This competition is now closed. The winners were: Nakita Nadia-Banks Morris, Danielle Jones, Vicki K Read, Kate Eccles and Patricia Wolters Hogendorp.

Here are the terms and conditions which will apply to your entry. Please read them carefully as they contain important information you need to know!

1.Lonely Planet Publications Limited (3970494) of 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, UK (“Lonely Planet”) is the promotor. Our friends over at Babbel Inc. of 145 5th Avenue. 5th Floor. New York, NY 10010, United States of America (“Babbel”) are the promotional partners.

2. You can enter between on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 20:00 BST (“Opening Date”) AND Thursday 17 May 2018 at 20:00 BST (“Closing Date”).

3. This competition is open globally to anyone aged 16 or over, except if you (or your immediate family or housemates) are employees or contractors of Lonely Planet, its promotional partners, or subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, so the competition and these terms and conditions are void in those places.

4. Information about the prizes and how to enter form part of these conditions of entry.

5. Any notifications and changes to these terms and conditions will be published on the competition entry page , so you should check this page regularly.

6. These terms are governed by the laws of England.

7. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Lonely Planet and not to Facebook, and you completely release Facebook from any claims in relation to this competition.

How to enter and prize details

8. To enter, you must have a valid, registered Facebook account. Go to the Lonely Planet Kids’ Facebook page and by replying on the competition post, tell us in no more than 25 words, which language you’d most like your child to learn and why. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. By entering, you agree that all of your entry is your own work.

9. You can only enter once – we’ll make confetti out of any extra entries you submit. Your entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault.

10. Five winners will each receive the following prize package consisting of:

  • 1 x 6-month subscription to all 14 of Babbel’s language courses on www.babbel.com,valid until 31st March 2019 (approximate RRP £162.01 GBP); and
  • 1 x copy of each of the following Lonely Planet Kids’ books:
  • First Words Italian, 1st edn., Lonely Planet, 2018 (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP)
  • First Words French, 1st edn., Lonely Planet, 2017 (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP)
  • First Words Mandarin, 1st edn., Lonely Planet, 2018 (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP)
  • First Words Spanish, 1st edn., Lonely Planet, 2017 (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP)
  • First Words English, 1st edn., Lonely Planet, 2017 (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP)
  • First Words Japanese, 1st edn., Lonely Planet, 2018 (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP)

 Total prize value of one prize package is approximately £215.95 GBP ($301.44 USD). The total value of all 5 is approximately £1079.75 GBP ($1507.20 USD). These prize values are accurate at the start of the competition

How are the winners chosen?

11. Rather than consulting tea leaves, the winner swill be selected by a panel of 2 judges who will review all eligible entries and, from a shortlist of 3 entries, decide the best five winners.

12. The task of selecting the winners will happen in a small, dark room at 240 Blackfriars, London, SE1 8NW, United Kingdom, on Tuesday 3 April 2018. No correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks.

13. We’ll give the winner(s) the good news by commenting on the winning post on the Lonely Planet Facebook page. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to: lonelyplanet.kids@lonelyplanet.com (including the name of the promotion) within 3 months of the Closing Date, and we’ll respond and tell you who won.

14. Lonely Planet will do its best to find the winner. But if we can’t, or if the winner hasn’t accepted the prize by Monday 16 July 2018, the next best entry will be declared winner. Where there is a compelling technical or administrative reason out of Lonely Planet’s control, the winner(s) will be selected from all eligible entries received at that time.

If you do win

15. We may ask you to provide proof of identity, residency and age, so that we are sure you are who you say you are, and are eligible to receive the prize.

16. You can’t exchange the prize for cash, or ask us to give it to someone else (not that you’d want to!). We will use reasonable efforts to award the prize as described but if due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to do that, we’ll substitute it for another prize of comparable value.

17. You’ll be responsible for all taxes, insurance and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.

18. If, in order to take the prize, you’re lucky enough to need a valid passport and/or other necessary travel documentation and visas, you’ll need to sort those out for yourself.

19. You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use, including Babbel’s General Terms of Use here: https://en.babbel-giftshop.com/pages/anb. Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations. Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct.

20. The nature of the prize may be such that it poses health or safety risks, or risks normally associated with travel to you (and if applicable, to your guest). You should consider any health, safety and travel risks and take appropriate precautions (including arrange insurances) to guard against those risks. Lonely Planet is not responsible for use of the prize which results in:
(a) loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;
(b) loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;
(c) business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;
(d) losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and
(e) any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.

What happens to my entry?

21. You give Lonely Planet a worldwide, irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of it in any form and media, in relation to the Lonely Planet Kids’ 24-Hour Giveaway competition. You also consent to us editing, re-using, storing, reproducing and communicating your entry in any medium. We will, to the extent practicable, attribute you as the author.

22. Lonely Planet and its promotional partners will only use the personal information contained in your entry to conduct the promotion and award the prize (but if you’ve told Lonely Planet that you want to receive stuff from us and/or our promotional partners, we’ll use your personal information for that too). If you win a prize, Lonely Planet can use your name and photograph for future marketing purposes unless you tell us not to.

23. We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy.