Terms and conditions
TSL International Student Essay Competition & Debate and Sustainability Challenge
Each essay writer or video creator warrants that they personally created, wrote and produced their essay or video submission, except where otherwise quoted or credited in the essay or video. A list of references or bibliography should be included where appropriate. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are plagiarized, reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. For judging purposes, entries should be in English. If students choose to use AI to support them in their research, then it is important they do not use AI tools to generate an essay or video and submit it as if it was their own work. The use of generative AI must be acknowledged in a reference list or bibliography where it has been used as a functional tool to assist in the process of creating work.
Schools Sustainability Challenge – video permissions: It is the responsibility of participating Schools to ensure that they have sought and obtained all appropriate permissions for images of individuals appearing in the submitted videos.
It is the responsibility of participating schools to ensure that they have sought and obtained any relevant protections of intellectual property.
Individuals under the age of 19 and anyone else who is below the age of majority of their place of residence must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to enter the competition and be eligible to receive any prizes.
Minors who are selected as potential winners will also be required to provide the TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING with a completed parental permission form. The form must include a parent’s or legal guardian’s approval signature and be returned within seven (7) days from the date of notice in order to be eligible to receive a prize. Any minor who does not provide this parental permission form within seven (7) days or falsifies information will forfeit his or her right to be declared a winner and/or win a prize, and an alternate winner will be selected.
PERMISSION GRANTED TO TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Each entrant hereby grants the TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, sub-licensable transferable license to use, copy, publicly display, publicly perform, digitally perform, syndicate, synchronize, edit, modify, transmit and prepare derivative works of your contributions (in whole or in part) for purposes of producing and distributing educational, marketing and publicity content for the TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING in any and all media (whether now existing or hereinafter devised) including but not limited to text, film, television, cable, mobile transmission and over the internet. Each entrant will keep all rights to his/her/its own creation for his/her/its own personal or school use.
One overall Grand Prize Winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of £1000, and £500 for their school, with one Runner Up receiving a trophy and a cash prize of £500, and £250 for their school. Cash prizes will be paid in local currency.
DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING PRIZES
The Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up must claim their prizes within 7 days of notification via email to the registered Teacher Champion (the “Deadline”). If the Grand Prize Winner or Runner Up fails either to claim their prize or inform TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING of his or her inability to claim their prize before the Deadline, their entry will be forfeited and an alternative eligible entrant will be awarded the Prize. Noncompliance with this time period, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and, at TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING’s discretion, the prize will be awarded to another eligible entrant.
DECLARATION AND RELEASE OF PRIZE WINNERS
Before being awarded the Grand Prize or Runner Up Prize, the potential Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up or, in the case of minors, their parent/legal guardian must sign a standard Consent Form (below) confirming:
- that they release TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING, its affiliates, partner organizations, sponsoring or co-sponsoring organizations and all of their directors, officers, employees, agents as well as their respective advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability arising in connection with participation in the Contest and acceptance of the Grand Prize or Runner Up Prize.
PRIZES TO BE ACCEPTED AS AWARDED
The decision of the Contest judges is final, and the prizes must be accepted as awarded. No portion of the prizes are transferable. Should the prize winners be unable to claim the prizes as awarded, his or her entry will be forfeited and another eligible Contest entrant may be selected.
NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING makes no representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the Grand Prize or Runner Up Prize. The Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up Winner understands and acknowledges that they may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING should the Grand Prize or Runner Up Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any other way unsatisfactory to the Grand Prize or Runner Up winner.
SUBSTITUTION OR CHANGE TO THE CONTEST
TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING and its respective advertising and promotional agencies reserve the right to substitute the Grand Prize or Runner Up Prize or any component thereof, for one of approximately the same value and reserve the right to change the Contest rules or terminate or withdraw the Contest at any time, without prior notice.
OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
All submitted entries are the property of TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the telephone network, online computer systems or equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
CONSENT TO USE OF PERSONALITY
Each entrant, including the Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up consents to the use of their name, school name, city of residence, likeness, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, in all media used by TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING, its partner organizations and their advertising and promotional agencies, without any payment or compensation.
CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
By voluntarily providing personal information including, but not limited to, name, school address, email address and telephone numbers (the “Registrant Information”), each Teacher Champion and School grants permission to TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING for the collection and use of the Registrant Information. The Teacher Champion and School confirm that they have the authority to act on behalf of the participating children.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without prior notice at the sole discretion of TRUST FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all international, federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations.