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FutureLearn Inspiration Awards | Terms & Conditions


1. Organiser.  FutureLearn Ltd is the organiser of the ‘FutureLearn Inspiration Awards’ competition (the “prize competition”) with its address at: 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB.

2. Bound by terms and conditions. By submitting an entry to the prize competition, the entrant acknowledges that he/she has read and understood these Terms and Conditions and agrees to be bound by them.

3. Eligibility. The prize competition is a free draw where an entrant is not required to pay to enter the prize competition.  The prize competition is open to anyone who is 13 or older and who:

a)      Submits a valid nomination as set out in clause 4;

b)      Provides their name and a valid e-mail address;

c)      Provides the name and e-mail address of the person that they nominate; and

d)      Has obtained consent from their parent to enter into this prize competition if a minor.

4. How to enter. To enter the prize competition the entrant must submit a valid nomination.  A valid nomination is an entry, in which:

a)      the entrant is a person who must know or have had direct contact with the nominee (the person nominated). Celebrity nominations will not be accepted;

b)      the entrant must nominate someone who’s had a positive impact on their life ideally during 2015 in one of the four categories of school, family, friends and FutureLearn (as a learner or educator);

c)      the nominee must be a person and still alive;

d)      the entrant must provide truthful/accurate information in their submission and provide the consents required by paragraph 6; and

e)      the entrant must complete all questions in the submission form, including selecting a category for their entry.

f)       the entry is submitted in English language

5. When to enter. This prize competition opens on 3 November 2015 and closes at 23:59 GMT on 22 November 2015 (the “Closing Date”).  Any entry submitted after the Closing Date may not be considered.

6. Data processing, etc.   

a) The entrant consents to FutureLearn Ltd collecting, storing, and processing any personal data contained in his/her entry into the prize competition. The entrant agrees to the processing of such data for any purpose connected with the prize competition and for any other legitimate purpose.

b) by entering this prize competition the entrant agrees that FutureLearn Ltd may publish the story submitted in his/her entry (including the names of the entrant and the nominee) on, but not limited to, social media, blogs, newsletters, and the entrant must confirm with the nominee before submitting his/her entry, that the nominee also consents to FutureLearn Ltd publishing such story.

c) In addition, the entrant must confirm with the nominee before submitting an entry that the nominee also consents to FutureLearn Ltd collecting, storing and processing the nominee’s personal data for such purposes.

7. Exclusions.  

a)      FutureLearn Ltd employees and their families are not allowed to enter the ‘FutureLearn Inspiration Awards’ prize competition. FutureLearn partners and suppliers may only enter the competition if they nominate someone who is not from the same Institution.

b)      Entrants cannot enter multiple times or enter joint submissions.

8. Delayed or incomplete entries. FutureLearn Ltd rejects any liability for any delayed, lost, illegible or incomplete entries; and FutureLearn Ltd reserves the right to disregard any such entries. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt by FutureLearn Ltd.

9. Process after the Closing Date.

a)      After the Closing Date there will be a period of two weeks (from 23 November to 6 December 2015) for FutureLearn Ltd to review and shortlist all valid entries. FutureLearn Ltd will review all valid entries and shortlist what it considers to be the best 5 nominations from each of the 4 categories (school, family, friends and FutureLearn).  For the ‘FutureLearn’ category this may either be as a learner or an educator. A total of 20 entries will be shortlisted, 5 per category.

b)      A judging panel as described in paragraph 10 will then meet (face to face and virtually) to vote on the winners based on the shortlist.

c)      Winners will be announced by 31 December 2015 via the FutureLearn newsletter and social media channels.

d)     Winners will be contacted once the announcement is made.

10. Judging. The decision of the judges is final and binding and cannot be contested in any forum.

a)      A panel of respected judges will then choose 4 (four) winners based on the criteria mentioned in paragraph 11 below. Prizes will be given to the winners in each category. Prizes are listed in paragraph 13 of these T&Cs.

b)      The panel of judges will also select one overall winner from the 4 category winners. The overall winner will receive the big prize.

c)     The panel of judges is composed of 5 (five) people.  At the date of these T&Cs, four judges have been confirmed, but the remaining one judge is still to be confirmed by FutureLearn Ltd:

i)               Dhawal Shah, Founder of Class-Central

ii)             Ian Fordham, CEO of Edtech UK

iii)            Lucy Blackwell, Creative Director at FutureLearn,

iv)            Ra’fat Khalaf Founder of Look in Mena,

v)             Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser, TES

d)      FutureLearn Ltd reserves the right to change any of the judges as and when required.

11. Criteria for shortlisting and judging. The criteria for both shortlisting entries and selecting winners is as follows:

a) Change: how the nominee helped the entrant make a change in your life.

b) Obstacles: how the nominee helped the entrant overcome obstacles.

c) Innovation: how the nominee used innovative methods to motivate the entrant.

d) Altruism: how the nominee put the needs of the entrant above their own.

12. Contacting the winners. Winners should receive their prizes within 4-10 weeks of providing their details according to paragraph 13 below.

a)      In the event that one or both of the entrant and the nominee of a winning entry in a given category cannot be contacted within 14 working days of an email notification (day the email was sent) from FutureLearn Ltd, the prize attribution will be carried out as follows:

i)       If neither the entrant nor nominee of a winning entry in a given category are reachable as set out above, FutureLearn Ltd will attribute the prize to the runner up entrant in that same category. If, however, this also coincides with the final winner, then a new final winner will be chosen from the other winners on the remaining categories via the judging panel.

ii)      In the event that either the entrant or the nominee of a winning entry in a given category are unreachable as set out above, FutureLearn Ltd will select a charity to donate the half of the cash prize that would be attributed to either the entrant or the nominee depending on the case.

13. Prizes.  Prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for other prizes.

a)      Each one of the 4 (four) category winners will receive a £100 cash prize, which will be split in half equally between the entrant and nominee;

b)      The final winner (which will be one of the 4 category winners) will receive an additional £1000 cash prize to be split in half equally between entrant and nominee.

c)      FutureLearn Ltd will pay these cash prizes into a nominated bank account or PayPal account (by the entrant and by the nominee) and will consider other options if necessary.

d)      Cash prizes cannot be put towards any illegal activities. With that exception, it is at the absolute discretion of the winners how to spend their cash prize, but FutureLearn Ltd encourages winners to use cash prizes for a learning or teaching experience. FutureLearn Ltd accepts no liability for any issues arising after the cash prizes have been transferred to the winners.

14. Liability. FutureLearn Ltd shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or in any other way, for any loss or damage (howsoever arising) suffered by any entrant or nominee resulting directly or indirectly from entry to this prize competition.  Nothing in these T&Cs shall, however, exclude or limit any liability that cannot be excluded by law.

15. Governing law and jurisdiction: These Terms and Conditions, and the prize competition, are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.