Serious Ocean - Rules and Regulations
1. Entrants must have permission from parents or guardians in accordance with the application form before they apply.
2. For entries to be accepted, entrants must be no younger than 12 years and no older than 15 years on 17th November 2007.
3. Entrants need to apply and complete an application form from which a short list of 120 will be selected by the BBC for audition.
4. Entries cannot be accepted after the closing date 27 August 2007 and no correspondence after that date can be entered into.
5. Entrants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to all auditions.
6. Entrants must be available to attend on the audition date set by the BBC with their parent/guardian.
7. Reasonable audition travel expenses for short-listed candidates plus a parent/guardian will be paid by the BBC.
8. Successful candidates will need to hold a British Passport valid until at least June 2008, and will need to complete a medical questionnaire countersigned by their GP. They must be willing to have any necessary inoculations before travelling to Chile and must be able to swim.
9. Successful candidates will be supplied with all necessary specialist kit, which must be returned at the end of the expedition.
10. Entrants and their parents/guardians will be expected to enter into formal agreements detailing health and safety requirements.
11. All safety matters associated with the expedition will be in the hands of experienced expedition leaders who will conduct Ocean training and accompany the team throughout. Participants must accept the instructions of the expedition leaders at all times.
12. All reasonable expenses associated with the trip will be paid for by the BBC. This includes inoculations, kit, travel, accommodation, insurance and food.
13. All entries are subject to any relevant licences governing the engagement of children being obtained by the BBC.
14. All entrants give their consent to take part and be filmed as part of a BBC documentary series and the copyright of this series will belong to the BBC.
GENERAL rules – applicable to all BBC New Talent campaign Events
1. BBC New Talent ("the Campaign") is organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation ("the BBC").
2. In consideration of the BBC agreeing to assess entries to the Events 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 in the case of unsuccessful entries until the end of the Campaign (31/3/08) or until the entrant is unsuccessful if sooner and in the case of successful entries until the end of the Campaign or until if later the conclusion of any good faith continuing discussions with the BBC concerning future use of the entry. This will assist the BBC in handling the large number of entries it anticipates receiving. The BBC shall also be entitled to include entries in its BBC New Talent bbc.co.uk showcase.
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 per Event.
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. 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.
14. The BBC reserves the right to seek and issue publicity on behalf of Entrants.
15. Acceptance of these rules is a condition of entry and receipt of an entry by the BBC amounts to acceptance of the rules.
16. 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.
17. 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).
18. Entries must not contain defamatory or obscene material.
19. 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.
20. Unless specifically stated unsuccessful Entrants in any stage may not be contacted by the BBC due to the large number of entries anticipated.
21. 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.