Christmas card competition - terms and conditions

  1. The Promoter
    The Promoter is Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (“Guide Dogs”) whose registered address is Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire RG7 3YG, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (291646) and a charity registered in England and Wales (209617) and Scotland (SC038979).
  2. The competition
    2.1 The title of the competition is Guide Dogs’ Christmas Card Competition for children and young people with sight loss. 
    2.2 The purpose of the competition is to show the creative talent of children and young people.  The Promoter will showcase the winners and a selection of other entries in December 2020 at an event held by the Promoter in the Houses of Parliament to talk to politicians about how they can ensure blind and partially sighted children have access to the support they may need to achieve their goals.
    2.3 Entrants can design and decorate their Christmas Card entry however they wish, from paints and pens to pipe cleaners and sequins.  
    2.4 Entries may take any form of artwork, including drawings, paintings, three-dimensional art pieces, or even a video or sound clip
  3. How to enter
    3.1 The competition will run from 15 October (the "Opening Date") to 22 November (the "Closing Date") inclusive.
    3.2 All competition entries must be received by the Promoter at, Guide Dogs Campaigns Team, 20 Thanet Street, London, WC1H 9QL with a competed entry form (found above) by no later than 4.00 pm on the Closing Date. Alternatively, entry designs can be sent with a scanned copy of the entry form to by the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified. 
    3.3 The Promoter will not accept:
    (a) responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or 
    (b) proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.
    3.4 By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    3.5 For help with entries, please Campaigns Team at Guide Dogs via email at
    3.6 The competition entries will be judged by a panel of three judges based on a mixture of creativity, originality, artistic merit and technique. The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final.
    3.7 The Promoter will send the full names of the judges to anyone who writes within one month after the Closing Date of the competition requesting details of the judges and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set at clause 3.2 
  4. Eligibility
    4.1 The competition is only open to all UK residents who are blind or partially sighted and who are aged under 18 years old on 31 December 2020.
    4.2 In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.
    4.3 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.
    4.4 Competition entries cannot be returned.
  5. The prize
    5.1 The prize is a bundle of art supplies. 
    5.2 There will be three winners of the prize, one in each of three different age based categories. The categories being (1) five years and under; (2) age 6 to 10 and (3) age 11 to 17.
    5.3 Entries will be shared with MPs where consent has been given. 
    5.4 Prizes are subject to availability. 
    5.5 There is no cash alternative for the prize. 
    5.6 The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
    5.7 The prize is not negotiable or transferable.
  6. Winners
    6.1 The decision of the judges nominated by the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
    6.2 The Promoter will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the announcement date, using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry. The Promoter will not amend any contact information once the competition entry form has been submitted.
    6.3 The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will send the surname and county of major prize winners to anyone who emails or writes to the address set out in condition 3.2 or 3.3 above (enclosing a self-addressed envelope) within one month after the Closing Date of the competition. 
    6.4 If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter. In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request. 
  7. Claiming the prize
    7.1 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within 14 of days of the Announcement Date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the entries that were received before the Closing Date.
    7.2 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.
  8. Limitation of liability
    8.1 Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its 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 the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  9. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights
    9.1 All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.
    9.2 The Promotor reserve the right to work with our partners to reproduce the entry in whole or in part, without restriction and as we see fit, including but not limited to in print, video or on social media
    9.3 By submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material, you agree to:
    (a) assign to the Promoter all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and
    (b) waive all moral rights,
    in and to your competition entry and otherwise arising in connection with your entry to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.
    9.4 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website or any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
  10. Data protection and publicity
    10.1 The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in its privacy policy, a copy of which can be seen at See also condition 6.3 and condition 6.4, with regard to the announcement of winners.
  11. General
    11.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.
    11.2 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
    11.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
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