Baldock Festival Standard Competition Rules

 Contents

  1. Competitions entered by post or Internet/Email
  2. Event Competitions

1. Competitions entered by post or Internet/Email

1.1. The competition is promoted by the Baldock Festival (the BF).

1.2. The competition is open to residents of Baldock and surrounding area.

1.3. Entrants must provide the following details when entering the competition: name, age (if under 16), address, telephone number and/or e-mail address (where available).

1.4. If you are under the age of 16, you must obtain permission from your parent/guardian before entering.

1.5. Only two entries will be accepted per entrant.

1.6. The closing date for entries is stated in main competition publicity and may be extended at the discretion of the BF.

1.7. Winners will be selected from the entries received on or before the closing date, and will be contacted by the BF directly.

1.8. Any prizes must be taken as offered. There are no substitutes or cash alternatives.

1.9. The BF reserves the right to substitute advertised prizes if, for reasons beyond its control, circumstances require it.

1.10. For the purpose of the competition, the entrant’s age will be the age of the entrant on the closing date.

1.11. The BF accepts no responsibility for late or lost entries due to failures of the internet, postal system or any other delivery method. Proof of posting / sending is not proof of receipt.

1.12. Entries will be received and seen by BF Committee members (“Receiving Officers”) who are independent of the judging. The Receiving Officers will remove all entrant details and apply a reference number to each entry, before passing entries to the judges. Consequently, the competition is not open to persons involved in the organisation or running of the competition, or their immediate family.

1.13. The BF will not publish or provide your contact details to anyone and will use them only for the purpose of running this competition. The BF may publish your name, age if under 16 and school/college name (if provided) alongside your entry, in the event it is displayed or published by the BF or by any third party authorised by the BF.

1.14. Entrants confirm that they are the copyright owner of their entry/entries into the competition.

1.15. Whilst the copyright of the entry/entries shall remain with the entrant, the BF reserves the right to display and/or publish, or forward for publishing by a third party, any entry submitted to the competition.

1.16. Entries will be returned to the entrant at the end of the competition and/or any subsequent display only if a stamped, self addressed envelope is included with the entry. The BF can accept no responsibility for any entries which are damaged or lost at any stage during or after the competition.

1.17. Decisions made by the judges and the BF shall be final in every situation, and no correspondence entered into.

1.18. The BF reserves the right to cancel the competition, if deemed necessary, for any reason and at any time.

1.19. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

1.20. These Rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

1.21. Entrants must comply with these Rules to be eligible for any prizes offered. By entering the competition, entrants (and the parent/guardian giving entrants under 16 permission to enter as per Rule 1.4) agree to comply with and be bound by these rules, and accept responsibility for any outcome arising from their failure to abide by them.

1.22. The BF reserves the right to amend rules listed under section 1 of the Baldock Festival Standard Competition Rules at any time. Where such amendments take place during a competition that has opened for entries but has not been judged, all entrants to that competition will be notified that an amendment has been made and given the option to withdraw should they so wish. Competitions judged before amendments were made to these rules shall be subject to the rules that prevailed at the time of judging.

 

2. Event Competitions

2.1. The competition is promoted by the Baldock Festival (the BF).

2.2. If you are under the age of 16, you must obtain permission from your parent/guardian before entering.

2.3. Any closing date for entries is stated in main competition publicity and may be extended at the discretion of the BF.

2.4. Entrants chosen to compete will be selected from the entries received on or before the closing date, and will be contacted by the BF directly.

2.5. Any prizes must be taken as offered. There are no substitutes or cash alternatives.

2.6. The BF reserves the right to substitute advertised prizes if, for reasons beyond its control, circumstances require it.

2.7. For the purpose of the competition, the entrant’s age will be the age of the entrant on the date of the competition or the date of the final competition event where the competition spans several dates.

2.8. The BF accepts no responsibility for late or lost applications for entry (if applicable) due to failures of the internet, postal system or any other delivery method. Proof of posting / sending is not proof of receipt.

2.9. The competition is not open to persons involved in the organisation or running of the competition, or their immediate family.

2.10. The BF will not publish or provide your contact details to anyone and will use them only for the purpose of running this competition. The BF may publish your name, age if under 16, school/college name (if provided) and any photographs taken during the competition, in the event it is publicised by the BF or by any third party authorised by the BF.

2.11. Decisions made by competition judges/referees/adjudicators etc and the BF shall be final in every situation, and no correspondence entered into.

2.12. The BF reserves the right to cancel the competition, if deemed necessary, for any reason and at any time.

2.13. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

2.14. The BF can accept no responsibility for any accidents or injuries sustained by entrants during the course of the competition. Those participating do so entirely at their own risk.

2.15. These Rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

2.16. Entrants must comply with these Rules to be eligible for any prizes offered. By entering the competition, entrants (and the parent/guardian giving entrants under 16 permission to enter as per Rule 2.7) agree to comply with and be bound by these rules, and accept responsibility for any outcome arising from their failure to abide by them.

2.17. The BF reserves the right to amend rules listed under section 2 of the Baldock Festival Standard Competition Rules at any time. Where such amendments take place during a competition that has opened for entries but has not been completed, all entrants to that competition will be notified that an amendment has been made and given the option to withdraw should they so wish. Competitions completed before amendments were made to these rules shall be subject to the rules that prevailed at the time of completion.

 

 

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