Schools for Forests: Rules


  1. By participating, schools are agreeing to follow the rules set out below.
  2. The competition is open to any primary school, secondary school, college, or other youth group representing children below the age of 18 (such as Guides or Scouts) anywhere in the world.
  3. Schools can be registered on JustGiving ( by the CIRCLE team to keep track of fundraising, or can do their fundraising offline.
  4. Donations will only be counted as those on the JustGiving page or submitted to CIRCLE by midnight of the 31st of March 2016. Donations will be accepted afterwards, but will not count towards the competition.  To submit donations to CIRCLE without JustGiving, please contact us at
  5. Schools can fundraise in any way they like, including soliciting donations from companies or individuals.
  6. Transport costs are not included in any of the stated prizes.
  7. Postage for prizes will have to be paid for by the participating school.
  8. If your school wins and will be sending a teacher on an expedition to find the newly discovered tree, this expedition will be jointly funded by your school and CIRCLE, so long as the individual school has raised at least £1,000 for CIRCLE.
  9. The selection of the winner will be final. No negotiation past the announcement of the winner will be allowed.
  10. The final common (English) name of the new tree species will be based on the name of the winning school, college or youth group, with the latin name of the species then derived directly from this. E.g. for Canarvon School, the name would be “The Canarvon Tree”, Polyceratocarpus canarvoni, or something close to this. The genus name “Polyceratocarpus” has already been named and is not new to science.
  11. CIRCLE Conservation will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your data is collected during registration and will be used for the sake of this and future competitions. It will not be passed on to third parties without your prior consent.