RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018 Terms and Conditions

Supported by Gabriel Ash
Closing date Wednesday 25 April 2018

  1. The nominated adult (aged 18 years and over) must be working or volunteering at a school registered to the RHS Campaign for School Gardening that is within the UK (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland). If your school is not currently registered, you can register free here.
  1. Nominations will only be accepted on an RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year entry form, completed and signed by a responsible adult aged 18 years and over, here after termed ‘The Proposer’.
  1. The Proposer must be an appointed representative of a school.  For example a teacher, teaching assistant, parent helper or volunteer, a school governor or member of a Parent Teacher Association.
  1. Only one entry form will be accepted per adult nominated.  In the case where two are received, only the first will be accepted.
  1. All entries must be emailed to schoolgardening@rhs.org.uk with ‘School Gardening Champion of the Year’ in the subject heading or posted to: ‘School Gardening Champion of the Year’ The Pines, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB.
  1. The entry form must be received by the RHS by the closing date of 5pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or mislaid entries. Proof of sending by email or postage is not proof of receipt.
  1. The details provided by The Proposer will be used for the purpose of shortlisting for this competition only.
  1. After the closing date the RHS will shortlist four adults, here after termed ‘The Finalists’. Proposers will be notified by 5pm on Thursday 10 May 2018 if their nomination has been shortlisted. The Finalists details will be used to contact them to seek permission for their name and photo/film to be used for any purposes the RHS deems appropriate in connection with the RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year, including publication on the RHS and RHS Campaign for School Gardening website.
  1. By submitting a nomination The Proposer, as a nominated representative of the school, acknowledges that they have obtained the school’s consent to its name and address being published in connection with receiving a prize and agrees to the RHS disclosing the school name and address on the RHS and/or Campaign for School Gardening websites and to any individual requesting the name of the recipient schools. The school also agrees to take part in any publicity as conducted by the RHS Press Office or Campaign for School Gardening team.
  1. A list of the four Finalists will be posted on the RHS and/ or Campaign for School Gardening websites.
  1. Each Finalist’s school will receive a digital camera to make a film to be submitted for the second stage of judging. It is at the school’s discretion whether the camera is retained by the school or presented to the adult nominated.
  1. The closing date for the RHS receiving the films is 5pm on Friday 1 June 2018.
  1. One Finalist will be selected as a Winner. Their Proposers will be notified by 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018 and they will be listed on the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website.
  1. Each of The Finalists and the Winner will be invited to RHS Garden Wisley for a Prize Giving Ceremony on Saturday 23 June 2018. Here they will each receive a certificate and an engraved hand trowel. The RHS reserves the right to restrict the number of guests per Finalist.
  1. Following the Prize Giving Ceremony, The Finalists will each be offered a place on an RHS training day or an adult learning course at an RHS Garden. The Finalists’ schools will each receive a Gabriel Ash Upright Coldframe and £250 of National Garden Gift Vouchers.
  1. The Winner (selected from the four Finalists) of RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2014 will be invited, with another adult, to RHS Garden Wisley on Saturday 23 June 2018 where they will receive their prize from a VIP. The winning individual will also receive two adult and up to four children’s tickets for either RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2019 or RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2019.
  1. The Winner’s school will receive an extra £250 in National Garden Gift Vouchers, a total of £500 and a celebrity will be invited to spend a day at the school.
  1. All decisions of the RHS are final and no correspondence regarding Finalists or the Winners can be entered into.
  1. The prizes must be accepted as stated and cannot be altered. There will be no cash alternatives. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for their value.
  1. By sending in the entry form to the RHS you will be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them.
  1. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
  1. The RHS reserves the right to amend these conditions at any time by publication on the RHS and/or Campaign for School Gardening websites.
  1. RHS Young School Gardener of the Year, RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year and RHS School Gardening Team of the Year is open to UK residents, excluding i) employees, agents or subcontractors of the RHS, ii)  any Competition sponsor or its employees, agents or subcontractor, iii) the immediate families of such employees, agents, subcontractors or sponsors.

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