No, we’re looking for any ideas, technological or otherwise. As long as you think your idea will make a positive difference to the student experience, we want to hear about it!
Yes, you can resubmit the same idea. We would advise you to think about the reasons why your idea wasn’t successful and whether you could improve your submission.
We have a range of criteria by which we shortlist the ideas to go forward to the judging panel. These include: the impact on the student experience, the feasibility of your idea, the originality of your idea and the detail you provide in your submission. You should address as many as these points as possible in your entry form.
We welcome supplementary materials such as images or videos with your submission, although these are not mandatory. You must still complete the main body of the submission form.
It’s fine if your idea has been inspired by something that you’ve seen somewhere else, but you should acknowledge the source in your submission. Remember to tell us what makes the idea right for York, and how you would adapt it to suit our University.
If the same (or very similar) ideas are submitted, we will select the submission which demonstrates more effectively the impact of the idea and which provides a greater level of detail.
The submissions will be shortlisted by staff from within Information Services (Library, Archives and IT).
The judging panel will comprise staff from the University of York and representatives from YUSU and GSA. None of the members of the panel will have been involved in the shortlisting process.
Our expectation is that shortlisted candidates will be available to attend the final event, which will comprise pitches to the judging panel and the awards ceremony. However, we recognise that university, family or other commitments might not make this possible. If your idea is shortlisted we will contact you about the event, and will be pleased to discuss what alternative arrangements might be possible.
No, the prize money is shared between the group members.
If you have any questions about this competition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.