Competition Terms and Conditions

1. These general competition terms and conditions (the "Terms") apply to any promotion, prize draw or competition (a "Competition") operated by BFBS including competitions advertised on our radio or television channels, via the BFBS website or through any other medium including on any social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter.

2. These Terms, along with any Supplementary Rules (as defined in section 2 below) shall be legally binding on you when you enter and/or participate in any Competitions.

3. By submitting an entry to any Competition you are agreeing to these Terms and any Supplementary Rules and you warrant that you have legal capacity to enter into and agree to be bound by these Terms and any Supplementary Rules.

Supplementary Rules


4. All Competitions will be supplemented by some additional terms and rules that apply to that specific Competition, which we will also make available on our website or any third party websites that are used to advertise a Competition from time to time such as Facebook or Twitter (the "Supplementary Rules").

5. The Supplementary Rules are hereby incorporated into and form a part of these Terms.

6. The Supplementary Rules shall set out:

     a.  the opening and closing date for that Competition;

     b.  details of all prizes for that Competition including whether any additional third party terms apply to those

          prizes or not;

    c.  details of how to enter;

    d.  details of how the winner will be selected including any relevant judging criteria;

    e.  any specific eligibility criteria that applies to that Competition;

    f.  if multple entries are permitted, and

    g.  any other additional terms that apply to that Competition.

7.  In the event that there is any conflict between these Terms and the Supplementary Rules then the Supplementary Rules will prevail.



8.  Unless otherwise specified in the Supplementary Rules, all Competitions are open to members of the United Kingdom’s armed forces and their immediate family only and entrants must be either resident in the UK or stationed on a UK military base overseas that is subject to UK jurisdiction and be aged 18 or over, unless specifically stated otherwise.

9.  Competitions are not open to any employees of BFBS or any third parties who are connected to the Competition or, in each case, any members of their immediate families (including their spouse, parents grandparents, children, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins).

10.  Any winners of a prize in any Competition with a value of more than £100 (as determined by BFBS in its reasonable discretion) are not eligible to enter any further Competitions for a period of 28 days from the date such prize was awarded to them.

11.  BFBS reserves the right to require proof that an entrant meets the eligibility requirements for any Competition. Failure to provide proof of the eligibility requirements may result in disqualification from a Competition and the forfeit of any prizes awarded.

12.  If any specific Competition only permits one entry per person you agree that you will not submit multiple entries.

13.  Any other specific eligibility requirements that apply to a particular Competition will be set out in the Supplementary Rules.

How to enter


14.  All Competitions are free to enter. Details of how to enter a particular Competition will be set out in the Supplementary Rules.

15.  Please note that your mobile or telephone service provider may charge you for any Competition entries you make by phone or by text.

16.  Entries must be correctly submitted by the closing date of the Competition. BFBS accepts no responsibility for any entries or information that is incomplete, incorrectly submitted or fail to reach us by the closing date for any reason.

Participation in 'on air' Competitions


17.  Some competitions may have an 'on air' competent, such as requiring entrants to answer questions via telephone either during a live broadcast or as part of a recording to be broadcast at a later date.

18.  You agree to comply with all reasonable instructions of BFBS in relation to your participation in any such on-air Competitions.

19.  If you have been selected to participate in a live or recorded broadcast you acknowledge that you will be required to be available to participate at a specified time notified to you in advance. BFBS cannot be held responsible for any failure on your part to be available at the specified time for any reason including if due to any failure of your telephone network or communications equipment.

20.  In the event that you are not available to take part in such on-air Competitions at the specified time we reserve the right to permit another entrant to participate in the on-air Competition.

21.  In the event that you participate in a live or recorded broadcast:

       a.  you warrant that you will not say anything which is defamatory, illegal, obscene, or offensive or otherwise act

       in a way that is likely to cause harm to or damage the reputation of BFBS during your participation in such on

       air Competition; and

     b.  you acknowledge that to the extent that any performance rights or similar apply to your participation in such

      broadcast you hereby waive all such rights to the fullest extent permitted by law and you consent to BFBS

      making full use of your participation in any such on air Competitions including by broadcasting or otherwise

      making the same available to the public without any further payment to you of any kind.



22.  Details of prizes for specific Competitions will be announced on air and/or set out in any Supplementary Rules that apply to a particular Competition.

23.  Prizes may be provided by our third party partners. BFBS cannot be held responsible and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law accepts no liability for any prizes that are defective in any way or do not meet your expectations or requirements.

24.  Where prizes are awarded by third parties you acknowledge and agree that additional third party terms and conditions may apply in respect of such prizes. We will stipulate in the Supplementary Rules whether any third party terms and conditions apply to any prizes for that Competition. You acknowledge that prizes are awarded subject to your acceptance of any such third party terms and conditions and BFBS reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant should you refuse to accept them.

25.  All prizes are subject to availability. BFBS reserves the right to replace any prize with an alternative of equal or higher value (including a cash award) at any time in its absolute discretion.

26.  Any failure on the part of the winner to meet the eligibility requirements set out in these Terms or the Supplementary Rules may result in the winner forfeiting their entitlement to a prize and you hereby acknowledge that in such circumstances, BFBS shall be entitled to offer the prize to another entrant.

How winners are selected


27.  The exact method for selecting winners of our Competitions may vary depending on the nature of the Competition. Unless we have stipulated a different mechanism for selecting the winner in the Supplementary Rules the winner shall be selected by a random prize draw.

28.  Any decision by BFBS in relation to how the winner to any Competition is selected shall be final.

Notification of winners


29.  Competition winners will be notified as either on air for competitions being broadcast on BFBS Radio or by email (to the email address given by the individual when entering the competition) unless specified otherwise in the supplementary rules.

30.  If BFBS cannot contact the winner or the winner does not complete any steps that may be required by BFBS to accept the prize within a reasonable period of time, BFBS reserves the right to offer the prize to another entrant.

31.  The names of any Competition winners and the approximate area that such winners are resident may be announced either on-air or published on the BFBS website or any other website or social media pages where a Competition has been advertised. By submitting an entry to any Competition you agree to the publication or broadcast of your name and where you are resident in this way.

Intellectual Property


32.  By submitting your entry and agreeing to these Terms you hereby grant BFBS a perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable worldwide and royalty free licence to use your entry, including any intellectual property rights that may subsist in your entry for the purposes of the administration and promotion of the relevant Competition.

33.  For the avoidance of doubt you shall retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that may subsist in any Competition entries that you submit to us.

34.  You acknowledge and agree that:

       a.  all material and content included in any entry you submit to any Competition is either owned by you, or you

       have the permission of the owner such that our use of your entry in the Competition will not infringe the rights of

       any third party; and

       b.  you agree to indemnify BFBS against any third party claims arising from the submission of your entry to any

      Competition (which means you will be responsible for any losses or damage that BFBS suffers as a result of

       any such third party claims).

Data Protection


35.  When you submit your entry to a Competition, you may be required to provide us with some personal information such as your name and email address. By doing so, you agree that BFBS shall be entitled to process such personal information for the purposes of the administration of the competition and as set out in our privacy policy. For more information on how we use your personal data please refer to our privacy policy available here.



36.  BFBS makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the nature or quality of any prizes which are provided. All prizes are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis and any conditions, warranties or other terms implied by statute or common law are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

37.  BFBS accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage, loss or injury suffered by any entrant as a result of entering any Competition or accepting any prize which shall be entirely at you own risk, provided that nothing in these Terms shall exclude BFBS’s liability for:

     a.  death or personal injury caused by negligence;

     b.  fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

     c.  any other liability that cannot be excluded by law.



38.  If you breach these Terms or any Supplementary Rules, or if BFBS considers in its reasonable discretion that you have acted in a way that may bring BFBS into disrepute or is otherwise inappropriate, BFBS may disqualify you from any Competition and you will be ineligible to win any prizes awarded in connection with such Competition.

39.  BFBS may in its absolute discretion cancel or amend any aspect of any Competition without prior notice if it considers it necessary to do so, although BFBS will use reasonable endeavours to avoid changing any Competition that has already started in a way that disadvantages any entrants who have already submitted their entries.

40.  BFBS may change these Terms at any time without notice to you.

41.   These Terms do not create or infer any rights that are enforceable by any person who is not party to them.

42.   If BFBS decides not to exercise or enforce any right that it has against you at a particular time, then this does not prevent BFBS from later deciding to exercise or enforce that right.

43.  If any part of the Terms is found to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court or regulator, then, where required, that part shall be deleted from the Terms and the remaining parts of the Terms will continue to be enforceable.

44.  These Terms, including their subject matter and formation, are governed by English law. You agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms, save that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland or Scotland you may also bring proceedings in the jurisdiction in which you are resident.