The ‘Your take’ promotion (the “Promotion”) is operated by The Economist Newspaper Limited (“The Economist”), 25 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1HG. By entering the Promotion, you agree to these terms and conditions and confirm that you are telling us your real name and address. All entries must be received by 11 pm on November 1st, 2011, the closing date of the Promotion. The final judging will take place within four weeks after the closing date. All times are UK time. A first, second and third prize will be awarded as follows:
First prize: A trip to London to participate in the weekly meeting of The Economist’s editorial team, at The Economist Tower building, the headquarters of the Group. (The prize consists of one free economy class flight from Europe only, with one night of accommodation. Booking to be managed by The Economist.)
The winning submission will be featured as part of a campaign inserted into The Economist promoting student gift subscriptions.
Second prize: A free ticket to an Economist Conferences event of your choice in Continental Europe in 2012 (travel not included), a one-year digital subscription to The Economist and a winner’s certificate.
The second-prize submission will be featured as part of a campaign inserted into The Economist promoting student gift subscriptions.
Third prize: One-year digital subscription to The Economist and a winner’s certificate.
- The Promotion is open to all European residents outside the UK aged 18 or over that are studying for a Bachelors, Masters, PhD or MBA degree qualification at a European university outside the UK at the time of entering, except for employees of The Economist or its affiliated companies and professional advisors, their immediate families, and anyone professionally connected with the Promotion.
- Only one entry per person is permitted. Entries via third parties and automated entries are not permitted.
- No purchase is necessary.
- You must ensure that all photographs, text and other materials you submit for the promotion were created by you and you confirm that you have the right to submit them. If you fail to comply, The Economist reserves the right to disqualify your entry as well as hold you responsible for any losses we may suffer.
- Only entries that are duly received by us by the closing date will be eligible for the Promotion. We cannot accept responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged and proof of sending an online entry is not proof that we received it.
- Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions, or entries that are incomplete or illegible (in our sole discretion) will not be eligible.
- There are no alternative prizes or cash alternatives, and prizes cannot be transferred to any other person. We may alter arrangements or prizes should this be unavoidable.
- Entries will be judged by a jury comprised of current and/or previous employees of The Economist. An independent judge will also be appointed to the jury.
- The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by us in relation to that decision.
- The winners will be formally notified (by email, post or phone) within 6 weeks after the closing date. The prizes must be claimed within 8 weeks after the closing date.
- First prize: you must book with us by January 31, 2012, and the trip must be taken before May 1, 2012.
- Second prize: you may choose any conference in Continental Europe organised by Economist Conferences in the calendar year 2012. You will need to inform The Economist of the details for your annual digital subscription by January 31st 2012 and it will run for one year.
- Third prize: You will need to inform The Economist of the details for your annual digital subscription by January 31st 2012 and it will run for one year.
- We may ask you to provide documentary proof of your identity, address and university enrollment before awarding the prizes. The use of false information will disqualify you from receiving any prize.
Use of your information
- Studentcompetitions.com, who is hosting this competition, will also have access to your information. (Their terms and conditions can be found here: http://studentcompetitions.com/terms-and-conditions.)
- We may also share your details with our service providers and agents for the purposes of awarding or arranging the prizes on our behalf, and any sponsors or Promotion partners involved in this Promotion for their marketing purposes.
- We will disclose the names of the winners on request from a third party. Their names, counties and countries will be available from The Economist, 25 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1HG on receipt of a stamped, addressed envelope for a period of three months after draw date. We may also publish this information on our website.
- By entering, you consent to The Economist using all images, text and materials that you submit for any purpose, in any media, for an unlimited period, without remuneration. The Economist has the right to publish, display, reproduce, adapt, promote or otherwise use entries in any way it sees fit. You warrant that you are legally entitled to grant these rights to us and agree to indemnify us in the event that we suffer any loss as a result of this being untrue.
- By entering, you agree that if you win you will participate in any promotional activities or material, without additional payment or permission, as we may request.
- By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you agree to abide by the ‘Student Competitions’ rules (website: http://studentcompetitions.com/terms-and-conditions) in relation to your use of the http://studentcompetitons.com website.
- We are not liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you taking part or not being able to take part in this competition.
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we may alter, amend or foreclose the competition without prior notice. We reserve the right to change these terms at any time.
- These terms are governed by English law you submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.