BASES Sport and Exercise Sciences Infographic Competition 2021
BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is launching a new infographic competition for Level 3 students in Further Education within the UK who are studying Sports Science or Physical Education. Schools and Colleges (“Institutions”) are asked to encourage their students to be creative and take part in this new competition. One student per institution can be entered into our inaugural infographic competition. Students are to make their infographic about how one of the sports sciences – Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology – can improve human performance. Infographics can be made by hand or using a computer. It is not possible to accept digitally animated infographics, but static graphics are welcome.
What is an infographic?
Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.
How to enter?
Institutions are asked to set up their own competition and to judge their own students’ submissions. Once that Institution’s winning entry has been agreed, they are to upload it via the short online entry form, which will include key information about the student.
Deadline is by 9 am on Monday 13 December 2021. It is not possible to accept entries after the closing time.
How will the infographics be judged?
- Creativity in approach – Innovative angle on the content or creative interpretation of the question.
- Content – Clear, accurate and informative about one of the three sports sciences.
- Effective communication – presented and communicated in an engaging way.
Members of BASES’ Awards Advisory Group will shortlist entries by February 2022, and a panel of BASES’ Fellows will select a winner in March 2022.
What are the prizes?
First prize, supported by Human Kinetics and BASES:
- £100 book voucher plus one year’s BASES student membership.
Second prize, supported by Human Kinetics and BASES:
- £50 book voucher plus one year’s BASES student membership.
Third prize, supported by BASES:
- One year’s BASES student membership.
Thank you to our supporter, Human Kinetics, for supporting these prizes:
What are the rules?
All entrants must be Level 3 students in Further Education within the UK who are studying Sports Science or Physical Education and they must be proposed and submitted by their Institution’s Department Head. Institutions are encouraged to award prizes within their institution-level competition, to recognise all students who enter the competition.
- The aim of the 2021 competition is to show, through the infographic, how one of the sports sciences – Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology – can improve human performance.
- Entrants must be individuals.
- Entries must be one page of A4 or A3 paper only and you will need to take a photo or scan of it to submit electronically.
- Work must be original and created by the student – please do not use any templates.
- Infographics must be uploaded by the Head of Department with their Institution’s entrant details – entrant’s first name and entrant’s age (as of 13 December 2021)
- Please note, the data submitted will be used for the administration of the competition. First names, ages and the student’s Institution may also be shared on our website and social media platforms. If you do not want this data to be shared online you should make this explicitly clear in your submission, and we will only share the name of the Institution.
Full infographic competition terms & conditions:
- Only one entry per Institution is allowed.
- Only Institutions within the UK are eligible to enter the competition.
- BASES reserves the right to make changes to prizes.
- There will be up to three prizes awarded.
- Infographics will be judged on creativity, how well they respond to the question and how well the infographic has been made or drawn.
- Entries must be submitted digitally – scan or photos of the original infographic are accepted. 3D models are not eligible for the competition.
- Entries that do not include details of the entrants (see above) within the entry form will not be eligible to win a prize, although student names are not required, and we encourage you NOT to send students’ full name.
- All entries must be submitted through the online form to be eligible to receive a prize.
- Winners will be notified via the email submitted through the online form.
- Prizes will be emailed or posted to the address submitted via the online form.
- There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
- If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within five days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
- BASES’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. This includes any judging that occurs.
- Entrant’s first name, age and school name will be announced on social media and on our website. If you do not wish for this data to be shared you should make this explicit on the entry form.
- Entries may be displayed and used for marketing, with only first names used.
- The closing date for entries is 9:00 am on Monday 13 December 2021.
- Winners will be notified week commencing 7 March 2022.
- Prizes are non-transferable.
- Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and