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  • The Future Legal Mind Award (the ‘Competition') is open to those aged 18 or over only.
  • The competition is open to UK residents and to international residents residing full-time in the UK for the duration of the competition (September 2019 - August 2020).
  • The competition is open to those studying for a legal qualification at educational institutions in the UK or working at a UK-based company in a legal role.
  • We welcome entries from undergraduate and postgraduate students, and students completing entry-level or vocational legal qualifications.
  • We welcome entries from legal apprentices and trainees who are currently within the first two years of their legal career.
  • Competition closes at 23:59 on 28th February 2020.
  • One entry per person - multiple individual entries will be void.
  • The initial written entry should be no more than 650 words in length.
  • The initial written entry cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy.
  • All written entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
  • Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive, or any other unsuitable material; National Accident Helpline reserves the right to disqualify entries containing such matter.
  • Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions given by National Accident Helpline, or entries that are incomplete or illegible (as determined at our sole discretion) will not be eligible.
  • National Accident Helpline will not be held responsible for entries not received for any reason.
  • Winners agree to the use of their name and image on any advertising materials produced by National Accident Helpline.
  • A judging panel will be responsible for shortlisting the best entries.
  • Shortlisted written entrants will be contacted by mid-March with the opportunity to provide video content to support their original entry.
  • The shortlist will be publicly announced on 25th March 2020.
  • Video entries for the shortlist should be between 60 seconds and 120 seconds.
  • National Accident Helpline will make all reasonable efforts to contact the shortlisted entrants. If they cannot be contacted or are no longer available within 10 days of the shortlist announcement date, National Accident Helpline reserves the right to offer the place to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct written entries that were received before the closing date of 28th February 2020.
  • The panel will then choose the winner from the shortlist, taking into consideration both the written and video entries.
  • The decision of the judging panel will be final.
  • The shortlist will be contacted in May 2020 to be informed if they have been named as the winner or not, prior to the winner being announced publicly on 18th May 2020.
  • Any personal information relating to the winners or other participants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to third parties without the prior permission of the participant.
  • The winners will be notified (by email, post or phone, using contact details provided at the point of entry).
  • We will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If he or she cannot be contacted or is not available or has not claimed his or her prize within 15 days of the announcement date, National Accident Helpline reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the closing date.
  • We may ask you to provide documentary proof of your identity and/or address before awarding the prize. The use of a false name or address will disqualify participants from receiving any prize.
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