Win Hugh Sykes.
Yes, really, you can win this man. We are handing legendary reporter Hugh Sykes over to you.
Over the next few weeks, Hugh will be reading the suggestions, stories and ideas we receive and will record a special piece for iPM.
If you'd like to win Hugh, tell us what you'd like him to report on - it could be a subject close to your heart; something happening in your town, workplace or home; or your unique take on something you've heard in the news - it's up to you. But please send it to us before the 8 July 2010.
How do I send an idea?
You can email ipm [at] bbc.co.uk putting "I'd like to win Hugh Sykes" in the subject line.
You can write to us at
I'd Like To Win Hugh Sykes, iPM,
Room G601, BBC TV Centre London, W12 7RJ
You can leave a comment below or tweet it if you can tell us in under 140 characters.
The terms and conditions are below.
Terms and Conditions for Radio 4 iPM's 'Win Hugh Sykes!'
1. Entry is open to UK residents (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), except employees of the BBC or associated companies, their close relatives or any person connected to the competition.
2. Listeners are invited to submit ideas for stories which they would like Radio 4's veteran reporter Hugh Sykes to cover. The entry should be based on the listener's ideas, experiences or expertise. They can be expressed in as little as one sentence.
3. Listeners can send their ideas by either:
• Emailing their idea to the following address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org;
• Leaving a comment on the PM blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/; or
• Sending their idea by post to the following address: iPM, Rm G601, BBC TV Centre, London. W12 7RJ.
5. Entries must be received by 00:01 on Thursday July 8th, 2010. Entries received after this will not be considered.
6. Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive, violent or any other unsuitable material.
7. By submitting their idea, entrants agree to allow the BBC to produce a report based on their idea which may be broadcast across any media.
8. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
• Do they have some compelling link to the news?
• Would they make an appealing and original radio report of interest to a large number of fellow listeners?
• Do they meet BBC editorial standards?
9. Entries will be judged through the following process:
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, consisting of 5 senior members of the production team, who will select the entry that they agree most closely fulfils the above criteria.
10. The production team's decision as to which idea is choosen is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. The listeners whose idea is selected will be contacted by the production team by Friday July 16th 2010 and their story idea will be covered by Hugh Sykes for the Radio 4 show iPM. The listener is not guaranteed any further input into the story, but they will receive a credit when the report is broadcast.
12. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system, the post or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
12.The BBC reserves the right to cancel this event at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
13. By entering this event, entrants warrant that they have legal capacity to enter the event and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
14. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
15. The BBC's code of conduct for competitions applies to this event. You can read more about it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/competitionspolicy.