José Juan Cañas Bajo, a postgraduate student from University of Barcelona , currently studing as a Doctoral candidate at the University of Jyvaskyta, Finland, won the BCS INSPIRE conference student presentation competition.

Greg Nelson, who is a student on BSc.(Hons) Internet Software Development, Caledonian University, won the BCS e-learning SG Student poster competition.

Bajes Alskarnah, based in Montreal, who is a student on the University of Liverpool / Laureate Online Education online Master's programme, was the runner-up of the BCS e-learning SG Student poster competition.

About the competition

The BCS e-Learning specialist group Poster International competitions, both having two classes, one aimed at students (at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments) and the other open to all. Both to be submitted by a point of contact to the BCS, by end of 20 March 2015.

Poster and Text competition, with 2 classes, one for students and the other open. The theme is the 'benefit of e-learning'.

Your entry should be a file of 2 powerpoint screens, the first as an e-poster relating to an application of e-learning, the second with a text description your application of e-learning, which you might have either developed or are proposing. Examples of Topics could relate to gaining skills, professional qualifications or ensuring children’s safety with the Internet.

View the previous winners

Rules that apply to the competitions

The BCS specialist group will be running a different student class competition for students at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments in 2014/2015.

  • Entries are invited from individuals or groups of students at all levels of study: postgraduate, undergraduate or in further education, whether in full-time or part-time study; open to BCS and non-BCS members.
  • The language should be English.
  • Declaration of entry to be made to, with copy to, 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 (HE and FE) class, 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, with e-Learning student competition as the subject line
  • We will then post the name of the nominated point of contact along with that of the establishment, its location (town and country) on our e-learning competition webpage, for other students at that establishment to see and use to contact the point of contact
  • Further information, if necessary, can then be sent to the point of contact. The point of contact should, when submitting, by 20 March, for their educational establishment, a zip file containing the separate student files.
    • the identification of the author for each power point file
    • the full contact details of the nominated the point of contact, eg full name, name and address of the educational establishment, and email address
  • The point of contact should then email this file to with a subject heading of 'e-learning Student Competition' followed by the name of their establishment, before the closing date for submissions of 20 March 2015.
  • 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 Competition

  • The BCS will assess all submitted entries and select 20 per class for further consideration at the BCS e-learning INSPIRE conference.
  • All entries must be free from any copyright, potential legal limitations or other issues that might cause offence
    All shortlisted entries could have an opportunity to present their proposal, utilising technology where appropriate.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The BCS will obtain the media rights and all other rights appropriate for the competition.