Oscars Comp 2014 T&Cs

17 February 2014

Terms & Conditions – Sky Movies Oscars Competition


1. This promotion is open to residents of UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands and ROI aged 18 years or over. Proof of age may be required.  Employees (or family members of employees) of any British Sky Broadcasting Group company (“Sky”), companies associated with the Promotion and all affiliates of such companies may not enter the Promotion.

To enter this promotion, you need to participate in the Sky Movies Oscars competition by answering a simple question relating to the Oscars. The promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer or software failures of any kind which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your mail. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

This promotion opens on 17th February at 9AM and closes at 9AM on 10th March.

The competition will be housed on  Entrants need to select a correct answer to an Oscar’s related question.  One entry per person.  Entries sent in through agents or third parties will be disqualified. Late, incomplete or otherwise ineligible entries will be disqualified.

The winner will be selected at random by an independent person, from all correct and eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by email by the 8th April at 12PM.

Prize details:

One winner will receive the following prize for themselves and a guest:


·       Return transfers from the winner’s home to London Heathrow Airport

·       Return flights to Los Angeles from London Heathrow

·       Return private transfers from the airport to the hotel

·       3 nights’ accommodation at the 4 star Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles

·       2 x Bleacher Seat (red carpet) tickets to the 2015 Oscars * Note: These tickets are not for the  ceremony.

·       Full American Breakfast for two people in the hotel restaurant each morning

·       ESTA fees

·       Travel insurance


Prize package terms and conditions:

a)  The prize is valid for next year’s (2015) Oscar’s ceremony only.  Winners must redeem their Prize at the time of the 2015 Oscars.  Ceremony dates TBC.  We expect dates of ceremony and therefore expected dates of travel to be confirmed by 8th April.  Failure by the winner to be able to take up the prize within this time period will result in loss of Prize.

b)  Bleacher seat tickets are only for the red carpet and not for the actual Oscars ceremony.  Tickets are subject to further security clearance from the academy once the winner is selected.  If the winner does not pass the security checks then they will forfeit the entire prize package and it will be allocated to another winner.

c)  Mode of travel used will be entirely dependent on the winners distance from the airport and the most time efficient method available, which may include train travel

d) Flight dates TBC. Includes all taxes, surcharges and luggage fees

e) Transfers will be private and not shared with other passengers

f)  Hotel is classed as a 4 Star and is based on two adults sharing a twin room with ensuite bathroom on a bed and breakfast basis. At least one guest must be over the age of 21. Hotel will be booked from Saturday 21st February for 3 nights

g) For all US trips, UK Passport holders must hold a valid ESTA (electronic tourist visa) from the US Embassy, which can be applied for a minimum of 72 hours prior to travel. Anyone not holding an ESTA will be deported from the US upon arrival without exception. It is the winner’s responsibility to comply with the ESTA visa requirements of the United States of America. Approval is at the discretion of the US Embassy

h) Travel insurance is subject to normal terms of acceptance. Pre-existing medical conditions may not be covered. No age restrictions apply

8. There is no cash alternative to the prize and unless agreed otherwise in writing the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable.

9. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control.

Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, the Promoter and its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond the Promoter’s control and for any act or default of any third party supplier. 

The terms and conditions of the Sky TV subscription contract and any third party supplier will also apply to the prize where applicable.  If there is a conflict between third party terms and conditions and these terms and conditions, these shall take precedence.

The Promoter will not be liable for any prize(s) that do not reach the winner for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.

If the winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period or is not able or available to accept the prize for any reason which is beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, then the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.

The Promoter’s decision is final and binding in all respects on all entrants.  No correspondence will be entered into. Entries that do not comply in full with these entry terms and conditions will be disqualified.

Details of the prize winner’s first name and county will be available for one month after the close of this promotion by writing to the Promoter at the address below and stating the name and date of the promotion.

The name, county and photograph of the winner may be used by the Promoter and its associated companies for post-event publicity purposes. The winner agrees to allow the Promoter to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional remuneration.

In addition to the use specified above, the Promoter will use each winner’s, and each entrant’s, personal details for the purpose of administering this promotion. By entering this promotion you agree that Sky and its business partners may use your information to contact you about products and services you may like. If you do not agree to this you can opt out of receiving marketing communications from Sky and its business partners when you register or you can change your direct marketing preferences by contacting us on 08442 41 41 41 or through the “Contact us” link at You can also click on the “unsubscribe” link in direct marketing emails from us.

The Promoter may refuse or disqualify any entry (including winning entries) if the entrant concerned or anyone authorised by the entrant to deal with their entry, acts in a way towards the Promoter or Sky staff which the Promoter reasonably considers to be inappropriate, unlawful or offensive.  If the winning entry is disqualified the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant. 

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and agreed to be bound by them when entering this Promotion.

This Promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.  You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Promotion.

Promoter:   British Sky Broadcasting Limited, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5QD.