Innovators’ Global Challenge Terms and Conditions


terms and conditions


The Promoters are Air League Trust of 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL and Sustainable Aviation. 


The title of the competition is Innovators’ Global Challenge 2022 – Net Zero Aviation.   

The competition is open to all those in full or part time education; sixth form, college, university students and apprentices are encouraged to apply. Students and apprentices studying at UK and International institutions are invited by the Promoters to enter a competition to support the Aviation Industry in achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050.


The competition will launch on Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 17:45 BST.  

All competition entries must be submitted by Friday 1st July 2022 at 17:00 BST. All competition entries received after this time are automatically disqualified. 

Competition entries must be submitted in a Word or PDF document headed with your team name and ‘Innovators’ Global Challenge – Net Zero Aviation online via The document must not exceed 1,000 words.  

There is no charge to enter.  

By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions. 

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6 shortlisted entries will be contacted by the 8th of July 2022 using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry.  

These shortlisted entries will invited to the Farnborough International Airshow on Friday 22nd June 2022 to present their ideas to a panel of judges, as part of the final stage of judging.

Travel and accommodation assistance will be provided on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent on several factors like distance required to travel and means available.


The competition is only open to those in full or part time education studying at UK and International institutions and over the age of 16 years by the competition closing date of the 1st of July 2022.

Teams should be made up of no more than six participants. Team members should only consist of students. Participants can be from one institution or be a collaboration of several institutions. We encourage participants to establish teams with partner institutions or sister organisations internationally. We encourage a collaborative process.

In entering the competition, each team member confirms that they are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prizes the team may win. The Promoters may require teams to provide proof that they are eligible to enter the competition. 

The Promoters will not accept entries that are plagiarised. 

The Promoters reserve all rights to disqualify teams if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition. 


First prize offers:

  • The opportunity for the winning team to present their proposal at an international aviation industry sustainability conference series in Autumn 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity to pitch your ideas directly to industry and potential investors.
  • A one-week industry engineering placement with one of the Air League’s Corporate Members*
  • A fully funded flying induction course to help offer an all-rounded understanding of the aviation sector*
  • One year’s individual membership to the Air League.
  • Expert lead support in developing their pitch ready for presenting.

Second prize offers:

  • The opportunity to attend the international conferences as guests of the Air League and will be able to benefit from exclusive network opportunities with industry professionals
  • One year’s individual membership to the Air League

Third prize offers:

  • Access to the international conference resources and opportunities 
  • One year’s individual membership to the Air League

The prize does not include travel insurance, the cost of transfers to and from airports or stations, food and drink, spending money, tax or personal expenses. Any other costs incurred in addition to those set out above and that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize are the responsibility of the winning team. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that you are available to attend the conferences and judging panel on the relevant dates. 

You will be responsible for ensuring you and any person travelling with you have the relevant visas and travel documents in order to attend the conference and symposium. 

The Promoters reserve the right to replace the prize with an alternative conference(s) and travel arrangements if circumstances beyond the Promoters control makes it necessary to do so.

Travel and accommodation assistance will be provided on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent on several factors like distance required to travel and means available.

 All prizes are not negotiable or transferable.

*Available to permanent UK residents only.


The competition entries will be judged by a panel of judges. Judging will be based on: 

Sustainability performance 

Degree of innovation 

Potential value to the Aviation economy 

Meeting UK aviation’s carbon reduction targets 

Ability to implement the proposal 

The decision of the judges nominated by the Promoters is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. 

The winner of the competition will be announced at the final event on 22nd July 2022 at Farnborough International and on Air League Trust website and and/or on other Air League Trust and Sustainable Aviation channels.  

All finalist proposals (team name and synopsis) will be published and promoted on the Air League and Sustainable Aviation website and in other media channels. 

If you object to any or all of information being published or made available, please contact the Promoters on In such circumstances, the Promoters must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request. 


The Promoter will also contract the winning teams on the telephone number of email address provided to make arrangements regarding the prize after the winners have been announced. 

The winners will be required to provide their full name, date of birth and passport details to the Promoter to enable the Promoter to make the relevant flight and hotel bookings (as relevant). 

 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf. 

 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize. 


Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected. 


The Promoter does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry. 

You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, promote details of your entry on their websites, or sustainable aviation websites, and in any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant the Promoters a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes. 


All entrants must keep details of their competition entry confidential until the winners are announced on 22nd July 2022. 

All entrants acknowledge that during the presentations other finalist teams may observe their presentation. All entrants must keep details of the other competition entrant’s projects and ideas confidential except where agreed otherwise with that competition entrant. 


The Promoters will only process your personal information as set out in the following page:  GDPR-Privacy-Notice-document-2020.pdf ( only in connection with the competition and these terms and conditions.  


If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoters may, at their sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition. 

The Promoters reserve the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so. 

These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 





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