Lonely Planet Kids Writing Competition with Disney's Moana

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. 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!

Who’s running the show?

The promoter is Lonely Planet Publications Limited (3970494) of 6th Floor, 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW, United Kingdom.

Our friends at Disney UK are our promotional partner.

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

By entering the promotion, these conditions of entry apply to your entry.

Any changes to these conditions of entry will be subject to regulatory approval published on the competition entry page, so you should check these conditions of entry regularly.

These conditions of entry are governed by the laws of England.

Who can play?

Your child needs to be under 16 years old and have your permission to enter. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places. Also, your child won’t be eligible to win this competition if their immediate family (including parents, siblings grandparents, or housemates) are directors, management, employees, officers or contractors of Lonely Planet, Disney UK or their subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies.

How can my child enter?

To enter, your child needs to tell us about an epic adventure they had using between 100 and 200 words. Your child also needs to illustrate their writing, using either a drawing or a photograph.

Please email your child’s entry to lonelyplanet.kids@lonelyplanet.com, including all of the following:

Your child’s first name

Your child’s age

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

The typed-up story submitted within the body of the email (maximum 200 words)

The drawing or photograph attached to the email as a PNG or JPG file (a scan is fine, maximum 3 images per entry)

By entering, you accept these terms and conditions.

Neither you or your child have to buy anything to enter or win. You can enter on behalf of your child between 00:01am on Monday 3rd April 2017 BST and 11:59pm on Friday 12th May BST. Your child’s entry is received at the time Lonely Planet receives it. Incomplete and invalid entries will not be accepted. If your child’s entry gets lost in cyberspace or doesn’t arrive for any other reason, that’s not Lonely Planet’s fault.

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.

How do you pick the winner?

The winner and ten runners-up will be selected by the Deputy Editor of lonelyplanet.com. This unenviable task will happen in a small, dark room at 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW, on Wednesday 17th May 2017 (or at an undisclosed location otherwise determined as required by Lonely Planet).

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, even if you think that sucks. Lady luck has nothing to do with this promotion.

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).

Lonely Planet can cancel or modify the promotion if there are compelling technical or administrative reasons which we cannot control. If that happens, Lonely Planet will select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received at that time.

What can your child win?

One winner will receive:

A bundle of Lonely Planet Kids books of their choice worth £100.00;

A bundle of Moana goodies supplied by Disney UK including the following: Moana stickers, Moana tattoos, Moana drawstring bag, Moana notebook, The Art of Moana book, Moana cap, Moana towel, Moana shopping bag, Moana Russian dolls, Moana activity tin, Moana hardback book, Moana movie collection book, Moana Art of Colouring book, Moana storybook and puzzle, Moana Magical Story book, Moana Adventure & Activities book with temporary tattoos, Moana DVD (approximate RRP £80.00); and

Their work will published on the Lonely Planet Kids blog (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/blog/).

Ten runners-up will each receive:

A digital download of Moana (approximate RRP £9.99);

A copy of Let’s Explore Oceans (approximate RRP £5.99); and

Their work will published on the Lonely Planet Kids blog (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/blog/).

Total prize value is worth approximately £340.00. These prize values are accurate at the start of the promotion.

How do I find out if my child has won?

We’ll give the winner the good news via the Parent/Guardian’s email by Friday 19th May 2017. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to lonelyplanet.kids@lonelyplanet.com (including the name of the promotion) within three months of the closing date of the promotion. We’ll respond and tell you who won.

Lonely Planet will do its best to find the prize winners. But if we can’t, or if a winner hasn’t accepted the prize by 16th August 2017 – three months after selection, the next best entry will be declared winner.

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 either for cash or another prize of comparable value, but we’ll decide which.

You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use. Of course, if you win a prize, you’ll be good and comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations.

Please note that the nature of the prize may be such that it poses health or safety risks. For this reason, you should consider any health and safety risks and take appropriate precautions to guard against those risks on behalf of your child.

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); and

(e) any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of conditions of entry or your negligence.

What happens to my child’s entry?

You agree that all of your child’s entry is their own work. 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, edit, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of the entry, including your child’s first name, age and entry, on the Lonely Planet Kids Blog (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/blog/), as part of a gallery of children’s work on lonelyplanet.com and in relation to marketing and promoting this competition.

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

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 and your child’s personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Good Luck!