Competition Terms & Conditions
Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before entering the competition. By entering the Lord of the Flies Cover Competition (the “competition”), you agree to be bound by the terms set out here and in the Website Terms.
If you are submitting your own entry into the competition, you should check with a parent or guardian that they are happy for you to enter the competition based on these Terms. Teachers submitting entries on behalf of entrants should check with the entrant’s parent or guardian that they agree to their child being bound by these Terms.
The competition promoter is Faber and Faber Ltd (“Faber”), Bloomsbury House, 74–77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA, United Kingdom.
Faber reserves the right to update these Terms at any time, and will include a notice on this page if a change occurs. It is your responsibility as a user to ensure that you are aware of any such changes from time to time.
1. The competition is open to entrants aged 13, 14, 15 or 16 on the date that they submit their entry, who are residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland. This excludes employees or agencies of Faber and Guardian News & Media Limited (“GNM”), their group companies, family members, or any other person connected with the competition.
2. Entries will be accepted from Saturday 17 September 2011 until 11.59pm (GMT) on Friday 20 January 2012 (the closing date). The winning entrant and commended entrants will be notified by 6 February 2012. Faber reserves the right to request from the winning and commended entrants a proof of age (copy of a birth certificate or passport) at that point, to confirm that they are eligible for the competition. If an entrant is ineligible, we will award the prize to another winner. The winning entry will be announced on this website after 6 February 2012.
3. The Prize: The winning entrant will have their illustration featured on the cover of the Faber educational edition of Lord of the Flies, due to be published in Summer 2012. The winner will be invited to spend the day with the Faber design team at Faber’s offices in London (address above), on a mutually convenient date in March 2012. They will also receive 10 copies of the Faber educational edition of Lord of the Flies featuring their cover. Faber reserves the right to change the publication date for this edition at any time, and will notify the winner in that case.
The commended entrants and winning entrant will be invited to an exhibition of their work to take place at the Guardian Gallery in London from 20 February to 2 March 2012.
The prize is not transferable and no cash alternative can be offered.
4. In order to be eligible, entries into the competition must follow the illustration brief set out on this website. We can only accept entries submitted through this website. Please do not send in any original artwork by post, as we will not be able to return it and it will not be considered. Entrants are advised to retain all original artwork, as we will need it if the entry is chosen as the winner. Faber will not be responsible for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be uploaded, submitted or entered for any technical or other reason.
5. The following entries will not be accepted:
(a) Entries which include any wording or text, including the title ʻLord of the Fliesʼ and the name of the author William Golding.
(b) Entries submitted by post.
(c) Entries which do not follow the illustration brief, are incorrectly sized, proportioned, or exceed the maximum file size of 5mb.
(d) Entries received after the closing date.
(e) Entries that infringe any copyright or intellectual property.
(f) Entries that contain any content that is offensive, obscene or inflammatory.
6. The winning entry and commended entries will be selected by a panel of four judges: Judy Golding, Eleanor Crow, Neil Gower and Kate Abbott. You can find full details of the judges and what each is looking for in this competition on our Judges page on this website. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Faber reserves the right to appoint new or substitute judges for reasons outside of its reasonable control.
7. The winning entrant agrees to grant, on a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual basis to Faber, any necessary and relevant permissions relating to the publication of their entry in any media by Faber and/or GNM. The winning entrant and commended entrants agree to the use by Faber and/or GNM of his/her name and entry in relation to publicity material.
8. Entrants will own and retain any copyright in their entries. Each entrant confirms that their entry will not infringe any law or regulation or third party right, including (but not limited to) the law of copyright or trademarks. Entrants accept that the promoter reserves the right to adapt entries, including the winning and commended entries. The promoter retains the right to alter the entry for the purposes of the production of the book jacket in any format.
10. Faber reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control.
11. Faber shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
12. The Competition will be governed by English law.