The theme is the 'e-learning - making IT better for society' 

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.


BCS e-Learning 2016 Student Prize Winners announced

Evanda Lauder who is a final year student at Southampton Solent University, won the BCS e-learning SG Student poster competition, for her entry on 'making IT better for society', relating to developing a system to improve the knowledge of health of those in care homes.

Nathan Handley and Paul Albinson, both from Bournemouth University, were joint winners of the BCS INSPIRE conference student presentation competition for presented papers, with Yuan Li from Southampton Solent University, as the Runner-Up.

Victoria Omomhenle was the winner of the best presentation of the Bournemouth University’s Master students presentations section at the INSPIRE conference.

Kevin Mcneill was the winner, with Rebecca Rogers as the Runner-Up, both from Bournemouth University, of the BCS SQM conference student presentation.

Rules that apply to both classes:

For the student class, for students at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments in 2015/2016:

  • 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.
  • Entry to be made to, with copy to, with e-Learning poster competition as the subject line, stating student or open class, closing date 15 March 2016.
  • Language is English.
  • The BCS will assess all submitted entries and select up to 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.
  • Some shortlisted entries could have an opportunity to present their proposal, utilising technology where appropriate.
  • The decision of the Judges is final.
  • The BCS will obtain the media rights and all other rights appropriate for the competition.

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 10 March, for their educational establishment, a zip file containing the separate student files, the identification of the author for each power point file, and 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 15 March 2016. 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.