Big Dreams on Screen - Terms & Conditions

1. By entering this competition, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions of this competition.

2. This competition is open to children aged 5 to 12 on 30/08/2020 who are residents of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, except for employees of the Promoter Penguin Random House Children's, its subsidiary companies, their families and any other company connected with the competition including Into Film. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. Entries may either be submitted by the child's teacher who must make the parent/guardian aware of these terms and conditions or entries may be received independently of a school in which case parents or guardians must enter on behalf of all such entrants and are required to approve the entry and agree to these terms and conditions by way of a check box on the downloadable entry form.

3. To enter this competition you must submit a storyboard of your Big Dream. The storyboard must have at least three boxes completed. It could be based on your personal goals, be totally extraordinary or even by inspired by your favourite Puffin book. The judges will be looking for imagination, creativity and originality.

Entries can be sent to puffinschools@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk with the subject line ‘Big Dreams on Screen competition' or Postal entries should be addressed to: 

Big Dreams on Screen Competition
Penguin Random House Children's
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL

Each entry must be sent with the following details: 

  • The child's name
  • The child's age
  • The school's name
  • Contact details for a teacher at the school (email address and phone number) if the entry is via a school or with the parent/guardian's contact details (email address and phone number) if the entry is not through a school. 

All entries should be submitted in English. Only one entry per child is allowed and storyboards cannot have multiple authors. If one entrant submits more than one storyboard, only their first storyboard will be considered.

4. The submitted storyboard must be fictional, it cannot be a narrative of true events and it cannot feature real people. The entrant guarantees they have not accounted real events or used anyone's personal details in the story. The winning storyboard will be turned into a film, so it is important that entrants do not include any personal details about themselves. Entries must not contain any unsuitable, obscene, offensive or defamatory material. Entries which do not adhere to these terms and conditions may be removed from the competition.

5. Entries become the property of the Promoter and cannot be returned, so please remember to retain a copy. No feedback on an entry will be given.

6. By entering this competition each entrant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation and, to the extent that such entry makes use of any third party materials, that these have been fully cleared, unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Entrants will keep the Promoter harmless from any claims in relation to their entry that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person. By submitting an entry, each entrant (or their parent/guardian, on their behalf) grants to the Promoter a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or here after invented. Each entrant (or their parent/guardian on their behalf) undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit materials to us.

7. By entering this competition the entrant agrees that the Promoter may - at its sole discretion - edit, adapt, abridge or translate the entry for purposes listed in clause 6 above.

8. Entry opens on 5 March 2020 and the closing date for the competition is noon BST 3 August 2020. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered. Responsibility will not be accepted for corrupted, illegible, incomplete, lost or damaged entries, whether due to system error or otherwise. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt and proof of entering the competition is not proof of the Promoter's receipt of entry. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be considered.

9. All correctly completed entries will first be judged by the Promoter's employees. The top 20 shortlisted entries will then be read and judged by a Penguin Random House editor, a representative from Into Film, a Puffin author, and an independent judge. The winning entry will be the one that in the opinion of the judges is the most creative and well written.

10. The winner's storyboard will be turned into a short film under 2 minutes and screened at the winner's local cinema for their school class to view as part of the Into Film Festival 2020 (4 - 20 November 2020). The winner will also receive a contribution of £100 towards coach travel for up to 35 students and their teachers to attend the screening (which will be followed by a feature film from the Festival programme). The winner will also be presented with 80 Puffin books for their school. 

When screening the winning film, the day and time of the film screening will be at the availability of the selected venue and according to the Into Film Festival schedule. In the event that the winner cannot make this date, no alternative date will be possible and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a substitute winner. 

The next 10 best entries judged to be the most creative will be runners-up and will receive a lucky Puffin goody bag containing books up to the RRP value of £100.

11. Events may occur which render the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter and the promoter may, at its absolute discretion, vary, amend or suspend any of the prizes with or without notice.

12. The competition will be judged within 5 days of the closing date (i.e. by 7 August 2020) and the winner and runners up will be notified by email by 7 August 2020. The parent or guardian of the winner will have 5 working days to confirm acceptance of their prize otherwise the Promoter reserves the right to reallocate the prize to a reserve winner selected in accordance with these rules.

13. The promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes as set out in the Promoter's privacy policy which can be found at: www.penguin.co.uk/company/about-us/notices/children-s-privacy-notice.html.

14. Into Film will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes as set out in Into Film's privacy policy which can be found at www.intofilm.org/privacy-policy.

15. Promoter will make the winner's name and county available on request to the following email addresspuffinschools@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk (please state the name of the competition in the subject heading) for 10 weeks after the closing date. If you do not want your name and county to be made available in the event that you win, please let the Promoter know by emailing puffinschools@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Please note the Promoter is required to make the winner's details available to the ASA if requested.

16. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter's sole opinion) or who, in Promoter's sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the competition, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.

17. The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the competition.

18. The Promoter reserves the rights to amend these terms and conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

19. These terms and conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

20. The Promoter is: 

Penguin Random House Children's, a division of Penguin Books Ltd.

20 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 2SA

(Please note that postal entries must be sent to 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL).