Bread & Roses Centennial Rapid

Terms and Conditions

The end is in the beginning and yet you go on Samuel Beckett

Terms and conditions for the Bread & Roses Centennial Rapid Response script call out.

1. To be eligible to enter you must not be a BBC employee or any person connected to the scheme or their close relative. The BBC’s decision as to the eligibility of individual entrants will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

•You must be a UK resident (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) or a resident of the Republic of Ireland.

2. Entrants must submit:

- A script for stage, film, TV, radio or online – up to a maximum of 10 page/minutes in length

- Entrants must specify their name and the title of their script on the cover page of their script.

- The script must be legibly typed and formatted. In standard screenplay format one page roughly equals one minute of screen time, whereas in radio one page can represent less than one minute of airtime.

- All entries must be written primarily in English. Any part of the entry not written in English must be accompanied by a translation.

3. Entries must be emailed as a word file, final draft document or PDF with the subject heading ‘Bread & Roses Centennial Rapid Response with Paul Laverty’ to the following address:

4. Entrants below the age of 16 as of Thursday 22nd March 2012 must include in their email entry a parent/guardian email address for parental/guardian consent. We will only use this email address in the event that the entrant’s script is selected as a winning entry.

5. The BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering the scheme. Please see the BBC’s Privacy Policy: BBC Privacy Policy.

6. Closing date for entries must be emailed to us by 5pm on Thursday 5th April 2012. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
The BBC cannot accept any responsibility for any problem with email sending and delivery services which may result in any entry being delayed.
Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and no feedback on any entry will be provided.

7. Entrants can enter individually or as part of a writing team. If entering as a team, all entrants must meet the entry requirements. Only one entry per person is permitted including any team entries. If you submit more than one entry, only the first entry received will be considered. Entries from writing teams will be disqualified if any of the individuals do not meet the entry requirements or have already submitted an entry.

8. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The BBC accepts no liability if entrants ignore these rules and entrants agree to fully indemnify the BBC against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these rules.

9. Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive or any other unsuitable material. Original ideas must be suitable to be published on the BBC website.When portraying real people (living or deceased) or real events, such portrayals must be in compliance with the BBC's Editorial Guidelines. See sections regarding 'Fairness: Portrayal of Real People'  and 'Accuracy: Factually Based Drama' .

10. Entrants permit the BBC to edit or change original ideas in any way it may in its sole discretion consider necessary for the purposes of use in the scheme and the uses set out in clause 8 above.

11. By applying for the scheme, entrants warrant that they have legal capacity to enter the scheme and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The BBC reserves the right to request parent or guardian consent for entrants under 18.

12. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

- The originality of their response to the brief

- The accomplishment and quality of the writing

- The strength of character and story

13. Entries will be judged through the following process:

Stage One

All entries will be reviewed by a team BBC of script-readers, who will assess the scripts against the criteria outlined above and select a longlist of up to 20 entries.

The BBC reserves the right not to read the whole script if it is clear that the quality of the writing or subject matter is unsuitable or is in breach of any of these terms and conditions.

Stage Two

The longlisted scripts will be read by members of the BBC writersroom who will collectively select a shortlist of between 5 and 10 scripts.

Stage Three

The shortlisted scripts will be read by Kate Rowland Creative Director New Writing and writer Paul Laverty who will jointly select 3 scripts to be uploaded onto the BBC writersroom website and to be performed at a public showcase later in 2012.

14. By entering this competition, entrants grant the BBC the right to post their script online or any other platform that the BBC may choose. Please note that the BBC accepts no liability for any breach by third parties of copyright or other intellectual property rights relating to the scripts. If the winning entries are deemed not suitable to be read or performed in public because they contain material that did not comply with the BBC's Editorial Guidelines they will still be considered winners. Instead of reading or performing the script we will instead post an extract from the script if possible or simply post the name of the writer, a description of the work and the reasons why the panel of judges selected it as one of the winners.

15. The BBC is not obliged to commission or produce any scripts or ideas submitted.

16. Entrants will retain the copyright in any script submitted but will grant the BBC a non-exclusive licence to produce and broadcast their work across all media, as well as use it on any online platforms, subject to being commissioned on usual contractual terms.

17. The names of any entrant whose entry is broadcast or used on-line will be made public. Entrants must agree to take part in any post-scheme publicity if required.

18. The BBC’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

19. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these terms and conditions.

20. The BBC reserves the right to cancel this scheme at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control. In this event, a notice will be posted on the following website:

21. The BBC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any stage, including changing or substituting the prize. In this event, a notice will be posted on the following website:

22. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England

23. The BBC’s code of conduct for competitions applies to this scheme. You can read more about it here: BBC Competitions Policy.


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