Competition rules and prizes

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Find out about what people had to do to enter.

The Peer Factor competition is open to all 11-16 year olds in the UK

Individual students or groups of students may enter the competition. Groups can be composed of a maximum of 15 people.

Creative submissions are invited: you can make a short film, produce a podcast, write an essay, create a collage or submit a newspaper or magazine article – it’s up to you.

The word limit for written submissions is 750 words.

The maximum running time for video or audio submissions is three minutes.

All audio submissions must be in MP3 format and entrants must own copyright to all audio submitted. All audio participants/interviewees aged 18 or below must have their parent/guardian/teacher sign a release form (PDF PDF 110 KB) giving their consent to the audio being used.

All video submissions must be in MPEG/FLV format and entrants must own copyright to all audio and video submitted. All video participants/interviewees aged 18 or below must have their parent/guardian/teacher sign a release form (PDF PDF 110 KB) giving their consent to the footage being used.

All entrants must register their participation in the competition on the competition website before submitting an entry.

The competition closed at 5pm on Friday 13 May 2011.

Entries and completed release forms (as appropriate) must be emailed to [email protected]  or posted to Michael Raftery, Hansard Society, 40-43 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JA.

The House of Lords and the Hansard Society accept no responsibility for lost or incomplete applications.

Entries may be published either online or in the printed media. Copyright for all submitted entries will rest with the House of Lords.

The House of Lords will not enter into any correspondence about the results or individual entries.

Competition prizes

The Peer Factor winners will:

  • receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Houses of Parliament (must be accompanied by a teacher, youth worker, parent or guardian)
  • receive a tour of the Houses of Parliament 
  • have lunch with the Lord Speaker 
  • have an opportunity to discuss their entry with the judging panel of Members of the House of Lords 
  • win £100 for each group/team.

All entries will be compiled by the Hansard Society into a report which will be submitted to the House of Lords.
 
Please note that all entrants will receive a signed certificate from the Lord Speaker, acknowledging their contribution.

Related information

The House of Lords competition is run with the support of the Hansard Society. Entries will be judged initially by the Hansard Society’s Citizenship Education Programme.