Standard Champion Competition Rules
The rules apply to all competitions appearing in
publications of Champion Media Group. Since general
rules cannot cover every specific competition, the
rules printed on the entry coupon of each competition
should be read carefully alongside the following.
1.1 Unless otherwise stated these rules apply to all
competitions appearing in publications of Champion
Media Group. Any different or supplemental rules specific
to each competition will be published with the entry
coupon or the competition details. In the event that
the rules published specifically for each competition
are in conflict with these rules, the rules published
specifically for each competition shall prevail.
1.2 All entrants must agree to observe these rules.
The submission of any entry shall be deemed to indicate
acceptance of these rules.
1.3 These rules are subject to amendment or alteration
from time to time.
2.1 Competitions are open to any person resident in
the UK except:
2.1.1 Employees of Champion Media Group or any associated
company and their immediate families.
2.1.2 Persons connected with the competition and their
immediate families i.e. prize sponsors, newsagents,
distributors, wholesalers and their agents.
2.2 Entries must be delivered to Champion Media Group
before the published closing date and time. Late entries
will not be considered.
2.3 The entrant is responsible for delivery of the
entry. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof
2.4 Champion Media Group will not be held responsible
for loss of, delay or damage to any entry.
3.1 Entries which do not comply with the rules will
be declared void as will entries which arrive in a
mutilated condition or which appear to have been interfered
with in any way. Entries which in the opinion of the
judges appear to be suspicious will not be considered.
Photocopies are not accepted.
3.2 The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence
will be entered into concerning the judges’
3.3 If the rules published specifically for a game
does not specify who the judges are to be, the publicity
manager of the newspaper or publication concerned
shall be sole judge of that game.
4.1 Winners will be notified in writing or by telephone
of the results after the competition has been judged.
5.1 Prizes will be as published and cannot be exchanged
nor transferred to another person. Vouchers must be
redeemed in the time limit specified by the sponsors
or if not specified, within 12 months of winning the
5.2 Champion Media Group do not warrant the fitness
for purpose nor the quality of any goods supplied
by it as prizes. Complaints relating to the goods
supplied as prizes will be investigated as a matter
of goodwill only and prize winners accept prizes subject
to all defects whether latent or apparent.
5.3 In the event that there is more than one winner
of a prize which is, by its nature, divisible (for
example a cash prize) then such prize shall be shared,
subject to the decision of the judges, between the
winners pro rata. In no circumstances will the responsibility
of Champion Media Group in respect of prize money
extend beyond the aggregate or, in a competition consisting
of a series of games, beyond the maximum aggregate
amount published in relation to or allocated to any
one game in the series.
5.4 Any such cash prize shall be paid by cheque to
the winner in full and final settlement of his claim.
5.5 In the event that there is more than one winner
of an indivisible prize, the winners shall participate
in a draw and the prize shall be awarded to the winner
of the draw. The method of conducting the draw shall
be at the discretion of the judges and will not be
5.6 Champion Media Group will notify the winner in
writing of the place where his or her prize may be
collected. If such prize is not collected within 14
days of posting this notification, the prize shall
remain the property of Champion Media Group to do
with as it considers fit.
5.7 A prize cannot be awarded to a person who for
any reason would not be allowed by law to purchase
or use the prize.
5.8 Although Champion Media Group will try to ensure
that all prizes are received by the prize winners,
its responsibility within the rules is limited to
providing only those prizes which it has offered.
Certain prizes are offered by third parties and Champion
Media Group will not accept responsibility for any
refusal or failure by such third parties to provide
such prizes or for any defect in or damage to any
5.9 Only one prize per person can be won in the same
6.1 No correspondence will be entered into regarding
the interpretation of either these rules or those
specific to each competition.
6.2 Unless the context otherwise requires, in these
rules the singular shall include the plural, the masculine
shall include the feminine and vice versa.
6.3 No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary
for entry in our competitions unless the rules specific
to a particular competition provide otherwise.
7. TOKEN COLLECTION PROMOTIONS
7.1 Where a promotion uses a token collect mechanism,
no purchase will be necessary. Readers will be required
to request tokens/vouchers by post or by hand to:
The Promotions Department, Champion Media Group, Clare
House, 166 Lord Street, Southport PR9 0QA. Applications
should state the date and publication the token request
applies to – one date only per application will
be permitted. One token will be awarded per request,
per envelope and only one per household.
8. DATA COLLECTION
8.1 Unless you specifically request otherwise, your
competition entry details (name, address, telephone
number, email address etc.) may be shared with the associate company (or
organisation) that has sponsored the competition,
for their marketing purposes. Your data will
be stored by Champion Media Group beyond the accounting
period in which the competition occurred for marketing purposes, however you may opt out of receiving communications at any time.
8.2 To exclude your data from being collected in this
way, simply state the following on your competition
entry: “Do not pass my details to any third
9.1 Champion Media Group requires that all winners are willing to be photographed receiving their prize which may be used in any of their publications at any time.
Issued April 2008 [revised June 2010] but subject to change without notice. E&OE.