Competitions T&Cs

1. The Promoter 

The Promoter is THE CHATEAU PUBLISHING LIMITED, ESP COLOUR LIMITED, MILLBUCK CLOSE, SWINDON, SN2 8XU (CP).  

 

2. The competition

2.1. The Title of the competitions: The "Dare To Do It" at Home Competitions.

2.1.1 Consisting of 3 separate competitions;

 (a) Wellbeing – send us any wellbeing story (written by you) that you like. It may be that you have finally mastered your sun salutations by practicing yoga in your living room, or you’ve dug out your paints and easel and got creative with all the extra time at home. Maybe you’ve even challenged yourself to get through those DIY projects you've been meaning to start, that have niggled you for years… Basically anything that’s a good news story.

 (b) Book Writing - write anything you like (except for cookbooks, children’s books and gardener’s journals (or similar)), no max or min length but it must be all your own work. All you have to do is send over your manuscript (don't worry, there will be time for tweaking and editing) and we'll choose our 6 favourites for shortlisting. Then it'll be up to the public to decide the winner.
As cookbooks, children's books and a gardener’s journal are already in the works for publication by CP, these won't be considered, but that still leaves masses of scope from Novellas to Encyclopaedias…

 (c) Christmas Card Design - send us in a designed Christmas card in the size 148x148mm. Again, it must be all your own work. The cards will be sold in multipacks, so there will be up to 6 winners for this design.

2.2. The Prizes

2.2.1 Wellbeing; The prize for the winner is a night for 2 people at The Chateau, staying in our gorgeous Honeymoon Suite, with dinner hosted and cooked by Dick and Angel Strawbridge. The winner must organise and pay for their own travel from home to the Chateau. Due to the age of the building there will be a lot of stairs to climb when staying at the Chateau, so wheelchair access is not available and no adaptations for those with a disability are possible.
The date for the stay will be agreed between the winner and CP but is subject always to Chateau availability.
The prize includes return ferry travel with Brittany Ferries (Portsmouth to St Malo) for a car and two passengers, including a cabin. The ferry travel can only be used in combination with the winner’s stay at The Chateau, travel must be taken during 2021 and booking is subject to Brittany Ferries availability at the time of booking. Further details of how to book and other important information will be provided to the winner.
The winner will be responsible for ensuring that you and any person travelling with you are available to travel and hold valid passports, any necessary visas and travel documents for the trip on the travel dates specified.

2.2.2 Book Writing; Your book published and sold through thechateau.tv. CP will organise the design, formatting and any editing to make the Book ready for sale. You must give us the legal rights that we need to publish and sell the book exclusively whilst in production, which will mean signing a formal agreement with us to confirm these rights. This is a requirement for receiving the prize.
You will receive a commission on the sale price of the Book via the CP website to be negotiated with the winner via The Society of Authors (excluding shipping & VAT from the sale price). The commission to you will be calculated and paid, normally within 15 days following the end of every calendar quarter (Jan-March, April-June, July-September, October-December). CP has the right to remove the Book from sale at any time.

2.2.3 Christmas Card Design; Your Christmas Card Design published and sold through thechateau.tv. You must give us the legal rights that we need to use the design exclusively whilst in production. This will mean signing a formal agreement with us to confirm these rights. This is a requirement for receiving the prize.
You will receive 5% commission on the sale price of your individual Christmas Card Design (excluding shipping & VAT from the sale price). The commission to you will be calculated and paid, normally within 15 days following the end of every calendar quarter (Jan-March, April-June, July-September, October-December). CP has the right to remove the pack of 6 cards that includes your Christmas Card Design from sale at any time.

 

3. How to enter

3.1.1 Wellbeing; The competition will run from 06/04/2020 to 28/08/2020 inclusive. All competition entries must be received by CP by no later than midnight on 28th August 2020. All competition entries received after this are automatically disqualified.

3.1.2 Book Writing; The competition will run from 06/04/2020 to 17/07/2020 inclusive. All competition entries must be received by CP by no later than midnight on 17th July 2020. All competition entries received after this are automatically disqualified.

3.1.3 Christmas Card Design; The competition will run from 06/04/2020 to 14/08/2020 inclusive. All competition entries must be received by CP by no later than midnight on 14th August 2020. All competition entries received after this are automatically disqualified.

3.2. To enter the competition:

3.2.1 Enter the competition by emailing competitions@thechateau.tv by the relevant closing date including the following Subject Heading for the respective entry. A separate email must be sent for each competition, if you are entering more than one.

 (a) My Wellbeing Entry 

 (b) My Literary Entry

 (c) My Christmas Card Entry 

3.3. No purchase is necessary to enter this competition.

3.4. CP will not accept responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause (including, for example, as a result of any network, equipment, hardware or software failure of any kind).   Proof of transmission or posting is not accepted as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.

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

 

4. Voting

4.1. 4.1. Dick & Angel Strawbridge will short list the entries. The short listed entries will then be made available for members of the public to choose and vote for their favourite in each category. The short list will be made available and voting will take place on the https://thechateau.tv/.

4.1.1 Wellbeing; Short list will be available from the 04/09/2020 to the 28/09/2020 midnight. The winner will be announced on the on the 2nd of October 2020.

4.1.2 Book Writing; Short list will be available from the 01/09/2020 to the 29/09/2020 midnight. The winner will be announced on the on the 30th of September 2020.

4.1.3 Christmas Card Design; Short list will be available from the 28/08/2020 to the 25/09/2020 midnight. The winners will be announced on the on the 28th of September 2020. There will be up to 6 winners; when the short list is produced, the number of designs that may win will be set out clearly with the list.

 

5. Eligibility

5.1.5.1. There can only be one entry per person for each of the competitions.

5.2. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 years or over, except:

5.2.1 employees of CP;

5.2.2 employees of agents or suppliers of CP or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or

5.2.3 members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
For the Book Writing and Christmas Card Design only, if the creator of the work is a child, the entrant can be the child’s parent or legal guardian, but you must have the legal right to give CP the rights that it needs to publish/use the Book/Design, as referred to in paragraphs 2.2.2 and 2.2.3 above.

5.3. In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. CP may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.

5.4. CP will not accept competition entries that are:

5.4.1 automatically generated by computer;

5.4.2 completed by third parties or in bulk;

5.4.3 illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

5.4.4 incomplete.

5.5.. CP reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.

5.6. Competition entries cannot be returned.

5.7. There is no cash alternative for the prize.

5.8. The prize is not negotiable or transferable.

 

6. Winners

6.1. The decision of CP is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.2. CP will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the closing date, using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry.

6.3. The winner of the competition will be announced on the competition website.  

 

7. Claiming the prize

7.1. CP will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, CP reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner up.

7.2. CP does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

 

8. Limitation of liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, CP, 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 CP, 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 CP will become the property of CP on receipt and will not be returned.

9.2. 9.2. By submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material, you agree to assign (or at CP’s election exclusively to licence) to CP all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee and 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. You will enter into any appropriate agreement that CP asks you to sign to make this assignment effective.

9.3. You agree that CP may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website https://thechateau.tv/ and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. In so far as it not covered by the assignment referred to in paragraph 9.2 above, you agree to grant CP a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry for such purposes.

 

10. Data protection and publicity

The personal information collected by CP will be used for the purposes of administering the promotion and contacting you (if you have won the prize) and by passing these details on to third parties as necessary to deliver the prize. CP will only process your personal information as set out in the https://thechateau.tv/privacy-policy.
By entering the competition, if you are the winner, you agree that CP may make your name and county available and may use your name and county for publicity purposes without your permission or payment to you. If the entry is made on behalf of a child, it is the name of the adult entrant that will be used in this way.

 

11. General

11.1. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, CP may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.

11.2. CP 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 courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction.