1. This competition is open only to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over. Employees of Elliott & Thompson, The Wildlife Trusts, Foyles, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with this competition are not permitted to enter.
2. All information detailing how to enter forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all terms and conditions are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these terms and conditions.
Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
3. Entries must be submitted either via naturetales.co.uk or to the email address and include the entrant’s full address and telephone number. Postal entries cannot be accepted.
Entrants must clearly state ‘NATURE TALES COMPETITION’ in the subject line of their email if submitting by that method. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, 18th July 2010 and entry is restricted to one per person.
4. To participate in this competition, entrants must write an account of their real-life personal encounter with British nature, wildlife or countryside in no more than 2,000 words.
Entries must be the work of the individual submitting them. Entries must be original and neither the whole nor any part of the entry may have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that no element of their entry infringes the copyright or any other rights of any third party and does not contain anything unlawful. Entries will be judged on which is the most original, interesting and entertaining.
5. The judging panel will be comprised of Mark Searle, Publisher at E&T, Adam Cormack, Marketing Manager at TWT, Julia Kingsford, Marketing Manager at Foyles, Michael Allen, Chairman of TWT and co-author of Nature Tales, and Simon Barnes, renowned naturalist and writer. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
6. Copyright in all submissions to the competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing a credit to the entrant and a free copy of any publication featuring the entry, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Elliott & Thompson to feature any or all of the submissions in any of its publications, its website and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition. Entrants will not be eligible for any other consideration in the event of publication of their submission.
7. Late, illegible, incomplete or defaced entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.
8. One overall winner will be chosen from all entries received which accord with the terms and conditions of the competition and the winner will be announced no later than 31st August 2010.
9. The overall winning entrant shall have their submission published in Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain’s Wildlife, intended to be published by Elliott & Thompson in September 2010. They will also win a year’s membership to their local Wildlife Trust to start no later than 1st January 2011, as determined by the winner’s postal address. In addition to the non-exclusive licence specified in 6 above the winner will enter into an agreement with Elliott & Thompson to grant them, in consideration of the prize, the sole and exclusive right to publish the winning entry for so long as the Book remains available from Elliott and Thompson.
10. The prizes as described are available on the date of publication of these terms and conditions but all elements of the prizes are subject to availability, are non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
11. The winner’s name and county can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Ellen Marshall (email@example.com) between5th August 2010 and 30th September 2010.
12. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes inappropriate or impossible due to reasons beyond the control of Elliott & Thompson and accordingly Elliott & Thompson may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to Elliott & Thompson as a result thereof.
13. Subject to these terms and conditions, Elliott & Thompson, 27 John St, London WC1N 2BX is the promoter of this competition.
14. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.