Terms and Conditions

BACKGROUND

(a) Unitees is a national t-shirt design competition open to all secondary students aged 14-18 in England (the ‘Competition’) which is run by Mike Haines Global Acts of Unity with support from M&C Saatchi (UK) Limited of 36 Golden Square, W1F 9EE (the ‘Promoter’, ‘we’, ‘us’).

(b) The purpose of the Competition is to help spread a message of unity, tolerance, and understanding among our young people and in our local communities. Your participation in the Competition will help spread this message and the potential merchandising of your t-shirt designs will help raise money for the Global Acts or Unity cause.

(c) By applying to take part in or taking part in the Competition and/or submitting a Competition entry, you are (i) agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions (the ‘Terms and Conditions’) and (ii) confirming that you have the permission of your school and your parent or guardian to do so. All entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions.

(d) The details you and your school provide when taking part in the Competition will be used by us to administrate the Competition and by an independent research organisation called Kantar who, on behalf of HM Government, will analyse and create an anonymous summary of findings to understand the types of schools engaging with the Competition. After the competition, you may be contacted by our delivery partner, Family & Education, inviting you to complete an evaluation survey about your experience.

The Promoter may in its absolute discretion refuse to award any prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

(e) All individuals entering the Competition must be authorised by their school and by their parent or guardian to accept these Terms and Conditions and make the relevant Competition entry or entries. The Promoter reserves the right to verify such authority before awarding any prize.

1. ELIGIBILITY

1.1. The competition is only open to students who are resident in England and Wales between the ages of 14 to 18 years. Competition entries from students outside of England and Wales will be invalid.

1.2. To participate, your school must be registered:

1.2.1. A teacher or other school staff member must complete the school registration form here with all details required, including your school name, school region, school year of participating students, and their contact details. Once registered this will be your teacher or other school staff member’s login (the ‘Unitees Teacher Login’).

1.2.2.Once registered your teacher or other school staff member will receive a unique teacher code which will be sent to the email registered under the Unitees Teacher Login (the ‘Unique Teacher Code’). The teacher or other school staff member should share the Unique Teacher Code with you on or after the Start Date.

1.3. A maximum of 1 entry per student is permitted from each school. If we receive more than 1 entry from the same student, we will only include the first one opened and seen by the Promoter.

2. COMPETITION PERIOD

2.1. The Competition opens at 10.00am on 23 April 2021 (‘Start Date’) and closes at 11.59pm on 18 June 2021 (the ‘Closing Date’).

2.2. Entries received after the Closing Date will be invalid and are automatically disqualified.

2.3. You may work on your Competition entry at any time prior to the Competition Start Date but you should not submit your Competition entry until the Start Date.

3. HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

3.1. To enter the Competition:

3.1.1.you must have read these Terms and Conditions;

3.1.2.your school must be registered in accordance with clause 1 (Eligibility);

3.1.3. you should either download our printable T-shirt template from here or use our online design tool here to design a T-shirt on the theme of unity and write an accompanying written entry explaining your design (the ‘Competition Entry’).

3.1.4.your Competition Entry must comply with the content rules detailed at the end of these Terms and Conditions (under the heading CONTENT RULES). Accompanying written entries explaining your design should be between 150 – 250 words.

3.1.5. you should upload your Competition Entry here using the ‘SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY’ tab. This will require you to enter the Unique Teacher Code and your full name.

3.1.6.you school should submit your Competition Entry to us by using their Unitees Teacher Login before the Closing Date.

3.2. The Promoter will not accept responsibility for Competition Entries that are incomplete, unreadable or unable to be viewed, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

3.3. By uploading a Competition Entry here using the ‘SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY’ tab, you confirm that you have all the necessary rights, together with all necessary consents and permissions from your school, from staff members and from your parent or guardian.

3.4. For help with Competition Entries, please contact unitees@globalactsofunity.com.

4. THE JUDGING PROCESS

4.1. Competition Entries will undergo the following judging process:

4.1.1. Stage 1

a. Each valid entry will be assessed by an independent third party (the ‘Agency’), appointed by the Promoter, based on the level, quality and creativity of the entry submitted, taking into consideration the age of the student.

b. The Agency shall submit a shortlist of up to 25 entries to the Promoter.

c. The Promoter reserves the right to permit the Agency to shortlist fewer than 25 Competition entries in the absence of valid entries or entries of sufficient quality or where it deems it appropriate to do so, in its absolute discretion.

4.1.2. Stage 2

a. The shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of at least 3 judges, including senior members of the Promoter and at least one independent judge who is not a member of the Promoter or the Agency, using the same criteria as in Stage 1.

b. The panel will select up to 4 finalistsand then from these 4, 3 runners up and 1 overall winner.

4.2. The decision of the panel of judges will be final. No correspondence will be entered into with schools or individual entrants or their families regarding the decision of the panel of judges.

4.3. We will notify the school of the winner (the ‘Winning Entrant’), the 3 runners up (the ‘Runners Up’) and the shortlisted Competition Entries via the email connected with the Unitees Teacher Login to inform them of the outcome of the Competition on or after 12th July 2021 (the ‘Notification Date’). The school is responsible for letting you know about the outcome of the Competition on/shortly after the Notification date.

5. THE PRIZE

5.1. The Winning Entrant will receive £500 worth of supplies for their school and £100 in vouchers towards their studies.

5.2. The 3 Runners Up will receive £100 worth of supplies for their school and £50 in vouchers toward their studies.

5.3. The owners of the shortlisted Competition Entries will receive 1 copy of their Competition Entry which has been made into a t-shirt.

5.4. The Promoter will liaise with your school directly in order to fulfil and deliver the prizes to you.

5.5. Prizes are as stated only and cannot be deferred or transferred. There is no cash alternative. Warranty claims or other claims relating to defects in equipment prizes should be directed to the manufacturer supplying the prize. The Promoter reserves the right (but is not obliged) to substitute a reasonably equivalent alternative prize, of equal or greater value, should circumstances make this necessary.

6. CLAIMING THE PRIZE

6.1. The Promoter reserves the right to select another winner if any Winning Entrant or Runners Up do not claim the relevant prize within 14 days following the Notification Date, or if the Competition entry is found to be in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions.

6.2. Winning Entrants and Runners Up shall not discuss the results of the Competition with any third party (including posts on social media) unless and until express consent is received from the Promoter.

7. OWNERSHIP OF COMPETITION ENTRIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

7.1. The Promoter does not claim any rights of ownership of any Competition entry.

7.2. You grant the Promoter a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and reproduce in any advertising or promotional material the Competition Entry and any accompanying materials in order to make your Competition Entry available on its website and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity relating to the Competition.

7.3. For the avoidance of doubt, the Promoter reserves the right to edit any Competition Entry which it believes may expose it to legal claims for intellectual property infringement prior to publication.

7.4. You agree that by entering this Competition, you are kindly agreeing to help support Global Acts of Unity in the future, through the potential merchandising of your extraordinary T-shirt designs. If we wish to merchandise your Competition Entry we shall always request your and your parent or guardian’s prior written consent (including by email).

7.5. Entries will not be returned to you so please download a copy before entering.

8. DATA PROTECTION AND PUBLICITY

8.1 The details you and your teacher or other staff member provide (your full name, your teacher or other staff member’s full name, teacher or other staff member’s email, school information) will be used by the Promoter [OR and] Kantar. This information will then be analysed by Kantar, on behalf of HM Government, and used to create an anonymous summary of findings to understand the types of schools engaging with the competition. . After the competition, you may be contacted by our delivery partner, Family & Education, inviting you to complete an evaluation survey about your experience.

8.2. Please see our privacy notice available at https://mikehaines.globalactsofunity.com/privacy-policy/ for further details of how we use and share your personal information.

8.3. The names of the Winning Entrant [and Runners Up] and [their] school[s] will be published on unitees.globalactsofunity.com on or after 12 July 2021.

The Winning Entrant, the 3 Runners Up [and the owners of the shortlisted Competition Entries] will be expected to take part in post-Competition publicity which may include broadcast as determined by the Promoter. If we wish to include or involve you in any post-Competition publicity we shall always request your and your parent or guardian’s prior written consent (including by email).

9. GENERAL

9.1. Any decision of the Promoter as to the eligibility to take part in the Competition or the result of the Competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify Competition entries which are in breach of these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, suspend or amend the Competition or Terms and Conditions if circumstances outside of its control make it necessary to do so.

9.2. Your school will be responsible for any tax liability, or any other financial or funding impact arising as a result of participation in the Competition and/or the receipt of any prize. The Promoter shall have no liability in respect of any such liability or impact.

9.3. These Terms and Conditions and any issues, disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it (whether contractual or non-contractual in nature) shall be governed by English law, and you and we submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

CONTENT RULES

All Competition entries must comply with the following rules:

GENERAL

Use GAU’s online tool to design a T-shirt on the theme of unity. Express your ideas in a way that’s true to you. Write 150 – 250 words explaining your design and how it represents what unity means to you. This should be included in your submission. Please do not include any personal information on your T-shirt or within your supporting explanation. Please submit your entry using your unique teachers’ code, which allows your teacher to preview all submissions before sending to Global Acts of Unity.

FORMAT

DO ensure that:

• Competition entries are either a) designed using Global Acts of Unity’s online tool or b) Designed using GAU’s printed template.

• Students do not identify any real people in their submissions.

• Students do not include any personal data in their submissions.

PEOPLE

DO ensure that Competition entries:

• are original works and are not copied;

• do not contain anything which is inappropriate, offensive or unlawful or may damage the reputation of the school, the Promoter or its services, or any other person (as determined by the Promoter in its sole discretion);

• do not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes any form of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age (as determined by the Promoter at the Promoter’s sole discretion); and

• do not contain any viruses, spyware, malware, or other harmful code.

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