Competition Policy

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EREWASH SOUND COMPETITION - GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: applicable to all competitions howsoever run.

These terms and conditions apply to any person entering a competition (on-air or off-air) operated by Erewash Sound CIC, or our sponsors.  Other specific terms and conditions may also apply to certain competitions, but these will be made clear during all promotional messages.  These may include a requirement for the winner to enter into promotional opportunities with the radio station.

To enter, you must be over 16 years of age and resident in the UK.  Any entrants made by anyone under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.  Employees of Erewash Sound CIC and their families; and employees of associated companies may not enter a competition run by the radio station.

Erewash Sound will not accept any responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged.  Proof of sending post or e-mail or making a phone call is not proof that entries were received by us.

One entry per household
Unless otherwise stated, entries are limited to one per household or primary residence/location per competition, although entries are acceptable from family members who reside at different addresses unless any competition specific terms dictate otherwise.  For all prize draws, correct answers or otherwise valid entries, will be entered into a 'hat' - literal or virtual, from which one correct entry will be drawn and deemed the winner.  For entries submitted by e-mail, it is deemed that the applicant will receive any reply correspondence sent by the radio station.  The closing date for entries is specified for each competition and relates to UK time.

Winner availability after deadline
Many of our competitions are drawn live on-air.  Entrants should therefore be prepared to make themselves available to take a call shortly after the notified closing date and time of any competition entered in case they are drawn as a winner.  Calls will come from our studio line 0115 930 3450 and this should be visible on a mobile phone or, where used, landline caller display of the person being called.  Persons drawn and howsoever declared as winners of any competitions will be formally notified by the most appropriate method as soon as possible and within 28 days from the competition closing date at the absolute latest or as otherwise specified in any competition specific terms.  Full details of the prize will also be given upon notification if not already made available.

Right to re-draw upon 'no answer'
Where contact cannot be timeously made with the person determined as the 'winner' from the draw, for whatever reason, or where the entrant is unable to adhere to these terms and conditions, Erewash Sound reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant.  This may be immediately after a draw is made on-air or at a later date.  Competition winners should expect to allow a maximum of 28 days for delivery of all prizes unless otherwise stated in competition specific terms and conditions.    The judge or adjudicator's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  Where we notify a winner by email or text we may ask for confirmation of receipt by reply email or text. 

In the interests of fairness to other listeners, winners of all competitions are not eligible to win again within 28 days of their last win.  Any correct entries identified from existing prize winners within 28 days of competition success will not be entered into the respective draw.

Unless cash prizes or prizes with a value are offered, there are no cash values assigned to any prize unless any competition-related terms and conditions specify otherwise.  No cash equivalent is available.  If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative which is of equal or greater retrospective value than the prize first advertised.  Where prizes are in the form of tickets or vouchers for any particular event or attraction, the winner is responsible for all other costs related to getting to and from it, and whilst at the event - this includes travel and food/drink costs unless any competition prize is for such items or specifies otherwise.

False declarations or entries deemed to have been solicited through collusion between any group of entrants will lead to the disqualification of all relevant entries.  See notes below.

Please note

  • We do not welcome cross promotion of our competitions via third party website forums due to the adverse effects of increased levels of spam e-mails, the volume of which has increased and is being sustained since such action was first taken.
  • Entries should not be submitted by persons seeking to exchange prizes via 'competition' websites and forums.
  • For competitions offering 'tickets' or vouchers for local attractions etc., station officials reserve the right to refuse to accept and delete any entries from persons deemed beyond reasonable travel, and/or who, it will be deemed, will not be in a position to use the prize directly or who it is concluded does not intend to use the prize themselves or who, it can be considered, entered solely by finding out about the competition from a third party or third party website. It will be assumed that these entrants merely intend to swap them with persons who did not enter, which gives them a potentially unfair advantage over other genuine entrants and station listeners.

We and/or the providers of any prize reserve the right to request proof of name and address from any potential winner prior to their prize being allocated and/or redeemed.  Erewash Sound is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied by sponsors, or where provided, questions they have set which are, at any time, found to be inaccurate, and Erewash Sound cannot therefore be held liable for any damage, loss or disappointment for any participant, howsoever applicable.

Callers by telephone are not necessarily entitled to enter on-air competitions, and will not necessarily appear on air, and if so, not necessarily in the order in which they called.  Erewash Sound is not liable for reimbursing costs for telephone charges when either on-hold or on-air.  

All valid competition entries and details, howsoever submitted will be kept for a reasonable period of time to assist in administering the award of any prize, and to ensure transparency in all processes.  This does not include invalid entries which, if deemed not to meet terms and conditions, will be deleted immediately.

By entering a competition, you agree to the collection, retention and usage of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your competition entry, and for the purposes outlined above.  Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.  GDPR rules changed in mid-2018.

Entry in any competition, howsoever run, implies acceptance of these rules, which we reserve the right to amend at any time.  Any rules for specific competitions are designed to be read in conjunction with these rules.  Competition specific rules apply in the event of any conflict. These rules are considered to be governed by English Law.

An entry to any competition advertised on our website or on-air constitutes acceptance of the terms of use.  Please do not enter our competitions if you do not wish to be bound by or do not agree with these terms and conditions.