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Competition Rules

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. These general competition rules apply to all competitions and special promotions. They may be amended from time to time. Energy FM's General terms and conditions of trading also apply.
  2. Special rules may apply to a particular competition, in which case an addendum to these rules will be made for that competition / promotion.
  3. Prizes must be claimed within 1 week from the date of winning. Prizes not claimed within that period will be forfeited and disposed of at the discretion of Energy FM. Prizes from a 3rd party are obtainable from the 3rd party's premises via a voucher which will be posted to the winner within 21 days. Energy FM will not notify winners of the time remaining. It is the sole responsibility of winners to claim their prizes.
  4. Prizes or vouchers (to be exchanged for a prize) must be claimed in person unless the winner is otherwise advised or if the value of the prize is less than £20. Identification will be required when collecting a prize.
  5. In exceptional circumstances, with the prior permission of Energy FM, a winner may nominate a designated person to collect a prize or voucher on his or her behalf. Identification for both the winner and the designated person will be required. The interpretation of "exceptional circumstances" will be at the discretion of Energy FM.
  6. In the event of a winner choosing not to accept a prize, they forfeit any and all claims to the prize, which can then be awarded to a runner-up at the discretion of Energy FM.
  7. Winners under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Identification to the satisfaction of Energy FM may be asked for in relation to both the winner and the parent/guardian.
  8. Upon request by Energy FM, any winner must sign and endorse a copy of these rules to the effect that they comply with the rules in all respects.
  9. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.
  10. All prizes are used / taken entirely at the risk of the winner in all things. Energy FM excludes all warranties in connection with any prize to the extent permitted by law.
  11. Energy FM and its agencies, associates, sponsors and representatives shall not be responsible for any defective prize or misuse of any prize or for any claim, liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any competition promoted by Energy FM.
  12. In relation to any prize involving participation in any activity:-
    a) Energy FM and its employees and agents will be fully released from and indemnified by the winner in respect of any claim for accident, injury, property damage or loss of life in connection with the winner's participation in the prize;
    b) The winner may, at the discretion of Energy FM, be required to sign a form of indemnity as a precondition to his or her entitlement to the prize;
    c) if a winner is under the age of 18 years, his or her parent/guardian must sign an indemnity and consent to the winner's participation in the prize.
  13. If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Energy FM may substitute a similar prize or one of equal value.
  14. Unless otherwise specified, the class of travel for any travel prize, by any mode of travel, will be economy class or equivalent.
  15. All competition winners must agree to being photographed for publicity purposes if required by Energy FM and acknowledge that Energy FM has the right to use such publicity photographs in any reasonable manner it sees fit.
  16. Competition entries and material submitted in connection with any competition (whether in written, audio or visual form, or a combination of any of these) become the property of Energy FM which may use the material in any reasonable manner it sees fit.
  17. Energy FM may broadcast, publicise or otherwise disclose a winner's or competitor's name, character, likeness, statements or any recording of their voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning the competition or Energy FM competitions generally. Energy FM may promote or advertise that a particular winner has won a competition.
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  19. The winner is responsible for any tax payable as a result of a prize being awarded or received.
  20. In any dispute arising out of the use of telephone lines in a competition, the decision of Energy FM will be final.
  21. A person is ineligible to enter a competition if he or she:-
    a) is an employee or a member of the immediate family of an employee of Energy FM or any related company or any sponsor or advertising agency or affiliate associated with the competition;
    b) has won a prize or prizes valued either individually or collectively at up to £100 in any Energy FM competition in the one month period prior to entering the competition in question;
    c) has won a prize or prizes valued either individually or collectively at over £100 in any Energy FM competition in the six month period prior to entering the competition in question;
    d) is discovered, to the satisfaction of Energy FM, to have used or attempted to use more than one name, or knowingly to have broken the rules of a competition in a material way, in order to win a prize from Energy FM
    e) attempts to gain a prize via means of assistance from a third party or by any other outside assistance.
  22. Should Energy FM learn of a person's ineligibility after having appeared to award a prize to that person, Energy FM can apply Rule 21 retrospectively and, where the ineligible person has already taken possession of the prize, Energy FM can require that person to return the prize or make a payment of equivalent value.
  23. Where Energy FM has special competition rules or conditions of entry in relation to a particular competition, such special rules and conditions will prevail in the event of any inconsistency arising between them and the General Competition Rules.
  24. Any failure by Energy FM to enforce any of these rules in any instance will not give grounds for any claim by any other person.

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