Lonely Planet Kids Design A Bug Competition

Your grown-up needs to read this bit!


If you are the parent or guardian of a child who wishes to enter this competition, we ask that you read these terms and conditions on behalf of your child, as they contain important stuff you should know.


Each child who enters must have the consent of their parent or guardian.


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!


Lonely Planet Publications Limited (3970494) of 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, UK (“Lonely Planet”) is the promotor. Our friends over at Learning Resources of 51a Bergen Way, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2JG, UK are the promotional partners. 


You can enter between on Wednesday 9th August, 12 pm (midnight) BST (“Opening Date”) AND Friday 8th September, 12 am (noon) BST (“Closing Date”).


Your child must be under the age of 16 and have your permission to enter. Lonely Planet reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who has engaged in unlawful or improper conduct that is designed to jeopardise the fair conduct of the promotion or is generally damaging to the reputation of Lonely Planet, or has otherwise breached these conditions of entry (as determined in Lonely Planet’s sole discretion).

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. Also your child won’t be eligible to win this competition if anyone in their immediate family, including parents, guardians, siblings, grandparents or housemates, are directors, management, employees, officers or contractors of Lonely Planet, its promotional partners, or subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies.


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


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


These terms are governed by the laws of England.


This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your and your child’s information to Lonely Planet and not to Facebook, and you completely release Facebook from any claims in relation to this competition. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations including the Twitter Rules. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible to win. Multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted.


How can my child enter and what can they win?


To enter, your child needs to design their own backyard bug (using either the template we have provided or a blank sheet of paper) and tell us what they think makes their bug special. Please email your child’s entry to kidscompetitions@lonelyplanet.com, and include all of the following:


Your child’s name

Your child’s age

Your contact details as the Parent/Guardian including name and email address


By entering, you accept these terms and conditions and agree that Lonely Planet can share your child’s entry on the Lonely Planet Kids blog (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/blog/) and on Lonely Planet’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Neither you nor your child has to buy anything to enter or to win. Your child’s entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. It’s not Lonely Planet’s fault if your child’s entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason. Lonely Planet might have to extend the dates of the promotion but only if it’s totally unavoidable (for example, if the competition entry page is unavailable for 24 hours or more) and we’ll let you know if we do.


One (1) first prize winner will receive:

one (1) ‘Explorer Bundle’ – provided by Learning Resources, approximate total RRP £101.95 (‘Explorer Bundle’ includes one (1) each of the following: GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars™ £11.90, GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope £19.80, GeoSafari® Jr. BugOpticals™ Colour Mixing Lenses £10.80, GeoSafari® Jr. Critter Habitat £19.45, GeoSafari® Jr. Bugnoculars £11.90 and GeoSafari® Jr. Subscope™ £28.10); AND

a bundle of Lonely Planet Kids books of their choice, up to the value of £60.00 from http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/childrens-books/.

Three (3) runner-up prize winners will each receive:


one (1) copy of Backyard Explorer, 1st edn., Lonely Planet Kids, 2017 - provided by Lonely Planet, approximate RRP £8.99.

Total prize value is approximately £188.92. These prize values are accurate at the start of the competition.


How do I find out if my child has won?


Rather than consulting tea leaves, the winner will be selected by a panel of two judges, including 1 independent judge, who will decide the best overall winner.


The task of selecting the winners will happen in a small, dark room at 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NW, UK on Wednesday 13th September 2017. No correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks.


We’ll give the winner(s) the good news via the Parent/Guardian’s email account on Thursday 14th September 2017. 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.


Lonely Planet will do its best to find the prize winner(s). But if we can’t, or if the prize hasn’t been accepted by 14th December 2017, 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 your child wins…


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.


What happens to my child’s entry?


In the event that your child is a winner or runner-up, unless you’d like to opt-out of this licence by emailing us at lonelyplanet.kids@lonelyplanet.com, you grant Lonely Planet the following copyright licence:


You give Lonely Planet a worldwide, licence to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of the entry on lonelyplanet.com and in relation to marketing the Design Your Own Bug competition, including on Twitter and Facebook.


Generally we will, to the extent practicable, attribute your child as the author.


Lonely Planet and its promotional partners will only use the personal information contained in your child’s 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). We will keep your personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy and Learning Resources privacy policy at https://www.learningresources.co.uk/category/customer-service/privacy-and-security.do.


Good luck!