Terms and conditions

The Guild of Food Writers Write It Competition, in partnership with Pink Lady®

You can enter the Guild of Food Writers Write It! Competition, in partnership with Pink Lady®, by filling in our entry form at www.pinkladyapples.co.uk along with a PDF or Word doc of your entry and some information about yourself and/or your parent/guardian. You can enter the competition between 3rd February 2017 and 30th April 2017. Once the submission deadline has passed and the judges have made their shortlist, shortlisted entries will be visible on the website.

By entering the promotion (the “Promotion”) you (the “participant”) agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Any information or instructions published by the Promoter about the Promotion on the websites www.gfw.co.uk and www.pinkladyapples.co.uk, Twitter (@Pinkladyappleuk and @GuildFoodWriter) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PinkLadyApples/)  form part of these terms and conditions.

THE PROMOTER

The Promoter of this Promotion is The Guild of Food Writers, and the Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Promotion whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY

  1. The Promotion is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and under on 31 August 2017. The Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age. Children under the age of 15 must obtain permission from their parent or legal guardian before entering the competition.
  2. Employees or agents of the Promoter or any of their group companies, or their families or households or anyone professionally connected to this Promotion are not eligible to enter.

HOW TO ENTER & THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

  1. Entries will be accepted from Friday 3rd February 2017. The closing date for entries is Sunday 30th April, midnight. Entries received after the Competition Period will not be eligible for entry.
  2. The competition is free to enter. Only entries submitted to www.pinkladyapples.co.uk will be eligible for entry. If shortlisted, each entry will be checked for suitability of content before it is published on the website. Pink Lady® reserve the right to amend or not to publish any content submitted.
  3. The entry must be entirely your own work not a copy of a previously published story. Its originality will be taken into account by the judges. By accepting these terms and conditions you agree to grant Pink Lady® and the Guild the right to publish and use the material in all media for all purposes in connection with the Write It competition. Please note that entries cannot be returned.
  4. Participants may enter only once. Pink Lady® reserve the right only to publish content deemed suitable for visitors to www.pinkladyapples.co.uk.
  5.  Once the submission deadline of midnight on Sunday 30th April has passed, all of the recipes will be read and judged by the judging panel. The “judging period” takes place from Monday 1st May 2017 until Wednesday 31st May 2017. The winner for each age category will be announced by Friday 30th June 2017.
  6. This Promotion is only available to consumers (e.g. not to any business or reseller). If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’ or any other automated means, that person’s entry will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.
  7. No responsibility is accepted by the Promoter for lost, delayed or damaged data which occurs during any communication or transmission of entries.

THE PRIZE

  1. The Promotion consists of a competition to win the following under the 3 different age group categories:
    10 years old and under - article featured on gfw.co.uk, pinkladyapples.co.uk and theweekjunior.co.uk, winner be featured in The Week Junior, a year’s subscription to The Week Junior for the winner’s school, a trip to The Week Junior’s offices in London, Pink Lady® apples for the winner’s school, food books and a certificate. Plus, 2 highly commended writers will win themselves a Pink Lady® goody bag and a £25 book token each.
    11-14 - article featured on gfw.co.uk, pinkladyapples.co.uk and theweekjunior.co.uk, winner be featured in The Week Junior, a year’s subscription to The Week Junior for the winner’s school, a trip to The Week Junior’s offices in London, Pink Lady® apples for the winner’s school, food books and a certificate. Plus, 2 highly commended writers will win themselves a Pink Lady® goody bag and a £25 book token each.
    15-18 – article featured on gfw.co.uk and pinkladyapples.co.ukand on deliciousmagazine.co.uk, a 12 month subscription to deliciousmagazine.co.uk, a half day tour of the delicious. magazine test kitchen in London, Pink Lady® apples for the winner’s school/college, cookery books and a certificate. Plus, 2 highly commended writers will win themselves a Pink Lady® goody bag and a £25 book token each.
  2. The winners will be contacted on by Friday 30th June 2017 by either email and/or telephone number provided by the participant at the time of entry. The winners will have 14 days from the date the notification was sent to claim their prize.
  3. In the event that a winner is unreachable, ineligible, or fails to claim the prize in the time required, the winner shall forfeit their prize and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the person in second position, and infinitum until all prizes are claimed.
  4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. The prize is not transferable to another individual. Any transfer of the prize by the winner will result in immediate disqualification. The prize must be returned to the Promoter and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to another participant.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  7. The Guild of Food Writers and Pink Lady® give no guarantee in relation to this Promotion, and cannot be held liable for any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from a winner’s (and where applicable, guest’s) use of the prize.
  8. The Promoter and Pink Lady® shall publish the names and towns of residence of all winners on the website after the prizes have been awarded.
  9. By accepting the prize, the winner:
  10. a) Agrees to be photographed by the Promoter for the purposes of promoting the Promotion and the Promoter’s products; and
  11. b) Agrees to be featured on the Promoter’s website gfw.co.uk and www.pinkladyapples.co.uk
  12. c) Agrees to participate in the Promoter’s and Pink Lady®’s other marketing and promotional activities.
  13. All winners take part in the prize at their own risk and to the fullest extent possible in law the Promoter accepts no liability with regard to such prizes whatsoever. The Promoter will have no liability in relation to the conduct of the winner or their guest, nor in connection with any circumstances outside its control with respect to the prize once delivered to the winner.  All winners are subject to the policies and Terms and Conditions of any and all third parties involved in the fulfilment of this prize.  Any terms and conditions applicable to the prizes have been provided to the fullest extent possible.
  14. The Promoter reserves the rights to vary these terms and conditions or cancel the Promotion at any stage in the event of circumstances arising beyond its control.

DISQUALIFICATION

  1. The Promoter reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to disqualify participants who it considers to have not complied with any of these terms and conditions; or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Promotion.
  2. The Promoter shall have the right, where necessary, to undertake all such action as is reasonable to protect itself against fraudulent or invalid claims and entries including, without limitation, to require further verification as to the identity, age and other relevant details of an entrant or claimant and before accepting a claim or entry as being valid.

 PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

  1. The Promoter may use any personal information submitted by the participant (competition entrants) to advise participants of future promotions and to provide information about products of the Promoter that may be of interest. The participant hereby consents to such personal information being used for this purpose and confirms that it agrees with the Promoter’s privacy policy available at https://www.pinkladyapples.co.uk. The participant may withdraw consent to such use of personal information by writing to the Promoter or by using the opt-out process outlined in the Promoter’s privacy policy.
  2. Other than as set out in these terms and conditions or for the purposes of operating the Promotion, the details and information provided by the participant when entering the Promotion or claiming a prize will not be used for any promotional purpose, nor shall they be passed to any third party.

 JURISDICTION/APPLICABLE LAW

  1. This competition will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. By participating the participants agree that any and all disputes regarding this competition will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

The Guild of Food Writers Write It Competition, in partnership with Pink Lady®  - The Guild of Food Writers Opt In

  1. By opting in to receive news and updates from the Guild of Food Writers, you agree to receive marketing communications from the Guild of Food Writers http://www.gfw.co.uk/stop-article.cfm?ArticleID=1201. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button on any communication you receive from the Guild of Food Writers. 

Pink Lady® Makes it Possible 2017

  1. The competition is open to all UK residents (including Northern Ireland) aged 18 or over, excluding employees and their immediate families of Coregeo Ltd, its affiliated companies, their agents or other persons professionally connected with the draw.
  2. The Promoter is Coregeo Ltd, PO Box 1079, Maidstone, ME18 6WX.
  3. No purchase is necessary. To enter, you must enter your details at http://www.pinkladyapples.co.uk/competitions/
  4. The first date on which you can enter your details online to enter the competition is Thursday 16th March, and the last date on which you can enter your details online to enter the competition is 11.59pm 20th April 2017. The winner will be announced on 2nd May 2017.
  5. The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to ensure the website is available, but is not responsible for any inability to enter arising from any unavailability of the website or other technical or communications problems.
  6. No bulk, machine generated, consumer group or third party entries will be accepted.
  7. The entries will be shortlisted and the winner will be selected by the judges from the shortlist.
  8. The winners will be notified by email on 2nd May 2017. The prize must be claimed by 9th May 2017 by return email. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact winners, but if any prize is not claimed by 9th May 2017 an alternative winner for that prize will be chosen.
  9. There is 1 winner for this competition only.
  10. The prize is a spa break to Titanic spa with a 55 minute seasonal spa treatment, including 2 nights in an exclusive apartment at the Titanic Mill, life coaching session with Janet Reibstein and a personal training session with Jane Linden.
  11. The prize must be taken on 25th and 26th May 2017.
  12. The winner and their guest must be 18 or over on the day of their visit to the spa.
  13. The prize will include a 55 minute spa treatment for each guest; this treatment will be the seasonal treatment at the time of booking and cannot be altered.
  14. The winner will be informed of their prize by MCG, on behalf of Pink Lady® and the prize must be taken on Thursday 25th May and Friday 26th May. The prize dates cannot be changed. The winner shall be entitled to bring a guest.
  15. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole or in part. The prize cannot be exchanged for any other prizes of lesser value. The decisions of the Promoter are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The Promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of equal or greater value in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  17. Winners of prizes will be required to take part in related publicity.
  18. The names and counties of the winners will be available upon application with a SAE to Coregeo Ltd, PO Box 1079, Maidstone, ME18 6WX.
  19. When you enter your details on the entry form you opt-in to receive communications from Coregeo containing newsletters or other marketing communications (“Opt-in Communications”). You can change your mind at any time by ticking the unsubscribe box on any opt-in communication you receive from Coregeo.
  20. Entrant’s data will be shared with Titanic spa for newsletters and / or other marketing communications (“Opt-in Communications”). You can change your mind at any time by ticking the unsubscribe box on any opt-in communication you receive from Titanic spa.
  21. Any personal data relating to participants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and (except as set out above) will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent.

Pink Lady® Makes It Possible 2017 - Titanic Spa Opt In

  1. By opting in to receive news and updates from the Titanic Spa, you agree to receive marketing communications from the Titanic Spa http://www.titanicspa.com/. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button on any communication you receive from Titanic Spa. 

Pink Lady® Apple Holder Competition

  1. This competition runs for the whole year (2017).
  2. There are 30 winners every month. 
  3. All entires are selected on the first working day  of every month and winners will be selected from the previous months entires.
  4. The prize draw is open to all UK residents (including Northern Ireland) aged 18 or over, excluding employees and their immediate families of Coregeo Ltd, its affiliated companies, their agents or other persons professionally connected with the draw. 
  5. The Promoter is Coregeo Ltd, PO Box 1079, Maidstone, ME18 6WX.
  6. No purchase is necessary. To enter, you must enter your details at http://www.pinkladyapples.co.uk/competitions/
  7. The first date on which you can enter your details online to enter the prize draw is the 1st March, and the last date on which you can enter your details online to enter the prize draw is 11.59pm 31st December 2017.
  8. The winners will have the apple holder posted to the address supplied.
  9. The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to ensure the website is available, but is not responsible for any inability to enter arising from any unavailability of the website or other technical or communications problems. 
  10. No bulk, machine generated, consumer group or third party entries will be accepted.  
  11. The winners will be drawn at random under independent supervision from all valid entries received at the end of every month.
  12. There are 30 winners for this competition, only. A Pink Lady® apple holder will be supplied to each winner.    
  13. The prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole or in part. The prizes cannot be exchanged for any other prizes of lesser value. The decisions of the Promoter are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  14. The Promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of equal or greater value in the event of unforeseen circumstances. 
  15. Winners of prizes may be required to take part in related publicity. 
  16. The names and counties of the winners will be available upon application with a SAE to Coregeo Ltd, PO Box 1079, Maidstone, ME18 6WX. 
  17. When you enter your details on the entry form you agree to receive Coregeo® newsletters and/or other Coregeo® marketing communications. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button on any communication you receive from Coregeo®.
  18. By signing up to the Pink Lady® newsletter and apple holder competition, you also agree that your data will be shared with Facebook and Google to enable them to identify similar profiles to yours for the purpose of behavioural advertising. Facebook and Google will not use your data for any other purposes and will not send your data to any third party, nor will they send you any marketing communications. We will also never directly contact you on Facebook or Google without your specific consent. 

Pink Lady® Newsletter Opt In

  1. By signing up to the Pink Lady® newsletter, you agree to receive Coregeo® newsletters and/or other Coregeo® marketing communications. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button on any communication you receive from Coregeo®. 
  2. To sign up to the newsletter, you must be eighteen years of age or over.
  3. By signing up to the Pink Lady® newsletter, you also agree that your data will be shared with Facebook and Google to enable them to identify similar profiles to yours for the purpose of behavioural advertising. Facebook and Google will not use your data for any other purposes and will not send your data to any third party, nor will they send you any marketing communications. We will also never directly contact you on Facebook or Google without your specific consent. 

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards Instagram Competition

  1. The Promoter
    We are Coregeo® Ltd (company registration number 3812840) the promoter of this competition.
  2. The competition
    This competition is running in association with The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards, but is not subject to the same judging process.
    The competition will be open from 12am on 1st September 2016 to 11:59pm on 21st March 2017.
    Each month a winner will be selected from that month’s entries, and following the end of the competition an overall winner will also be selected.
  3. How to enter
    Entries must:
    • Be uploaded to Instagram and comply with all Instagram rules and regulations
    • Feature food in some aspect (filters can be used)
    • Use the hashtag “#PLFPOTY[MONTH]” for the relevant month in the text accompanying the image (for example, in the first month of the competition, only entries with the hashtag “#PLFPOTYSept” will be considered and in the second month of the competition, only entries with the hashtag “#PLFPOTYOct” will be considered)
    • Reference @PinkLadyappleuk and @foodphotoaward in the text accompanying the image
    • Be uploaded, with the appropriate hashtags and references, by 11:59pm on the 21st of the relevant month (so for example the first month’s competition will close at 11:59pm on 21st Sept)
    • Not be sexually explicit, offensive or inappropriate or infringe the rights of any third party. Where your entry features a third party who can be identified in the image, you must ensure that you have their consent to submit to image before it is uploaded.
    No purchase is necessary, and there is no charge to use Instagram for these purposes.
    We do not accept responsibility for competition entries that are lost, corrupted or otherwise fail to be considered, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure or issues with the Instagram platform of any kind. Proof of uploading will not be considered proof of entry. We may at our sole discretion extend the monthly entry period in the event of issues with the Instagram platform.
    By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    One winner will be selected each month by the competition judge David Loftus, whose decision is final.
    The nine monthly winners will be automatically entered into the final judging decision, again judged by David Loftus, for the chance to win the overall prize.
  4. Eligibility
    The competition is only open to Instagram users aged 13 or over except employees of the promoter, The Food Awards Company Ltd, any associated agency, and their immediate families.
    If you are under the age of 18, you must obtain written parental or guardian consent to enter and claim your prize. We may ask the winner to provide proof of age.
    No bulk, machine generated, consumer group or third party entries will be accepted.
    We reserve all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition.
    The Instagram usernames of each month’s winner (and the overall competition) will be shared from the @pinkladyappleuk Instagram account following each month’s competition (and the overall competition).
  5. Prize
    Winners will be picked following the end of each month’s entry period and notified through Instagram direct message within 7 days of the draw with details of how to claim their prize. If any prize is not claimed within 3 days of notification an alternative winner for that month’s prize will be chosen.
    Monthly prizes winners will receive iTunes or Android vouchers (depending on their choice) to the value of £25
    The winner of the overall prize will be offered:
    • an invitation to attend the Pink Lady® Food Photography Award ceremony in April 2017 to see their winning image displayed at the exhibition and meet judge David Loftus
    • costs towards travel to London for the winner and a guest (up to £600) to attend the ceremony
    • a room for two nights at The InterContinental Park Lane (meals not included) to attend the ceremony.
    The prizes are not negotiable, transferable or refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole or in part. The prizes cannot be exchanged for any other prizes of lesser value.
    We reserve the right to provide an alternative prize of equal or greater value in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
    You will be responsible for ensuring that you and any person travelling with you are available to travel and hold any travel documents necessary to claim the overall prize.
    If the winner is under the age of 18, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  6. Permissions
    You agree that we may make your entry available on the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards website and any other media in connection with any publicity of the competition and the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Awards. If you are the winner of a monthly competition or the overall competition, you agree that we may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce you as a winner and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes. You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by us.
    By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the competition entry may be held and used only by us or our agents and suppliers to administer the competition.
  7. Limited Free Usage
    The sponsors/organiser will only acquire limited usage rights for works submitted to a competition. Limited usage rights means they must be non-exclusive, and usage is restricted solely to promoting the specific competition the works were submitted to, or future competitions where that competition is a recurring one, and no other purpose. This is termed "limited free usage".
    Winning and shortlisted works can be used to promote the competition in perpetuity subject to the conditions set out on the Bill of Rights page dealing with competition winner's archives.
    Non-winning and non-shortlisted images can be used to promote the competition, and no other purpose, subject to a time limit not exceeding (3) three years following the announcement of the winning entries for the competition the non-winning and non-shortlisted entries were submitted to.
  8. Liability
    As far as permitted by law, we (and our agents or distributors) will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by our negligence (or that of our agents or distributors or their employees). Your statutory rights are not affected.
  9. Instagram
    This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering the competition you release Instagram from any responsibility in respect of your entry.

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