The #MDUCovid19Diaries photo competition – terms and conditions

  1. The #MDUCovid19Diaries photo competition is open to MDU student and FiY1 members and DDU student members only.
  2. The competition opens on 8 July 2020 and closes on 30 September 2020. Entries received after this date won’t be included. Any entry which doesn’t comply with these terms and conditions will be invalid.
  3. The MDU shall not be liable or responsible for and shall not include any ineligible entries or entries which the MDU doesn’t receive.
  4. Entrants must submit entries via Instagram, Instagram Stories or email. Instructions on how to enter can be found on the MDU/DDU websites, MDU Student Facebook page, DDU Facebook page, MDU Instagram page and MDU/DDU Twitter pages.
  5. Only one photo can be submitted per entrant into each two-month judging period. You may re-enter with a new photo provided it’s in a different judging period.
  6. By entering each entrant warrants that:
    1. use of the photo and the entry by the MDU in accordance with these terms and conditions will not require the MDU to pay a fee or royalty
    2. you will compensate and reimburse the MDU in full for any costs and expenses incurred by the MDU resulting from a breach of the warranties above
    3. the photo and entry does not infringe the rights of anyone else and does not contain anything unlawful (eg obscene or defamatory)
    4. you or the relevant licensor have obtained prior consent of any person(s) depicted in the photo and any accompanying narrative to take part in the competition, and for the photo to be used in accordance with these terms and conditions. 
  7. All entries must be in JPEG, PNG or video file format.
  8. Entries cannot contain patients’ images or descriptions of any kind, and must not contain children who appear to be under 16-years-old.
  9. Entries cannot contain products or service endorsements.
  10. A winner will be selected from all eligible entries received since the last winner was chosen.
  11. The judging panel will take into account the quality and relevance of each photo/video and pick a winning entry every two months. The winner will receive an £80 gift card (choice of Amazon, John Lewis or M&S).
  12. The MDU reserves the right to change the prize to something else of similar value.
  13. The MDU's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Winners will be notified by direct message on social media or by email. Unclaimed prizes will lapse if not claimed within two months of the judges' decision.
  15. The competition results will be announced on the MDU Student Facebook page, DDU Facebook page, MDU Instagram page, MDU/DDU Twitter pages every two months.
  16. By entering each entrant consents to allow the use of their name and photograph during the competition, including to announce the winner, on the MDU Instagram page, MDU Student Facebook page, DDU Twitter and Facebook pages. By entering, each entrant also consents to allow the use of their name and photograph as part of any promotional activity, including and without limitation to, having their name and entry published in connection with the MDU on the MDU/DDU websites, MDU Student Facebook page, DDU Facebook page, MDU Instagram page, MDU/DDU Twitter pages, or any MDU/DDU publication. After winners have been announced, if entrants object to the use of their name and competition entry as part of our wider promotional activity they must do so in writing by emailing photos@themdu.com.
  17. Entrants acknowledge the MDU is not be obliged to promote the entries in the ways or media described above.
  18. The MDU reserves the right to remove a photo from its website or social media accounts without notice before or after the competition closing date.
  19. Photos/videos do not express the opinion of the MDU, and persons should not rely on any information within them.
  20. Entrants agree to make high resolution photos available to the MDU upon request.
  21. The MDU will not accept responsibility for any loss resulting from a technical fault, incomplete, illegible or damaged entries.
  22. The MDU reserves the right to withdraw this promotion without notice.
  23. By entering entrants agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material relating to this competition. Unless expressly stated otherwise, in the event of conflict between any promotional material and these terms and conditions, these terms and conditions shall prevail.
  24. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
  25. Our full privacy policy can be found at themdu.com/privacy

This page was correct at publication on 07/07/2020. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.