Popular Vote Awards

The participants of the ten most popular entries in the region (those which receive the highest number of votes) will get a £100 Apple e-gift card and also become regional finalists!

Regional Grand Prizes

A regional judging panel will then review all finalists’ entries, and the participants of the top three entries will each win the grand prize – a flight ticket to their dream study destination!

Only eligible test takers who have taken IELTS with the British Council between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. Other terms and conditions apply.

Submissions and Entries

Where do you want to study? It’s one of the most life-changing decisions you will ever have to make. With IELTS being recognised in over 10,000 institutions across 140 countries, having an IELTS result means you are able to apply to universities across the whole world. Wherever your dream destination is, IELTS will help you get there.

We would love to find out where you are going with IELTS and why, and want you to inspire us with a photo of you preparing to realise your dream. For a chance to win one of three one-way air tickets to the destination of your dreams, share your dream with us here.

The deadline for submission is 23:59 (Hong Kong time) on 23 March 2018.


Share your dream with your friends, too! Once your submission is successfully published, you will receive an email notification, and you can then share your submission on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and invite your friends to vote for you.

The top ten most popular entries (those which receive the highest number of votes) in the region will become our Popular Vote Award winners, and will also automatically be entered into the regional finals for a chance to win the Regional Grand Prizes – so share your entry with your friends and start collecting votes!

The deadline for receiving votes is 23:59 (Hong Kong time) on 30 March 2018.

Winner Announcement

To be eligible, all Popular Vote Award winners and Regional Grand Prize winners must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Have taken their IELTS tests with the British Council between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018
  • Be planning to begin undergraduate or postgraduate study in 2018 at a higher education institution abroad that accepts IELTS as part of its admission requirements
  • Be able to provide a valid IELTS candidate number and test date for validation.

Judging will take place in April 2018 and the three Regional Grand Prize winners will be contacted in April 2018 by email. Winners will be asked to confirm their acceptance by return email within seven working days of receiving notification that they have won. If, for any reason, the prize is not accepted, the British Council reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prize to an alternative winner.

All winner announcements will be made on the British Council Facebook pages and website in April 2018.

* Eligible countries/regions include: Hong Kong and Macau, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

the United Kingdom




National Taiwan University of Arts

State of Minnesota, USA

Canada, Germany



New Zealand

United kingdom

New Zealand



New Zealand, Swiss



The United Kingdom


United states