Official competition rules

1. The competition is open to all UK residents, organisations, charities or companies with a UK-based office (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), except members of ESET staff (or its affiliates), their close relatives or any other person involved in the competition.


Please note that entrants under 16 years of age must ask their parent/guardian for permission to enter this competition and agree to these terms and conditions. ESET reserves the right to request this consent.


2. Entry to the competition is by submitting an entry form which can be found here. Entry is free and all questions must be answered for the submission to be valid.


Only one entry per person/organisation will be considered. If entrants submit more than one entry, only the first entry logged will be judged and all others will be disregarded.


3. All entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • How original the project is
  • How well the project meets its goals
  • How successfully the project meets the main competition criteria of educating about Internet safety

Shortlisted entries will be placed on the website so please assume any information you provide will be in the public domain.


4. All projects must have launched or been undertaken between Jan 1 2012 and Dec 31 2012, although the whole project does not have to have completed in that timeframe.


5. Entries must be received by no later than 11.59pm on Friday 22nd March 2013.

Late or illegible entries will be disqualified. ESET cannot take any responsibility for any technical failure or malfunction, including but not limited to any affected email services, which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

If an entrant cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, and/or is found to be in breach of the rules, ESET reserves the right to offer the prize money to the next best entrant.


6. All entries will be judged in the first instance by a public vote, and then by a judging panel. More information can be found about our judges here.

Telephone calls will be made to the 12 regional shortlisted entrants confirming that they have been shortlisted to the next round. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in April 2013.


7. The prize for the winner will be a grant of £5,000. The grant must be used to fund a new or existing online safety project and cannot be used for any other purposes.


8. The winners (and, where relevant, their parent/guardian) must be available for PR opportunities in the three months following the award win.


9. ESET’s decision as to the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into. Entrants will only be contacted if they reach the shortlisting stage.


10. ESET reserves the right to cancel the competition or any of these rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.


11. ESET will not publish personal details or provide them to any third parties without permission. We may use them to contact you ourselves. Read more about our privacy policy here.