Free Rice Competition

Join the Free Rice Challenge!

January 2021


What is Free Rice?

Every right answer helps to end world hunger. 

Free Rice is a free to play, online game, where you answer a variety of questions, based on your chosen subject. For every answer you get correct, the World Food Programme (WFP) will receive 10 grains of rice (or the money equivalent) who donate it to various WFP projects across the world.

Get started today and see how many grains of rice you can donate!


Refreshers 2021 Competition

This Refresher's we are hosting 3 Free Rice competitions, with your chance to win a £10 Amazon Voucher!

Simply play Free Rice on our official ARU Free Rice Group (group to be confirmed, see below), donate as much rice as you can in one of our competiiton weeks, and our top 3 winners each week will win a £10 Amazon voucher!

If you get the most rice donations over the 3 competitions, you will win a further £20 Amazon Voucher!


Competition Rules

  • Only registered ARU students are allowed to compete.
  • An ARU student, who is also a member of staff with the Students' Union (excluding 92, shop,and front desk staff) are able to play but will not be eligible for a prize. .
  • Each competition starts at 9:30am on the competition start date.
  • Each competition ends at 9:30am on the competition end date.
  • Only rice donated within the official group will count towards the competition.
  • The code for the official group will be announced on this page at 9:30am on Wednesday 4th January.
  • Winners will be announced on this page at 9.30am every Monday morning during the 3 weeks.
  • Students with the top 3 rice donations at the end of each week will receive a £10 Amazon Voucher.
  • A student cannot win a weekly competiton more than once. Winners in each of the 3 competitions must be unique.
  • The student with the most donated rice between 6th January and 25th January will win a further £20 Amazon voucher
  • The overall winner will be announced on Monday 25th January 2021.
  • Competition winners will have to prove their account by showing us their free rice account.


Competition Dates

Competition 1 - Wednesday 6th - Monday 11th January 2021

Competition 2 - Monday 11th - Monday 18th January 2021

Competition 3  - Monday 18th - Monday 25th January 2021


Competition Code

The competition group name is ARU2021 and the joining code is 3HHZXQ3C



Winners will be announced here every Monday morning at 9.30am and will need to contact us on to collect your Amazon voucher

Competition 1 - Wednesday 6th - Monday 11th January 2021 winners: 1st = FreeRiceKJ, 2nd = bethmiller29, 3rd = Maria_Sofia

Competition 2 - Monday 11th - Monday 18th January 2021 winners: 1st = ARU_Rice_Champion, 2nd = jasmineS, 3rd = Leyla707.

Competition 3 - Monday 18th - Monday 25th January 2021 winners: 1st = sarahkiee, 2nd = Monetalexx, 3rd = Laura_Tucker Email us for your prize on the email above!


Overall competition winner - ARU_Rice_Champion with 90,018 grains of rice! Well done!

Well done to all of our winners and to everyone who took part!


How to play Free Rice

1. Go to or download the 'FreeRice' app (available on android and ios)

2. Create your free profile. We recommend using you name so that we can easily identify you.

3. Add yourself to the ARU Volunteer Centre group using the competition code.

4. Answer as many quiz questions correct as possible!



January 2020 Competition results

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Refreshers competition in 2020. In just one week you have helped us donate:


557,130 grains of rice!


Congratulations also to our individual winner:

Sarah Baldwin - 87,440 grains of rice!


and our Society winners:

ARU Surgical Society - 136,770 grains of rice!