Terms & Conditions for Participating Households & Participants.

If you purchase a ticket for The Great Community Challenge Game Show you are deemed to be a Participant and a member of a Participating Household entering the competition on behalf of a Local Community Organisation.

Terminology

The Local Community Organisation will be referred to here as the “Competitor” and the lead member of the Participating Household the “Participant”. The Participating Household will be known here as the “Participating Household”. The Game Show is referred to as the “Competition”.

General

  • All instructions and descriptions form part of these T&Cs.
  • The Producer determines compliance with these T&Cs.
  • Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated terms and conditions as listed below.
  1. Each Participating Household’s entry ticket is non-refundable. If the Participating Household does not take part in the Competition, the Participating Household’s entry fee will be forfeited.
  2. Participating Households will be liable for the booking fee for each ticket purchased (i.e. €3.30 per €40 ticket).
  3. Participating Households must be assigned to a Local Community Organisation in order to compete.
  4. The Producer only handles the entry fees and prize winnings. The ticket company futureticketing.ie handles all the other monies raised by the Competitor by way of the Participating Households entries.
  5. Members of a Participating Household may only compete on behalf of one Competitor in a County Final.  Members of a Participating Household may play on behalf of different Competitors in different County Finals.  However, entry fees are due in respect of each County Final entry.
  6. There may be entries on behalf of different Competitors from within the same household, provided the members of each Participating Household are different, in one County Final.
  7. The Producer may hold Wild Card County Finals to facilitate Competitors who wish to play but cannot be allocated to their geographic County Final. There will be 20 Competitors in a Wild Card County Final.
  8. It is the responsibility of the Competitor to enlist its members (Participating Households) and ensure they are available and paid up ahead of the Competition night.
  9. The Producer will not liaise directly with the Participant or Participating Households before the event and will liaise with one representative of each Competitor.
  10. The Producer reserves the right to block/eliminate Participants and Participating Households during the Competition who post unsavoury commentary or images during the Competition. The said individuals will forfeit their entry fee.
  11. A Participating Household may not film, record or otherwise make a copy of the Competition.  If such a copy is made and the content is passed to individuals due to take part in a forthcoming event, both Participating Households will be eliminated from the event, any future events and forfeit winnings and payments made for past and future events.
  12. In order to take part in the competition, the Competitor needs to provide their name, a valid email address and mobile phone number.
  13. By submitting an entry, entrants agree that the Producer, its affiliates, service providers and/or agents may process the personal information submitted by the Competitor as part of the entry process (including contact details) for the purposes of operating the Competition, administering prizes and otherwise in accordance with its Privacy Policy.
  14. The Participant must accept an invitation to join a WhatsApp group administered by the Competitor. Participants included in the WhatsApp groups hereby consent in advance to written and graphic messages being sent on the platform which relate to the Competition.
  15. The Competitor must ensure all GDPR and child protection measures are taken into account. The Producer is not responsible in any way for what those (Participating Households) on the WhatsApp group may disseminate between one another.
  16. The Participant and the members of the Participating Household will be required to submit a photograph of those participating in the Competition before the day of the Competition itself alongside a team name composed by the Competitor and the other members of the Participating Household. This is to verify entries sent by WhatsApp from these households on the day of the Competition.
  17. The Producer retains the right to contact participants about the company’s other fundraising initiatives in the future.
  18. The Producer is not responsible for anyone who injures themselves in their homes or on the grounds of their properties while taking part in the Competition. All members of Participating Households are expected to carry out the tasks with due care & caution and not while under the influence of any mind altering substance.
  19. The Producer is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner or any other person with whom the winner shares or gives the prize.
  20. The Producer shall not be liable for any loss suffered or sustained to person or property including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission by the Producer or its servants or agents, in connection with this Competition.
  21. The Producer shall have no liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this Competition (including any damage to the entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in, or downloading of any materials or software in connection with, this Competition) or acceptance, use, misuse or non-use of any prize(s) (including activity or travel related thereto) except for liability for death, personal injury, fraud and damage or loss caused by negligence, which is not excluded.
  22. The Producer accepts no responsibility for any issues or loss that may be caused by the Competitor accessing / using its websites or social media platforms for the purposes of this competition.
  23. By entering a Competition the Competitor will be deemed to have legal capacity to do so, its representatives will have read and understood the associated terms and conditions and it will be bound  by them and by any other requirements set out in any related competitional material.
  24. The Competitor is responsible for sending these terms & conditions to each Participating Household and ensuring that the members of the Participating Households know the rules and regulations and abides by them. Any Participating Household that does not agree to the terms or breaks them may lead the Competitor being disqualified.
  25. The Participant understands that no prize or amount of money is guaranteed for the Participating Household by participating in the Competition. The Participating Household competes in an effort to win, which will benefit the Local Community Organisation.
  26. €500 will be won by one Participating Household during each County Final (based on the best results) and Participating Households will share in a prize fund of €5,000 at the National Grand Final stage.
  27. The Producer reserves the right to vary or amend these terms and conditions at any time.
  28. The Producer reserves the right to suspend, terminate or withdraw this Competition at any time and to vary or amend any element of the Competition at any time without further notice at its sole discretion.
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS 

For The Great Community Challenge Online Fundraiser:

The Great Community Challenge Fundraiser is open to any Local Community Organisation that fulfils the criteria as set out in this document.

TERMS

This Competition is being run by Empower Events Ltd (“we”, “us”, “our”) of Hazel Lodge, Headford, Co Galway, Ireland. We are the “Producer” of the Fundraiser-Game Show (“Competition”). The Local Community Organisation taking part will be known as the “Competitor”. By providing its details to us, the Competitor confirms that he/she would like to enter the Competition and the Competitor agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions (“T&Cs”). In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in any competition marketing materials and these T&Cs, these T&Cs take precedence.

The Competition will be promoted on the following URL address: https://www.thegreatcommunitychallenge.ie (the “Website”) and on The Producer related third party social media accounts and/or mailing lists. To enter the Competition, participants must register at the Producer’s website https://www.thegreatcommunitychallenge.ie and then sign the booking form and pay a deposit. All participants are also required to tick a checkbox confirming acceptance of these T&Cs and our Privacy Policy.

1. GENERAL

  • All instructions and descriptions form part of these T&Cs.
  • The Producer determines compliance with these T&Cs.
  • Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated terms and conditions as listed below.

2. PAYMENTS

    • Each Competitor must pay a deposit of €500 (excluding VAT) to secure its spot as part of any County Final (round #1). The Producer does not ‘hold’ places for individuals/ organisations. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis.
    • The Producer will issue the Competitor with a confirmation note outlining the Competitor’s involvement after the Producer is furnished with a completed and signed booking form and the Competitor’s full deposit is paid.  No booking is confirmed until the booking form and deposit are received by the Competitor.
    • If the Competitor does not furnish the full deposit and the signed booking form within the agreed time- frame its place will be released and any part payment made at that point with be forfeited.
    • The Competitor’s booking deposit and/or full-payment is non-refundable. If for whatever reason the Competitor does not take part in the Competition, the Competitor’s booking deposit will be forfeited.
    • The Competitor’s entry fees are subject to 23% vat. This applies to the €1,000 (excluding VAT) County Final payment (round #1) & if participating in the National Grand Final, the €3,000 (excluding VAT) payment (round #2).
    • Online bank-to-bank payments are preferable. Please mark the name of the Competitor in the transfer note/record.  The Producer can accept payments by credit card but these are subject to an additional 4% charge. Cheques should be made payable to Empower Events (the Producer) posted to Empower Events Ltd, Hazel Lodge, Headford, Co Galway.
    • Each Competitor will pay the balance of the €1,000 (€500 +23% vat) no later than 10 days before the event.
    • Only one Competitor will receive additional €5,000 as the winner of a County Final. 
    • The Competitor who wins the County Final must participate in the National Grand Final (round #2) and it must contribute the relevant entry fee of €3,000 (+23% vat) to participate.
    • The winning Competitor from each County Final (round #1) will be paid their winnings less the €3,000 (+23% vat) required to be part of the National Grand Final (round #2).
    • The Producer will offer a place in the National Grand Final to one runner up from each County Final. The runners up will not receive additional prize money from the County Final but will be offered the opportunity of having a place in the National Grand Final to compete for the ultimate prize and Participating Household prizes. The runner up must pay the entry fee and enlist its members in the way that every other competing Competitor does.
    • Participating Households will be liable for the booking fee for each ticket purchased (i.e. €3.30 per €40 ticket).
    • If a Competitor cannot enlist 150 members to take part, it may still enter, however such a Competitor may raise less than €6,000 before the event and therefore less than €10,000 if it wins.  The Competitor must commit €1,000 (+23% vat) to the County Final jackpot before the event takes place (no matter what it collects) and contribute €3,000 (+23% vat) for the National Grand Final if it reaches that stage.
    • The Producer only handles the entry fees and prize winnings. The ticket company futureticketing.ie handles all the other monies raised by the Competitor by way of the Participating Households entries. Futureticketing.com use Stripe.com for all payment processing. 
    • Payments will be in accordance with Stripe.com T&C's (Available here)  and normally take between 7 & 14 days. 
    • The financial projections contained in the T&Cs are based on 20 counties/regions talking part. If additional counties are involved the prize fund will increase, however the entry fees remain the same. The final numbers of competitors and totality of the jackpot will be published one week before the Competition commences.

    3. PARTICIPANT NUMBERS

      • In order for each Competitor to have the same chance of winning each Competition, the number of Participating Households associated with each Competitor is set at a maximum of 150. After 150 households have subscribed, the Competitor has the option of subscribing further individuals/ households as ‘Followers'. While the Followers can watch and play the quiz, their Competition contributions (answers etc.) are not added to the Competitor’s tallies.
      • If a county cannot amass 12 competing Competitors then the Producer has the right to amalgamate groups from two or more regions to make up a composite County Final of 20 Competitors.
      • Members of a Participating Household may only compete on behalf of one Competitor in a County Final.  Members of a Participating Household may play on behalf of different Competitors in different County Finals.  However, entry fees are due in respect of each County Final entry.
      • There may be entries on behalf of different Competitors from within the same household, provided the members of each Participating Household are different, in one County Final.
      • The Producer may hold Wild Card County Finals to facilitate Competitors who wish to play but cannot be allocated to their geographic County Final.  There will be 20 Competitors in a Wild Card County Final.
      • The Producer only allows one entry per Competitor and per email address.
      • Two local organisations may join together to enter the Competition as one Competitor.  These Terms & Conditions will apply to such entries i.e. a maximum of 150 households will be representing the Competitor online during the Competition. The Producer is not responsible for deciding how the winnings are split in such cases.
      • The prize will be allocated to the Competitor(s) named on the entry form. Incomplete or illegible entries will not be accepted.

      4. COMMUNICATION & ENROLMENT

        • The Producer will provide the Competitor with the necessary marketing templates to promote the event to its potential Participating Households.
        • It is the responsibility of the Competitor to enlist its members (Participating Households) and ensure they are available and paid up ahead of the Competition night.
        • The Producer will not be liaising directly with Participating Households before the event and will instead field questions from one representative of each Competitor.
        • Competitors can include participants from outside their geographical regions if they wish to support the Competitor’s cause.
        • A WhatsApp group must be set up by each Competitor which will comprise the phone number for the lead contact in its Participating Households. Individuals contained within the WhatsApp groups will con- sent in advance to written and graphic messages being sent on the platform which relate to the Competition. The Competitor must ensure all GDPR and child protection measures are taken into account.
        • The Local Community Organisations will provide the numbers and emails of each Participating Household to The Producer 14 days before the event so that they can be identified for spot prizes during the Competition night.
        • The Competition content is suitable for children under 18 years of age but no minor is permitted to use devices or participate in the Competition without the knowledge and supervision of a responsible adult.
        • The Producer is responsible for setting up all events on futureticketing.ie and will act as the administrator and have access to all accounts.

        5. ELIMINATION

          • The Producer reserves the right to block/eliminate individuals from Participating Households during the Competition who post unsavoury commentary or images during the Competition. The said individuals will forfeit their entry fee.
          • The Producer reserves the right to refuse the Competitor and its Participating Households entry at its discretion.
          • A Participating Household may not film, record or otherwise make a copy of the Competition.  If such a copy is made and the content is passed to individuals due to take part in a forthcoming event, both Participating Households will be eliminated from the event, any future events and forfeit winnings and payments made for past and future events.
          • The Producer reserves the right at its discretion to disqualify from this Competition any Competitor who it reasonably believes has not complied with these T&Cs and to award the prize to the runner-up Competitor.

          6. USE OF DATA

            • The Producer and its sponsors reserve the right to utilise audio/visual footage (stills and moving) and comments posted during their events as part of its general competitional material.
            • Each Participating Household must, in advance of the Competition, supply a photograph of the members in their Participating Household who will be involved in the Competition to verify entries sent by WhatsApp from these households.
            • By submitting an entry, entrants agree that the Producer, its affiliates, service providers and/or agents may process the personal information submitted by the Competitor as part of the entry process (including contact details) for the purposes of operating the Competition, administering prizes and otherwise in accordance with its Privacy Policy.
            • The Producer retains the right to contact participants about the company’s other fundraising initiatives in the future, as permitted by law.
            • In order to take part in the competition all entrants need to provide a valid email address and phone number.

            7. TECHNICAL/CANCELLATION

              • The Producer shall use its best endeavours to ensure that the software and website(s) used to operate its Competition perform correctly and accurately across the latest versions of internet, tablet and mobile browsers.
              • The Producer or its agents cannot be held responsible if some of the participating households experience technical issues during the Competition as this may be due to inadequate broadband or technical equipment at the participant’s home.
              • If through a power cut, Act of God or deterioration in local or national broadband or phone services the event cannot be undertaken or stalls for an unreasonable time during the event it will be postponed until another date when The Producer is confident such issues have been eradicated.
              • In the event that any event or action outside the Producer’s control prevents or significantly hinders its ability to proceed with the Competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions (including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war and act of terrorism), the Producer may for justifiable reasons cancel the Competition and recommence it from the start at another time on the same conditions.
              • If the Competition is regulated by any applicable government body, the cancellation or recommencement of the Competition will be subject to any requirements imposed by such body.

              8. INJURY & LOSS

                • The Producer is not responsible for anyone who injures themselves in their homes or on the grounds of their properties while taking part it the Competition. All members of Participating Households are expected to carry out the tasks with due care & caution and not while under the influence of any mind altering substance.
                • The Producer is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner or any other person with whom the winner shares or gives the prize.
                • The Producer shall not be liable for any loss suffered or sustained to person or property including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission by the Producer or its servants or agents, in connection with this Competition.
                • The Producer shall have no liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this Competition (including any damage to the entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in, or downloading of any materials or software in connection with, this Competition) or acceptance, use, misuse or non-use of any prize(s) (including activity or travel related thereto) except for liability for death, personal injury, fraud and damage or loss caused by negligence, which is not excluded.
                • The Producer accepts no responsibility for any issues or loss that may be caused by the Competitor accessing / using its Websites for the purposes of this competition.

                9. PRIZE FUNDS

                  • The jackpot total will only be realised when all of the Competitors come on board in the manner set out here. The total prize fund will be known and each Competitor informed ahead of the National Grand Final. It is worth noting that irrespective of the total prize fund, every Competitor will still raise their contributions from its Participating Households (less the entry fees) and receive their cash prize if they win the County Final. As a result, it is still worth entering as each Competitor will still raise a minimum of €5,000 while bringing its members/followers/supporters together for an engaging night of fun.
                  • Runners-up in any County Final will win €5,000 less in total if they win the National Grand Final due to the fact that the Runner-up does not win €5,000 at County Final stage
                  • In order to secure the prize fund for all entrants, each County Final participating Competitor understands it must commit the entry fee associated with the national final (€3,000) if they win the County Final. This amount will be deducted from the Competitor’s winnings in any event. Runners-up do not receive a bonus cash prize from the County Final so they have the option of staying in or opting out.
                  • Irrespective of whether the interest from Competitors in participating is beyond our targets, The Producer will limit the National Grand Final to a maximum of 35 Local Community Organisations. So at worst, each Competitor will have a 1 in 35 chance of winning the final.

                  10. SPONSORS

                    • This Competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook/ Twitter/Spotify/Instagram. Entrants hereby release each of Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Instagram from all responsibility and liability in respect of the Competition.
                    • The Competitor understands that it is providing its information to the Producer and not to Facebook. By entering this Competition, entrant acknowledges that Facebook/Twitter/Spotify/Instagram are websites/platforms over which the Producer has no control and the Producer is not responsible for (a) any issues or loss that may be caused by accessing or using entrant’s Facebook/Twitter/Spotify/Instagram accounts for the purpose of this competition, or (b) entrant’s inability to access, use, or successfully use his or her Facebook/Twitter/Spotify/Instagram accounts for this competition.
                    • The Producer has the right to bring a sponsor(s) on board without it altering the ultimate prize/jackpot offered.
                    • The Competitor & its Participating Household understands that the event may also be sponsored by a media partner and aired by a public broadcaster.

                    11. DATES

                    • This Competition is open from 1 May 2020 until 31 October 2020.
                    • The Producer reserves the right to run additional rounds of The Great Community Challenge Competition at a later date.
                    • The date the Competition occurs can be changed if all tickets are not sold before the proposed event date. If the Competition is not sold out before the advertised event date, then the date can be changed at the Producer’s discretion. The Producer reserves the right at its sole discretion to extend the closing date of any of its Competitions.
                    • The winning Competitor will be selected in October 2020.

                    12. WINNER & WINNER SELECTION

                      • The winners of many of the Competition segments are dictated by the number of correct answers in the quickest time provided by the Competitor’s Participating Households. There are also points given for additional tasks such as displayed of talent and fitness as outlined by the Producer. A Competitor with less than 150 Participating Households has a lesser chance of winning then statistically.
                      • The decision of the Game Show Master, the Producer and its Team is final.
                      • The winner may be required to take part in the Producer’s competitional publicity. By entering into this Competition, the Competitor understands that the Producer (or any third party we may choose) may use (and, if requested, provide written consent for the following uses) the Competitor’s entry, details of the Competitor’s name, likeness, voice, performance (if applicable) and county/country of residence and/or other indicia of the Competitor’s persona in any kind of medias (including without limitation Internet especially on all Producer’s related websites, TV, radio, press, display, theatre, etc.) and in any kind of materials (including without limitation printed materials, posters, press advertisements, online materials as for instance web-banners and e-mailings, audio-visual commercials, etc.), worldwide for advertising and competition purposes in connection with the Competition without additional authorisation, notice or compensation unless prohibited by  law.
                      • In order to claim the prize, the winning Competitor will be required to sign any reasonable documentation as may be requested by the Producer relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Producer and such other persons as may be determined by the Producer.
                      • By taking part in the competition, the winning Competitor agrees to take part in any post-campaign publicity required by the Producer, for which no compensation will be offered.
                      • In the event that a winner cannot be selected on the night of the National Grand Final due to technical issues on the part of the Producer or time restrictions, the Producer reserves the right to announce the winner online at a different time.
                      • The winner’s cheque and The Great Community Challenge cup will be presented at a winners reception at a hotel when appropriate. The Competitor is responsible for paying the local venue (room rental, food & drink) while The Producer will pay for the production elements such as sound, lights, MC/DJ.
                      • Each Competitor is responsible for obtaining their own independent legal advice should they require it.
                      • Acceptance of the ultimate prize/jackpot by the winning Competitor will mean their representatives are required to have their photo and video taken by the Producer for competitional purposes, both immediately after their win and in the future.

                      13. AMENDMENTS

                        • The Producer reserves the right to vary or amend these terms and conditions at any time.
                        • The Producer reserves the right to suspend, terminate or withdraw this Competition at any time and to vary or amend any element of the Competition at any time without further notice at its sole discretion.
                        • If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned due to causes beyond the control of the Producer which affect the proper conduct of this Competition, the Producer reserves the right to cancel or to change the Competition.
                        • The Producer reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or take any other action against that individual that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition subject to the requirements of any relevant government body that regulates the running of the competition.
                        • The Producer reserves the right to alter the format of the Competition and overarching event without prior notice.

                        14. FINAL

                          • The Competition and these T&Cs are governed by the laws of, and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the relevant courts of Ireland.
                          • By entering a Competition the Competitor will be deemed to have legal capacity to do so, its representatives will have read and understood the associated terms and conditions and it will be bound by them and by any other requirements set out in any related competitional material. The Competitor is also responsible for sending these terms & conditions to each Participating Household and ensuring that the members of the Participating Households know the rules and regulations and abides by them. A Participating Household that breaches the T&Cs may lead the Competitor being disqualified.
                          • In the event that a Participating Household or Community Organisation is based outside Ireland, by accepting these terms and conditions it confirms that it is not breaching any laws in its country of residence regarding the legality of entering competitions run by the Producer. The Producer will not be held responsible for any entrant entering its Competition unlawfully. If in any doubt the Competitor should immediately leave the Website and check with the relevant authorities in the Competitor’s country.
                          • The decisions of The Producer on any issue arising out of or in relation to this competition and these T&Cs are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. Failure of the Producer to enforce a certain provision of these T&Cs in a given circumstance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.