Both to be submitted by a point of contact to the BCS,, copy to and, by 12.00 (noon) 5 April 2019 (BST).


Winner: Richard Palmer, from Hampshire, UK

2nd place prize: GU Shuxin - from Jiangsu and Rural Construction College, China

3rd place prize: HU Po - from Jiangsu and Rural Construction College, China

Highly commended:

Tomas Clarke, from Ulster University

Xuanje Zhang from China

Single powerpoint poster competition, with 2 classes, one for students and the other open.

The theme is the 'How the Internet can help learning' as 2019 is 50 years since the first message was sent between 2 computers in different cities.

Your entry should be a file a single power point screen relating to 'How the Internet can help learning'. Examples of topics could relate to gaining skills, professional qualifications or ensuring children’s safety with the Internet.

Rules that apply to the competitions:

The BCS e-Learning specialist group will be running a different student class competition for students at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments or secondary or primary schools in 2018-2019:

  • Entries are invited from individuals or groups of students at all levels whether in full-time or part-time study; open to BCS and non-BCS members.
  • The language should be English.
  • Declaration of entry should to be made to, with copy to and,
    with e-Learning poster competition as the subject line, stating student or open class.
  • For the open competition, entries 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. The subject heading of for all communication should be 'e-learning open competition'.
  • For the student competition, entries via a nominated single point of contact (normally a teacher or lecturer at the educational establishment) for each student competition, the point of contact need not be a BCS member.
  • For the students classes, the point of contact from that educational establishment is asked to email your nomination for your establishment’s single point of contact normally a lecturer, to, with copy to and, with e-Learning student competition as the subject line.
  • The point of contact should, when submitting, by 5 April 2019, for their educational establishment, a zip file containing the separate student power point slides with the identification of the author(s) for each, and the full together with the contact details of the nominated the point of contact, eg full name, name and address of the educational establishment, country and email address.
  • Each academic establishment 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.

For the open and for the student competitions

  • The BCS will assess all submitted entries and select up to 20 per class for further consideration by an BCS e-learning panel.
  • All entries must be free from any copyright, potential legal limitations or other issues that might cause offence.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The BCS will obtain the media rights and all other rights appropriate for the competition.
  • The powerpoints and names of the Winners, Runner-up and Highly commended might be put on the BCS website.