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Sustainable IOE

Take part in our sustainability digital poster competition to inspire change on campus and beyond.


Digital Poster Competition: ‘Make a tangible impact, Bring your own cup/water bottle'

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About the Competition

The Digital Poster Competition is part of a student-staff partnership ChangeMaker project with the objective to promote an environmentally conscious community by raising awareness and encouraging students and staff to take sustainable actions at IOE and beyond. The competition is open to the entire IOE community and is part of a range of initiatives that help us be kinder to planet earth.

Submit an entry

Whether you are a current student, staff member, alumni, or simply have an interest in our work, we would love you to get involved. You may enter as an individual or a small team (up to 4 members). To enter you’ll need to provide:

  • Name (main contact) and UCL email address
  • Name of each team member (if submitting as a group) and UCL email addresses
  • Relationship to IOE (e.g., staff, student, alumni, partner, friend etc.)
  • Confirmation you have read and understand the rules and terms and conditions (below)

Submit your work here


There will be three places awarded based on votes. Each winning entry will have their work presented in rotation on the display monitors around IOE and receive a financial reward. The artwork may also be featured on social media.

  • 1st Place = 70% rotation + £100
  • 2nd Place = 20% rotation + £75
  • 3rd Place = 10% rotation + £50
  • Honorable mentions will receive a IOE merchandise (e.g., a coffee cup)


Voting will be done online and open to anyone with a UCL email address (@ucl.ac.uk). A link for the voting will be provided on Tuesday, 5 July 2022.
In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by a group panel of three IOE members.


  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, 30 June 2022
  • Voting Open: Tuesday, 5 July 2022
  • Voting Close: Thursday, 14 July 2022
  • Winner Announcement: Monday, 18 July 2022

Digital Poster Criteria

Create a digital asset, letting members of the IOE know that they can:

  • Bring their own reusable cup and save an average of 25p at most on campus coffee shops
  • Bring their own bottle and refill at water fountains around campus with fresh filtered potable water.

You can submit a static image OR short video:

  • Image file will be PNG or JPEG format
  • Video file will be 8 second (or less) mpeg4 or h.264
  • Landscape 1920px x 1080px
  • Use safe zone border for any critical elements (i.e., text, images, etc.) Typical border: 54px top/bottom and 96px left/right

You submission must also have the following:

  • Creative name for campaign
  • Relevance to the theme: The work easily explains the theme of bringing your own cup/water bottle and entices the general audience at first glance
  • Short description on relevant resources or data about why it’s important to be sustainable
  • Clear concise message
  • The work must be original; it is the responsibility of entrants to ensure that any images used in their poster are not copyrighted
  • The key elements of poster design - logo, fonts, colors must follow UCL visual identity. Entries that do not meet UCL's visual identity will not be eligible. 

Rules and terms and conditions

  • One entry per individual or team
  • Entries must be submitted as file type (image or video) listed in the criteria section (above)
  • All entrants must be the sole owner and author of their entry
  • If photographs are used featuring people, entrants must have obtained permission of anyone featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16.
  • Entrants will retain copyright to the photographs that they submit.
  • By entering the competition all entrants grant UCL royalty-free non-exclusive license for publication and exhibition of their photographs in print, on websites, or in any other media. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. While we make every effort to credit photographers, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include photographer’s name.
  • Your answers and submissions will be stored electronically as well as in hard copy. Information on UCL’s privacy practices.
  • Images that are deemed to be inappropriate or in breach of these terms will be disqualified from the competition. This includes images that may be offensive, previously published, copyrighted (by somebody other than the entrant), or otherwise contrary to the spirit of the competition.

Have any questions?

Post your question on our Teams Channel and we will get back to you!