Your UK Parliament Awards Terms and Conditions

Definitions

We, us, our means the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons and the Corporate Officer of the House of Lords, acting by the UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service.

You, your means any individual, school, or organisation who submits an application for a Your UK Parliament Award.

The Awards

Applying for an award

This section explains who can apply for an award, how to apply, and when you need to send your application. It also explains what to do if you are under 18 and wish to apply for an award.

1. Your UK Parliament Awards are open to all individuals, schools, and organisations in the UK who have engaged with the UK Parliament between 1 January and 31 December 2018 in relation to community campaigning, UK Parliament Week 2017, teaching about Parliament, connecting people with Parliament through digital democracy, or school action. For more information about what you need to do to be eligible for an award in each of these categories, see our website

2. If you wish to enter the competition, you must accept these terms and conditions. Submitting an application means that you have accepted them.

3. To enter the competition, you must submit an online application form. These are available on our website.  We will not accept applications made in any other way.

4. You must submit your application by midnight on 20 January 2019. We will not accept late applications.

5. If you are under 18, please include contact details for your parent or legal guardian on your application form so that we can copy them in to all our correspondence with you.

6. We reserve the right to refuse any application for any reason.

Judging

This section explains how the awards work and how winners will be chosen.

7. One award is available in each of the following categories:

  • Community Campaigner Award;
  • UK Parliament Week Award;
  • Teacher Ambassador Award;
  • Digital Democracy Award; and
  • Speaker’s School Action Award.

8. We may decide to change the award category for your application.

9. Award winners will be chosen by a judging panel made up of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Lord Speaker, Members of the House of Commons, Members of the House of Lords, and independent judges.

10. If there is a large number of applications, we may decide to include a short-listing stage. The judging panel will then choose the winners from the short list. The judging criteria will be the same for both the short-listing stage and the final award.

11. We may ask for more evidence from you if we are thinking of putting you on the short-list or if the judging panel is thinking of giving you an award.

12. The judging panel may decide that none of the applications meets the criteria for any of the awards or that none of the applicants has shown that they have earned the award. In that case they may decide not to identify a winner in one or more of the award categories.

13. The decisions of the judging panel will be final. Our decisions about anything relating to the Your UK Parliament Awards will also be final. Neither we nor the judging panel will get into any discussion about this.

14. Neither we nor the judging panel accept any responsibility for things that may be said or done by the award winners.

15. If you win an award, you may not transfer it to anyone else and you may not receive cash instead of the award.

Publicity

This section tells you about the kind of publicity that you might receive if you submit an application for an award, and where pictures of you or video or sound recordings of you could be published. It explains that we will ask for separate permissions for under-18s. It also includes links to our Privacy Policy and our Copyright Policy.

16. We reserve the right to publish your application and to seek or engage in publicity on your behalf as an applicant. If you are under 18, we will not do this without permission from you and/or your parent or legal guardian.

17. If you are applying for an award as a school or an organisation and you submit details about children under the age of 18 as part of your application, you are responsible for making sure that you take all necessary care to protect their personal data before you send us those details, including by getting permission from their parent or legal guardian if necessary.

18. Please be aware that we may take photographs and make video or sound recordings of children under the age of 18 and of adults at the event where we announce the award winners, and on other occasions connected with Your UK Parliament Awards.

19. If you are under 18, we will not use any photographs or recordings of you without permission from you and/or your parent or legal guardian.

20. If you are 18 or older, by submitting your application and accepting these terms and conditions, you give us permission to use photographs and recordings of you in print and online in places like: Parliament’s YouTube channel, Flickr page, or Twitter, Instagram and Facebook profiles; Parliament’s Education and Engagement Newsletter; the UK Parliament website; and materials we commission to promote, advertise, or educate people about Parliament.

21. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about how we will treat your personal information, and our Copyright Policy for details about copyright on this website.

General

This section warns you to be careful about sending information over the Internet. It tells you that these terms and conditions might change. And it explains what will happen if something goes wrong.

22. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.  It is your responsibility to check that page for any updates.

23. We will not be liable for any expenses, loss, or damage, including without limitation any indirect or consequential loss or damage, that you may suffer because of or in connection with this competition or because you have relied on the information we provided about it on our website.

24. These terms and conditions will be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. If there is any dispute between you and us in relation to these terms and conditions, it can only be dealt with by the courts of England and Wales.