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The Cotswold Challenge is back...

and now includes Swindon schools!

Entries now closed - judging has commenced!

Following the incredible success of this innovative initiative that was created last year to support young students who missed out on taking their GCSEs and A-Levels, The Cotswold Challenge is back for a second time.

The Cotswold Challenge 2021

Bigger and even better than last year, The Cotswold Challenge 2021 has been extended to include schools and colleges in Swindon as well as the Cotswolds.

And there are even more prizes up for grabs! In addition to the top 4 money prizes in each category and 4 Highly Commended prizes, there will be a Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Talent chosen by The Cotswold Challenge team and given to one person in each category.

Many of the previous winners from The Cotswold Challenge 2020 have gone on to achieve success with their creations in the business world. Take a look at our Showcase to see what last year’s winners are doing now.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking Challenge

Do you have a great idea for a product, service or campaign that would benefit our world? Do you have views on how we can better the planet or our environment or our way of life? Tell us more!

Deadline extended for innovation category!
9pm on 12th July 2021

The Art and Design Challenge

Express your artistic talents in any medium: fine art, graphic design, sculpture, print-making, illustration, photography ... show us your flair.

The Creative Writing Challenge

We are looking for short stories/plays/scripts/poems that could be inspiring, reflective of what’s happening in the world today or thoughts about the future, in any genre.

New for 2021!

TCC Team’s Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Talent

There will be a “Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Talent” awarded by The Cotswold Challenge team for each category, with a prize of £250.

The winners of this award will be a student from each category that the team felt stood out and showed exceptional talent and promise but did not win an award from the main judges. The winners will also get professional headshots or a mini portfolio shoot by professional photographer Barbara Leatham.

Deadline for all entries: 9pm on 6th July 2021

good luck!

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