Winning ambition

‘Pitch your ambition’ is a competition that we have been running on Twitter and Facebook (#liveyourambition). We invited university societies and groups to submit ideas that would help them to improve, evolve or establish their team or society – the winner receives a fantastic prize of £5,000 to make it a reality.

Voting has now closed. All votes, shares and likes are now being verified and the winner will be announced via our social media channels over the next few days. We hope you all enjoyed the competition and thanks for taking part.



Terms and Conditions

Please read these competition rules carefully. By entering the competition, you agree to the terms set out below:

  1. The submission entry closing date is 31 January 2017. Contestants need to ensure that entries are not in breach of any other contracts or existing sponsorships.
  2. Entries submitted after the closing date will not be entered into the draw.
  3. Submissions with missing information, such as the #liveyourambition competition hashtag, that we believe to have been intended as a genuine entry may be manually added to the entry list. We can however make no guarantee that incorrect submissions will be considered for shortlisting.
  4. The voting process will open on 6 February and will close on 24 February 2017.
  5. The competition is not open to Linklaters’ employees, or its agencies.
  6. Only one successful entry into the prize draw allowed per person.
  7. The competition is only open to persons aged 18 years or over who are currently full-time university students in the UK & Ireland.
  8. The main university prize will be sent to the university, winners will be notified via Twitter and Facebook, following correspondence will be via email.
  9. Individuals will be awarded prizes throughout the voting process. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email no later than 1 March 2017. They will be selected by Linklaters.
  10. Please allow 28 days for delivery of all prizes. A valid address and telephone number need to be provided. Linklaters accepts no responsibility for the prize being lost or delayed.
  11. If Linklaters are unable to contact the winner (via the details provided at the date of entry) within a reasonable period of time (to be established at Linklaters’ discretion), Linklaters reserves the right to re-draw a new winner or withhold the prize.
  12. The winning post may be used on Linklaters’ social media pages and website to deliver news about the competition to the others.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and prizes can’t be exchanged for cash or any other prize.
  14. Linklaters reserves the right to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions.
  15. Linklaters reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
  16. Linklaters accepts no responsibility for entries that are deemed as inappropriate or offensive. Any such entries will be discounted and will be reported.
  17. Contestants will be asked to provide further information to make it to the final shortlist.
  18. Linklaters will request further information from the winning team once voting closes on 24 February 2017.
  19. Any likes and retweets on entries so far are also counted towards the votes.


  • Will my entry suffer if it is not included in the Linklaters Photo Album? - No, your entry will not suffer, as individuals cannot vote twice using the same social platform. I.e. If someone likes your entry on the leaderboard and also likes the image in the photo album this will only count as one vote.
  • Do retweets count towards my total? - Yes, retweets of your original tweet count towards your total - voters can either vote for you by retweeting your original tweet or voting on the leaderboard.
  • Do I need to promote my original tweet or the leaderboard? - You can promote either, again only one vote from Twitter will count towards your total. I.e. If someone retweets your entry and also votes for your entry on the leaderboard via Twitter this will only count as one vote.