1 January 2024

Conditions of Entry and Guidelines

Please ensure you have read and understood the Guidelines for Teachers and Conditions of Entry before submitting an entry for Starpack Schools

Guidelines for teachers

  • In stage 1 of the submission, All entries must include online submission of  A3 sized documents that demonstrate in a simple, clear, and precise way, the research, the development stages and the final outcome.   Upload of the A3 sized documents must be done as a single file per student and the maximum size of the file submitted cannot exceed 50MB per student entry
  • If you do not know which student names to select at the time of registering online, then type in Student A, Student B etc.  The online registration form allows you to add the names up until just before the judging date, but it is most important to register before the closing date.
  • After completion of the online form, teachers will receive an automated email confirming details.  Entries may be amended up until the closing date.
  • After initial judging, all entries are required to submit a 3D model of the pack plus the original A3 documents in support of the model.
  • Models must be submitted by the deadline date to be eligible for final judging.  The entry number needs to be placed firmly and discretely on the finished model.

Conditions of entry

  1. Entries must be for individual student work - group entries are not permitted.
  2. Students must be aged 18 years or under at the start of the academic year in which entries are invited.
  3. A nominal fee of £30 per school for a maximum of 6 entries is required. Schools wishing to submit more than 6 entries may submit a maximum of 6 entries per brief and are required to pay an additional £5 per entry.
  4. To be eligible for judging, the online registration form must be completed by the teacher on or before the published closing date. 
  5. All entries must include online submission of development boards and photographic or rendered drawings of the finished model for judging. 
  6. Work sheets must not show the entrant’s name or school.
  7. IOM3 has unlimited rights to use all work submitted to promote the awards.  The sponsor owns the right to develop the solution with the entrant.
  8.  Whilst IOM3 will take reasonable precautions, it cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to an entrant’s work. Adequate protection of all entries is essential.