terms and conditions




  1. This competition is being administered by The Climate Coalition

  2. The competition will close on Monday 18th February 2019, 5pm. All entries received after this deadline will not be considered

  3. Only competition entries that comply with all entry instructions will be accepted.

  4. The competition is open to all UK schools whose pupils are aged between 5 and 7 (KS1), 7 and 11 (KS2) and 11 and 14 (KS3) on the closing date of the competition. Only one entry per school will be accepted.

  5. The competition is split into three age categories 5-7 (KS1), 7-11 (KS2) and 11-14 (KS3)

  6. Pupils are required to create decorated bunting made of green hearts, and may write on this bunting the steps they will take as individuals or as a class, to reduce their contribution to climate change.

  7. There is no minimum or maximum group size that can contribute to the creation of the Green Heart Bunting.

  8. The judging panel will select one winning entry and two runners up from each age category from the entries received by the competition deadline, 5pm on Monday 18th February 2019. Entries will be ranked based on the following two criteria:

    • Appearance: How aesthetic is the bunting, and how creative is it?

    • Content: What has been written on the green hearts? What commitments are pupils making?

  9. Two pupils and two teachers from the winning schools will be invited to attend the Green Heart Hero Awards at the Palace of Westminster, London, on Monday 11th March. The winning bunting will be on display for MPs to admire and the winning schools will receive a special mention in the Greenest School category, along with a chance to meet their MP. The Climate Coalition will contribute towards travel costs with an amount of their choosing.

  10. The three winning schools will also receive a £300 cash prize to spend on a sustainable project in their school. Two runner up schools in each category will each receive two topical books and packets of seeds for planting.

  11. Entries will only be accepted if they come accompanied by a competition entry form, available to download here, with the teachers name and contact email address and phone number.

  12. Competition entries should be sent to Mark Robinson, The Climate Coalition, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Rd., London, SE1 7JB

  13. The Climate Coalition takes no responsibility for late entries, or entries not successfully uploaded.

  14. The winning schools will be contacted by Wednesday 27th February 2019, either via email or telephone. If the winning school cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, The Climate Coalition reserves the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant.

  15. A representative teacher from the school must submit the entry on the schools behalf and by doing so agrees and accepts:

    • these terms and conditions;

    • that The Climate Coalition may publish pictures of the competition entries online, including on their websites, social media channels, and for PR purposes;

    • that the winning schools may be invited to participate in publicity arising from this competition.

    • Entries may feature in communications by The Climate Coalition member organisations.

    • that by entering this competition you agree to be contacted about The Climate Coalition’s work with schools in the future – this is in accordance with data protection policy as specified on the registration form.

  16. The decision of the judges is final and at the absolute discretion of the judges’ panel. No correspondence will be entered into.

  17. We regret that we are unable to return the bunting to schools following the competition

  18. The Climate Coalition reserves the right to cancel this competition without notice at any stage if it is deemed necessary at the absolute discretion of The Climate Coalition or where events beyond its control prevent proper administration of the competition.

  19. These terms and conditions and any disputes arising out of them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

  20. The Climate Coalition reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time during and post competition.

  21. Any contact details supplied will be used for administering the competition and otherwise in accordance with The Climate Coalition’s privacy policy which can be found at

  22. The data controller of this competition is The Climate Coalition, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Rd., London, SE1 7JB.

  23. The promoter of this competition is the Climate Coalition. The Climate Coalition is the operating name of the Climate Movement – Registered Charity No. 1109973