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This year we have 3 main categories for you to enter, and will be giving away £20,000 to help revolutionise your learning environment. The most innovative ideas will become our 2018 Tech Factor winners.

3 categories to enter

How would your school spend the money to improve Tech Literacy?

£5,000 prize for KS1-2 winner
KS1-2 runner up prize

£5,000 prize for KS3-4 winner
KS3-4 runner up prize

How would/do you use technology to help students with special education needs?

£5,000 prize for the winner
2x runner up prizes

How will technology change your club?

£5,000 prize for the winner
2x runner up prizes

Plus... brand sponsored prizes

We also have sponsored prizes some of our partners have kindly donated to this great competition. With more partners and full prize details to be revealed.

How to enter

We’re not looking for the next Steven Spielberg, so don’t worry about the quality of the video – it’s the idea that counts!

We’d also love you to get your pupils involved.

Why not get their ideas about how you could use tech in school to improve their understanding of it? You can even get them to help produce and star in your video. Last year's most successful videos were engaging because it's the students who featured in the videos.

Have the idea and put together a storyboard for the category you want to enter

Create a 2-3 minute video to bring your idea to life

Fill out and submit this entry form

    Upload your video entry to YouTube (you can upload on a private link) and send us the video url by emailing

    Download a leaflet

    Want to share what you've seen?

    If you can't send the url to someone and it's a bit too long to copy, download our leaflet. You can print the Tech Factor leaflet out and hand it to an educator you know, a governor or even your head teacher.
    Help us spread the word about this great opportunity and help a school or club to get the technology they need.

    Download here

    Contact us today

    Take a look at some of our winners from previous years

    and see if your school or club could be a winner in 2018

    Learn more

    View things you need to know

    1. This competition is open to schools, academies and clubs in the KS 1-4 sector or their equivalent (i.e. teaching 5-16 year olds) only.
    2. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31st October 2018. Our shortlist will be announced and published by Friday 23rd November. Winners will be announced by Friday 7th December 2018.
    3. A valid entry consists of submitting (a) a Tech Factor 2018 entry form and (b) a Tech Factor 2018 video for your school or club. Entries that do not have both parts (a) and (b) will not be judged.
    4. Only one entry per category, per school. Additional entries from the same school may not be judged, in these instances the first fully delivered entry is the one that will be entered into judging.Source -
    5. There are four main prizes to be won, all of which are to be spent at BT Business Direct. We also have additional prizes from our partners to give away to some of our shortlisted schools. A credit will be applied to the accounts of the four schools who win a main monetary prize. First prize in each category is £5,000 to spend at BT Business Direct and there is at least 1 runner-up prize per category. The additional prizes are provided by brands that we partner with and can be opted in to during form submission. Prizes are not transferrable.
    6. Opting in to a partner prize does not affect your school’s potential to win one of the top three cash prizes.
    7. Opting in to partner prizes does not mean we’ll share your school’s details with that partner for third party marketing. However, if you opt in to our (BT Business Direct) marketing it may mean we’ll contact you about that partner brand’s products and solutions from time to time.
    8. When you submit the form part of your entry, you’ll be asked if you’d like to receive marketing from us via email, print and/ or phone. As an education customer, you’ll only receive marketing from us that’s education specific. Our marketing includes, but is not limited; offers for products, solutions, free events, competitions and news. We respect your privacy and these options will be used in future when determining whether to contact you.
    9. By entering this competition, schools accept that BT Business Direct has the right to publish the names of the shortlisted schools and the ideas and videos that are submitted by them.
    10. By entering this competition, schools accept that BT Business Direct has the right to use the competition, associated entries and ideas in on and offline marketing for future competitions or product promotion.
    11. It is the responsibility of the school to get the necessary consents/permissions from the parents or guardians of any pupils taking part in the video.
    12. By entering the competition the schools grant BT Business Direct/third parties working on its behalf permission to use the video entries for the purpose of judging the competition.
    13. The winners’ names and a summary of their idea will be published online. Shortlisted schools may also be summarised and their ideas published online.
    14. BT Business Direct reserves the right to amend or withdraw the competition at any time prior to the closing date. winners’ names and a summary of their idea will be published online. Shortlisted schools may also be summarised and their ideas published online.

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