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The Electives Network Award – Terms and Conditions

The Electives Network Award – Terms and Conditions

1 A prize of £150 will be awarded for the winning submission.
2 The essay competition is administered and promoted by The Electives Network. 15 Wheatsheaf Lane, Long Bennington, Nottinghamshire NG23 5DU.
3 The competition will run from midnight on 1st February 2018 until midnight on 31st July 2018 and winners will be announced by midnight on 31st October 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.
4 The competition is open to all Medical students in at a recognised UK school within 24 months of their elective dates.
5 Entry is limited to one per person. Only individual entries will be accepted. Team entries will not be accepted. Answers must be a maximum word count of 1,000 words, answering the question stipulated, in order to be accepted.
6 Entries must be written in English, typed, double line-spaced, with numbered pages and sources referenced using footnotes. Footnotes should include, author, title of publication, publisher if available, date or internet URL wherever possible. Entries that do not meet these criteria will not be read. Entrants must retain their own copies as no entries will be returned. Entries must be submitted online to the instructions specified and will be acknowledged by an email. There will be no feedback on any entries, either during or after the competition.
7 The winning essay will be published by The Electives Network and shared with partners.
8 The judges’ decision is final and not subject to appeal. No correspondence will be entered into. The prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
9 The Electives Network reserve the right to present no prizes or to reduce the number of prizes if an insufficient number of deserving essays is received.
10 Entrants retain all rights to their entries, but taking part in the competition implies accepting that The Electives Network retain unlimited, non-exclusive rights to reproduction without further compensation. The winning essay may be published by The Electives Network online, and essays of any runners-up will be published on The Electives Network website – subject to the final decision by The Electives Network. There is no guarantee that the 1st prize winners’ essay, or the essays of the runners-up will be published by the organisation.
11 The Electives Network reserve the right, at their sole and absolute discretion, to use names and information about participants without obtaining further consent from the participant or providing any payment whatsoever to the participant for any commercial or non-commercial endeavours, publicity, advertising, trade or promotion in perpetuity.
12 The Electives Network reserve the right to modify the format and content of essays for publication purposes.
13 The Electives Network will not be responsible or liable for any problem, loss or damage of whatsoever nature suffered by any party due to any delay and/or failure in submitting entries to the competition.
14 The Electives Network will not be responsible or liable for any costs, problems, damage or loss of whatsoever nature to the participants resulting from their participation in the competition.
15 The Electives Network reserve the right to disqualify any participant that they determine are submitting material that is deemed to be offensive.
16 Entry to the competition is deemed an acceptance of The Electives Network terms and conditions of use as posted on the website.
17 Entries must be original work by the entrant.
18 Any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that their essay does not infringe the copyright of any third party or any other laws.
19 By entering, the entrants, including the winner, agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general locations for publicity and news purposes during this competition.
20 Uses of personal data received by The Electives Network the course of the competition are subject to current UK data protection legislation. The winner’s name may be published on the website.
21 Submission of an entry will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
22 The Electives Network reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering the prize) if, in their sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified. The Electives Network reserve in their absolute discretion the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable.
23 The competition is not open to employees of The Electives Network or its sponsors, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with this competition.

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