OxTALENT terms and conditions

About the terms and conditions

We try to keep the 'fine print' to a minimum, but to keep things fair we have to spell out some terms and conditions. Before you submit your entry you will be asked to agree that you abide by these on the entry form, so please read the following carefully.

The first five clauses apply to entries in all categories; additional clauses are applicable to specific contexts only.

1. Information about entrants

Each entry must be accompanied by a spreadsheet (download here) giving details of each person in whose name the entry is submitted.

2. Eligibility

2.1 You must be a student or member of staff at the University of Oxford on the date you submit your entry.

2.2 Where a team entry includes non-members or ex-members of the University, the first-named entrant must be a University member.

3. Time limit

The work described in the entry must have been carried out no earlier than October 2016, although it can have started before that date. For example, a piece of work that started in January 2016 and finished in November 2016 is eligible, but work that began in January 2016 and finished in September 2016 is not.

4. Feedback

Scores and comments can be made available on an individual basis after the awards ceremony; please email competitions@it.ox.ac.uk.

5. Judging

5.1 The judges may move your entry to another category if they consider that it is more suitable. If that happens, we will let you know.

5.2 The judges reserve the right not to make the full range of awards if they consider that the entries in a particular category fall short of the accustomed standard.

5.3 The judges' decision is final.

Specific contexts

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You are very welcome to enter the competition even if you have received assistance from others. However, you must tell us on the entry form.

'Assistance' covers support and/or input from the following (or similar):

  • project funding,
  • learning technologists,
  • professional graphic designers,
  • professional programmers,
  • media production professionals (including Educational Media Services and the Public Affairs Directorate).

If you have developed a piece of technology as part of a research project, the entry is eligible provided that the technology is a by-product of your main work.

Acceptable entries could include an app which you have developed to make it easier to collect data and which will be useful to others as well, or a website or video which you have created for outreach or public engagement in order to share your research findings with the general public.

The entry will be rejected if the technology is a primary output of the research: e.g. where you have been funded to research and develop an apparatus for a specific purpose, such as a diagnostic tool.

The entry must support either a subject that is taught at the University or a general study skill.

Your primary role must not be producing audio-visual material.

By entering the competition, you give us permission to display your visualisation at the OxTALENT awards ceremony and to use the visualisation in blogs and other media related to OxTALENT.

By entering the competition, you give us permission to display your poster* at the OxTALENT awards ceremony and to use an image of the poster in blogs and other media related to OxTALENT.

You also give us permission to use the poster as a positive example in the poster design courses run by the IT Learning Centre.

* We will cover any printing costs.

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