British Library Labs Awards 2019 Entry Form
Please use this online form to enter your work for the British Library Labs Awards 2019.

You may want to use the following text file (here: to practice a draft of your entry and then copy and paste the content into this form.

Please ensure you have read the guidance notes (here: including the Terms and Conditions and FAQs for the competition before you complete this form.

The deadline for submitting this form is 2100 (BST) Sunday 29th September, 2019.

If you are having problems using this form, please email a text or .doc version to

@BL_Labs #bldigital
Personal Information
If there is more than one of you submitting a project or work, please ensure you separate your details with a semicolon, e.g.:

name(s): John Smith; Lisa Owens
affiliation(s): University College London; Bristol University
job title(s): PhD Researcher; Software Developer
Name(s)? *
Enter your name(s) (First name Surname)
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Name of Team?
Only complete if you are entering the competition as a team
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Affiliation(s) / Organisation(s) / Company(ies) *
The organisation you work for / study at
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Email address(es) *
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Twitter Account(s)
If you use one, it is useful for us to know your twitter account so we can track any messages about your project
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Mobile Number (s) / Landline number(s)
We will only contact you if we need to speak to you about your entry. Your number will not be shared with anyone else
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Job Title(s) *
Please separate the job titles for each team member with a semicolon
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Title of project / work *
If the title of your project includes an acronym, please spell this out
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Description of your project / work in one sentence *
Please give a succinct one sentence headline summary of your work
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Abstract *
Try not to use more than 400 words. Remember this is the summary that judges will read first, so try to ensure it's clear and readable
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Is there a website with more information about your entry ? Please supply the URL
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Can we publicise your work (if we haven't already) after you have submitted it? *
Category for submission
The annual British Library Labs Awards recognises outstanding work that uses the British Library's digital collections in four key areas:

A research project or activity which shows the development of new knowledge about the British Library's digital content, research methods, or tools.

An artistic or creative endeavour which inspires, stimulates, amazes and provokes.

A project that delivers or develops commercial value which could be in the context of new products, tools, or services that build on, incorporate, or enhance the British Library's digital content.

Teaching / Learning
A project created in a teaching and/or learning context that shows how the British Library’s digital content or data has been used to provide quality learning experiences to learners of any age and ability.
In which category are you submitting your entry? *
Please note you can submit your project description in more than one category
Assessment Criteria
The research question, problem or challenge you were trying to address *
Please ensure you describe clearly the research question, problem or challenge that your project addresses
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Please explain the extent your project or work showcased British Library digital content *
Please ensure you include details of British Library digital collections your project has showcased. A sample can be found at Please feel free to reference any other digital content you have also used
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Please provide details of the sorts of impact your project has made *
For example, has your project led to further funding, generated income, generated publicity, attracted large audiences to see your work, resulted in conference papers or other publications?
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Please detail the approach(es) or method(s) you used to implement your project / work *
Indicate and describe any research methods, processes, techniques and approaches you have used, e.g. text mining, visualisations, statistical analysis etc
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Please provide some brief background information about you or your team *
Please give a list, with dates and links if you have them, of publications or relevant work you or members of your team may have done
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Please provide a brief description of any challenges the project faced and how you tried to overcome them *
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Do you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the competition? *
Please read the T&Cs and other guidance here,
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