Terms and conditions of the Tom Morrison essay competition 2015

Competition open date: 29 September 2015

Giveaway closing date and time: 17:00 GMT 18 December 2015

Prize: First prize £1,000; second prize £500

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By entering ICSA’s Tom Morrison Essay prize competition (thereafter the ‘essay competition’) you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions as set out below:

  1. Entry methods

1.1.   Only persons over the age of 18 are eligible for entry to the essay competition. You may be asked, at any stage, to provide ICSA or a third party with proof of age and /or identity.

1.2.   All entries must be received through the ICSA website to be valid.

1.3.   Entry into the essay competition is free. Each entrant shall be entitled to make one (1) entry into the essay competition. In the event that ICSA deems an entrant to have made multiple applications to enter or to have acted in bad faith, the entrant shall be excluded from the essay competition and consequently ineligible to win the promotional prize.

1.4.   All conditions of entry are available under ‘Entry information’ on the ICSA website at www.icsa.org.uk/tmep

2. Prizes

2.1.   There shall be two (2) winners in the essay competition: the winner will receive a prize of £1,000 and the runner up will receive a prize of £500.

2.2.   The winners will be notified by email no later than 31 January 2016.

2.3.   The winners shall receive their prize at a prize-giving ceremony to take place in London in early 2016 (exact date to be confirmed).

2.4.   If appropriate, ICSA will pay for the winner(s) to attend the prize-giving ceremony in London.

2.5.   If you fail to provide ICSA with correct contact details, the competition organisers will be unable to contact you and you may forfeit your prize as a result.

2.6.   The prize is neither transferrable nor exchangeable.

3. Publicity and personal information

3.1.   It is a condition of entry into the essay competition that ICSA has the right to communicate the winner and runner up’s names  and entry via any channel or medium  (including but not limited to email, website, social media) and all entrants shall be deemed to have accepted this condition.

4. Judging

4.1.   Where any prize is awarded by means of a panel of judges choosing the best entries no correspondence with entrants or any other person will be entered into nor will any explanation be offered beyond the publicly announced judges’ citation.

4.2.   All entries will be judged by an independent and impartial third party.

5. Finality of decisions

5.1.   The judges’ decisions relating to the choice of the winners and the awarding of prizes are final.

5.2.   By entering the essay competition each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless ICSA, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any costs, damages or liability whatsoever and however incurred, suffered or sustained in connection with the essay competition or the acceptance of the prize.

6. Termination of essay competition

6.1.   ICSA reserves the right to vary the terms of, or terminate, the essay competition at any time at its absolute discretion without liability to any contestant or other person.

6.2.   ICSA will not award any prize if the essay competition is terminated.

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