BBC New Talent - Impress the Panel Competition Rules
1. These are the campaign rules (“Rules”) and apply to the Impress the Panel (“the Campaign”) organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation (“the BBC”). By entering this scheme, entrants (“Entrants”) agree to be bound by these Rules.
2. In consideration of the BBC agreeing to assess entries to the Campaign each Entrant by entering licenses the BBC for itself and those authorised by it the exclusive right to use an entry for communication to the public (which includes broadcasting and internet use) and all other rights for the purposes of the Campaign. This licence shall subsist until the Entrant is notified that they are unsuccessful or in the case of successful entries until the end of the Competition (31/9/08) or, if later, until the conclusion of any good faith continuing discussions with the BBC concerning future use of their entry.
3. Entrants consent to being filmed and recorded by the BBC where required for the Campaign and for films or recordings made pursuant to this rule being used for all purposes of the Campaign.
4. The BBC reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason at its absolute discretion.
5. The decisions of the judges are final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.
6. No entries will be returned and shall become the property of the BBC. It is therefore advisable for each Entrant to retain a copy where appropriate.
7. Entrants must submit only their own original work and agree that this will not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party.
8. The Entrant(s) must be the sole author of the entry (except where more specifically provided).
9. Entrants may submit only one entry.
10. Entrants permit the BBC to edit or change entries in any way it may in its sole discretion consider necessary for the purposes of use in the Campaign.
11. Entrants, by entering an Event, waive in favour of the BBC and those authorised by it any so-called “moral rights” they may have in relation to an entry which waiver shall subsist for the period of the Campaign or if sooner until the entrant is unsuccessful.
12. The description of the awards prizes and selection process in any Campaign literature or other medium is not binding and may be varied by the BBC and the BBC may make additional awards or prizes but it shall not be obliged to make any award or prize if it considers it inappropriate to do so.
13. It is a requirement that Entrants must be 18 years or over by 14th October 2007.
14. Entry to the Campaign by Entrants is done at their own risk. Attendance by Entrants at any Event staged by the BBC and travel to and from any such Event is also at the Entrant’s own risk and the BBC accepts no responsibility or liability in this regard. Reasonable travel expenses for successful Entrants invited to Event will be paid by the BBC.
15. The BBC reserves the right to seek and issue publicity on behalf of Entrants.
16. Acceptance of these rules is a condition of entry and receipt of an entry by the BBC amounts to acceptance of the rules.
17. The BBC shall not be obliged to make use of any entry and shall not be liable for any loss of publicity or enhancement of reputation.
18. Entries are made at an Entrant’s own expense and the BBC shall not be liable to reimburse any expenses incurred in making an entry (except where more specifically provided).
19. Entries must not contain defamatory or obscene material.
20. Entrants selected for the second stage or subsequent stages of any Event may be asked to undertake not to accept any engagements of the kind being assessed by such Event for any United Kingdom broadcaster other than the BBC prior to the end of the Campaign without having first entered into good faith discussions with the BBC.
21. Unless specifically stated unsuccessful Entrants in any stage may not be contacted by the BBC due to the large number of entries anticipated.
22. All Entrants must (except where otherwise provided) be resident in the United Kingdom. For those Events which offer successful candidates freelance work or employment contracts Entrants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
23. In the event that the BBC wishes to use an Entrant’s contributions outside the context of the Campaign, or should an Entrant be shortlisted as a semi-finalist or Finalist and such Entrant’s contributions which are being assessed be broadcast or otherwise used by the BBC, the Entrant will be offered the BBC’s standard contract and terms appropriate to such contribution.
24. Where Entrants are asked to submit programme ideas or similar material these will be used only in connection with assessment of entries or as more specifically stated and such material shall only be made available to those directly responsible for assessment of entries or the management of particular Events. Unless otherwise stated the BBC shall not use such material for purposes other than those specified in these Rules without the prior agreement of the Entrant.
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