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Terms and Conditions for The Future of Britain Project

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By entering the “Future of Britain Project” competition (the “Competition”), you agree to the following:

1. Participants must be aged 18 years of age or over at the time of entry. Employees and immediate family members of employees of The Financial Times Limited (“FT”) and FT’s associated companies, professional advisers, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to take part in the Competition. No purchase is necessary to enter.

2. To enter the Competition, participants must visit this link and share their ideas on the Future of Britain, as described in more detail on the page, in no more than 600 words. FT may in its absolute discretion still accept entries over 600 words. The closing date for the Competition is midnight GMT on Thursday 10 November 2016 (“Closing Date”). Only one entry per person is permitted.

3. Entries must be original, written solely by the participant, and not have been entered in any other competitions. Entries must not be offensive, defamatory, or infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any third party.

4. By entering the Competition, participants assign to FT all rights, title and interest to their entries and agree that FT shall have all rights to copy, edit, publish and use entries, in whole or in part, in any way it sees fit, including for the purposes described in paragraph 7 below, without further compensation to participants (except where prohibited by law).

5. In the event of any conflicts between these Terms and Conditions and any other materials for the Competition, these Terms and Conditions will take precedence.

6. Valid entries will be judged through October and November by a panel of senior FT editors and influential political figures who are not affiliated with the FT. These entries will be judged on how creative, interesting, persuasive and appropriate they are. These criteria will be applied at the judges’ sole discretion. The judges’ decisions are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. There is no element of chance in determining the winners.

7. The judges will select one or more entries which will be published on FT.com as op-eds, and the authors of those entries will be invited to take part, alongside FT commentators, at a live event in London in January 2017 (“Prize”). All Prize details are at FT’s sole discretion.

8. Unless FT confirms otherwise in writing, any expenses relating to travel or accommodation, or other extras and incidental costs associated with the Prize are not included and must be paid for by the winner.

9. FT shall notify the selected winners via email by no later than 25 November 2016 and provide details of when the piece will be published onsite.

10. The name and county of the winners will be available from 25 November 2016 upon receipt of a self-addressed envelope sent for the attention of the Community Manager, The Future of Britain Project at the address below.

11. The Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value if not used.

12. FT may cancel, suspend or amend the Competition, or any part of it (including these Terms and Conditions) or change the Prize (to one of equivalent or greater value) as required by the circumstances in FT’s sole discretion. FT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who has not complied with the letter or the spirit of these Terms and Conditions. Any failure by FT to enforce any provision in these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

13. FT cannot accept responsibility for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information used in connection with the Competition; or (ii) technical failures of any kind or any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Competition. To the fullest extent permissible by law, FT excludes all liability, and FT shall be released and held harmless by participants, for any damage, loss, liability or injury to person or property or for any claim arising as a result of the Competition or the Prize.

14. The Competition shall be void where prohibited by law, including where in FT’s reasonable opinion we cannot award a prize or accept an entry due to sanctions laws or any banking restrictions. All national, federal, state and local laws and regulations shall apply.

15. These terms and conditions will be subject to English law and are subject to the exclusive jursidiction of the English courts.

16. The promoter is The Financial Times Ltd, Number One Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HL, England.

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