Independent Challenge

Submission Guidance 

Thank you so much for taking part in our programme. On this page we have provided guidance on how to submit your evidence, and given examples of types of evidence you can submit for your independent challenge.

If you have done something different to the examples provided, don’t worry. The most important thing is that the GSL team can clearly see from your submission that you have completed your challenge.

When completing the form, please ensure that your name is clearly written, as this is what will be put on the certificate.

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please email: or click here to start an instant chat with our team during UK office hours (09:00 – 17:00).

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Pledge, Publish, Power


We challenged you to raise funds for a charity or organisation of your choice. All we need in the submission form is the name of the charity or organisation, evidence of what you did, and how much money you raised.

You could submit a photo or video of your fundraising activity and a screenshotphoto or website link of your fundraising page showing the amount you raised. If you wanted to take it one step further, you could send a letter or email to the organisation letting them know how much you raised!


We challenged you to raise awareness about a cause or organisation that means something to you or that you’re passionate about.

  • If you wrote a blog you can submit this as a short report (2 pages max.) as a pdf or word document.
  • If you designed a poster you can submit it as a PDF, jpg file, a photo or screenshot of it.
  • If you did a voice recording or a podcast you can submit this as an MP3 file, or if you created a video or animation you can submit this as a MP4 file or gif.

Please note, your evidence doesn’t need to be published online, this challenge is about taking safe first steps into creating a piece of work and practising rather than actually publishing something.


We challenged you to support a campaign that an organisation of your choice, is running, or to start a campaign to build more support for their work. In the submission form, all we need is the name of the charity or the organisation and evidence of what you did.

You could submit a photo or video of your activity or a screenshotphoto or website link showing the activity you did if it was online. If you wrote an article or report, you can submit this as a word document or PDF. If you designed a poster/advert/drawing of support you can submit this as an image (jpg) or a PDF.

Uploading Your Files

Naming Your file

Please make sure your files are named clearly, with your first name, User ID and the challenge category. This will help us link them to your record and challenge.

Example: Jake_55643_pledge or Noor_98321_publish

File Size

The maximum file size we can accept through the submission form is 50MB. If your file is larger than this, we can accept files up to 2GB via WeTransfer.

File formats

Here are all of the file formats we accept for your submission. If you try to upload a file which is not listed below, it will not work.

If your file is in a different format, you can send it via WeTransfer (up to 2GB) to Please make sure your files are named clearly with your first name and User ID.

The submission form will allow you to upload links to websites, blogs and video channels (e.g. YouTube and Vimeo).

We cannot accept links to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or ShareFile.

Video & Audio Files

The types of video and audio files we can accept are as follows:

  • mp4.
  • mov.
  • wmv.
  • flv.
  • swf.
  • mp3.
  • avi.

Types of Documents

The types of documents we can accept are as follows:

  • PowerPoint
  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • JPEG

Photo/Image Files

The types of photo/image files we can accept are as follows:

  • jpg.
  • gif.
  • png.
  • bmp.


How to submit evidence for your independent challenge.

How to send files via WeTransfer.

How to upload videos on YouTube.

How to upload videos on Vimeo.

The Submission Form

Please upload the evidence for completing your challenge using the submission form below before your Submission Deadline. Please note, any submissions received after this date will not be considered.

To ensure you do not come across any difficulties when submitting your evidence, please read the below points carefully:

  • You must complete the form all in one go, so make sure you have read this page thoroughly and gathered your evidence before you start.
  • All evidence is submitted at the bottom of the form.
  • Ensure your files are in the correct format, if they are not you can send us files via WeTransfer.
  • Make sure you name your evidence files clearly, with your first name, User ID and the name of your challenge category.