Terms & Conditions

  • The competition is free to enter.
  • The competition is open from 18:00:00 GMT from Saturday 31st October 2016.
  • The competition closing time and date is 12:00:00 GMT Monday 14th August 2017.
  • The competition is open to all applicants who are applying through the UK Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) during the 2016 / 2017 application cycle (for 2nd October 2017 entry), to any of the eight Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering (Loughborough University) undergraduate degree programmes (Electronic & Computer Systems Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Innovative Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design Engineering, Sports Technology, Systems Engineering)
  • Prizes can only be awarded to competition entrants who opt to study, and are registered students, within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering (Loughborough University), on the 2rd October 2017.
  • Prizes cannot be awarded to competition entrants who opt to study, and are registered students, at an alternative university.
  • Submissions from applicants who are seeking deferred entry to any of the eight Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering (Loughborough University) undergraduate degree programmes starting in October 2018, will be considered for the 2018 competition only.
  • Videos should be no more than 120 seconds (2 minutes) long.
  • Unless otherwise stated the Judging Criteria is as follows: Originality and Creativity of Ideas - 35%, Demonstrating Exciting Engineering - 25%, Technical Correctness - 15%, Composition and Structure - 25%.
  • The Video file size should be kept at or under 100 MB for quicker upload/encoding time (maximum file size is 300MB).
  • Video files must be provided in one of the following file formats: .MPG; .MOV; .AVI; .WMV; .MP4; .M4V.
  • Any submitted video file should be playable on Quicktime and/or Realplayer
  • Submissions must be primarily in English or subtitled.
  • Before uploading your entry you will be required to agree specifically that:
    • (a) You have read, or have had these Competition Terms and Conditions read to you by a responsible adult, and you are in agreement with these Terms and Conditions.

    • (b) You are over the age of 16 at the date of entry. (All entrants between the ages of 16 and 18 must have the permission of a responsible adult to enter)
    • (c) You personally created, wrote and produced your entry and you have received permission for the use of the image/likeness of any and all identifiable persons appearing in your entry and confirm that Loughborough University has permission to use his or her image/likeness if your entry is selected as a winning entrant in the competition.
    • (d) You will not submit an entry previously submitted to a Wolfson School competition, or to any other competition, or content that has previously been published online or other through distribution channels.
    • (e) Uploading your video to another website e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or any other website will void your entry unless you have express permission from Loughborough University to do so.
    • (f) You are solely a contestant in the Competition, and are acting voluntarily, using your own time and resources to create your entry for the Competition.
  • Submissions that do not include all of the required information and adhere to the Competition Terms and Conditions will be considered void.
  • Prizes will be credited to registered student accounts at Loughborough University, during the first term of the relevant academic year.
  • There is no cash alternative to any of the prizes.
  • Competition winners will be announced by the 1st October 2017. Winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or email at Loughborough University's sole discretion. If attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if a winning entrant cannot be verified, or if a winning entrant is otherwise unable to accept a prize, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winning entrant provided sufficient time remains, at the discretion of the Competition Committee.
  • Competition entrants may request a list of winners by mail from the Competition Committee from the 1st October 2017.
  • All winning entries will be invited to the Awards Ceremony in October 2017 where the winning prizes will be awarded.
  • Submissions may be made online on the competition website, or by sending a CD or DVD to:
    Exciting Engineering Competition
    Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering
    Loughborough University
    LE11 3TU
  • Loughborough University reserves the right to use winning video files in future competition promotions, with relevant acknowledgements to the winning entrant(s).
  • The competition is not open to applicants related to employees of Loughborough University.
  • All entries will be shortlisted and judged by the Competition Committee.
  • Entries that contain unlicensed or copyrighted material, unlawful, discriminatory or offensive material, or promote commercial products or services will be declared void.
  • The decision of the judges will be final and binding in all matters. No entrant will have the right to challenge the verdict and the judges will not engage in any conversation or explanation regarding their decision.
  • The prizes shall be listed on the competition website and may be subject to alteration without notification.
  • The Judges reserve the right not to award a prize(s) if the quality of submissions does not meet their requirements.

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