DARA (Documentary Audio Recognition Award) Terms and Conditions

1. The Promoter

The promoter is Whicker’s World Foundation, PO Box 48, Sir Walter Raleigh House, 48-50 The Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8NX (Foundation Registration 267).

2. The competition

2.1 The title of the competition is Whicker’s World Foundation Documentary Audio Recognition Award (the ‘DARA).

2.2 The Documentary Audio Recognition Award is awarded to the entry which, in the opinion of the judges, best satisfies the Spirit of Whicker Criteria.

3. How to enter

3.1 The competition will run from 18th September 2017 (the “Opening Date”) to 1st May 2018 (the “Closing Date”) inclusive.

3.2 All competition entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than 23:59 on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

3.3 Only one entry is allowed per applicant

3.4 The Promoter may in their absolute discretion extend the date of the Closing Date.

3.5 To enter the competition, submit the online entry form by the Closing Date. Entries must be supported by the materials referred to in the entry form.

3.6 There is no entry fee but any form with uncompleted obligatory fields will be automatically disqualified.

3.7 Entries must be completed in the English language. Any recordings forming part of the application in another language must be dubbed into English.

3.8 In exceptional circumstances, the judges may consider applications by post received by the Closing Date. If you are unable to apply online, please contact us at info@whickerawards.com at least 14 days before the Closing Date to discuss this entry option.

3.9 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.

3.10 By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3.11 For general help with entries, please contact us at info@whickerawards.com.

3.12 The competition entries will be judged by a panel of judges selected by The Promoter. The decision of the panel of judges will be final.

4. Eligibility

4.1 The Documentary Audio Recognition Award is not open to:
(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;
(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or
(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.

4.2 To qualify for this award, the length of your programme must be 15 minutes or more.

4.3 In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win.

4.4 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.

4.5 If you are shortlisted for the Documentary Audio Recognition Award, you will be required to provide a copy of your passport, a recent utility bill and to complete a short declaration that states in which country or countries in you pay tax.

4.6 Entries containing any advertising or sponsorship will be disqualified. If you are in doubt, please contact us at info@whickerawards.com.

4.7 Competition entries cannot be returned.

5. The awards

5.1 The prizes for the Documentary Audio Recognition Award are £3000 for the winner and £1000 for the runner up.

6. Winner announcement

6.1 After the Closing Date, the judges will select a shortlist of up to 5 entries for the Documentary Audio Recognition Award.

6.2 The shortlisted entrants of the Documentary Audio Recognition Award will be invited to attend the announcement of the winners and runners up at an event to be confirmed with at least six weeks’ notice in 2018. The exact date will be confirmed in writing ahead of schedule. The Promoter reserves the right to move the date or location of the event in its absolute discretion.

6.3 The decision of the judges nominated by the Promoter as to the shortlisted entrants, the winners and runners up is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.4 The Promoter will send the name and country of residence of the winners to anyone who writes within one month after the winner announcement date of the relevant competition requesting details of the Winner and the Runner-Up.

6.5 The Promoter will provide reasonable travel expenses to the award ceremony from anywhere within the European Union. The Promoter will also consider in its absolute discretion reimbursement of travel expenses from outside the European Union.

6.6 The Promoter will not reimburse shortlisted entrants for travel insurance, spending money, tax or personal expenses.

6.7 Shortlisted entrants will be responsible for ensuring that they and any person travelling with them are available to travel and hold valid passports, any necessary visas and travel documents for the journey.

6.8 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up a prize.

7. Claiming the prizes

7.1 The prizes for the Documentary Audio Recognition Award will be handed to the winner and runner up at the proposed event or sent to the winners and runners up within 28 days of the event if they are unable to attend.

7.2 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner and runner up. If the winners or runners up cannot be contacted or are not available, or have not claimed their prize within 28 days of the relevant winner announcement date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to another of the shortlisted entrants.

7.3 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up a prize.

8. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights

8.1 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website www.whickersworldfoundation.com and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in sole connection with any publicity of the competition.

8.2 You agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, non-commercial, 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 solely for publicity purposes.

8.3 If you are concerned that aspects of your entry should not be made public in advance of the announcement of the Award (for example, because to do so might endanger the viability of your proposal or a contributor’s safety or wellbeing), please contact Whicker’s World Foundation in advance of making your entry to agree appropriate publicity restrictions.

9. Data protection and publicity

9.1 If you are a winner of the competition, or have been shortlisted, you agree that the Promoter may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner and/or shortlisted entrants of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.

9.2 You agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter.

9.3 By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the competition entry may be held and used only by the Promoter or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition.

10. General

10.1 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.

10.2 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

10.3 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.