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2021 Inspire Like Churchill Contest

Terms and Conditions

1: An entry must consist of a video no longer than 60 seconds.  All entries must be in the English language.

2: Entries must be capable of being emailed or uploaded to [insert web address] and must not exceed 2MB.

  1. There can only be one entry per person (though collaboration is allowed and up to 3 individuals may work on the same entry). Each entry must be an original work and solely the work of the entrant/s. By submitting the entrant/s warrant that the entry is solely their own work and that they are the sole copyright holder/s therein. In the event of the competition being won by 2 or 3 individuals they will have to nominate a single school, college or university as the recipient of any prize money and they will have to share the $100 individual prize.

4: Entries are not restricted to a particular format. Credit will be given for originality, passion and eloquence. Churchill’s life and legacy should inform the submission.

5: By entering, you agree that the International Churchill Society and associated entities may use your submission in perpetuity.

6: Entries must be received by 12 noon on Friday 3 September 2021 [Eastern Standard Time].

7: Each entry must be accompanied with details of your name, age, nationality and a contact email address. Entries by those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a statement of parental consent.

8: The First prize will be $5,000 (US), the second prize $2,500 (US) and there will be a third prize of $1,000 (US). These prizes will be awarded to a school, college or university (or other educational establishment) nominated by the entrants but the International Churchill Society has the right to reject the nominated institution if they do not feel it is an established and genuine educational establishment. In addition, each of the three winners will receive $100 (US) as an individual or team prize.

9: The competition will be judged by a panel selected by the International Churchill Society. The judges’ decision will be final.

10: The winners will be announced live at the International Churchill Society Conference on Friday 8 October 2021.

11: The rules are subject to amendment by the International Churchill Society, especially with regard to any increased severity in the Covid-19 Pandemic.

12: Entrants under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent/guardian to enter and the parent/guardian should confirm this in an email accompanying the submission.

13: The International Churchill Society will only hold personal data for the purposes and duration of this competition unless the entrants have allowed ICS to hold it for other purposes by indicating a preference on the entry form. ICS will not share this data with third parties. The exception being the right of the International Churchill Society to identify the names of any entrants when publishing the entry in any format.

14: No Board member or officer of the International Churchill Society, or any parents, partners/spouses or children thereof, are eligible to enter this competition.

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