Rules, terms and regulations for the 'Carol yr Wyl 2017' Competition

  • 1.These rules and regulations are relevant to a competition announced as part of the 'Heno' and 'Prynhawn Da' programme.
  • 2.The competition is open to choirs in all the Welsh primary schools and to Welsh medium schools out of Wales. Schools are asked to compose a Carol or Christmas song (words and music) that is no longer than 3 minutes long. Professional composers should not be used. Choirs of any size can compete and any number of accompanists can be used providing they are not professional musicians unless they are teachers. Schools are responsible for organising the necessary permission to compete from parents/guardians and a filming consent form will need to be signed by all parents/guardians prior to any filming.
  • 3.A fee of £50 will be paid to all choirs filmed as part of the shortlist. The winning choir will receive a payment of £200 and the competition trophy.
  • 4.To be eligible for the competition competitors must send a recording of their carol/song by email to prynhawnda@tinopolis.com.
  • 5.The competition will be run from 2.00 on 7 September 2017 until the closing date of 21.00 on 27 October 2017.
  • 6.Applications received after the closing date and time will not be included in the competition.
  • 7.The competition will be judged by two independent adjudicators, Steffan Rhys Hughes and Elin Llwyd. The judges will receive all the applications after the closing date and will choose a short list of 10 by 1 November 2017. The adjudicators will not be given details of competitors during this process to be fair on all applicants. Judging will be done on the merit of the carol/song alone.
  • 8.The decision of the judges about the shortlist and winner will be final. No feedback or written adjudication will be available.
  • 9.10 videos of the choirs on the shortlist will be produced and will be shown on Prynhawn Da and as part of 2 special programmes to be shown on 12 December and 19 December 2017.
  • 10.The judges will announce the winner live on Prynhawn Da on Monday 18 December 2017.
  • 11.The winning choir will also be heard on 'Heno' on Monday 18 December 2017.
  • 12.Each school can compete once.
  • 13.The members of all choirs must be within primary age.
  • 14.By taking part in this competition, competitors:-
  • i.Agree that all the information they have submitted is correct and that they have fulfilled the competition requirements.
  • ii.Agree to be bound by these rules and regulations.
  • iii.Agree that it they reach the shortlist S4C can use their video for the purpose of marketing on television or on social media eg Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • 15.Tinopolis (the Company) and S4C reserve the right to ask for written information about the composer of the words or music.
  • 16.Each application must be submitted according to the rules and regulations of the competition. Applications received otherwise will not be accepted.
  • 17.The prize is final and can't be exchanged or transferred.
  • 18.Tinopolis (the Company) and S4C will not accept responsibility for any mistakes or delays made by competitors when competing. Tinopolis and S4C will not be responsible for entries made after the closing date or time.
  • 19.Tinopolis (the Company) and S4C reserve the right to change these rules and regulations and to cancel or adapt the competition at any time as a result of reasons beyond their control.
  • 20.Tinopolis (the Company) and S4C excludes liability to the full extent permitted by law for any loss, damage, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant arising from his or her entry into the competition, or occurring to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize.
  • 21.Tinopolis (the Company) and S4C will not share or use the entrants personal information for any purpose other than the administration of this competition. Personal data will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • 22.This competition is governed by the laws of England and Wales.
  • 23.This competition is organised and promoted by Tinopolis, Stryd y Parc, Llanelli, SA15 3YE. Any enquiries or complaints about the competition should be made via Gwifren Gwylwyr S4C, 0870 600 4141. (Calls will not be charged at a rate higher than the national rate for 01 or 02 numbers.)
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