Competition Terms and Conditions
The Win a £100 Retail Voucher (the “Competition”) is run by Manchester City Football Club Limited. By entering, you fully agree and accept these Competition Terms and Conditions (“Competition T&Cs”).
Who Can Enter
The Competition is open to all Official Supporters Club (“OSC”) members aged thirteen and over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Employees of the Club or their families as well as any person professionally connected with the Competition are not eligible to enter.
To enter the Competition, you will need to have opted in to receive the OSC newsletter, via your preference centre. The Competition winner must be able to verify that they are a registered OSC member.
If you are under 18 years of age you must have parental or legal guardian consent before participating in the Competition. The Club reserves the right to request that you provide contact details of a parent / legal guardian as part of the submission process and may contact your parent or legal guardian to verify such prior permission. If any prizewinner is under the age of 18, we may require the Competition T&Cs be signed by the prizewinner’s parent or legal guardian before the prize is awarded. Any such prize may at our discretion be awarded to the prizewinner’s parent/legal guardian. Where a prize involves travel of any description, any winner under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
How to Enter
The opening date and time for the Competition is: 7am (BST) on 15 December 2020 and the closing date and time is 11:59pm (BST) on 29 December 2020 (the “Competition Period”). Any entries received outside the Competition Period will not be considered for the Competition, even if they appear to be registered.
To enter, follow the link in the December OSC newsletter, to the Cityzens platform and click enter. You will then need to enter your full name, email address, contact number, address, and your chosen photo of your Christmas celebrations. Your chosen photo should combine the theme of Christmas and Manchester City Football Club (“Manchester City Christmas Photo”) as set out in the Criteria (see details of the Criteria at paragraph 3 (selecting a winner) below).
Other Conditions for Entry
Only one entry is permitted per person for each Competition.
The following entries are not valid entries: (i) entries which do not meet any eligibility or entry requirements as set out in these Competition T&Cs (ii) entries submitted using a method or technique designed to unfairly increase chances of winning; (iii) third party or bulk entries; (iv) entries made in breach of these Competition T&Cs; (v) entries with inappropriate, illegal or offensive content; (vi) entries received outside the Competition Period; (vi) dishonest entries.
The Club may verify the validity of entries, disqualify any entrant and invalidate or recover prizes issued to an entrant following breach of these Competition T&Cs or if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Competition. The Club deals with such prizes at its discretion.
No responsibility can be accepted for (i) any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entries or information caused by an entrant or occurring during transmission or (ii) entries not received for whatever reason, including for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.
For user generated content competitions: Entries must be the original work of the entrant and not previously published anywhere else. Entries must not contain anything defamatory, obscene, illegal or otherwise inappropriate as may be deemed by the Club. The image you upload must not contain any of the following: (i) trademarks or company names (ii) slogans, tag lines, branding, marketing or promotional products, services or images of companies (iii) images of, or the name or nickname of, celebrities, musicians, sportspersons, entertainers, public figures, film stars, cartoon characters, members of the royal family or other famous people (iv) contact information (v) political statements or images relating to ethnicity or religion (vi) images of flags (vii) images, signs, symbols or text relating to money, currency, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gangs, hatred, graffiti, betting, gambling, or financial products and services (viii) provocative, lewd or sexual images or content (ix) nudity (x) offensive, anti-social or obscene material (xi) any reference to the Olympic Games, World Cup or any other international branded event or (xiii) weapons.
The Club reserves the right to reject any name, photograph or text it considers inappropriate or offensive.
Selecting a winner
One winner will be selected.
The Prize winner will be selected by a panel of three Manchester City Football Club Limited members of staff (the “Panel”), from all valid entries received within the Competition Period. All entries will be verified by the Club and/or its agents. The Panel will select the winner by judging how successfully each entrants Manchester City Christmas Photo combines the following (the “Criteria”):
- the theme of Christmas;
- the theme of Manchester City Football Club; and
- the theme of OSC.
The winner will be notified by email within seven days of the Competition closing date. In order to accept the prize, the winner will be required to communicate their acceptance to the Club by email within five days of being offered the prize. The Club may require the winner to communicate their acceptance to the Club on less notice if reasonably necessary (prior to a matchday). Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or if the winner fails to communicate their acceptance of the prize to the Club within five working days of being contacted by the Club or is unable to comply with these Competition T&C’s, the Club reserves the right to offer the prize to the next entrant selected by the Panel. The Club’s selection of the winner is final.
The prize will be a £100 City Store Retail Voucher sent to the winner electronically in the form of a code. The winner can use the code to spend £100.00 on the Manchester City Football Club online store only. There is one prize available.
No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be offered for sale. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. In the event of a prize being unavailable, the Club reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The Club reserves the right in its sole discretion to withhold delivery of the prize until proof of eligibility and/or identity requested by the Club has been confirmed and if such proof is not produced on request to disqualify the entrant from the Competition. The winner is responsible for ensuring they are able to comply with these Competition T&Cs. In the event they are unable to do so then the Club reserves the right to redraw the prize.
The winner is responsible for their own expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prize including travel, accommodation expenses, insurance and any necessary travel documents, passports and visas.
The Club is not liable for delayed or non-delivery of prizes for any reason beyond its control, including but not limited to loss or theft in transit or any failure by you to accept delivery of a prize for any reason.
If the winner has a physical or mental impairment which would inhibit their ability to enjoy/ make full use of the prize then the Club asks that the winner makes this clear to us when he/she claims the prize so that the Club can consult with the winner well in advance and seek to make such reasonable adjustments as are practical and within our control, based on the circumstances to ensure the winner can enjoy the prize to the fullest extent. Where this is not possible, the Club will provide the winner with an alternative prize of equal value.
Depending on the Competition you have entered, please refer to the additional terms & conditions below which may apply to the Prize if it involves trips & city experiences and/or match tickets. Where such prizes include a place for a companion (i.e. a ticket for the match plus guest) then these Competition T&Cs also apply to those persons.
The Club reserves the right to publish any or all entries (including parts of entries) and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.
The winner agrees to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this Competition, including but not limited to having their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence published with their entry and used for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice or without any fee being paid and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by the Club relating to any post-winning publicity. No fees shall be payable to any entrant in relation to their entry in any Competition or any publicity relating to the Competition.
The Club does not claim any rights of ownership in your entry. As such, entrants will retain ownership of the copyright in their submitted entries and, subject to any license granted to the Club, you will also have the right to use your entry however you choose.
By submitting your entry to the Club you hereby grant to the Club, and parties authorised by the Club, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty free, transferrable license (with the right to sub-license) to use, edit, reproduce, play, perform, modify, translate, distribute, prepare derivative works of and/or to display your entry (or part thereof) at the Club sees fit in any medium or method (whether now or later developed) to be exercised in the Club’s sole discretion throughout the world.
You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any so-called "moral rights of authors" in your entry and such rights under section 77 and section 80 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, or similar rights arising under the laws of any jurisdiction, as you now have or hereafter acquire in relation to your entry.
The Club’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into. Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The Club reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the Competition at any time as it sees fit and if voided, suspended or cancelled the Club is under no obligation to deliver the Prize to any Competition entrant.
To the extent permitted by law, the Club is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or disappointment suffered in connection with the Competition or any delays or failure (in whole or in part) to perform any of its obligations if such delay or failure is caused by something beyond its control.
The Club will not be held responsible for the winner and/or companion not taking advantage of the prizes due to health or any other reason.
The Competition and these Competition T&Cs will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
The Club’s Customer Services team may be contacted on +44 161 444 1894. The promoter is: Manchester City Football Club Limited (company no. 40946) whose registered office is at Etihad Stadium, Etihad Campus, Manchester M11 3FF.