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Competition rules

General Rules

  1. Rees Jeffreys Road Fund (RJRF) Competition Prizes (“the Prizes”) will be awarded to the Winning Entrants whom in the opinion of the Judges submit the best answer to the Competition Question in accordance with these Rules.

  2. The Prize Question is: What’s your vision of the way in which our roads (motorways, highways or streets) could best work for us all as we square up to the challenges of the next 50 years.

  3. Other Runner-Up and Additional Prizes may be awarded as the judges’ discretion. All prizes will be awarded in British pounds sterling.

  4. The Prizes are funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Charitable Trust (“the Trust”).

  5. RJRF has appointed a panel of Judges (“the Judges”) to shortlist submissions and award Prizes, the Secretary of the RJRF will ensure that the competition is administered fairly and according to these Rules. RJRF may at its discretion appoint further Judges during the course of the competition.

  6. The competition is free to enter and only open to UK-based entrants.

  7. Joint submissions are welcome, and Entrants are free to call upon any expertise at any time in the development of their submissions. Publicity relating to any winning submission will give credit to all those identified as having developed the idea.

  8. The competition is open to everyone, except the Judges and their direct employers, and the employees, Trustees, and contractors of any organisation named within these Rules, and the families of those persons. In any cases of doubt about eligibility to enter, the Chair of the Judges may be consulted, and her ruling is final.

  9. Competition entrants should submit their entries, in English, via the portal on the competition website and provide all information as requested.

  10. All Grant entries must be received by 17:00 on Friday 22 October 2021, and all Schools entries by 17.00 on Friday November 19 2021.

  11. Entries must not contain anything that is defamatory or indecent.

  12. Entries must be the original work of the author, and not copied wholly or substantially from any other work or material or any other source; (ii) the author is the sole legal owner of the Submission in its entirety; (iii) the author has not assigned or licensed and will not assign or license any of the rights in the Submission until the competition has concluded and a winner has been announced; (iv) the author is unaware that the Submission infringes any rights of any third party.

  13. Entrants must be eligible to enter the competition.

  14. The Trust and the Judges and all other persons associated with the administration are indemnified against any legal action arising from a false, incomplete or misleading warranty given in accordance with these Rules.

  15. The Competition Director is David Tarrant, Chairman of Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees. The Competition Director will not participate in the Judging process and is available to oversee the competition and adjudicate in relation to any potential conflicts of interest. The Entrants may be contacted by the Competition Director to provide information in connection with the Competition both during and after the competition.

  16. The Judges reserve the right to use online plagiarism checks. Any submission judged to have been the original work of the entrant will be disqualified.

  17. The Judges’ decision is final.

  18. Should the Judges conclude that no entry is of a suitable standard, the Judges reserve the right not to award any grants or prizes.

  19. Judges will have the discretion to award additional prizes or grants to recognise entrants whose submissions address aspects of the Question in particularly innovative, creative or otherwise outstanding ways.

  20. The Judges will make reasonable efforts to contact and pay competition winners, but does not undertake to contact unsuccessful entrants. Prizes which have not been paid (despite reasonable efforts) within six months of the announcement of the Winning Entrant will be withdrawn and returned to the Trust. 


  21. In entering the competition, entrants:

    (a) retain copyright over their Submissions
    (b) agree to their names being made public

  22. Entrants may publicise at any time their involvement in the competition the fact that they plan to submit or have submitted a entry, been shortlisted and invited to submit a Secondary Submission, or won a Prize. Entrants are encouraged to inform the Chair of the Judges of any publicity they receive or plan to seek.

  23. Publishing and media: the Competition organisers (Landor LINKS and RJRF) reserve the right to publish details of any entry at any time. Submitting an entry acknowledges that edited versions of entries may be published by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund on its website, in Landor LINKS’ publications and its related websites, and on any of our Competition partner media or websites, in the build-up to, and after, the Competition. Extended versions of winning entries will be also published on after the Competition entries have been judged. If you include commercially sensitive material in an entry, then please highlight this.

  24. Intellectual Property rights: for full information regarding entries and intellectual property, please consult the Guide for Entrants.RULES INTERPRETATION AND AMENDMENT

  25. In the event of a dispute, the ruling of the Chair on the interpretation of these Rules (having consulted the Judges) is final.

  26. The Chair of the Judges may from time to time publish amendments or additional guidance for potential or actual entrants on the Competition website.


  27. The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition prize money is an award for an idea. It is not a grant with requirements, benchmarks, and deliverables, but a monetary prize for articulating a creative, impactful idea.

    Five ideas considered by the judges to have the greatest potential will be given the opportunity to bid for up to £150,000 in funding. An Application Development Award of £5,000 will be provided to each of the five chosen ideas to facilitate the development of their ideas ahead of bidding for major funding awards of up to £150,000.

    There will be prizes of £5,000 for the winning entries in each of of the two Schools categories (one prize in each category), and four prizes of £2,000 (two prizes in each Schools category) for the best entries in the two Schools categories. This  prize money can be used for anything that the applicant chooses, but the Judges will expect winners to report on how the prize money was spent, and the RJRF must not be brought into disrepute.

    Other grants or prizes may be given at the Judges’ discretion.

    The application development award will be paid 50% up front and  50% on submission.

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