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Promotion and Competition Terms & Conditions

1. Each promotion is subject to the specific directions and, if applicable, any terms and conditions published for the relevant promotion in APL Media Limited publications or on this website. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail. By participating in any promotion, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the relevant promotion as well as any terms and conditions of any relevant third party.

2. Employees and agents of APL Media Limited (APL) or any company connected with the production or distribution of a promotion or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable promotion, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households. Unless expressly stated for a particular promotion, promotions are restricted to residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request. Written parental/guardian consent is required where a promotion states that participants may be under the age of 18.

3. Failure to claim a gift, prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. No applications will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

4. The determination and decision of the publishers of the magazine (the “Publishers”) on all matters shall be final and no promotional correspondence will be entered into. The Publishers reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, any game cards and/or other printed materials) or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond APL’s reasonable control.

5. Gifts, prizes and other promotional items are not transferable, may not be re-sold and are subject to availability. The Publishers reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any such gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value.

6. APL accept no liability for any promotion by a third party and such third party is responsible for the fulfilment of its promotion.

7. In the event of there being more claims than prizes available in any category, and subject to the provisions of rules 4 and 9, the names of the valid claimants will go into a draw for those prizes.

8. All entries (including but not limited to entries via game cards/other promotional devices) must be made available if requested for the checking or verification of any claim.

9. A promotion, or specific game cards/promotional devices, may be declared as void by the Publishers if game cards/promotional devices contain a printing error, or involve a production or distribution error, of any kind. Game cards or other promotional devices found to be mutilated, illegible, altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with in any way will also be declared void by the Publishers. Photocopies will not be accepted. The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the promotion appear in the magazine or on this website.

10. Publicity may be given to promotion winners and winners’ names and images may be published in the magazine and on this website and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

11. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the relevant closing date and names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to the address published up to one month after the closing date.

12. No purchase of any kind is necessary for free prize draws. Follow the directions and any terms and conditions for the relevant promotion as published in the magazine or on this website.

13. Prizes, gifts and other promotional items are as described in the magazine or on this website. Winners/claimants of holidays are responsible for ensuring that they and any partners hold valid passports and any necessary visas or other necessary travel documentation for the trip in question. Unless otherwise stated, insurance and travel to and from airports is excluded. Winners/claimants of vehicle prizes must hold valid driving licences prior to driving.

14. All competition entrants can opt out of marketing materials by ticking the appropriate box on the online form. Alternatively send an email to APL [[email protected]] with the words UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject.

15. National Geographic Traveller Your Pictures Competitions:
The current theme of the competition is that which is published in the Your Pictures pages of the most recent issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), and on the entry form, which is available at http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/photography/your-pictures. The prize is that which is published in the In Pictures section of the most recent issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) and on the entry form, which is available at http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/photography/your-pictures. The prize has no cash value and is non-transferable and non-refundable. The judge of the competition is Chris Hudson, Art Editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK). The judge’s decision is final. One entry per person. Only entries submitted using the entry form on the Your Pictures page of the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website will be accepted (http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/photography/your-pictures). All submissions must be the entrant’s own work, and they must own the copyright to the images. By entering you agree that your image may be published in the next issue of the National Geographic Traveller (UK), on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website, and on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) social media pages. Publicity may be given to the winning image by the prize provider. By entering, you agree to allow your image to be used by the prize provider for publicity related to the competition. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required. Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of closing and details of the competition winners will be published in the next issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK). The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited, the prize provider or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families. The promoter is APL Media Limited, Unit 310, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL.

 


Reader Awards 2018 – Terms & Conditions

Prize specific terms and conditions:

Five-night holiday in Phuket, Thailand
There is one prize consisting of a five night bed and breakfast stay at Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand.

The prize includes return economy class flights from London to Phuket with Destinology; 5 nights’ accommodation for two people on a bed and breakfast basis in a Banyan Pool Villa; one 60 minute massage at the Banyan Tree Spa Phuket for two people; one dinner at The Watercourt restaurant for two people (excluding alcohol).

The prize does not include: any excursions; any meals, alcohol or drinks outside of those detailed in the prize description; travel insurance; the cost of any travel documents or visas required for the prize winner and guest to travel to Thailand; travel between the prize winner’s place of residence and the London departure airport; transfers between Phuket Airport and the Banyan Tree Phuket resort.

It is the responsibility of the prize winner and their guest to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip.

Exact flight routes and times are at the discretion of Destinology subject to availability on the day of booking.

Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

The prize is subject to availability. The prize is valid for travel until July 01 2019. Blackout dates of 1 July – 31 August 2018, 26 – 30 September 2018, 1 – 7 October 2018, 20 – 31 December 2018, 1 – 10 January 2019, 2 – 9 February 2019, 19 – 22 April 2019, 1 – 6 May 2019 and 1 – 31 July 2019 apply. The prize winner and guest must travel together. Once bookings are confirmed they cannot be changed. In the event of cancellation by winners, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

The winner/winners may be required to take part in promotional activity.

The prize providers retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

Two-night luxury spa stay in Wiltshire

There is one prize consisting of a two-night stay in Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Wiltshire.

The prize includes: two nights’ accommodation for two people on a bed and breakfast basis sharing a Classic Room; dinner on one evening in the Shelburne Restaurant (excludes drinks); and entrance to Bowood House and Gardens (during open season).

The prize does not include: any excursions, optional extras, meals or drinks outside of those detailed in the prize description; travel insurance; travel between the prize winner’s place of residence and Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort.

Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner.

The prize is subject to availability. The prize is valid for travel until 31 March 2019. Blackout dates of 20 – 31 December 2018 and 1 – 10 January 2019. The prize winner and guest must travel together. Once bookings are confirmed they cannot be changed. In the event of cancellation by winners, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

The winner/winners may be required to take part in promotional activity.

The prize providers retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

A year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller (UK)

There are twenty prizes consisting of a one-year subscription (10 issues) to National Geographic Traveller (UK) each, including free standard delivery within the UK.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. APL Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

Amazon Kindles

There are two prizes consisting of one Amazon Kindle with 6” Touch Screen Display, worth £59.99, each.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. APL Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

Amazon Echo

There is one prize consisting of one Amazon Echo worth £149.99.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. APL Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.

General Terms and Conditions

In addition to the above individual prize terms and conditions, the following applies to all prizes and entries received:

To be entered into the prize draw voters must vote in at least 10 categories. Categories do no include the personal details section of the Reader Awards Survey.

Each prize is subject to the specific directions and terms and conditions published above. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail. By participating in this promotion, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the individual prizes, as specified above.

Employees and agents APL Media Limited (APL) or any company connected with the promotion or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable promotion, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households.

Promotions are restricted to residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted.

The promotion closes on 30 September 2018 at 23:59.

Failure to claim a gift, prize or other promotional item by the time or in the manner specified for the particular promotion will make any claim invalid. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.

The determination and decision of APL on all matters shall be final and no promotional correspondence will be entered into. APL reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, and/or other printed materials, or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond APL’s reasonable control.

By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry. Where a competition involves a voting process: offering or receiving any incentive for voting is not permitted and will invalidate the vote, and may disqualify the recipient of the vote. APL reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions. APL reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Website.

Gifts, prizes and other promotional items are not transferable, may not be re-sold and are subject to availability. APL reserves the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any such gift, prize or item with a gift, prize or item of equal value.

The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the promotion appear in the magazine or on this website.

Publicity may be given to promotion winners and winners’ names and images may be published in the magazine and on this website and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.

APL reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.

Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries, however, by entering, all entrants licence APL a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes. APL reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) although publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.

Winners will be notified within 28 days of the relevant closing date and names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to APL Media Limited, Unit 310 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL up to one month after the closing date.

No purchase of any kind is necessary for entry into this promotion.

Prizes, gifts and other promotional items are as described in the magazine or on this website. Winners/claimants of holidays are responsible for ensuring that they and any partners hold valid passports and any necessary visas or other necessary travel documentation for the trip in question. Unless otherwise stated, insurance and travel to and from airports is excluded. Winners/claimants of vehicle prizes must hold valid driving licences prior to driving. Any additional costs and expenses incurred by the prize winner and prize winner’s guests are be the responsibility of the prize winner.

All competition entrants can opt out of marketing materials by ticking the appropriate box(es) on the online form. Alternatively send an email to APL [[email protected]] with the words UNSUBSCRIBE [state title] in the subject. Data collected will be used in accordance with our privacy policy, which can be read at http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/privacy-policy/

APL will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition. Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of APL or its employees, APL will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.


Big Sleep Awards 2018 – Terms & Conditions

There is one prize, consisting of one iPad Mini 4 – 128GB – WiFi.

The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. APL Media Limited (publishers of National Geographic Traveller (UK)) reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equivalent value should the specified prize become unavailable. No purchase necessary for entry, however entrants must have responded to at least one category on the Big Sleep Awards survey form to qualify.

The prize draw is open to residents of the UK & Ireland aged 18 and over.

The prize draw closes 31 March 2018 at 11.59pm GMT. The winner will be drawn at random from qualifying entries received before this time.

The winners will be notified by email within 21 days of the competition closing.

The competition is not open to employees or associates of APL Media Limited or anyone connected with the administration of the competition, or their families. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted.

The promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. Usual terms and conditions apply. For details visit http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/terms-conditions/#competition


Photography Competition 2019 – Terms & Conditions

General Terms and Conditions

The Judges
The independent judging panel consists of: 

Chris Hudson, Art Director, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Amy Davies, Features Editor, Amateur Photographer
Ben Rowe, Time Out Photo Editor
Craig Parry, Underwater Photographer
Emer O’Shea, freelance photographer
Nori Jemil, Freelance Photographer

The Judging Criteria and Timetable
Closing date is the 09 December 2018 at 23:59 GMT.

The National Geographic Traveller (UK) team will send a shortlist of entries to each independent judge. The independent judges will in turn select their three top entries for each of the six categories. The judges’ shortlist will be announced on 16 January 2019, and shortlisted entrants will be notified. National Geographic Traveller’s art director Chris Hudson will then collate the judge’s votes to determine the grand-prize winner, portfolio category winner and four category runners-up. Winners will be will be notified by e-mail before 9 February 2018. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

 The Categories
Apply in one of these categories:

Single-shot
Upload a single shot in one of four different themes: Cities, Food, Nature, People.

Portfolio
Entrants need to upload a contact sheet containing up to 10 images making up a photo story.

Entry Criteria
The entry instructions form part of the rules. By entering, you agree to accept and be bound by the rules.

Only online entries will be accepted. A maximum of one entry per person will be permitted.

Photographic entries must be under 25MB and .jpg format. Portfolio entries should be a contact sheet under 25mb, with up to 10 images on one .jpg file. All submissions must be the entrant’s own work, and they must own the copyright to any photographs entered.

Photographs must have been taken within two years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in any National Geographic photography contest in the last three years. Only minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping.

 Who is the competition open to?
The competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only. Entrants must be aged 18 or over at the time of entry. Employees and agents of APL Media Limited, Inghams, Tatra Photography, or Manfrotto, or any company connected with the production or distribution of the promotion, or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the competition, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households.

Copyright and Publicity
Publicity may be given to the winners, winners names and photographs. By entering you agree to allow National Geographic Traveller (UK) to publish your photos in the magazine, on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) website and on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) social media channels. The winning entries may also be used by National Geographic Traveller (UK) and the competition sponsors in marketing material relating to the competition for up to two years. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required. Entrants must own the copyright to any photographs entered. Entrants will retain copyright to the photographs.

 The Prizes 

Grand prize winner: Carpathian Mountains

There is one overall prize consisting of one place on Tatra Photography’s Lakes & mountains photography workshop in Slovakia, 27th – 30th May 2019. The winner may be chosen from any of the single-shot entries.

The prize includes: return flights from London Gatwick to Krakow; return airport transfers in destination; 3 nights’ accommodation double room with single occupancy including half board; 4 days photography masterclass with pro photographer Justin Minns; full use of Lee Filters during the 4 day workshop.

The prize does not include: travel arrangements between the prize winner’s place of residence and departure airport; the cost of any passports or travel documentation required for the prize winner or prize winner’s guest to travel to Poland and Slovakia; vaccinations; travel insurance; personal spending money; any additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner. The prize winner is advised to purchase suitable travel insurance for the relevant period.

Flights will depart from London Gatwick, however other departure airports can be arranged, subject to availability at the time of booking. Exact flight routes, times and airlines will be at the discretion of Tatra Photography.

Tatra Photography will require the prize winner to fully complete their standard booking from. The prize is subject to Tatra Photography standard terms & conditions, which can be viewed at http://tatraphotographyworkshop.com/terms-conditions/

The holiday supplied is restricted to aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for another destination or cash alternative. Tatra Photography reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.

Tatra Photography reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this prize and without notice in the unlikely event of a major catastrophe, war, earthquake or any actual, anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any similar event or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

 

Portfolio winner: French Alps

The winner of the Portfolio category will receive a seven-night holiday to Chamonix for two people.

The prize includes: includes seven nights’ catered accommodation at the three-star Chalet Hotel Sapinière in a twin room; return economy flights from Gatwick to Geneva; resort transfers.

The prize does not include travel arrangements between the prize winner’s place of residence and departure airport; the cost of any passports or travel documentation required for the prize winner or prize winner’s guest to travel to France; travel insurance; personal spending money; any additional extras outside those specified in the prize description. Any additional costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prizewinner. The prize winner is advised to purchase suitable travel insurance for the relevant period.

The holiday supplied is restricted to aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

The prize is valid for travel 01 May – 30 September 2019, is subject to availability and must be booked at least 30 days in advance. The prize is subject to availability, non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no cash alternative.  In the event of cancellation by the winner, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given.

Inghams reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.

 Single-shot winners: Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod

One winner will be chosen from each the four photography categories (Cities, Food, Nature, People. Each photography and video winner will receive a Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod worth £175.

There are five prizes consisting of one (1) Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod worth £175 each, including delivery within the UK and Ireland.

The winner must be 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.

The prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and is subject to availability. No cash alternative will be offered. Manfrotto reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.