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Who can enter?

Entry to the competition is free. The competition is open to UK-based entrants only.

Who ca enter

How do I enter?

Once you have read the Guide for Entrants and the Competition Rules, you can submit your Entry by submitting your contact details and uploading your entry on the ‘Submit Your Entry’ section of the page.

How do I enter

How do I know if you’ve received my entry?

Once you have successfully submitted your entry via the Submit My Entry section of this website, you will receive an email (sent to the address provided) confirming receipt of your submission.

If you are still unsure or don’t receive a message confirming we have received your entry within 7 days, please contact the us using the Enquiries form.

Received my entry

How will the entries be judged?

The RJRF Competition is judged by a panel drawn from the RJRF Trustees.

Each entry is read by at least three judges prior to short-listing.

The jury reserves the right to consider repositioning entries across categories. 

Once entries are shortlisted, follow-up questions may be asked by the Judges. 

The full list of judges is here.

Judges are asked to flag up potential conflicts of interest when assessing or debating entries.

The Judges’ decision is final.

How will entries be judged

What criteria will the Judges use to decide the winning entries and finalists?


The key test is the extent to which each entry responds to the Competition Question and its sub-themes, plus innovation and creativity. See the Guide for Entrants for a more detailed explanation of each of these themes.


Clear decision-making criteria will be applied to the selection of winning entries, including:

  • quality and originality of ideas

  • novelty of presentation (wow factor)

  • quality of thinking and research

  • resonance with both public and policymakers

  • scalability


The Judges reserve the right to award a number of smaller Judges’ Special Prizes to recognise particularly innovative thinking.

Judging Criteria

Publishing and media


The Awards organisers reserve the right to publish 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.

Publishing and media

Who retains Intellectual Property rights?


For full information regarding entries and intellectual property, please consult the Guide for Entrants.

Intellectual Property

How can I keep in touch with developments and be reminded of deadlines?


We encourage you to keep an eye on the latest developments on this website, where you can also sign-up to our Competition mailing list to be reminded of upcoming events and entry deadlines.

Reminded of deadlines

How can winners use any prize money?


Any cash prizes may be spent by Schools as they wish, but the Judges have requested that you share any potential spending plans with them. Only entrants in the two Schools categories will be awarded cash prizes.

How can winners use the money

None of these listed answers my question – where can I get more help?


Please fill out the Enquiries form on the website, detailing your query.

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