ, Newbury will be reimbursed, full details are available on request.

7.2            Reasonable travel expenses will be covered to the regional App in a Day if requested by a school.

7.3            Receipts must be supplied covering the full journey and sent for attention of Holly Matthewson via email to Holly.Matthewson@vodafone.com.

8.               Restrictions and requirements

8.1            Teachers must ensure that each individual (“Team”) consists of 2 to 5 inclusive pupils aged between 11 and 14 at all times during the Competition.

8.2            Teachers are encouraged to submit entries on behalf of multiple Teams, but each individual is only permitted to be part of one Team.

8.3            Please note the following restrictions and requirements apply:

(a)        Vodafone reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify a Team without notice if You or the Team tamper with the entry process or if You or the Team do not comply with these terms and conditions.

(b)        Our decisions in relation to the Competition is final, and we reserve the right not to enter into detailed discussions in relation to the Competition with You or the Team.

(c)        Any Participant or Team suspected by the Promoter of plagiarism may be investigated, and, if deemed appropriate by the Promoter (in its absolute discretion), disqualified from the Competition.

9.              Notification of the results and receipt of the prizes

9.1            Winners for the Competition will be contacted by phone on the mobile phone number, or email address submitted on their account from the 24 February 2020.

9.2            The winner will need to provide their full name, age, mobile number, email address, date of birth and full residential address within 1 week of the call or email from Vodafone. Vodafone may require proof of eligibility, and valid identification before awarding any prize. If the winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours, Vodafone will choose another winner.

9.3            Vodafone will attempt to contact winners twice during the following working day to the mobile number provided or the number of the school’s reception detailed on the School’s website. If Vodafone does not receive a response after the third attempt, Vodafone will select another winner for the allocated prize. Vodafone will contact a maximum of three winners per prize. If it remains unclaimed, it will not rollover.

9.4            All Teams must give consent for photography, filming and confirmation of availability for the Grand Final. They must be free during the week commencing 24 March 2020.

9.5            The judging panel will review the entries of the attending schools and decide the Overall Winner and the two Category Winners based on the original criteria.

10.          Intellectual Property

10.1        You agree that any Competition Materials submitted on behalf of a Team will be treated as having been submitted on a non-confidential basis whether or not such Competition Materials are marked or referred to by the Participant or You as being confidential.

10.2        Neither the Promoter nor its affiliates will have a duty to treat the Competition Materials as confidential.

10.3        Participants and Teachers agree to provide the Promoter and its affiliates with a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence (with the right to grant sub-licences) to reproduce, use, copy, modify, distribute and/or reference the whole or any part of any Competition Materials for any purpose whatsoever and in any media, whether or not currently invented.

10.4        Participants and Teachers warrant that they have the necessary rights to grant the licence contemplated in Clause 9.7.

10.5        Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as the Promoter granting any Participant or Teacher any licence under the Promoter’s and, or any of its affiliate’s intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, the Promoter’s or any of its affiliate’s trademarks, trade names, and copyright in any images, publications and/or other materials produced by, or on behalf of, the Promoter orany of its affiliates and distributed to Participants and, or Teachers in connection with the Competition), which may only be used by Participants or Teachers with the Promoter’s prior written consent.

10.6        Participants and Teachers acknowledge and agree that:

(a)        The Promoter, its affiliates and/or persons authorised by the Promoter/its affiliates may film, photograph and/or make other forms of recording of Participants and/or Teachers whilst Participants and/or Teachers are present at and/or participating in events organised for or in connection with the Competition (“Recording”);

(b)        As between the Promoter, Participants and Teachers, the copyright and any and all other intellectual property rights, title and interest in the Recording shall vest in the Promoter and/or its affiliates who shall be entitled to deal with all or any part of the Recording in such ways as the Promoter and/or its affiliates, in their absolute discretion, see fit; and

(c)        The Promoter shall have no obligation to acknowledge Participants or Teachers in any finished material in which all or any part of the Recording is included.

10.7        By submitting an entry to the Competition via a Teacher, the Participant warrants that the content of the entry (including any Competition Materials) is entirely of that Participant’s own creation and does not in any way infringe the intellectual property rights (including, without limitation patents, copyrights, visual materials in whatever form, sound recordings, any copyright protectable work, designs, trade or services marks, database rights, rights in know-how, rights protecting goodwill and reputation, moral rights or other similar rights in any country, in each case whether or not registered, and any applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights to apply to register any of the foregoing) of any other person. If it is discovered that any entry is not the original creation of the appropriate Participant and/or breaches another person’s intellectual property rights, the Promoter shall be entitled to disqualify that entry and the appropriate Participants from the Competition.

11.          General

11.1        The name and county of the winner or winners can be obtained by sending a stamped SAE to Holly Matthewson Vodafone Limited, Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN, or via email at Holly.Matthewson@vodafone.com  by 1 April 2020.

11.2        Nothing in these terms and conditions will limit Vodafone’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud.

11.3        If, for any legal or policy requirements, Vodafone are unable to give a prize to a winner; no alternative prize will be provided.

11.4        Vodafone reserves the right to cancel the Prize Draw, and cancel or refuse any individual entry.

11.5        Vodafone will retain your personal data pursuant to its published privacy policy which is available at www.vodafone.co.uk/privacy.

11.6        These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any disputes shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

12.          Definitions

12.1        Definitions applicable to the Prize Draw terms and conditions

App in a Day

App in a Day is a course that certain schools in government identified opportunity areas will be invited to attend to kickstart their entry to the competition.

Category Winner

means one winner from each of the two classes to be announced at the Grand Final.

Entry Period

Between the start date details in clause 3.1 and close date in 4.1.

Grand Final

means the final of the Competition hosted at Vodafone head quarters.

Overall Winner

means one winner selected from the Regional Winners.


means each Individual in his or her own capacity and each Individual as a member of a Team


means a school, a registered charity or a Community Interest Company (CIC) located in Scotland, in the North East and Yorkshire, North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South East, East, South West or London in England, and in Wales.


Vodafone Limited, registered number 01471587, and
registered office Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2FN.

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Monday to Friday inclusive, other than public holidays in the UK

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