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Mediation Matters

Everything you need to know about the CMC Student Competition

Create a video, podcast, social media post or other creative entry to promote mediation.
Read the detailed terms below and submit your entry by 3 November 23. Time to get creative!
Win a CMC student membership and see your entry showcased on the CMC’s social media.

Competition Rules

1. Eligibility
The competition is open to current undergraduate and post graduate students in any faculty in Higher or Further Education, who are based in the UK or internationally.

2. Theme
The entries must seek to engage the public with mediation and promote the use of mediation either generally as a tool for conflict resolution OR in various areas such as family, workplace, commercial, community, civil or other areas where mediation can play a role.

3. Submission Format
Participants can submit their entries in various digital formats such as social media posts (e.g., X or Instagram), videos (e.g., YouTube, TikTok), podcasts (e.g. SoundCloud, Spotify) or any other suitable digital medium.

4. Submission Length
The maximum length of any submission is 15 minutes. Students should not see this as the aimed length of the submission, as often much shorter content has great impact.

5. Submission Deadline
Participants must submit their entries by 6pm on Friday 3rd November to projects@civilmediation.org. Late entries will not be considered.

6. Entry Limit
Participants may only submit one entry per person.

7. Originality
All entries must be original and created by the participants themselves. Plagiarism or copyright infringement will result in disqualification.

8. Consent
Participants consent to the use of the entry by the CMC for any reason to include, but not limited to, judging and showcasing on CMC social media and on the CMC website, before and after the competition ends.

9. Prize
The winning entry will be announced at the CMC annual conference on the 16th November and subsequently on social media. The winning entry will also be showcased on the CMC website. The winning participant(s) will receive free CMC student memberships.

10. Judging Criteria
Entries will be based on their creativity and originality, message clarity, impactfulness and engagement as well as relevance to the theme. Unfortunately we are not able to enter into ‘feedback’ conversations about entries pre or post the announcement of the winning entry.

11. Jurisdiction
The competition and the terms and conditions of this agreement will be governed by the law of England and Wales.