Derbyshire and proud - competition rules

These are the competition terms and conditions for our hotel stay and voucher competition (opens in a new window).

  1. Eligibility: This prize promotion (the "promotion") is open to participants who live within the administrative boundaries of Derbyshire County Council and are aged eight or over (the "participants")
  2. The promotion is promoted by Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG (the "promoter")
  3. The promotion is not open to employees of the promoter, their immediate families or contractors or any person directly or indirectly involved in any promotion
  4. A shortlist of entries will be drawn-up by a panel of judges chosen by the promoter for three age groups (over 18s, 12-18-year-olds and eight to 11-year-olds) in the following categories: best tweet, email or Facebook post − words (maximum 25 words) with no photograph; and best tweet, email or Facebook post − a photograph or drawing with a caption (maximum 25 words)
  5. Participants under 18 need permission from their parent or carer before entering the promotion and must state their age category.
  6. Participants under 14 must email their entry to  
  7. Participants should ensure they have the permission of any persons appearing in any photos submitted as part of the promotion.
  8. Closing date for entries 30 May 2016.
  9. Shortlisted entries will be placed on the county council's website and residents will be able to vote for their favourite during June.
  10. The entry with the most votes in each age group will win a prize (the "Prizes") as follows: over 18s − an overnight stay for two with breakfast and dinner in a deluxe room at the four-star Casa Hotel in Chesterfield; 12 to 18-year-olds − a £50 voucher; and eight to 11-year-olds − a £30 voucher.
  11. In the event of a tie in any age group, the promoter will decide which participant is awarded a prize and the promoter's decision is final.
  12. The winner will be notified by email or social media within five working days after voting closes on Friday 1 July 2016 at 23.59.
  13. If any prize winner cannot be traced after reasonable efforts have been made by the promoter, the winner will forego the right to claim the prize and the promoter will arrange for a replacement winning entry to be selected
  14. The prize winner should allow 28 days for delivery of their prize
  15. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this promotion and without notice due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control
  16. Only one entry per person
  17. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable
  18. The promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  19. The promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason
  20. Entry to the promotion confirms you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions
  21. Incomplete, illegible or fraudulent entries will be considered void
  22. The promotion is governed by English Law and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.
  23. The hotel prize includes an overnight stay for two with breakfast and dinner. The dinner allowance is up to £25 per person and all extras including drinks and any additional food over the allowance must be pre-paid for. If you wish to charge extras to your room and settle on check-out, a pre authorisation of a credit or debit card must be taken on check-in. A reservation for the hotel and restaurant must be made in advance.