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Ugly Duck competition rules

Ugly Duck competition rules

Please read our terms and conditions if you are entering the Mark Murphy Ugly Duck competition.

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 age, identity and eligibility may be requested. Listeners cannot enter the competition if they have been a winner of Mark Murphy's Ugly Duck competition within the previous 90 days. 

2 The competition will run during the Mark Murphy Show (Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00) and Life's a Pitch (Saturdays 12:00-14:00) on BBC Radio Suffolk from 2 March 2015; subject to editorial changes to the show and/or the schedule. 

3 During the show, a song lyric, recorded by members of the public, will be read out on-air. Listeners can enter the competition, following the instructions given out on-air, by calling the number: 01473 212121. Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. No other method of entry will be accepted. Only one entry is allowed per listener. Please ask permission from the bill-payer before entering. 

4 The competition is only open during the times announced on-air. Entries received outside these times will not be registered but will still be charged. The opening and closing times may change so please listen to announcements during the show. 

5 After the competition closes, a winner will be randomly selected from all the entries that correctly identified the answer from the clue given. The winner will be announced on-air during show at 11:55 and will be expected to go on-air at around that time. 

6 If, after reasonable attempts have been made, a winner cannot be contacted or is unable to take-up the prize, the prize will be offered to another randomly selected entrant. 

The BBC's decision as to the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into. 

8 The prize will be as advertised during the show and will usually consist of a Mark Murphy Ugly Duck and tickets to an event. 

9 There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances. 

10 The BBC will not be responsible for any failure by the ticket holders to gain entry or re-entry to the event due to the behaviour of the ticket holder or their failure to meet the admission requirements of the event, including minimum age of the ticket holders. Ticket holders are responsible for checking admission requirements to the venue. 

Entrants must agree to take part in any post-competition publicity if required. 

12 The BBC reserves the right to: (i) vary these competition terms and conditions including, but not limited to, the opening and closing times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules, appears to be receiving help in answering or cheating in any other way whilst on air (in the BBC's sole discretion) or has acted fraudulently in any way; (iii) disqualify any entrant who exhibits any inappropriate language or behaviour and; (iv) cancel the competition, 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 entry being lost or not properly registered. 

14 The BBC will ask for your name and contact number, which will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The BBC will only use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition and in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy & Cookies Policy. The BBC will only ever keep your personal details for as long as is necessary to fulfil those purposes. The BBC will never pass your personal information to a third party without your prior permission. Please see the BBC - Privacy Policy for more details –

15 This competition accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found at  

16 The promoter of the competition is the British Broadcasting Corporation and the applicable law is the laws of England and Wales. 

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when registering. 

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