Terms & Conditions: BBC Essex "On the Money" competition
- 4 August 2011
- From the section Essex
Find out how you can win a BBC Essex clock on the Essex Years show with Steve Scruton.
1. Entry is open to all UK residents (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), except BBC employees or those of its affiliates and their close relatives or any person connected to the competition.
Proof of identity and eligibility may be requested.
2. The competition will be played during Steve Scruton's Saturday show (11:30 to 1400 BST) from 6 August 2011 (except when editorial requirements lead to a change in schedule or a change in programme content).
3. Towards the beginning of the show listeners will be invited to call in and register their intention to play by calling the number 01245 495050 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply and may be included in your telecom provider's call package).
No other method of entry will be accepted. Only one entry is allowed per listener.
Entrants under 16 years of age will need the permission of a parent or guardian to enter.
4. Entry is only open during the times announced on-air. Entries received outside these times will not be registered.
The opening and closing times may change so please listen to announcements during the show.
5. When listeners telephone to enter, a member of the production team will ask them their name, general location and a contact telephone number.
6. The Entrants' information requested by the production team will be handled by the BBC in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The BBC will only ever use your personal details for the purposes of administering this competition. Your personal details will only be kept for as long as necessary.
7. Entrants will be selected at random from those registered and put on air to guess the value of an item discussed during the programme.
The item and its value will be taken from newspaper advertisements supplied by the Essex County Records Office.
The newspapers will be from the year or years covered during that particular show.
8. Where the adverts are pre-decimalisation the entrants on air will be asked to guess the item's value in 'old money'. Post-decimalisation item guesses shall be in 'new money'.
9. Entrants who give a guess that has already been made in the current competition will be asked to guess again.
10. If the first entrant on air correctly identifies the item's value, they will win the prize.
If not, randomly selected entrants will be invited to guess on air until the correct value is guessed or up to 12 entrants have been put on air (played in 2 groups) and all have guessed incorrectly.
If the second entrant on air guesses incorrectly, from then on the entrant closest to the correct value will be identified.
If, after a maximum of 12 entrants (played in 2 groups), no one has guessed correctly then the closest incorrect guess will win the prize.
If two entrants with incorrect guesses are equally close to the correct value (one above, one below), both will win a prize.
11. Entrants must ensure that they are available on the telephone number provided to take the call from the production team.
If an entrant is not available after reasonable attempts by the production team, another entrant will be randomly selected.
12. The BBC reserves the right to prevent putting an entrant on air or take any entrant off-air, and disqualify them from the competition at any time if they display offensive, abusive or any other kind of behaviour unsuitable for broadcast.
13. The prize is a BBC Essex clock. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.
14. Entrants put on air cannot re-enter the competition for a period of two weeks.
15. Winners are not permitted to re-enter the competition for a period of six weeks.
16. Entrants must agree to take part in any post-competition publicity if required.
17. The BBC's decision as to prizes awarded is final. No correspondence relating to the quiz will be entered into.
18. The BBC reserves the right to:
(i) amend these terms and conditions and vary the competition opening times;
(ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way;
and; (iii) cancel the competition, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.
19. 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 entry being lost or not properly registered.
20. This competition accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found at BBC Competitions Policy.
21. The promoter of the competition is the British Broadcasting Corporation and the applicable law is the laws of England and Wales.
22. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when registering.