Eligibility & Rules

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The Smart Energy Challenge 2017 welcomes participation from the following:

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The following are excluded from participating in the competition:

  • Non-members of the SI Network for Future Global Leaders and the SI Alumni Network
  • Employees from the Swedish Institute
  • Smart Energy Challenge jury members

Compete as an individual or a team

Members of the SI Alumni Network and the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL) can compete as individuals or in teams of up to three members. All team members must be a part of the SI Alumni Network and/or the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL). We encourage multi-disciplinary teams. If competing as a team, you must pick a team leader who will register your team and be responsible for all communication with regards to this challenge.

Evaluation criteria

After the competition closes on August 22, 2017, the jury members will evaluate the submissions based on the following criteria:

The Swedish Institute reserves the right to select the winner based on the contribution which they find most appropriate. Competition rules and prizes may be changed or updated at any time. The jury also reserves the right to not select a winner if there are too few entries that the jury believes fulfill all requirements.

Incomplete entries and entries that do not adhere to all rules may be disqualified. The jury will not provide feedback to participants that do not advance in the competition. The Swedish Institute reserves the right to replace and change the jury at anytime and for any reason.

The jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

For more information about the prize and jury details, visit the Prizes and Jury page.


No prize alternatives will be offered.

If you are selected as the winner and cannot accept the prize, you will not be able to give the prize to someone else or designate someone else as the winner.

If you are unable, or don’t want to collect your prize, the jury may award a runner-up idea with the prize.

If none of the ideas are deemed of sufficient quality, Swedish Institute may decide to not award a prize.

For more information about the prize details, visit the Prizes and Jury page.

Terms & conditions

All contestants must submit their entries based on the conditions set by the Swedish Institute and Sqore (Student Competitions), the organizer of the competition.

The contestants must provide truthful and accurate contact and personal information.

All submitted material should be presented in English.

Only ideas received before the deadline will be eligible to participate in the competition. We cannot take responsibility for lost, delayed or damaged entries. Proof that the idea has been sent is not proof that it has been received.

Ideas that haven’t been delivered according to these terms as well as all other rules and guidelines, or ideas that are incomplete or illegible (in accordance with the Swedish Institute’s opinion) will be excluded from the competition.

Copyright & Rights of use

Contestants must ensure that all pictures, text and other material provided are produced and owned by the contestant. The contestant guarantees that none of the material they submit infringes the rights of any third party, including:

The competitor owns the rights to their idea. When the competition is finished the competitor authorizes that their idea, submission and its contents may be used at the discretion of the Swedish Institute.

By participating in the competition you consent that the Swedish Institute may use the winning idea for promotional activities and promotional material without further compensation or approval.

Additional information

We will use the personal information that has been provided according to Sqore’s (Student Competitions) general Terms and Conditions.

By competing in the competition you agree that the Swedish Institute is allowed to use any pictures, text or material that you send, for any purpose, in all media, for the purposes of the current contest and for a period of six months thereafter, without payment.

We have the right to publish and showcase the idea, in part or in its entirety, in any way we deem appropriate. You warrant that you have the legal right to grant us these rights and you agree to compensate us in case we are affected by any loss because of falsified information that has been provided by you or your team.

By accepting these terms, you consent to abide by Sqore’s (Student Competitions) general conditions in connection with your use of Sqore’s (Student Competitions) website.

We are not responsible for any damage, loss, or disappointment suffered by participants who participate in this competition, or who wish to participate in the competition.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we may modify or terminate the competition without prior notice. We reserve the right to change these terms at anytime.

These terms are governed by Swedish law and therefore you register your contribution under the jurisdiction of the Swedish court.