FAQ

Can we participate in the Unilever IdeaTrophy as a team? Can we participate in the Unilever IdeaTrophy individually?

You can participate in the Unilever IdeaTrophy as a team of three. Individual applications are inadmissible and will not be accepted.

Can we participate in the Unilever IdeaTrophy as a team of two?

No. You can participate in the Unilever IdeaTrophy only as a team of three people.

Can we change a team member in the Semi-Final or the Final?

No, you can not remove/add a team member in any phase of the competition after completing your application.

Can I participate in the competition with more than one team?

No. You can be the part of only one team.

Can I apply more than once?

No. Each participating team can only submit one application – which you will not be able to review and revise once you hit the submit button.

If I leave the page without hitting the submit button, will my information and my answers be saved until my next visit to the page?

You have to answer all the questions at once and submit them accordingly. If you hit submit button with missing answers, you will be scored based on the questions you answered.

If you exit before hitting the submit button, your answers will not be recorded, and you will have to re-enter all your information and answers next time you attempt to apply.

How do you evaluate the applications? Will the video to be uploaded in application affect the score? I don’t know what to say in the video.

Your written answers to questions will make up 70% and your introduction video 30% of your total score. Click here to see a sample video for inspiration.

We are having difficulty accessing the Internet. Can we submit after the deadline?

No. You must submit before the deadline.

Can we send our answers and video via e-mail?

No. You must submit everything using the form in the Apply section. Answers and videos sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

My video exceeds the size limit. How can I reduce the size of the video?

You can reduce the size of your video using digital tools. Click here for more information.

I could not watch any of the “Open Your Mind” videos. Will I lose any points because of this?

No, watching the videos is optional but they include useful hints, tips and insights about the brand and the brief. Open You Mind Videos will be uploaded a few days after the release of the semi-final brief. So do not forget to check back our website for updates.

I participated in the previous Unilever IdeaTrophy. Can I participate in this one?

Only the finalist team members of previous years can not participate in Unilever IdeaTrophy again. So, if you were not a finalist, yes, you can.

Should all the team members be at the same class/ degree/ faculty/ university?

Students from different universities, classes and different faculties or undergraduate, postgraduate or master’s students may form a team.

Is Unilever IdeaTrophy only for students from specific faculties or specific majors?

No. It is a nationwide competition for all undergraduate, postgraduate or master’s students of universities in Turkey.  Students who wish to apply must be above the age of 18.

I am now abroad for Erasmus Programme. Can I still apply to the Unilever IdeaTrophy?

Yes. Since this year, all phases of 19th Unilever IdeaTrophy - The Pleasure Edition with Magnum are online, you can apply if you are registered at a university in Turkey. But remember, you’ll have to attend the UFLL event in London in 2021 if you are in the winning team.

When will the brief for the Semi-Final be given?

The brief for the Semi-Final will be released in the Brief section on 28 December 2020, Monday upon the announcement of the semi-finalists.

What do we have to do in the Semi-Final?

You will be preparing a presentation as a team according to the brief provided. You will have to submit your presentations no later than 12 January 2021, Tuesday, by 17.00.

Each team will have to join video conferencing sessions with Unilever IdeaTrophy team on 13 January 2021, Wednesday during their assigned hour to present their cases. Each team will be notified of the time and day of their call, and the connection details via e-mail ahead of 12 January 2021, Tuesday.

Will there be a live event for the Semi-Final? How will we present our cases?

No. You will only present your cases via a video conferencing service and necessary connection details will be forwarded to you via e-mail.

If I can not attend the live session at the time/day assigned, will I get a second chance? / Can we change the time/day of our video conferencing session?

Since there are 25 teams and limited time, you will not be able to change the time/day of your video conferencing session. The given time and day will have been fixed.

We won’t be together in the same location with my teammates due to pandemic. Would it be a problem?

Due to pandemic, all phases of the 19th Unilever IdeaTrophy – The Pleasure Edition with Magnum will be carried out online. So, all team members can connect to the video conferencing sessions alone and wherever they are.

Is there a presentation template we are supposed to use while preparing our presentations? Will you provide an outline?

No, you will not be provided with a presentation template or an outline. However, in the brief, we will explain what we are looking for and you will need to make sure your presentation covers all of these.

In what format should the presentation be prepared?

The presentations should be prepared using Microsoft Powerpoint in the format of *.ppt or *.pptx

What are we expected to do for the Final? Will we receive a new brief?

For the Final, you will receive an additional brief based on the first one, and you will be expected to improve your semi-final ideas accordingly. You will have to finalize your presentations before the Final since you will gather with your mentors via a video conferencing service and get ready for your virtual presentation to Unilever Türkiye Board on 29 January 2021, Friday.

Will I upload the Final Brief to the website?

Yes, you will upload the Final Brief to the website. You should finalize it since you will virtually gather with mentors from Unilever to review and improve your presentation before 29 January 2021, Friday.

Does every team member have to present at the Final?

All team members must be present and speak during the virtual presentation at the Final.

Why isn't there a physical Final Camp this year?

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 measures and government restrictions, the Final will be held virtually this year.

Will there be an event in London in 2021?

Yes, the UFLL event, where the winning team will also represent Turkey, will be held in London in 2021. Though the event plans are underway, all are subject to change according to COVID-19 measures and government restrictions.

I have a different question. How can I submit it?

We will gladly answer all your questions via info@Ideatrophy.com or @unilevercareerstr on Instagram and @ULcareerstr.