Lonely Planet Kids Eurocamp! Holiday 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. Each child who enters must have the consent of their parent or guardian.

Who’s running the show?

The promoter is Lonely Planet Publications Limited (3970494) of 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW, United Kingdom (“Lonely Planet”/ “Lonely Planet Kids”). Our friends at Eurocamp, Chelford House, Gadbrook Park, Rudheath, Northwich, CW9 7LN (“Eurocamp”) are our promotional partners.

Here are the terms and conditions which apply to ‘Win a family holiday with Eurocamp!’ competition. Please read them carefully, as they contain important stuff you should know.

Information about the prizes and how to enter, form part of these conditions of entry. By entering the competition, these conditions of entry apply to your child’s entry. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be published on www.lonelyplanet.com/kids/win-a-family-holiday-with-eurocamp/ so you should check these conditions of entry regularly.

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

Who can play?

This competition is open to children resident in the UK. Your child must be under the age of 16 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, guardians, siblings, grandparents or housemates are directors, management, employees, officers or contractors of Lonely Planet, Eurocamp, or their subsidiaries or parent or affiliated companies.

How can my child enter?

To enter, your child needs to write a blog piece using the following instruction:

Using between 100 and 200 words, tell us about something new you did over the summer! We’d also love you to illustrate your writing, using either a drawing or a photograph.

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, and confirmation that you live in the UK
  • Your child’s entry: typed-up piece of writing between 100 and 200 words plus a drawing or photograph to illustrate the piece (a scan or jpeg is fine, please submit no more than three images)
  • With all entries, please include confirmation that you are happy for us to share your child’s entry and excerpts on our Lonely Planet Kids blog, Twitter and Facebook pages in relation to the competition.

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 11.59pm BST on Friday 1st September and 11.59pm BST on Friday 6th October 2017. 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.

How do you pick the winner?

Rather than consulting tea leaves, the entries will be judged by a panel of two judges, including one independent judge, who will review all the eligible entries and then decide the best overall winner. This unenviable task will happen in a small, dark room at 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW, on Wednesday 11th October 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 (1) first prize winner will receive:

  • one (1) family holiday package, as follows:
  • accommodation for 7 nights for 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 17 and under) at a European parc of your choice featured in the 2018 Eurocamp brochure in either the Classic Tents, Classic Range or Esprit Range holiday homes. Bed linen and beach towels will be provided;
  • optional P&O Dover to Calais ferry crossing for one (1) car and passengers to the value of £55.00 GBP;

Provided by Eurocamp (approximate RRP £1,000.00 GBP). All travel is subject to availability, must be completed on or before 7th July 2018, or taken on or after 31st August 2018 and completed by 1st November 2018. Eurocamp reserves the right to change date and parc exclusions at any point and groups may not be permitted in certain parcs.

  • a bundle of Lonely Planet Kids books of their choice from http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/, provided by Lonely Planet up to the value of £100.00 GBP.

Three (3) runners-up will each receive:

  • 1 copy of ‘My Travel Journal’, 1st edn, Lonely Planet Kids, 2016 http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/world/my-travel-journal-1/ (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP); and
  • 1 copy of ‘Back Yard Explorer’, 1st edn, Lonely Planet Kids, 2017 http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/world/backyard-explorer-row-1/ (approximate RRP £8.99 GBP).

Total prize value is worth approximately £1,118.00 GBP. These prize values are accurate at the start of the competition.

How do I find out if my child has won?

We’ll give the winner the good news via the Parent/Guardian’s email account on Thursday 12th October 2017. If you’re riddled with curiosity, send an email to lonely planet.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 the winner hasn’t accepted the prize by Wednesday 3rd January 2018, the next best entry will be declared winner.

If your child wins…

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.

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’ll be responsible for all taxes, insurance, spending money, vaccinations, transfers, fuel/currency surcharges, transfers not included in trip itinerary, additional meals and beverages not included in the prize, room service, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with that prize that are not included in the prize description.

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.

You are responsible for your use of the prize, including complying with any applicable terms and conditions of use including Eurocamp’s Booking Terms and Conditions, here: http://www.eurocamp.co.uk/terms. 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.

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 guests). 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:

  1. loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;
  2. loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;
  3. business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;
  4. 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
  5. 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, adapt, communicate and broadcast all or part of the entry on lonelyplanet.com and in relation to marketing the Win a family holiday with Eurocamp! 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 competition 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 and your child’s personal information in accordance with Lonely Planet’s privacy policy at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy and Eurocamp’s privacy policy at http://www.eurocamp.co.uk/information/privacy-and-cookies.

Good luck!