#DigiInventorsChallenge Rules


The rules

Please ensure that you have read all of the rules carefully before entering the challenge.

In submitting a design into the challenge the entrants accept the competition rules in their entirety and failure to comply with any or all of these rules may result in disqualification of individual entrants, teams or entries.

General Conditions:

Teams will consist of 4-6 young people living in Scotland. Team members aged between the ages of 14 and 17 at date of submission (5th May 2017) are eligible to participate in the #DigiInventorsChallenge. Each team must nominate a Scottish based school, college or youth organisation that they represent. Each team must also nominate a responsible adult (over the age of 21 with appropriate PVG disclosures) who will assist the team with the #DigiInventorsChallenge.

Each team is invited to submit digitally based ideas (for example an app, product, service, game or other digital format) that addresses peoples’ issues associated with health and wellbeing. This can include but is not limited to digital ideas associated with exercise, nutrition, weight management, health education, poverty, and condition management. They should be attractive to young people and encourage the active use of, or participation in, the ideas identified. As this is a digital challenge the entries must be submitted online at (www.digiinventors.com) where all the appropriate challenge documentation can be found.

A shortlist of submissions shall be chosen by the judges and invited to attend an interactive workshop. Here each team shall have the opportunity to meet with individuals and organisations with an interest in digital health and wellbeing. Each team will also be expected to present their idea to selected individuals during the course of the workshop. The winning team and runner-up will be selected following this workshop. Details of what the teams are expected to do during the course of this workshop will be provided to the shortlisted teams when they are notified they have been selected onto the shortlist.


You will be required to register for the event no later than midnight on Monday the 3rd of April 2017.

Written submission: Each team should complete a written description of your idea (in English). This description should answer each of the six the questions detailed in the form.

Diagrammatic Representations: In addition to the written submission no more than four drawing are allowed to accompany the written submission. These drawing should help the judges understand how your team’s digital idea would work in practice.

Video Presentation: A video presentation should also be prepared by each team of no more than five minutes in duration, demonstrating how the teams’ idea will work in practise.

Teams may withdraw entries from the competition by notification via email from the responsible adult sent to info@digiinventors.com

The deadline for submission of entries is midnight on Friday the 5th of May 2017. As this is a digital competition all entries must be submitted online. No postal entries shall be accepted.

Submissions cannot be returned so please ensure that you retain at least one copy of your entry.

Amendments cannot be made to entries after they have been submitted, nor substitutions made.  If entrants wish to correct errors they must submit a new entry, prior to the final closing date marked 'Revised submission' on the title page and resubmit.  No correspondence or discussion about amendments will be entered into.

Acceptance of entries shall be confirmed by a confirmation page from the #DigiInventorsChallenge website upon submission.


Entries must be entirely the work of the team, and by submitting your entry each member of the team confirms that the work is their own. Any evidence to the contrary will result in immediate disqualification.

Entries must never have been published on any website, blog or online forum, nor have won or been placed (i.e. in 2nd, 3rd, runner up etc) in any other competitions.

If your entry has been longlisted or shortlisted in other competitions, and provided it has not won a prize or been published, then it is eligible for the #DigiInventorsChallenge.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed but will become ineligible should they win a prize or be published prior to the prize giving date. Any change in these circumstances must be advised to info@digiinventors.com as soon as the team becomes aware of this.


There will be no fee for entering the competition.


The shortlisted teams selected shall be contacted and posted on the competition website by the 31st of May 2017.

Intellectual Property:

Any Intellectual Property developed for each entry remains with the team who submitted, however the #DigiInventorsChallenge will have the unrestricted right to publish shortlisted and winning ideas on its website, use for publicity purposes and in the competition report


The judges' decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.

Judges are unable to comment on individual entries.

Judging is fair and unbiased

The #DigiInventorsChallenge reserves the right to change the panel of judges without notice.

A shortlist of teams shall be selected to progress to the 2nd stage of the #DigiInventorsChallenge. The selected teams shall be invited to attend a workshop; to participate in interactive sessions; meet with a variety of individuals and organisations from the digital technology, health and care, and education; and present their ideas. Full details regarding second stage shall be advised to the shortlisted team when selected.


The #DigiInventorsChallenge will award the following prizes:

Winning Team: £2,000 to the nominated organisations the winning team represents. Each team member (but not the responsible adult) shall receive an iPad. The team shall also be invited to meet Andy Murray and the Digital Health & Care Health, during November where they shall be presented with their prizes.

Shortlisted Teams: £500 to the nominated organisation represented by the second placed team. Each member (but not the responsible adult) of all of the shortlisted teams shall receive an Apple Watch.

The #DigiInventorsChallenge reserves the right to amend these rules where it is deemed necessary to do so.  Any changes to the rules will be posted on the #DigiInventorsChallenge website.