BBC Radio Devon's Star for Christmas
Star for Christmas 2014 aims to find Devon’s best Primary School Christmas Choir and give them the chance to perform at our carol concert at Exeter Cathedral.
The deadline for entries has now closed, thank you if you have sent in your entry we are currently shortlisting ahead of the public vote next month.
Terms and Conditions:
1. The competition is open to all schools of primary age children in the county of Devon. The children of BBC employees, or those of anyone connected with the competition cannot be part of the school’s entry. Student participation in any stage of the competition will require parental or guardian consent which will be the responsibility of the entrant school. Proof of age, identity, digital image consent and eligibility may be required.
2. The competition will open on October 10th 2014. All entries will need to have been submitted by 18.00 on 14th November 2014. Entries outside of the period will not count.
3. The school must create an mp3 file of the choir singing a Christmas carol or song and email the file to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org The audio file must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be an eligible entry. No other method of entry will be accepted. Only one entry is allowed per school (the first, any subsequent entries will be disregarded).
4. The entries will be listened to and marked using the criteria below by a panel including a BBC Radio Devon presenter and a senior editorial person. Criteria: technical achievement, musicality, and energy of performance. The panel will produce a shortlist of 8 entries plus several ranked back-ups.
5. The 8 finalist choirs will be contacted to check eligibility and availability which may include discussions on licensing and parental permissions. If one of the 8 finalist choirs is not available or eligible then the next best back-up will be contacted, until a list of 8 verified and checked finalist choirs is completed. A public online vote will run from 7th until 14th December 2014 to decide the winning choir.
6. Entrants must be available via the contact information they have provided. If, after reasonable attempts an entrant cannot be contacted, that entrant’s participation in the competition ends. If an entrant cannot take up the prize as stated, then that entrant’s participation in the competition ends.
7. The Prize consists of the opportunity for the choir to sing their winning song at the Christmas concert on 18th December 2014 at Exeter Cathedral. It is expected that the concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio Devon during the morning of 25th December 2014. For the avoidance of doubt no travel, accommodation or any other expenses will be covered by the BBC.
8. The prize is stated as above. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.
9. The BBC's decision as to entrants taking part and winner is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
11. Entrants retain the copyright in their original submissions but grant to the BBC a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free licence to broadcast their entry across all media, use it on any online platform as part of any BBC programme or service and in exploitation of such programme or service. For the avoidance of doubt, no fees or expenses will be paid for the creation of any part of the entry.
12. 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 competition.
13. This competition is conducted in line with the BBC's code of conduct for competitions, which can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/editorialguidelines/advice/interactivity/code/.
14. The BBC reserves the right to: (i) amend these terms and conditions and vary the competition rules including but not limited to the opening and closing times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules, displays rude, insulting or inappropriate behaviour at any point (including prize fulfilment) 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.
15. The BBC, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, system, network or otherwise which may result in any registration not being properly logged or not recorded.
16. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when registering.
17. The competition is run by the BBC. The applicable law is that of England and Wales.