TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Teachers, lecturers and home educators should ensure they read the terms and conditions fully before submitting any entries. You may also download these as a PDF document.
Terms and Conditions for Young Film Critic of the Year
- The competition is open to all UK residents (including residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) aged 4–19 years on the closing date, except those closely related to a Film Education staff member, an employee of an organisation involved in the marketing and distribution of feature films in the UK, someone currently employed to review feature films, or anyone involved in the competition. Film Education reserves the right to refuse entry to any entrant.
- Entry to the competition is as per the information provided on the website at www.youngfilmcritic.org. All entries must be accompanied by an entry form signed by an adult with some responsibility for the education of the young people entering the competition. This may include a teacher, head teacher, mentor, tutor, youth group leader, parent or guardian.
- Entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on the closing date stated on the website www.youngfilmcritic.org. Late or illegible entries will be disqualified. Film Education cannot take any responsibility for any technical failure or malfunction, including but not limited to, any affecting postal services, which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
- By submitting an entry for the competition, the adult signing the entry form is deemed to have given consent for the entry to be published free of charge by Film Education in all media, including television and internet, for all purposes as it wishes. Film Education may wish to use these entries to demonstrate outstanding work in a website gallery, press release or the equivalent. Film Education will own all associated copyright to the entries.
- Any prizes awarded cannot be transferred and there is no alternative. In the event of any of the winners being unable to be contacted, after reasonable attempts have been made, or if any is found to be in breach of the rules or fails to take up their prize for any reason, including illness, unavailability, problems with parental approval, failure to provide the organisers with requested materials, Film Education reserves the right to offer the prize to another nominee or to replace one nominee with another prior to the nominees’ announcement.
- Film Education’s and the judges’ decision as to the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. Film Education is unable return any entry so where required, teachers or students should take copies for their own records.
- Telephone calls will be made in advance of the awards ceremony to notify entrants of their nomination, using the contact details of the adult named on the entry form.
- Nominees and/or their school will be expected to take part in publicity about their nomination and the competition. This may include interviews with print journalists, radio interviews or TV.
- Film Education reserves the right to cancel the competition or any of these rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
- Film Education will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without permission.
- Film Education does not accept any responsibility for the impact of the competition on any of the entrants and their teachers, schools, friends, classmates, families or any other associates.
- The adult who has signed the entry form accompanying the entry by the young person is deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
- These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.