FOI Request - Council Competition Prizes

Request 101000194349

Information relating to all competition prizes given out by the council, and the total cost of such prizes.

More specifically, I would like details of all the prizes handed out for competitions run by the local authority since 2010, the cost of each individual prize (where applicable), what the prize was for, and if the prize was provided by, or funded by, a third party.  Please include the date the prize was given, or the date the competition was run.

Response 20-11-2013

Education - Annual Inter Schools Book Quiz (primary schools) Prizes are sponsored by Elliott Office Equipment and Yeadons of Banchory & Elgin, value of prizes unknown.

Social Work - In 2010, for the 21st Century TeleWEAR project, we offered a £25 M&S voucher in a random prize draw from the initial completed surveys by Telecare users.  
The funding for the project was obtained from the Joint Improvement Team’s (JIT) Innovation funding stream which sat alongside Telecare Development funding. This was match-funded by Distance Lab in Forres (now Glasgow School of Art’s Centre for Design Innovation). So the prize was not directly from the Council.

There was an Autism Competition as part of the development of the Autism Strategy. First Prize was £50 voucher and there were 8 runner up prizes of £10 voucher each. The total prize value was therefore £130 and this was funded through a government grant for the development of the Autism Strategy. Prizes will be distributed at the launch of the strategy in January 2014.

Environmental - Transportation – prizes were awarded for various cycling & active travel activities in local schools over a 3-year period, now discontinued. NO COUNCIL FUNDING WAS INCURRED – COSTS WERE MET BY SUSTRANS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER SPONSERS.


Moray Sustainable Travel Awards was held in March 2010, 2011 and 2012

There were 15 awards presented for: -

Active Travel Through Health Promotion (local school)

Best Bus Driver (serving local schools)

Cycle Friendly School Award (4 local schools)

Cycle Innovation Award (local school)

Happy Crosser Award (working at local school)

Innovative Cycle Development (local workplace)

Modal Shift Award (local school)

Most Sustainable Travel Behaviour (2 local schools - primary and secondary)

On Road Cycle Training and Development Award (school)

Workplace Travel Planning Award (2 local workplaces)

The description of each individual prize is not recorded on file - however - the costs for awards and promotional items were: 

March 2010 = £750

March 2011 = £674

March 2012 = £1,000

All costs were funded externally by Sustrans.

Some additional prizes were supplied by local businesses (for example; food hampers).

In addition, a raffle prize of a ‘Bike-Hod’ was awarded at the Urban Freedom Festival. Approximate cost £250 – also funded by SUSTRANS and sponsors.

All in September 2012 – Waste Section

£200 of art equipment given to Fochabers Primary for Design the X25 Poster Competition

£50 Moray Playhouse voucher to the actual winner of the comp P1-P3

£50 Bowl 2000 voucher to the to the actual winner of the comp P4-7

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