By entering the competition (the “Competition”), you agree to the following:
1. Participants must be UK residents, 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 www.ft.com/campaigntrail and share (i) their thoughts on the upcoming General Election (ii) how they will vote in the General Election and (iii) explain why joining the FT political editor, George Parker, would be of interest and what they would bring to the experience. The closing date for the Competition is 11pm BST on Tuesday 17 May 2017 (“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 6 below, without further compensation to participants (except where prohibited by law).
5. Valid entries will be judged on Wednesday 18 May by an FT judging panel. These entries will be judged on how 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.
6. The judges will select two entries who shall be invited to join the FT Political Editor, George Parker, for a day on the campaign trail ahead of the General Election 2017 (“Prize”). The participants shall also be invited to write up their impression of the experience, which will be published on FT.com.
7. All Prize details are at FT’s sole discretion and shall be confirmed to the winners in writing. FT shall cover reasonable travel expenses for both winners for the day, however any further expenses (including accommodation) or other extras and incidental costs associated with the Prize are not included and must be paid for by the winner. The day itself will be filmed for a short video, which will be published on FT.com, therefore the winners agree that FT shall have the right to use all the resulting publicity materials in any media and in any manner FT sees fit.
8. FT shall notify the selected winners via email by no later than Friday 20 May. The winners will be required to confirm acceptance of the Prize within 1 day of notification. If the Prize is declined, or unclaimed by the winner, or if the winner cannot be contacted from the details supplied, a supplementary winner may be chosen at FT’s discretion
9. The name and county of the winners will be available from 25 May upon receipt of a self-addressed envelope sent for the attention of the Community Manager, The Financial Times, at the address below.
10. The Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value if not used.
11. 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.
12. 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. These terms and conditions will be subject to English law and are subject to the exclusive jursidiction of the English courts.
15. The promoter is The Financial Times Ltd, Number One Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HL, England.