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1. NAME OF COMPETITION:
"GOLD's Christmas Cracker Competition 2017". The judging panel will be looking for the most modern festive Jokes that put a comedy twist on the current news agenda or pop culture phenomenon.
2. METHOD OF ENTRY & COMPETITION TERMS:
Entry is free of charge via Twitter at @GoldChannel.
To enter via Twitter the entrant must follow the @GoldChannel twitter account, then tweet their original Christmas cracker joke (the "Joke") via their personal Twitter handle, including the hashtag #GoldCrackers in their tweet entry (each an "Entry").
The Joke must be Christmas themed and suitable for a family audience.
Entries without #GoldCrackers will not count as an Entry.
The Competition will be open between on Tuesday 10th October 2017 to 23.59 Sunday 29th October 2017 inclusive (the "Competition Period").
3. SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS:
All entrants must be over 18 years of age at the date of Entry and resident in the UK. Multiple entries allowed. Employees of UKTV and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Competition. Any entries received outside of the Competition Period (for whatever reason) will be invalid.
Any entry that is unclear, incomplete, defaced, corrupt, illegal or misdirected will not be accepted. UKTV accepts no responsibility for lost entries, and proof of transmission entry will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
UKTV accepts no liability for any invalid, incomplete entries or entries not received by UKTV. No 'bots' or similar automated third party software will be allowed and anyone found using such software will disqualified. Any alternative entrants will be selected according to these terms and conditions.
By submitting the Entry to UKTV the entrant is declaring that it is their own original work, they are the creator of it (or have the creator's permission to submit it. A copy of any such written permission should be supplied on request) and that the original work does not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant agrees to full indemnify UKTV against any actual or threatened claims or actions UKTV may be subject to in relation to your Entry.
Entries must not contain anything that could be viewed as indecent, inappropriate, defamatory, unlawful, offensive or represent a danger to health and safety. Any entry that is found, at any time, to breach these T&C's or that otherwise contains prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by UKTV, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. UKTV shall have the right to remove an Entry from any and all online platforms at their discretion.
4. WINNER SELECTION:
After the close of the Competition Period, a judging panel led by critic Bruce Dessau that includes at least one independent judge, will shortlist the funniest, most festive, modern Jokes. The shortlisted Jokes will then be put to an anonymous public vote by 2,000 British adults via the reputable survey company 3Gem. The highest-rated 10 Jokes will as voted by the public will win. Any entries received outside of this Competition Period (for whatever reason) will be invalid. The decision by UKTV is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
There will be 10 prize winners (the "Winners").
The First Winner to be selected will receive the following:
i) £1,500 worth of from Trailfinders; ii) 1 x Christmas themed hamper; iii) a bespoke set of Christmas crackers which will include their winning joke.
(the "First Prize")
The 9 runners up will all receive a Christmas themed hamper and a bespoke set of Christmas crackers that will include the six highest voted Jokes (the "Second Prize"). The First Prize and the Second Prize are together the "Prize". The Winners will be awarded at our discretion and no prizes will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of an entrant. No alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable & non-exchangeable.
However, we reserve the right to change the Prize due to circumstances beyond our control or to offer an alternative of similar value. Nothing in these terms and conditions in any way limits UKTV's (or any other person or organisation's) liability for fraud, or death or personal injury caused by negligence. It is your responsibility and to assess whether the Prize is suitable for you and to read any instructions or manuals associated with the Prize.
Entrants will be notified via direct message on Twitter that they have won, the Twitter message will instruct the Winner how to redeem their Prize. The Winner of the First Prize will receive a direct Twitter message at least 3 working days prior to 12th December 2017, the Winners of the Second Prize will receive a direct Twitter message on 12th December 2017 (the "Prize Message").
The Winners should respond within 14 days to the Prize Message. Failure to respond to the Prize Message within the timeline stipulated may result in the Prize being forfeited and an alternate Winner being selected. Entrants must follow the Gold Twitter page to be able to receive the Prize. We won't be liable if any Prize fails to reach you or you cannot receive it for reasons beyond our control.
Winners will also be publicly announced on the Gold Twitter page in accordance with clause 7 below.
The Winner of the First Prize must adhere to Trailfinders terms and conditions (which can be found at http://www.trailfinders.com/generalbookingconditions), rules and regulations.
The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Trailfinders.
6. METHOD OF ENTRY:
Entry is free of charge via Twitter at @GoldChannel All entrants must have the Internet service or mobile device bill payer's permission prior to entering.
Entry to the Competition gives UKTV the right, without separate consent or compensation, to publicise any Winners' names and counties and to make further use of these in printed publications and on the Internet solely for administering this Competition in accordance with applicable law.
Entry to the Competition gives UKTV the right, without separate consent or compensation, to use the Joke on all UKTV Platforms if required.
These competitions are offered to you by UKTV Media Limited ("UKTV"). 'Our registered office is at 10 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7AP and our company registration number is 04266373.
By entering this Competition you are submitting your details to UKTV and not to Twitter, Inc. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Twitter, Inc.
9. PRIZE PROVIDER
Taylor Herring Limited of 11 West Way Centre, 69 St Marks Road, London W10 6JG shall fulfil delivery of the holiday vouchers, the boxes of Christmas crackers and the Christmas hampers to the winner (holiday vouchers and crackers) and the runners up (crackers and hampers).
10. GOVERNING LAW:
These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.