Submissions by: Friday 17 May 2024

AGD artefact competition, with theme “AI for good” - Science fiction has lots of stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots as the bad guys but what if AI's could evolve to be our friends, to help society be better and do better.

Create a game or experience idea to represent something positive and good based on AI in an application, avatars, game or metaverse or AI in a robot, building, vehicle or even a spaceship.

There will be two classes, one aimed at p2p students (primary schools to post graduate)  in F/T or P/T education in 2023-2024  and the other OPEN to all BCS members.

The artefact could be a computer game, or the idea for a computer game on a single PowerPoint slide or a one-minute video on YouTube.

Entries should be submitted by a point of contact to the BCS,, with a copy to and by 12:00 (noon) on Friday 17 May 2024.

The names of the winners, runners-up and highly commended might be put on the BCS website.

Rules of the competition
  • For all categories entries may be either from an Individual or a Group.
  • Each entry should comprise a computer game, a one minute YouTube video or a single power point poster pdf file, containing images and text written in English;
  • Each member or group is allowed to submit up to 2 entries;
  • Maximum group size is 4;
  • For the Open class, there must be at least 1 BCS member in a group
  • All entries must be free from any copyright, potential legal limitations or other issues that might cause offence;
  • Entries from outside the UK are to be encouraged;
  • For the student category entries should be collated by a member of staff for the establishment (not necessary to be a BCS member), who would aggregate the entries and email them to us as a single file;
  • Each academic establishment may submit up to 15 entries for each competition; it is left to the points of contact to sift down to this limit, if more than 15 entries are submitted to them;
  • After the deadline, entries will be assessed by a panel and the results published on the BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG website, including the name of the winners and their educational establishment for the student competition;
  • The judges’ decision is final – all winners will receive a Certificate;
  • Competition entry deadline for all categories is 12:00 (noon) on 17 May 2024. Results should be announced before the end of June.

Open entries

  • Entries should be sent via the individual or one member for group entries, who should be a BCS member, stating the BCS number - only one member per group for the open competition need be a BCS member - maximum group size of four, The entries should to be sent to, copy to and to with "AGD Artefact Open Competition" in the subject field.

Student entries

  • Entries are invited from individuals or groups, maximum group size of four, of students at all levels whether in full-time or part-time study; submitted by a member of staff, not needed to be a BCS members. The entry should to be sent to, copy to and to with "AGD Artefact Student Competition" in the subject by the Point of Contact, for their educational establishment, a zip file or files with the identification of the author(s) for each, together with the contact details of the nominated Point of Contact, e.g. full name, name and address of the educational establishment, country and email address;
  • For students having home-study, rather than conventional school attendance, a single person acting as point of contact for that area can submit the entries, but prior contact must be made in advance, with details of the group to be represented. Each academic establishment or area home study group may submit up to 30 entries for each competition; it is left to the points of contact to sift down to this limit, if more than 30 entries are submitted to them.