Competition open date: 7 January 2019
Giveaway closing date and time: 17:00 GMT 18 March 2019
Prize: First prize £1000; second prize £500
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
1.4. All conditions of entry are available under ‘Entry information’ on the ICSA website at
2.1. There shall be two (2) winners in the essay competition: the winner will receive a
prize of £1000 and the runner up will receive a prize of £500.
2.2. The winners will be notified by email or telephone no later than the end of April 2019.
2.3. The winners will be invited to attend a celebratory dinner in London on 23 May 2019 and to receive their prize at a prize-giving ceremony in London on 24 May 2019.
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.
4.1. 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
6.2. ICSA will not award any prize if the essay competition is terminated.
7. Collecting and processing personal information
7.1. We collect and process personal information in order to support the administration of the Tom Morrison Essay Prize competition. Such personal information is limited to the name and contact details of the entrant.
7.2. The completed essay submissions will only be processed to support the judging process and essays are shared anonymously with the judges. On completion of the judging process, the judging panel will be informed of the identity of the winners.
7.3. We will use entrants’ contact details to notify the winners and to ensure that they receive an invitation for a celebratory dinner.
7.4. We will also provide contact details to the 3rd party sponsors of the competition Computershare so that arrangements for a winners’ celebration dinner can be made.
7.5. Personal information will also be passed to the editorial team of Governance and Compliance magazine so that they can liaise with you on the reproduction of your essay or part of your essay in the magazine.
7.6. Further information and checks may be carried out to validate the winner’s eligibility.
7.7. The names of winners will be retained 15 years. Details of the entrants, including any additional personal information that is provided to us will be destroyed no later than 3 years after the essay submission.
For more information about how we use personal data, please read our privacy notice.