TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. In order to nominate someone, you must be a UK resident (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and not be a BBC employee, employee of any of its affiliates, close relative of any such employees or connected to the awards competition directly or through a close relative.
2. Any person who is a resident or travels on a typically daily basis (eg for work and does not need to include weekends or bank holidays) in Sussex, Surrey or North East Hampshire over 18 by 18/11/2011, except for category 1 below, which is for anyone aged 18 or under on this date is eligible to be nominated, except BBC employees, employees of any of its affiliates, close relatives of any such employees or connected to the award directly or through a close relative. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.
3. Nominations can be made either: (i) online by accessing www.bbc.co.uk/Sussex or www.bbc.co.uk/surrey, filling out and submitting the application form; or (ii) by post on a printed application form to BBC Sussex, Broadcasting Centre, 40-42 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XB or BBC Surrey, Broadcasting Centre, Guildford, GU2 7AP. For postal nominations, the nomination form is available to download from www.bbc.co.uk/Sussex or www.bbc.co.uk/surrey. You can also apply for a nomination form to be posted to you by calling our reception on 01273 320400 - standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package - before 25 November, 2011. Please note that all completed nominations, whether online or post, must be received no later than midnight at Friday 25 November. Any nominations received after this will not be accepted.
4. You will be required to provide evidence of the nominee's (or his/her parent or guardian where applicable) permission in case your nominee is selected. You may also be required to provide contact details for a referee who can confirm the facts in your nomination.
5. The categories and criteria to qualify for nomination and on which winners will be selected are:
Young person of courage or achievement - awarded to anyone aged 18 or under, who has demonstrated courage or maturity beyond their years.
Bravery - awarded to someone who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of adversity.
999 - presented to a member of the emergency services for commitment to their profession.
Sport - awarded to someone who has contributed to local sporting life, either playing a sport or acting as a referee etc.
Good neighbour - awarded to the person who goes out of their way to help their neighbours.
Fundraiser/volunteer - someone who has given up their time to raise funds for a charity or good cause.
Local entrepreneur - recognising an individual or company's contribution to supporting the local business community.
6. The BBC team may contact the nominator, the nominee (his/her parent or guardian, where applicable) or the referee to verify facts and/or events and whether the relevant consents have been obtained. This should not be interpreted as anything other than an information gathering exercise.
7. A panel formed of three people will select one winner per each category.
8. The winners will be expected to be present at the Awards Ceremony on 15 December, as advised by the Production Team when notifying each winner.
9. The BBC's decision as to the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the awards will be entered.
10. The prize will consist of a trophy and certificate. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.
11. Nominees must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required.
12. The BBC reserves the right to: (i) vary the opening times of the awards; (ii) disqualify any nomination that breaches the rules or is fraudulent in any way; and (iii) cancel the awards, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.
13. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any nomination not properly registered, including postal delays.
14. 14.The BBC will only use personal details for the purposes of administering this award and will not publish or provide them to anyone without permission. For further information, please see www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/.
16. The promoter of the awards is the British Broadcasting Corporation and these terms and conditions are subject to the laws of England and Wales.