Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition: Terms & Conditions
By entering the Oxford Uehiro Centre’s Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition, you agree to accept the following T&Cs.
Terms of Entry
1. Entry to the Oxford Uehiro Centre’s Practical Ethics and Responsibility Competition is free of charge. The Competition is funded by the Wellcome Trust (grant number 104848/Z/14/A).
2. All video entries must be original and produced by the teams. Any videos that feature plagiarised material will be disqualified. Copyright must be obtained if videos feature pre-existing material.
3. Videos must address the question of what role responsibility plays in practical ethics today.
4. Videos should be between two and four minutes long.
5. The Competition closing date is noon on the 13th December 2019 and late entries will not be considered.
6. The Competition is open to UK entrants only.
7. Entrants must be pursuing secondary education and be between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.
1. Winning videos will be selected by the judging panel based on the following criteria:
a. Argument: Does the argument make sense? Is it well supported?
b. Clarity: Is it clear what conclusion is being argued for? Is it clear how the conclusion is supported by factual or ethical premises?
c. Originality: Does the argument offer something unusual or new to the debate?
d. Involvement: Are all team members well represented in the video?
2. The judging panel will be comprised of researchers from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
3. The judges’ decision is final.
4. Selected teams (henceforth known as ‘debate participants’) will be contacted during the second half of January 2020.
5. Selected videos will be featured on the Uehiro Centre’s web page, and images may be used in the Centre’s annual report.
1. The event will take place in Oxford, UK, on the 24th March 2020 as part of the Oxford Uehiro Centre’s Ethics and Responsibility Day.
2. There will be an opportunity for teams which have not been selected to take part in the debate to attend the event.
3. There is no alternative prize available if debate participants are unable to attend the debate.
4. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed for UK-based debate participants.
5. Accommodation costs may be reimbursed if accommodation is required on the preceding Monday night due to length of journey, at the discretion of the Oxford Uehiro Centre. Please discuss with the Centre in advance of any booking.
6. Debate winners will receive a cash prize of £300 as a team. The runners up will receive £150 as a team. Prizes will be paid directly to the winning schools.
7. The judging panel will be comprised of researchers from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
8. The judges’ decision is final.
9. Videos and photographs may be taken during the event, for marketing and communications purposes. Images may be used in the Centre’s annual report.