Terms and Conditions

Great British High Street Awards Full Terms and Conditions

Summary Terms and Conditions:

UK, 18+ only. Enter between: 23/05/19 – 11/07/19. No purchase necessary. Internet access required. To Enter: Visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk to nominate your High Street for either the Champion or Rising Star Awards. All entries will be judged to select 4 Champion Award national winners, 4 Rising Star Award national winners, 1 High Street of the Year selected from the Champion Award winners and 1 Rising Star of the Year selected from the Rising Star Award winners. The Prizes: 4 x £5,000 for Champion Award winners; 4 x £5,000 for Rising Star Award winners; 1 x £10,000 High Street of the Year winner and; 1 x £10,000 for the Rising Star of the Year winner. Prizes to be used as a contribution towards a street party, community initiative, or sustainability programme. Visit https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/terms for Full Terms & prize details. Promoter: The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Due to rules surrounding Government campaigns in the pre-election period, the Great British High Street Awards Ceremony will be postponed and will not take place in November 2019. A rescheduled date for the Awards Ceremony will be announced soon.

Full Terms and Conditions

1. This Promotion is only open to members of relevant organisations of the United Kingdom that meet the criteria set out in clause 2. Employees of the Promoter, their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners), or anyone professionally associated with this Promotion are excluded from participation. The member who enters the Promotion must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Relevant Organisations could be: Business Improvement Districts, Local Authority, Parish Council, Town Teams, Coastal Community Team, Town Centre Partnership, Community Interest Company, Chambers of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnerships, a group of five or more Independent Businesses or Trading Association. An Independent Business is defined as any business that has four or less stores nationwide or internationally. If you think your organisation should still qualify but it is not listed in this clause, please email: greatbritishhighstreet@communities.gov.uk

3 No purchase is necessary; however, internet access is necessary.

4. Promotional Period: Enter between 00.01 BST on 23rd May 2019 and 23.59 BST on 11th July 2019 inclusive. The closing date of the Promotional Period has been extended from 4th July 2019 to 11th July 2019, as of 4th July 2019.

5. To Enter: Visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk to either:

a. Champion Award: Enter the details of your High Street (see clause 6 for a full definition of High Street), including name of your organisation, type of organisation, name of the High Street, name of borough/town/city, country, name of local authority, name of local MP, contact name for further communication, contact address for further communication, contact telephone number, contact email address. Then provide a summary of why you think your High Street is a Champion High Street and why it should be crowned High Street of the Year in 100 words or less and showcase examples and evidence of the strong local community around your High Street or town centre and how you are leading the way to the high streets of the future in 850 words or less. Your entry can include successful initiatives you have already achieved as well as future programmes you are planning within the next 12 months (up to July 2020). Whilst writing your entry, please provide evidence of the impact of your initiatives. This could include recording quantitative metrics such as footfall, revenue, vacancy rates, or number of new businesses on your high street, changes in buying habits or shifts in how your local community is using your High Street. The key focus of your entry should be showcasing the strength of your local community through examples and evidence. Within this key focus around community, there are four success pillars of preferred criteria: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Environment and Innovation. Optional supporting evidence includes video files, images or other visual evidence. Video files should be a maximum of 2 minutes long and uploaded to a third-party site such as YouTube or Vimeo, or your own server, and a link should be submitted with the entry. Image files or other visual evidence should be a maximum of 15mb in size and in one of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf and zip. Only submissions of visual imagery and not screenshots of text will be accepted. You may submit a maximum of 5 videos and 5 photographs in support of your entry.

b. Rising Star Award: Enter the details of your High Street, including name of your organisation, type of organisation, name of the High Street, name of borough/town/city, country, name of local authority, name of local MP, contact name for further communication, contact address for further communication, contact telephone number, contact email address. Then provide a summary of why you think your High Street is a Rising Star High Street and why it should be crowned Rising Star of the Year in 100 words or less, and showcase examples and evidence of the up and coming community around your High Street or town centre and how you are working to evolve into a High Street of the future in 850 words or less. Your entry can include successful initiatives you’re currently working on to overcome the challenges your High Street faces, as well as future programmes you are planning within the next 12 months (up to July 2020). Whilst writing your entry, please provide evidence of the planning or implementation of your initiatives. This could include quantitative metrics such as footfall, revenue, vacancy rates, or number of new businesses on your high street. It could also include any expected qualitative metrics such as customers’ perceptions of your high street, changes in buying habits or shifts in how your local community is using your high street. The key focus of your entry should be showcasing the growing strength of your local community through examples and evidence. Within this key focus around community, there are four success pillars of preferred criteria: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Environment and Innovation. Optional supporting evidence includes video files, images or other visual evidence. Video files should be a maximum of 2 minutes long and uploaded to a third-party site such as YouTube or Vimeo, or your own server, and a link should be submitted with the entry. Image files or other visual evidence should be a maximum of 15mb in size and in one of the following formats: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf and zip. Only submissions of visual imagery and not screenshots of text will be accepted. You may submit a maximum of 5 videos and 5 photographs in support of your entry.

c. High Street of the Year Award: All Champion Award winners will automatically be judged to select the High Street of the Year Award winner.

d. Rising Star of the Year Award: All Rising Star Award winners will automatically be judged to select the Rising Star of the Year Award winner.

6. For the purposes of the Promotion a High Street is defined as follows:

a. High streets in multi-dimensional town centres serving primarily sub-regional markets and driven by catchment and geography. These offer functions such as the provision of labour, a location for business, and an environmental asset.

b. High streets in town centres, where the driver of use can be considered to be a specialist appeal or a particular product and where retail and service provision predominates over the functional roles.

c. Service centre high streets in suburban districts that are serving more localised residential catchments.

7. By submitting an entry into this Promotion, entrants confirm that they hold or have obtained the authority and permission to make the entry, upload any evidence in support of their entry and that they are not infringing on the rights of any third party by making an entry.

8. Maximum of one entry per Relevant Organisation or group of five or more Independent Businesses for the Great British High Street Awards (Champion and Rising Star Awards) during the Promotion Period. Multiple entries permitted providing that each entry is from a different Relevant Organisation or group of five or more different Independent Businesses (i.e. two groups of five different Independent Businesses could submit two separate entries). We recommend you work with your local community team, associate, and/or authority to minimise the chance of duplicate entries and ensure the strongest representation of your high street.

9. The Prizes:

a. Champion Award: Four National Winners will each win £5,000 to be used as a contribution towards a street party on the winning High Street, a local community initiative or a sustainability programme.

b. Rising Star Award: Four National Winners will each win £5,000 to be used as a contribution towards a street party on the winning High Street, a local community initiative or a sustainability programme.

c. High Street of the Year Award: The overall UK winner from the Champion category will be chosen as the High Street of the Year and will win £10,000 to be used as a contribution towards a street party on the winning High Street, a local community initiative or a sustainability programme in addition to their Champion Award Prize.

d. Rising Star of the Year Award: The overall UK winner from the Rising Star category will be chosen as the Rising Star of the Year and will win £10,000 to be used to be used as a contribution towards a street party on the winning High Street, a local community initiative or a sustainability programme in addition to their Rising Star Award Prize.

10. Further Prize Details and Conditions:

a. Prizes should only be used in the High Street or the local catchment area nominated in the application.

b. The winners must act and use Prize funds in a manner that is in keeping with the spirit of the competition, e.g. a street party on the winning High Street, a local community initiative or a sustainability programme.

c. Payment of the Prizes will be made into the business account of the Relevant Organisation that submitted the winning entries by the Organisers.

d.Additional prizes may be made available to winners.

11. Winner Selection:

a. Champion Award:

I. All valid entries (subject to moderation, see clause 12) will be judged by PromoVeritas Limited, acting as an independent judge, to select 12 Shortlisted High Streets from across the United Kingdom (3 High Streets from England, 3 High Streets from Scotland, 3 High Streets from Wales and 3 High Streets from Northern Ireland) by the 10th August 2019 (the shortlist date has been extended from 7th August 2019 to 10th August 2019, as of 7th August 2019) based on the following criteria from a maximum score of 80 points.

·Customer Experience – How do you improve the overall customer experience on your high street and within your community? Do you run programmes that deliver exceptional customer service, community events or unique experiences? Do you have community initiatives which reward customers, or provide superior choice and convenience for shoppers? Do you have charitable or community programmes which create community pride and integration? Does your high street provide more opportunities for people to interact and connect? Are all ages catered for on your high street, from young to old? Does your high street promote the full participation of all people? Does your high street provide accessibility for all the community, including pedestrian and cycle lanes? Do your initiatives help to drive footfall on the high street? Do your programmes help to support or promote small local businesses on your high street? (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

·Digital Transformation – How have you used innovative new technologies or digital connectivity to transform your high street community? Has a website or retail app been developed for your high street community? Do many of the local businesses within your community have digital skills, such as social media presence, e-commerce facilities, or state of the art payment technology? Do you have evidence of digital transformation boosting retail performance and footfall in your community? Demonstrate how digital has changed the overall high street experience. (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

·Environment – In what ways does your high street protect or improve the local environment? Are there any community initiatives in place to improve the sustainability of your high street, such as cleaning, reducing pollution, recycling, reducing plastic use, or protecting wildlife? Have any steps been taken to repair the high street or improve the aesthetic of the local area? How are you evolving your high street environment to meet the future needs of your local community and customers (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

·Innovation – Can you demonstrate how innovative thinking has helped you to enhance your high street? Can you showcase how fresh thinking has helped you to solve community or local business challenges? This might include examples of initiatives where you have challenged convention and developed new innovative ideas to tackle community issues or to create a better high street experience. (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

II. The 12 Shortlisted High Streets from across the United Kingdom will then be judged by a judging panel including Government representatives, Visa representatives, Sponsor representatives, Representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses and other trade associations by the 7th October 2019 and who will visit all the shortlisted High Streets to score the High Street based on the criteria above. The judges will assess the High Street based on what was written in the original entry and apply their own independent score against the criteria detailed in Clause 10.a.i. This score will make up 80% of the shortlisted High Street’s overall score. The remaining 20% of the score will be calculated based on the voting of the general public who can vote for their chosen High Street via the Great British High Street website. These votes will be aggregated by location and as a percentage of the estimated population, contributing 20% to the final score. The voting activity will be promoted via Great British High Street social media channels and PR activities. The top scoring 4 High Streets will be awarded the Champion Award.

b. Rising Star Award:

i. All valid entries (subject to moderation, see clause 12) will be judged by PromoVeritas Limited to select 28 Shortlisted High Streets from across the United Kingdom (10 High Streets from England, 7 High Streets from Scotland, 7 High Streets from Wales and 4 High Streets from Northern Ireland) by the 10th August 2019 (The shortlist date has been extended from 7th August 2019 to 10th August 2019, as of 7th August 2019) based on the following criteria for a maximum score of 80 points.

·Customer Experience – How are you working to improve the overall customer experience on your high street and within your community? Do you run programmes that try to deliver exceptional customer service, community events or unique experiences? Are you planning community initiatives which will reward customers, or provide superior choice and convenience for shoppers? Do you have charitable or community programmes which create community pride and integration? Does your high street provide more opportunities for people to interact and connect? Are all ages catered for on your high street, from young to old? Does your high street promote the full participation of all people? Does your high street provide accessibility for all the community, including pedestrian and cycle lanes? Do you expect your initiatives to help to drive footfall on the high street? Do your programmes help to support or promote small local businesses on your high street? (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

·Digital Transformation – How have you used innovative new technologies or digital connectivity to work towards transforming your high street community? Are there plans to develop a website or retail app for your high street community? Do the local businesses within your community have digital skills, such as social media presence, e-commerce facilities, or state of the art payment technology? Do you have evidence of digital transformation boosting retail performance and footfall in your community? Demonstrate how digital is changing the overall high street experience. (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

·Environment – In what ways is your high street working to protect or improve the local environment? Are there any community initiatives being implemented to improve the sustainability of your high street, such as cleaning, litter picks, reducing pollution, recycling, reducing plastic use, or protecting wildlife? Have any steps been taken to repair the high street or to improve the aesthetic of your local area? How are you evolving your high street environment to meet the future needs of your local community and customers? (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

·Innovation – Can you demonstrate how innovative thinking has helped to enhance your high street? Can you showcase how fresh thinking has helped you to solve community or local business challenges? This might include examples of initiatives where you are challenging convention and developing new innovative ideas to tackle community issues or to create a better high street experience. (Maximum of 20 points awarded)

ii. The 28 Shortlisted High Streets from across the United Kingdom will then be judged by a judging panel including Government representatives, Visa representatives, Sponsor representatives, Representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses and other trade associations by the 7th October 2019 and who will visit all the shortlisted High Streets to score the High Street based on the criteria above. The judges will assess the High Street based on what was written in the original entry and apply their own independent score against the criteria detailed in Clause 10 (b) (i). This score will make up 80% of the shortlisted High Street’s overall score. The remaining 20% of the score will be calculated based on the voting of the general public who can vote for their chosen High Street via the Great British High Street website. These votes will be aggregated by location and as a percentage of the estimated population, contributing 20% to the final score. The voting activity will be promoted via Great British High Street social media channels and PR activities. The top scoring 4 High Streets will be awarded the Rising Star Award.

iii. High Street of the Year Award: The 4 Champion Award winning entries will be reviewed by the Organisers and PromoVeritas to determine the High Street of the Year Award winner by November 2019.

iv.Rising Star of the Year Award: The 4 Rising Star Award winning entries will be reviewed by the Organisers and PromoVeritas to determine the Rising Star of the Year Award winner by November 2019.

12. Winner Notification: All entrants whose entry has been shortlisted will receive 2 tickets to the Great British High Street Award Ceremony. The date and location of the Great British High Street Award Ceremony is subject to change. Owing to rules surrounding government campaigns in the pre-election period, the awards ceremony has been delayed from November 2019 and a rescheduled date will be announced soon. Award Winners will be announced at the Great British High Street Award Ceremony. In the event that a winner is unable to attend the Great British High Street Award Ceremony, that winner will be notified by email and will be required to respond within 14 days to confirm acceptance of their Prize.

13. Moderation: The Promoter will reject entries which, in the reasonable opinion of the Promoter:

a.contain any content that is considered likely to be offensive by the Promoter or could reflect negatively the name, reputation, or goodwill of the Promoter or any brand partner;

b.include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by you or used without the right holder's prior written permission (including famous names, company names, etc.);

c.defames, misrepresents, or insult other people or companies, including, but not limited to the Promoter (including its partners);

d.promotes political party or affiliation.

14.By entering the Promotion, entrants give their permission for their entries to be used by the Promoter or its agents without further compensation, over and above the award of the prize, for up to two years for promotion purposes from the date of entry. Copyright will remain with the entrant. However, by entering this Promotion, and subject to paragraph 22, the entrant agrees to the Promoter or its agents publishing these entries on their website and possible further use on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platforms. They also agree to other possible promotional use in media of the Promoter or its agents’ choosing without any further payment, over and above the award of the prize, for up to two years from the date of entry.

15. The Prizes will be sent to winners within 60 days of acceptance of the Prize.

16. The winners agree to allow the Promoter to use their High Street addresses, and counties to announce the winners of the Promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the High Street addresses and counties of the winners.

17. The Promoter reserves the right to ensure a Prize is being used for the purposes intended, and that the Winner is complying with the terms of the Prize as set out in these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to seek the recovery of a Prize if a Winner is in breach of these Terms and Conditions or the Prize Agreement.

18. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or invalidate any affected entries.

19. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Promotion or accepting or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.

20. Notwithstanding any other clause in these Terms and Conditions, Visa Europe Limited and any of its subsidiaries are not liable for anything arising out of the running and administration of this Promotion.

21. All entries must be made directly by the organisations or group of Independent Businesses entering the Promotion. Incomplete or illegible entries and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these Terms and Conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted.

22. If an act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and which prevents the Promoter from complying with these Terms and Conditions the Promoter will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligation.

23. The High Street addresses and counties of the winners will be available by visiting https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award/ after the Great British High Street Award Ceremony for eight weeks

24. Personal data will be held in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation currently in force. To view our privacy policy visit: https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/privacy-and-cookies. We will only use your personal data for the administration of the Promotion and for no other purpose unless we have your consent. We will only share your data with our Fulfilment Partners for the purposes of and in order to fulfil this Promotion.

25. If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are judged to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, this shall not affect or impact the continuation in full force and effect the remainder of the provisions.

26. By entering this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

27. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Promoter: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Fry Building, 2 Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 4DF.

Organisers: Visa Europe Limited, 1 Sheldon Square, London W2 6TT, and any agencies acting its behalf for the purposes of assisting with the administration of this Promotion.

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1. This document has been created for a specific promotion. If used for a different promotion it could result in terms that are not fit for purpose.

2. Unauthorised copying of this document is whole or in part will constitute an infringement of copyright.

3. Changes made to the Terms and Conditions will not be legally valid unless agreed in writing by PromoVeritas. It is the responsibility of the Client to inform PromoVeritas of any such changes, as this may affect the legality, operation and delivery of the promotion.

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High Street Hero Terms and Conditions

Summary Website Entry Terms and Conditions:

UK, 18+ only. Enter between: 05/07/19 – 22/07/19. To Enter: Visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk to nominate an employee or owner of an Independent Business (a business that has four or fewer businesses nationwide or internationally) as your High Street Hero. The Prizes: 4 x Award Plaque, £2,500 grant to be used in the spirit of the competition, for example to support a community-focused initiative or project, or to be used a contribution to a street party and a pair of tickets to the Great British High Street Award Ceremony in November 2019. Max 1 entry per person. One winner each from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. No purchase necessary. Internet access required. See above for Full Terms & entry criteria. Promoter: The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Summary Daily Mirror Entry Terms and Conditions:

UK, 18+ only. Enter between: 05/07/19 – 22/07/19. To Enter: Fill in this coupon and send to “Freepost PROMO ENTRIES” to nominate an employee or owner of an Independent Business (a business that has four or fewer businesses nationwide or internationally) as your High Street Hero or online at www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk. The Prizes: 4 x Award Plaque, £2,500 grant and towards to be used in the spirit of the competition, for example to support a community-focused initiative or project, or to be used a contribution to a street party and a pair of tickets to the Great British High Street Award Ceremony in November 2019. Max 1 entry per person. One winner each from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. No purchase necessary. See above for Full Terms & entry criteria. Promoter: The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Due to rules surrounding Government campaigns in the pre-election period, the Great British High Street Awards Ceremony will be postponed and will not take place in November 2019. A rescheduled date for the Awards Ceremony will be announced soon.

Full Terms and Conditions

  1. You can nominate an employee or owner of an Independent Business as a High Street Hero if you are 18 years old or over, and a resident of the United Kingdom, excluding anyone professionally associated with this Promotion.
  2. For the purposes of this Promotion, an Independent Business is defined as any business that has four or fewer businesses nationwide or internationally, and an Independent Business owner is the majority shareholder of a limited company or a sole proprietor of an Independent Business.
  3. No purchase is necessary; however, internet access may be required.
  4. Promotion Period: Enter between 00.01 BST on the 5th July 2019 and 23.59 BST on the 22nd July 2019 inclusive.
  5. To Enter either:
    1. Visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk, locate the High Street Heroes section to nominate your High Street Hero by providing the details of an employee or owner of an Independent Business you would like to nominate, the name of the High Street, the name of the borough/town/city, the name of the local authority, the name of the local MP, your contact name, email address and address (for further communication), and then finally explain in 300 words or less why your nominated Independent Business employee or owner should win the High Street Hero Award. Only entries written in English will be considered.
    2. OR
    3. Cut out the coupon found in the Daily Mirror newspaper and fill in the coupon providing the details of an employee or owner of an Independent Business you would like to nominate, the name of the High Street, the name of the borough/town/city, the name of the local authority, the name of the local MP, your contact name, email address and address (for further communication), and then finally explain in 300 words or less why your nominated Independent Business employee or owner should win the High Street Hero Award. Send your completed coupon to ”Freepost PROMO ENTRIES”. All nominations using this entry route must be received no later than the 22nd July 2019. Please take particular note of the timings of this Promotion and factor in time for your nomination to reach the above address. Only entries written in English will be considered.
  6. If you have any questions about this Promotion or if you require any assistance with the entry process, please write to greatbritishhighstreet@communities.gov.uk.
  7. The Judging Criteria: We suggest your response includes answers to these questions as they will be used as judging criteria:
    1. Any initiatives, or programmes that the Independent Business employee or owner has run/implemented on the High Street; such as community & charitable programmes, or local sponsorship or events, which have helped create community pride? (Max 50 points)
    2. How does the Independent Business employee or owner give back to the community through employment, skills, training, and helping to build an integrated community and promoting the full participation of all people? (Max 50 points)
    3. What impact has the Independent Business employee or owner had on each of the four community pillars: customer experience, environment, digital transformation and innovation? (Max 50 points)
  8. A maximum of one nomination per person. A maximum one Prize per Independent Business employee or owner.
  9. The Prizes: Four winning employees or owners will each receive a £2,500 grant to be used in the spirit of the competition, for example to support a community-focused initiative or project, or to be used a contribution to a street party. All winners also will receive 2 tickets to the Great British High Street Award Ceremony in November 2019. The date and location of the Great British High Street Award Ceremony is subject to change. Owing to rules surrounding government campaigns in the pre-election period, the awards ceremony has been delayed from November 2019 and a rescheduled date will be announced soon.
  10. Winner Selection: All valid entries (subject to moderation, see clause 12) will initially be judged by PromoVeritas Limited (acting as an independent judge) and the Daily Mirror, to select a Shortlist of 40 nominations (10 each from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Shortlisted entrants will be announced shortly and will be showcased in the Daily Mirror, then be further judged in a process involving staff from the Daily Mirror, PromoVeritas and Visa, down to the final 4 winning nominations (one each from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) who will be the High Street Heroes.
  11. The judges will assess the High Street Hero nominations based on what was written in the original entry and apply their own independent score against the criteria detailed in Clause 7. In the event of a tie for any position of shortlisting or final winner allocation, all judging parties will agree upon a winner from the entries within the tie break via majority vote. The decision of PromoVeritas will be final.
  12. Moderation: The Promoter will reject entries which, in the reasonable opinion of the Promoter:
    1. contain any content that is considered likely to be offensive by the Promoter or could reflect negatively the name, reputation, or goodwill of the Promoter or any brand partner;
    2. include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by you or used without the right holder's prior written permission (including famous names, company names, etc.);
    3. defames, misrepresents, or insult other people or companies, including, but not limited to the Promoter (including its partners);
    4. promotes any political agenda.
  13. By entering the Promotion, entrants give their permission for their nominations to be used by the Promoter, Visa, Daily Mirror and each of their agents without further compensation, for up to one year for promotion purposes from the date of entry. Copyright will remain with the entrant. By entering this Promotion, and subject to paragraph 14 below, the entrant agrees to the Promoter, Visa, Daily Mirror and each of their agents publishing these entries on their websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platforms.
  14. The winners will be asked to agree to allow the Promoter the right to publish their name, surname and Independent Business name for the winners list which, subject to the above, will be available by visiting https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award/ after the Great British High Street Award Ceremony for eight weeks.
  15. The Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for monetary value or for any other form of compensation. Prize money is to be used in the spirit of the competition, for example to support a community-focused initiative or project, or to be used as a contribution to a street party.
  16. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including where there is infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, dishonesty, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or does not comply with these Terms & Conditions and may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or invalidate any affected nominations.
  17. 17. The Promoter, the Organisers, the Daily Mirror, other sponsors, and Promoter’s associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Promotion or accepting or using the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.
  18. Notwithstanding any other clause in these Terms and Conditions, neither the Promoter, the Daily Mirror, the Organisers and any of their group companies including any affiliates and subsidiaries are not liable for anything arising out of the running and administration of this Promotion.
  19. Incomplete or illegible entries and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these Terms and Conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted.
  20. Personal data will be held in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation currently in force. To view our privacy policy visit: https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/privacy-and-cookies. We will only use your personal data for the administration of the Promotion and for no other purpose unless we have your consent. We will only share your data with our Fulfilment Partners for the purposes of and in order to fulfil this Promotion. The Promoter will keep personal data for no longer than is necessary for relevant purposes related to this Promotion, and in any case no longer than for one year starting 5th July 2019.
  21. If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are judged to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, this shall not affect or impact the continuation in full force and effect the remainder of the provisions.
  22. By entering this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  23. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Promoter: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Fry Building, 2 Marsham St, Westminster, London SW1P 4DF. Organisers: Visa Europe Limited, 1 Sheldon Square, London W2 6TT, and any agencies acting its behalf for the purposes of assisting with the administration of this Promotion.

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