Rough Guides Instagram competition – terms and conditions

Competitions Terms and Conditions template:

  1. No purchase necessary to enter the competition.
  2. This competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom or United States of America, `aged 14 years or over.  Employees of Promoter, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties, including but not limited to Dorling Kindersley Ltd., Penguin Books Ltd., and Penguin Group (USA) Inc., in any way involved in the development, production, or distribution of this competition, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee and/or authors, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
  3. This competition will commence at 13:00 BST on 3 June 2013 and all entries must be received by 23:59 BST on 31 August 2013. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid.
  4. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish but no entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. To enter, entrants must post a photo of their travels on Instagram and tag with #RGmoments.
  6. All correctly completed entries will appear on Rough Guides Facebook competition app. Throughout the competition, the general public can vote, for their favourite entry using the Facebook app up to five times (at 24 hour intervals). The winner will be the person whose entry has received the most votes as of 23:59 BST 31 August 2013.  If an entrant has submitted multiple entries, only their highest
  7. placed entry shall be considered.
  8. The prize for the winner is one Canon EOS 650D DSLR camera, one Canon EF 70-300mm lens, one Amazon Basics lightweight tripod with bag, one Canon gadget bag and three Rough Guides books of the Promoter’s choice.

  9. The Promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  10. The prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered.
  11. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  12. The winner will be notified via email or post by 7 September 2013. The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  13. By entering this competition each entrant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation and, to the extent that such entry makes use of any third party materials, that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights.  Entrants will keep the Promoter harmless from any claims in relation to their entry that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person.  By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to the Promoter a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented.  Each entrant undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit materials to us.
  14. Each entrant also confirms that anyone depicted in an entry has given their permission for the inclusion of their image in the entry and the use of the entry including their image by the entrant and the Promoter.
  15. To obtain details of the winner please email [email protected] stating the name of the competition in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  16. The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the competition, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this competition and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  17. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook.  You acknowledge that all information and material that you submit to enter this Promotion is submitted to the Promoter and not Facebook and you agree that Facebook shall not be liable to you in any way in respect of this Promotion.
  18. The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
  19. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
  20. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  21. The Promoter is The Rough Guides Limited, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.