“Home Sweet Home” Drawing Competition 2024

Battens Solicitors Drawing Competition Rules 2024

1. The Competition

Battens Solicitors (“we”, “us”, “our”) intends to contact various primary schools in the Somerset and Dorset areas to ask if pupils would like to draw or paint a picture that could be used in our new homeowner cards, with the idea being that the winning entry will be displayed on the front cover of those new homeowner cards.

The theme is “Home Sweet Home”, to capture the warmth and joy of a new home. Pupils will be encouraged to use any art supplies they like – pencils, colouring pens, paint, paper, watercolours. Let the imagination run wild. Pictures will initially be reviewed by a team within Battens and one picture will be selected as the winner.

2. Territory and eligibility

The Competition is open to primary school pupils up to and including the age of 11 at the time of entry. Each entry must be submitted on behalf of the student by a parent/guardian (including a teacher at the school if applicable) over the age of 18 who, in submitting the entry, agrees to and accepts these Competition rules. Only one entry per person is allowed. Entry to the Competition is free of charge. Please note that pupils are responsible for any costs incurred in creating and submitting the original picture (e.g. art materials).

3. Competition dates

Submission Deadline: Thursday 4th July. Winner Announcement: Tuesday 16th July.

We accept no responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise that may result in any entry being lost, delayed or not properly received. The Competition will be judged during the week beginning Monday 8th July, and one picture will be selected to appear on the front cover of our new homeowner cards. The pupil who created the winning picture will be notified by Tuesday 16th July. The winner, and those judged second and third will each win an art set.

4. How to enter

Students must create an original picture based on the theme selected for the Competition and submit their picture to the school reception where all entries will be collected by Battens Solicitors on Friday 5th July.

The theme for 2024 is: “Home Sweet Home”.

On the back of each competition entry, please write down:

  • Pupil’s first and last name
  • The pupil’s age (as of 4th July 2024)
  • The pupil’s school
  • The title of the picture

5. Prizes and selection of winning entries

One winner will be selected by a panel of judges from within Battens Solicitors. There will also be a second and third place awarded. All decisions will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into. The winner will receive a Competition Certificate, an art set and the place for their picture on the front cover of our new homeowner cards. The second and third placed entries will each receive a certificate and an art set. Please note that no cash equivalent or alternative prize will be given.

6. Personal data

We will collect and store the names of all pupil entrants and the additional contact details of the winner as anticipated by paragraphs 4 and 5 above. We will use this personal data solely for the following purposes:

  • managing and administering the competition
  • crediting the winner and arranging delivery of their certificate; and
  • marketing and publicity in accordance with paragraph 7 below.

By participating in the Competition, pupils consent to their personal data being processed by us in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in this section.

Participants can exercise their rights to access their personal data held by us and withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by sending an email, accompanied by a scanned photocopy of their valid passport, to sarah.gorman@battens.co.uk .

7. Publicity and rights

We intend to publish the name and picture of the winner (and in our discretion the second and third placed entries) on our website, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and in other promotional and marketing material. In addition, we may write and publish articles about the winner’s enjoyment of the Competition. By entering the Competition, each participant agrees to the use of their name and their picture and agrees to co-operate with any such publicity or marketing if they win the Competition.

Pupils will retain copyright in the entry material that they submit to us. By entering the Competition each pupil grants us, free of charge, permission to use the entry material (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide for purposes connected with the Competition. The pupil who wins the Competition grants us further permission to publish and exhibit their entry material (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in print and any media worldwide for any legitimate purpose. Each pupil confirms that the entry material is their original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any English laws, that they have the right to give us permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that all necessary consents for the submission of the entry material have been obtained.

All rights in our name and logo, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and other promotional and marketing material and all course and examination content and materials (together the “Battens Materials”) shall vest in and remain with us (or our licensors). By participating in the Competition, pupils agree that they will not use, broadcast, publish, export, exploit, reproduce nor copy part or all of Battens Materials.

8. General

We may disqualify or refuse to accept the entry of any student which does not meet the eligibility criteria in section 2 or does not otherwise comply with these Competition Rules.

These Competition Rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes or claims (including, without limitation, non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Competition.

9. Acceptance of Competition Rules

By participating in this Competition, participants are deemed to have accept these Competition Rules and to have given us the requisite consents for use of their personal information, image and copyright work.