Competition terms and conditions

By taking part in this competition, each person who applies or is nominated accepts and agrees to the terms and conditions below.

1. Introduction  

  • Cambridge University Press is launching a Dedicated Teacher Awards to recognise the hard work that teachers put in on a daily basis.  
  • The Competition runs in two stages:
    - Stage 1: opens at 00:00 GMT on 01 October 2018 and closes at 11:59 GMT on 07 December 2018 (the 'Nomination Period').
    - Stage 2: opens at 09:00 GMT on 21 January 2019 and closes at 11:59 GMT on 27 January 2019 (the 'Competition Period').
  • Entries received after the Nomination Period will not be included in the prize draw but data may still be used as per these Terms and Conditions.
  • This competition is run by the Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge acting through its department Cambridge University Press at University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS, UK (collectively ‘Cambridge’).

2. Eligibility     

  • This competition is open to anyone who wants to nominate a current or former teacher.
  • Entrants must be 13 years or over, or have permission from a parent or guardian.
  • Entrants must have permission from the teacher they are nominating before submitting a nomination.
  • Only one nomination per person.  
  • Employees of Cambridge University Press, or its associated companies, and employees of any agents or any third party directly associated 
  • with administration of the prize draw are eligible to nominate, but will not be put forward for shortlisting.
  • A current teacher can nominate one of their former teachers or a current colleague.      
  • A teacher cannot nominate him/herself or be nominated by family members.  

3. How to enter         

  • In order to make a nomination, entrants should follow the instructions on the website (the 'Website') and either complete the application form or upload their video by going to ‘Nominate’ page and clicking ‘Choose files or drag here’.
  • The nomination must be in English, under 100 words long or under 30 seconds long if you’re submitting a video, and not submitted previously in an award programme, contest, competition, prize draw or promotion.
  • The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
  • After you submit your nomination, the teacher or their school will be notified by email to confirm that he/she accepts the nomination. The nomination will not be included in the competition unless the nominated teacher accepts the nomination, or their school accepts the nomination on his/her behalf.

4. Judging criteria                

The judges will evaluate nominations based on the impact to both student and teacher in the following categories:

  • Going ‘beyond the classroom’ – teaching students skills that will last a lifetime
  • Fantastic pastoral care – showing empathy, care and personal support  
  • Making the ordinary, extraordinary – innovative lesson ideas and practices
  • Opening up the world – preparing students for their futures beyond school          

5. Selection process and prizes                        

  • At the end of the Nomination Period, entries will be scored by a panel of Cambridge University Press delegates who will select a top 50 ('Top 50').  
  • The judging panel comprises of current teachers and members from departments of the University of Cambridge. They will remotely decide on their top 6 nominations – (the 'Finalists')
  • Finalists will be notified via email on the week commencing 07/01/2019 and publicly announced on Cambridge’s Social Media Channels (FacebookTwitterLinkedIn) on 21/01/2019. 
  • The Finalists will then go to a public vote to decide the world’s most dedicated teacher ('Overall Winner'). Voting will be through the Website. 
  • The Overall Winner will be notified via email on week commencing 28/01/2019 and announced on Cambridge’s Social Media Channels on 31/01/2019. 
  • The Top 50 will each receive a certificate. 
  • The Finalists will each receive a certificate, t-shirt, pen, inclusion in our thank you page in all our FY19 publishing, invitation to join our exclusive teacher panel, a class set of resources up to £500, stories included in our brand notebooks and inclusion in our 2020 international catalogues.
  • The Overall Winner will receive all of the above plus invited to speak at our annual sales conference in September 2020 and teacher training opportunities.                       

6. Other terms and conditions                                                   

  • If the Finalists or the Overall Winner cannot be contacted within 14 days, their prize shall be forfeit and Cambridge will choose a replacement winning entry.
  • Only Finalists and the Overall Winner will be contacted.
  • The prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged by the winner for cash or credit or any other product.  There is no cash alternative.
  • To the extent permitted by law, Cambridge accepts no liability in respect of the prizes. They are supplied “as is” with no express guarantee or warranty as to their suitability or quality. Cambridge accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize that are not expressly included in the description of the prize.  
  • If local delivery of any prize is unavailable or not possible, Cambridge reserves the right to cancel any winning entry and choose a replacement winner. Please allow at least ninety (90) days for delivery of the prizes, unless otherwise stated.
  • No bulk, third party or automated entries permitted or those submitted via macros or similar. Cambridge may disallow entries, refuse to award any prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of an entrant's fraud, dishonesty or non-entitlement under these terms and conditions.
  • By entering this Competition you agree, if selected as a Finalist or Overall Winner, to participate in all related publicity as may reasonably be requested by Cambridge, including but not limited to: press, print and online publicity (which will include publication of your name and may include a photograph of you).
  • Cambridge accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or rendered invalid due to incorrect participant data, lack of network coverage, system, software or hardware failure or for any other reason beyond its control. Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions and/or that are delayed, damaged, incomplete, altered, illegible or otherwise defective will be disqualified.
  • Your personal information: By entering the Competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the Competition entry may be held and used by Cambridge or its agents and suppliers to administer the Competition.
  • Cambridge will not sell your personal information to others or release it to others without your prior consent, and will only use your personal data as outlined in Cambridge’s privacy policy (
  • Entrants have a right to request a copy of the personal information which Cambridge holds about them. To do so, please write to us at: Legal and Business Affairs, Cambridge University Press, University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS.
  • If there is a conflict between these terms and conditions and any other terms whatsoever attached to any other advertising material in respect of the Competition, these terms and conditions will apply.
  • Cambridge reserves the right to cancel the Competition at any time. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Competition and these terms and conditions (including any non-contractual disputes or claims arising out of them) are subject to English law and any disputes or claims must be referred to English courts.
  • Cambridge reserves the right to edit nominations in any way it sees fit.
  • Upon confirmation from either themselves or their school, nominated teachers grant Cambridge non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free worldwide license to use and modify the nomination, in whole or in part, for commercial and other purposes.



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