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The world is a fascinating and complex place. Even the smallest object poses myriads of questions. What killed the dinosaurs? Are we alone in the galaxy? Researchers find answers to questions like these and here’s your chance to do the same. Get inventive and come up with a question based on one of the six topics: Our City, Health, Food, Digital, Smart & Green, Fair Society. Do your research, show us your evidence, and send us your answer!

Win a behind-the-scenes tour at the Yorkshire Museum, to discover more about the past of our city.

Competition Rules

Competition runs from 8 August until 20 October. Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.

Participants may submit individually or as a group. In case of individual entry, the participant must be a UK resident. In case of group entry, at least one member of the group must be a UK resident. All ages are welcome. There’s no limit to the number of submissions sent by an individual or by a group.

The submission can be written or a video. It must include name(s) of the author(s), the question, the answer to it and the evidence supporting the answer. Examples of evidence might include books, websites, articles, etc. Only one question is allowed per submission and the question must be based on one of the topics: Our City, Health, Food, Digital, Smart & Green, Fair Society.

The entries will be published on the YorNight Facebook page. Should the author want to remain anonymous, it must be clearly indicated in the submission.

The winner(s) will be chosen by the YorNight team by 31 October. The entries will be marked on the creativity, originality of the question and on the research done to answer it.

The entries can be sent to, shared with us on the YorNight Facebook page or sent by post to YorNight, Communications and Marketing, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. The entries sent by post will not be returned.