Competition Terms and Conditions
1. The Promoter
The promoter of this competition is: Myty Property Limited trading as Castle Competition of 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, N12 0DR.
2. The competition
2.1 These terms and conditions apply to all competitions listed on the Promoter’s website at www.castlecompetition.co.uk (the “Website”)
2.2 The competition is a skill-based competition and an entry fee is payable each time you enter. Transaction fees and exchange rate fees may also be payable. These may vary depending on where you are based.
2.3 To be in with a chance of winning, everyone who enters the competition (an “Entrant”) will be required to correctly answer a series of questions or solve a problem set by the Promoter (the “Competition Question”).
2.4 If more than one Entrant correctly answers the Competition Question, the winner will be chosen at random from all Entrants who correctly answer the Competition Question (the “Draw”)
2.5 The Promoter reserves the right to replace the Competition Question with an alternative question of similar difficulty. All previously submitted correct answers to the Competition Question will still be valid and entered into The Draw
2.6 If an Entrant answers the Competition Question incorrectly their entries will not be entered into the Draw.
3. How to enter
3.1 The competition will run from and including the opening and closing dates specified on the Website. These dates shall be referred to as the "Opening Date" and "Closing Date" respectively. All times and dates referred to are the times and dates in London, England.
3.2 The Promoter may change the Opening Date and/or Closing Date of a competition if, in its reasonable opinion, it considers it necessary to do so. For example:
the Closing Date may be brought forward if the competition reaches the maximum number of entries earlier than expected.
3.3 If the Promoter does change the Opening Date and/or the Closing Date of a competition, the new details will be displayed on the Website.
3.4 All competition entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than the specified time on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the specified time on the Closing Date are automatically disqualified and no refunds will be given.
3.5 The maximum number entries to the competition will be stated on the Website. The number of tickets you are able to purchase may be limited if the maximum number of entries is reached.
3.6 The number of entries will not necessarily be the same as the number of tickets sold. Some tickets entitle the purchaser to multiple entries into the Draw, subject to answering the Competition Question correctly. The number of correct entries is what determines the chances of winning. Please see our FAQs for more details
3.7 Multiple entry tickets have limited availability and will not necessarily always be available
3.8 The Promoter may alter the price of entry throughout the competition
3.9 To enter the competition:
(a) Click on the green “Enter Now” button (or any of the other green buttons with a similar name) on the Website,
(b) look at the Competition Question and complete and submit the online entry form, together with your answer to the Competition Question then
(c) purchase the required number of tickets;
If you attempt the Question several times, the last answer submitted before you pay will be the answer accepted.
3.10 All entries must be submitted in the English language. Entries in languages other than English will automatically be disqualified and no refund will be given.
3.11 The Promoter will send confirmation that your entry has been received and confirm whether or not your answer to the Competition Question is correct.
3.12 The Promoter will not accept responsibility for competition entries that are not successfully completed, are lost or are delayed regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
3.13 By purchasing tickets and submitting a competition entry, you are entering into a contract with the Promoter and are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
3.14 All Entrants who correctly answer the Competition Question will be placed into a draw and the winner will be chosen by random draw supervised by an independent person. The random draw will take place as soon as reasonably possible and in any event within 14 days of the Closing Date ("Draw Date").
4.1 The competition is only open to all residents in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) aged 18 years or over, except:
(a) employees of the Promoter;
(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or
(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.
4.2 By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition. If you fail to provide the Promoter with any such proof or other information that they may require within a reasonable time, you may be disqualified from the competition.
4.3 The Promoter will not accept competition entries that are:
(a) automatically generated by computer; or
4.4 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.
4.5 No refunds of the entry fee will be given in any event, including;
(a) if, following your entry into the competition, you subsequently find out that you are not eligible to enter the competition or claim the Grand Prize or the Alternative Prize;
(b) if, following your entry into the competition the eligibility criteria for entering the competition or claiming the Grand Prize or the Alternative Prize changes and you are no longer eligible; or
(c) if you are disqualified from the competition by the Promoter for any reason.
4.6 To claim the Alternative Prize, the Winner will need to hold an Alien Landholder’s Licence in Grenada. The cost of the license will be met by the Promoter, but the winner must satisfy themselves that they meet the criteria for holding such a licence. If the winner is unable to obtain the necessary licence within four months of the draw, they will be unable to claim the Alternative Prize and no cash alternative will be offered. In such circumstances there will be another draw and a different winner will be selected.
4.7 If the competition is cancelled then the maximum refund is the cost of the tickets bought, less any transaction fees.
4.8 In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual submitting an Entry Form, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the individual in whose name the e-mail account stated on the Entry Form is registered on the date the Entry Form is submitted.
4.9 Entrants can enter the competition up to 500 times, or less if the maximum number of entries have been received.
4.10 By entering this competition you agree not to take part in any class action law suit against the Promoter.
5. The prizes
5.1 The prize,an alternative prize, and an alternative amount of cash if the total number of entries are reached, for the competition are described on the Website (the “Grand Prize”, the “Alternative Prize” and the “One Million Pounds Cash Prize”). Details of the Grand Prize,Alternative Prize and One Million Pounds Cash Prize are, to the best of the Promoter’s knowledge, information and belief, correct as at the Opening Date.
5.2 Prizes are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize,the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize with a prize of equal or greater value. If any details of the Grand Prize,the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize change, the Promoter will endeavour to update the Website as soon as reasonably possible.
5.3 The Promoter makes no representations and gives no warranties about the Grand Prize,the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pounds Cash Prize, their value, their condition or any other information provided on the Website. The Promoter makes no representations and gives no warranties that the information provided on the Website is accurate, complete or up to date.
The Grand Prize,the Alternative Prize and the One Million Pounds Cash Prize Special Conditions
5.4 All Entrants are responsible for making their own enquiries and carrying out their own due diligence relating to the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pounds Cash Prize, their eligibility to enter the competition, their rights and eligibility to take ownership of the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pounds Cash Prize and their eligibility to enter or live in the country where the Grand Prize or the Alternative Prize is located etc. All costs, fees or expenses incurred by the Entrant in making such enquiries or carrying out such due diligence shall be the Entrant’s sole responsibility.
5.5 The winner of the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pounds Cash Prize will be required to enter into a legally binding contract with either the Promoter or Supplier in order to transfer the legal title of the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pounds Cash Prize to the winner. The terms of the contract are non-negotiable. If the winner refuses to sign or is unable to enter into any of the legal documents required to transfer ownership of the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pounds Cash Prize to the winner within a reasonable time, the winner will be disqualified from the competition and the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pounds Cash Prize will be forfeited. The Promoter will then be entitled to offer the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pounds Cash Prize to the next eligible Entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date. The winner of the Grand Prize will not be able take legal ownership of the Grand Prize until 3 months after the Draw Date, to allow time for the Castle Holiday Break winners to claim their stays, or sooner if all Castle Holiday Break prizes have been taken.
5.6 Due to the nature of the Grand Prize and the Alternative Prize, the date of transfer of ownership cannot be guaranteed but the Promoter will take all reasonable steps to complete the transfer of ownership as soon as reasonably possible.
5.7a The Winner of the Competition may choose either the Grand Prize or the Alternative Prize (subject to section 5.16 below) provided at least 80% of the target number of entries are sold.
5.7b The Winner of the Competition may choose either the Grand Prize or the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pounds Cash Prize (subject to section 5.16 below) provided 100% of the target number of entries are sold.
Castle Holiday Break Special Conditions
5.8 The Castle Holiday Break will be drawn every week (the “Weekly Draw”) on a Saturday or Sunday, starting the second weekend after the Competition opens, and will include all valid entries from Triple Entry tickets and Ten Entry tickets that were submitted up to midnight on the Friday preceding the Weekly Draw. Any entries submitted after the cut-off time for the Weekly Draw will be included in the Weekly Draw the following weekend.
5.9 A Triple Entry ticket entitles the entrant to three entries in the Weekly Draw for the next three weeks following a correct answer being submitted. A Ten Entry ticket entitles the entrant to ten entries in the Weekly Draw for the next ten weeks following a correct answer being submitted. Where the number of weeks left to the Draw Date is less the number of weeks an entrant would normally be entitled to, the ticket will entitle entrants into the final weekly draw to have as many lines as they would have had in future weekly draws such as to not disadvantage entrants in later weeks of the competition.
5.10 The Castle Holiday Break is for 4 people to sleep at Hadlow Tower as self-catering accommodation for 2 nights (arriving on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday). Bookings are subject to availability and the Promoter cannot guarantee the winner will be able to book a break at a time that is suitable to them within the time frame available. The Castle Holiday Break does not include travel insurance, the cost of any travel, food and drink, spending money, tax or personal expenses. Any other costs incurred in addition to those set out above and that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner(s). An entrant can only win one Castle Holiday Break Prize. In the event of them being drawn in a future Weekly Draw, the Weekly Draw will be re-run. Any winner of the Castle Holiday Breaks will still be submitted into the main Draw to win the Grand Prize or Alternative Prize.
There will be no Weekly Draws after the Closing Date. If the competition closes earlier than the expected planned Closing Date there will be no further Weekly Draws.
5.10.a Winners have until 5pm on the following Saturday after the winner of the Weekly Draw is announced on our website, to claim their prize. The winner of the Weekly Draw will also receive an email notifying them they have won a Castle Holiday Break.
5.10.b Winners must book their break, subject to availability, anytime from the second Friday after the winner of that Weekly Draw is announced, and up to the fourth Friday after the winner of that Weekly Draw is announced. At least seven day’s notice must be given between booking and arrival dates.
5.10.c Winners can take their break anytime, subject to availability, from the second Friday after the winner of that Weekly Draw is announced, and up to the eleventh Friday after the winner of that Weekly Draw is announced.
5.11 You will be responsible for ensuring that you and any person travelling with you are available to travel and hold any necessary travel documents for the holiday in question on the travel dates specified. Dates once notified to the Promoter cannot be changed
5.12 At least one member of the party must be over the age of 25 years.
5.13 A refundable damage deposit (“Deposit”) of £500 will be required before arrival. This will be refunded within 7 days of departure, subject to deductions for the cost of any damage to the property or its contents. The cost of any such damage will be deducted from the Deposit.
5.14 Castle Holiday Break winners will also need to abide by the general terms and conditions as stated in our holiday rental contract, which can be found here.
5.15 The Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize, the One Million Pound Cash Prize or the Castle Holiday Break may be supplied by a third-party supplier (the “Supplier”). Details of the Supplier (if any) will be provided on the Website.
5.16 The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize for an alternative prize (“Alternative Prize”) in the following circumstances:
(a) less than 80% of the maximum number of entries are received but more than 20% of the maximum number of entries are received or
(b) the Grand Prize becomes unavailable or;
(c) other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter make it necessary to do so.
5.17 The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Alternative Prize for an alternative cash prize (“Cash Prize”) in the following circumstances:
(a) less than 20% of the maximum number of entries are received or;
(b) the Alternative Prize becomes unavailable or;
(c) other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter make it necessary to do so.
5.18 The value of the Cash Prize will be the total value of entry fees received less:
The cost to the Promoter of Castle Holiday Break Prizes (valued at £2,000 per 2 night stay);
20% of the total value of entry fees received by way of a contribution towards the Promoters costs of running and promoting the competition;
any donations to charity that are directly linked to the sale of tickets and requested by the purchaser at the time of purchase.
In the unlikely event that very few tickets are sold, the costs of running the Castle Competition may exceed the value of entry fees collected. In these circumstances, there will be no cash prize but the Promoter guarantees the availability of the Castle Holiday Break prizes and that the full amount of the charitable donations are paid to the respective charities.
In Example 3 above, the Promoter would make a loss but the £2,500 donations to charity would still be paid.
If more than 200,000 entries are sold, the Promoter will not have the right to substitute a cash prize for the Alternative Prize.
If between 50,000 and 200,000 entries are sold the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Alternative Prize for an alternative Cash Prize
If between 15,000 and 50,000 entries are sold there will be no Alternative Prize and the prize will be the Cash Prize.
If less than 15,000 entries are sold there will be no Cash Prize and only the 25 Castle Holiday Break prizes will be given away.
5.19 Neither the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize, the One Million Pound Cash Prize, the Castle Holiday Breaks nor the Cash Prize are negotiable or transferable.
5.20 The Winner of the Grand Prize or the Alternative Prize shall sign a transfer deed to transfer the Grand Prize into the Winner’s name within 30 days of being notified of winning the Draw. If this is not possible due to any delays by the seller or the seller’s representatives, this will be extended by a further 30 days.
5.21 The Winner is responsible for all expenses and arrangements not specifically and expressly included in these Terms.
5.22 Any amounts of money that are collected in the name of a specific charity will be donated once the funds are released by First Data. This is expected to be after the Grand Prize or Alternative Prize have been transferred to the Winner and not upon the Competition Closing Date.
6.1 The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
6.2 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner as soon as practicable after the Draw Date, using the telephone number or email address provided with their competition entry. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize, One Million Pound Cash Prize or Cash Prize within 21 days of the Draw Date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer that prize to the next eligible Entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
6.3 The Promoter will send the name and county of the winner(s), should the winner(s) give their permission for such details to be given, to anyone who writes within one month after the Closing Date of the competition requesting details of the winner and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set out in condition 1. Should the winner(s) not give their permission for their details to be shared then the Promoter will only send the first name initial and last name to anyone who writes within one month after the Closing Date of the competition requesting details of the winner and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set out in condition 1.
7. Claiming the Grand Prize,Alternative Prize or One Million Pound Cash Prize
7.1 You must claim the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pound Cash Prize personally. The Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or One Million Pound Cash Prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.
7.2 If your personal details, including contact information, changes at any time you should notify the Promoter as soon as reasonably possible. Notifications should be sent to the Promoter by completing the “Update your contact details” form on the “contact us” page. If your details change within 10 days of the Closing Date, the Promoter will use your old details if it needs to try to contact you.
7.3 Any Cash Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize will be transferred directly to the winner’s nominated UK bank account. The winner must provide evidence that it is the sole or joint beneficiary of the bank account. Failure to do so within 7 days will result in disqualification from the competition and the winner forfeiting the prize. In such circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible Entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
7.4 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility and is not liable to pay any compensation if you are unable to or do not take up the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize, the One Million Pound Cash Prize, the Castle Holiday Break or Cash Prize.
8. Limitation of liability
Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize, the One Million Pound Cash Prize, the Castle Holiday Break or Cash Prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
9. Data protection and publicity
9.1 If you are the winner of the competition or one of the Castle Holiday Breaks, you agree that the Promoter may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
9.2 If you are the winner of the competition or of any of the Castle Holiday Break prizes, you further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter such as providing a comment about your stay and a ‘selfie’ photograph if you win a Castle Holiday Break or how you felt to win the Grand Prize, Alternative Prize or Cash Prize and a photograph of you celebrating.
9.3 If you are the winner of the competition, you may be required to provide further personal information and proof of your identity in order to confirm your eligibility to claim the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize and transfer ownership of the Grand Prize,the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize to you. You consent to the use of your information in this way. You are entitled to request further details about how your personal information is being used. You may also withdraw your consent to your personal information being used in such way but by doing so you may prevent the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize being transferred to you. In such circumstances, you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the competition and forfeit the Grand Prize and or the Alternative Prize and or the One Million Pound Cash Prize. You will not be entitled to any refund of your entry fee. The Promoter reserves the right to offer the Grand Prize, the Alternative Prize or the One Million Pound Cash Prize to the next eligible Entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
9.5 Please note that under data protection laws you are entitled to request that the Promoter does not contact you and removes your details from its database. If you make such a request you will be withdrawing from the competition as it will not be possible to contact you in the event that you are the winner. You will not be entitled to any refund of any entry fee if you withdraw from the competition.
10.1 The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time.
10.2 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition and any future competitions.
10.3 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
10.4 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
10.5 If any of these clauses should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive and remain in full force and effect.
10.6 You should print a copy of these terms and conditions and keep them for your records.