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Eligibility criteria

The competition is now closed

On this page, you'll find the eligibilty criteria and terms & conditions that were used for the Engage competition 2014.

Are you involved in public engagement with research? Have you been involved in a great project that you want to share? Why not enter the Engage competition.

The NCCPE are running this national competition to find and celebrate high quality public engagement with research projects. 

Across the UK researchers are engaging the public in lots of different ways and for lots of different reasons. We want to recognise and reward great quality examples of public engagement in practice, and we want you to get involved.

We're interested in applications covering projects from all disciplines, of any size, length and cost.

A judging panel will shortlist our finalists who will be invited to an event at the Natural History Museum in London during Universities Week on Wednesday 11th June 2014 where the overall winner will be announced.

The overall winner will be offered £2,500 to develop or share their engagement work with others. Further competition categories will be decided once submission is closed as we are keen to encourage as wide a range as applications as possible, and want to ensure the categories reflect that diversity.

One overall winner will be decided from ALL entries; and there will be a winner for each individual category.


The competition is open to all UK HE institutions and research organisations and their partners.

  • Entrants must be a current member of staff or student at a UK HEI or Research Institute
  • Applications from partners in collaborative projects are encouraged, however the named applicant should be a current member of staff or student at a UK HEI.
  • Open to individuals or groups, but group entries must be submitted by one named individual who is the main contact for the competition
  • Collaborations with other HE/Research institutions are eligible
  • The activity must already have taken place or be ongoing (depending on the nature of activity)
  • The activity must be an example of public engagement with research
  • Entrants agree to their entry being made public in a permanent online repository at NCCPE’s discretion
  • Entrants must be available to attend the final event at the Natural History Museum on 11th June 2014 if selected
  • Entrants agree to pay travel costs to the final event if invited


Entry to the competition is now closed.

The closing date for entries was 31st March 2014 at 5pm. Late entries will not be accepted. 


The entry form supporting document

Competition terms and conditions and competition criteria