By submitting your entry for the Campaign War of the Words event (the “Promotion”), you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions: 


(i)       Subject to clause 2(b), entry to this Promotion and eligibility to win the Promotion is open to all UK residents (excluding Northern Ireland) who are aged between 18 and 25 years old, (b) Employees (and their families) of any affiliates or subsidiary companies, as well as representatives or agents of Haymarket Media Group Limited (the “Promoter”), AOL (UK) Limited (“AOL”) and anyone else who may be involved or connected with the War of the Words event may submit entries to the Promotion but will not be eligible to win the Competition. Any entries submitted by agents or third parties will be invalid and will not be accepted by the Promoter.  

  1. To enter this Promotion you must:

(i)       become a published blogger on the Huffington Post UK by submitting your name, email address and either your idea for a blog or complete submission to [] (the “Blog Phase”);

(ii)     if you are successful in the Blog Phase you must then submit a 100 word essay on what you would talk about if you win one of the open mic slots at the War of the Words event  via email to [] (the “Essay Phase”).  Winners of the Essay phase will be chosen in accordance with clause 6 below.

(iii)    Winners of the Essay Phase will be invited to speak about a chosen theme for 3 minutes at the War of the Words event on 8th December 2011 at Kings Place in London (the “open mic phase”).  The overall winner will be the winner of the open mic phase.  

The Blog phase, Essay phase and open mic phase shall be referred to collectively as the “Entry”.  

  1. To successfully complete the Blog Phase of the Entry process, you must submit your idea or complete blog submission to the UK channel on the sign up pages you will be directed to.  You will have to agree to the Huffington Post UK blogger terms and conditions, before your blog is published.  If you do not agree to these, your blog will not be published and your Entry will no longer be valid. 

  1. Following the War of the Words event, Haymarket will liaise with the overall winner and book a weekend away for two people in New York. With an overall budget of £2,000, the winner will receive flights, accommodation and spending money for the long weekend.

  1. The promotion closing date for receipt of all entries into the Blog phase is [October 31, 12pm] (the “Blog Phase Closing Date”).  All entries for the Essay phase must be received by [November 7, 12pm] (the “Essay Phase Closing Date”).  Any entries received after either the Blog Phase Closing Date or the Essay phase Closing Date will not be accepted by the Promoter.

The Promotion will close entirely on 8th December 2011 when the winner of the open mic phase is chosen (the “Closing Date”).

  1. Successful entries which are published on the Huffington Post UK will be eligible for the Essay Phase.  The winning entries from the Essay Phase will be selected by a panel of judges on [November 10].  The winners of this phase will then be contacted with details of the open mic phase.

To contact you we will use the contact details supplied by you when entering the prize promotion. 

  1. The overall winner will be chosen the attendees and judging panel at the War of the Words event on 8 December 2011

  1. If you are notified that you are through to the open mic phase, you must confirm acceptance by both telephone and email.  If you do not reply to confirm acceptance within 5 days of being notified that you are through to the open mic phase, we may offer your place to someone else

  1. Only one entry per person to each phase of this prize promotion is permitted.

  1. Submission of entries will not constitute proof of receipt and no responsibility will be accepted by the Promoter for entries or acceptances which the Promoter does not receive.  The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data in transit.  No responsibility will be accepted for entries or acceptances which are lost, delayed or damaged in the post or elsewhere.  Illegible, incomplete, late or defaced entries will be disqualified.

  1. The prize(s) must be taken as offered.  No cash equivalent or other alternative prize(s) are available in whole or in part except as provided for in these terms and conditions.

  1. All prize(s) are non-transferable and where prize(s) consist of tickets to events, all such tickets are non-refundable.  The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should the prize(s) become unavailable for any reason.  If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept the prize(s), then the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize(s) to another participant.

  1. A list of winners' names and locations can be obtained by sending a SAE to the Promoter after [January 31]. 

  1. The winner(s) agree to participate in any publicity or other such promotional activities which the Promoter may reasonably require in connection with the prize promotion and the Promoter shall have the right to use each winner’s name, likeness, image, voice and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the prize promotion in all media without further notice and without the need to make any payment to any winner for such use.

  1. The decision of the Promoter is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the prize promotion.

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter this prize promotion. 

  1. Promoter:  Haymarket Media Group Limited, 174 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7JP.



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