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CLA's Intellectual Property Prize

The annual Intellectual Property Prize is a national competition for 16-19 year olds based in UK schools and colleges. We invite entrants to submit a response to the following question:

What does Intellectual Property mean to you?

The competition not only gives students the opportunity to win a cash prize, but allows them to think critically about the relevant topic and provide a great asset to UCAS or employment application.

Read all about the 2021 Copyright Prize winner here.

How to enter

Entries can be submitted in the following ways:

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Read through the competition guidance for tips on what to include in your entry and terms and conditions of the competition.

Entries need to be submitted by 11:59pm on 30 June 2022 to Entrants need to include their name, date of birth and institution in the covering email.


2022 judges to be announced.

After 30th June, a panel of judges will be invited to review the entries and the top three prizes chosen.

The entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Overall knowledge and understanding of IP and permissions
  • Use of evidence i.e. real IP issues, IP in industry, IP law, real IP cases
  • Explanation of how IP has relevance to you specifically
  • Balance and judgement on IP overall
  • Skill in the chosen medium
  • Overall effort shown


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The winning entry will receive a prize of £300.
Second and third place prizes will win £200 and £100 respectively.


For further information, please read the full 2022 CLA Intellectual Property Prize guidelines


If you have any questions or require any further information please contact us



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