1. The 200 Million Minutes Challenge (the “competition”) is run by Achievement for All (3AS) Ltd. (company number 07528857; registered charity number 1142154), whose principal place of business is at The Stables, Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6NQ (“Achievement for All”).
2. The competition is open to all early years settings, schools, colleges, families, libraries, community groups, businesses and organisations from across the world
Entry and registration
3. Each setting, group or family taking part in the challenge must be registered via the 200 Million Minutes website (www.200millionminutes.org).
4. No entry fee is payable and no purchase is required to enter.
5. All groups and settings must enter as a whole-setting in order to take part. For example, a school that enters will involve all of its pupils in the challenge.
6. Each setting, group or family must on registration accurately specify the number of pupils/children taking part.
7. Each setting, group or family may only register for the competition once.
8. Following registration, each participant will receive a welcome pack containing resources to engage participants with their reading.
9. We recommend that each setting, group or family allocates a ‘Challenge Champion’ – they will be responsible for registering and coordinating the challenge in their setting.
Rules of the Competition
10. All reading completed between 9am on Thursday 5th March and 5pm on Thursday 2nd April counts towards the total. For example, picture books, paperbacks, comics, magazines, plays, newspapers and e-books are all considered reading materials.
11. Whether reading on their own or with others, you can note children/pupils’ reading time on the special bookmarks provided upon registration.
12. Over the challenge period, each Challenge Champion should log into the 200 Million Minutes website and enter the number of minutes that pupils/children have spent reading (“reading minutes”).
13. Only reading minutes entered between 9am on Thursday 5thMarch 2020 and 5pm on Thurday 2nd April 2020 will count towards their total. Achievement for All accepts no responsibility for entries which it does not receive.
14. To ensure fair results for participating groups and settings of all sizes, prizes will be awarded based on the highest average number of reading minutes per child/pupil. This average will be obtained by dividing the total number of reading minutes entered by each setting, group or family on the 200 Million Minutes website by their total number of participating children and young people. The winners of the competition will be the settings, groups or families with the highest average number of reading minutes per child.
15. Each ‘Challenge Champion’ has sole responsibility for validating the number of reading minutes that are entered during the competition. By entering the competition, each setting, group or family confirms that all the information it submits is true, current and complete.
16. Achievement for All reserves the right to query any submissions received and to remove or disqualify from the competition any setting, group or family which it believes to be entering invalid, exaggerated, or otherwise incorrect or inaccurate data. We also reserve the right to deduct any invalid reading minutes from a participating group, family or setting’s total.
17. Subject to the terms set out below, Achievement for All will offer prizes to the settings, groups or families that reach the highest average number of reading minutes per child/pupil.
18. The prizes will be announced by email in the run-up to the challenge.
19. If two or more participating groups, families or settings are tied for first place, each having an identical average number of Reading Minutes per child, Achievement for All reserves the right to carry out a tie break (the “Tie Break”), under which the First Prize is awarded to the setting, group or family with the highest proportion of pupils/children taking part in the competition. (This proportion will be calculated by dividing the number of participating children/pupils, which was specified on registration by the total number of children/pupils in that setting). Achievement for All will use all reasonable efforts (without any obligation) to source a consolation prize of lower value for the one or more unsuccessful settings, groups or families in the Tie Break.
20. If two or more participants are tied for second, third or fourth place, Achievement for All will use all reasonable efforts (without any obligation) to source additional prizes of equivalent value.
21. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other alternatives.
22. All Prizes are non-transferable and may not be given, assigned or sold to another person.
23. Prizes will be offered subject to availability. Achievement for All reserves the right to substitute any Prize for another of equivalent value without giving notice and takes no responsibility for any Prize supplied by a third party.
Achievement for All reserves the right to adjust the prize allocation to suit the winner profile
24. Winners will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the Winning setting, group or family cannot be contacted or does not claim its Prize within 14 days of notification, Achievement for All reserves the right to withdraw the Prize and to choose a replacement winner.
25. Achievement for All is not responsible for any inaccurate details relating to Prizes communicated to any participating setting, group or family by any third party connected with the competition.
26. The prize is not open to employees of AfA and associated companies, campaign supporters and their immediate family.
27. It is the responsibility of each participating setting or group to seek the permission of parents or guardians for participating children/pupils to take part in the competition, if appropriate.
28. Achievement for All’s decision in respect of all matters relating to the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. No participating setting, group or family shall have any contractual or other right to any Prize, or to a cash alternative.
29. The competition and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by English law, and any dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
30. By entering the competition, each participating setting, group or family gives permission for Achievement for All to publicise its name if it is the winner, and agrees to take part, at Achievement for All’s request, in any reasonable publicity activity.
31. Any personal data and data relating to participating settings, groups or families will be used in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
32. By entering the competition, each participating setting, group or family is deemed to accept these Terms and Conditions. Achievement for All reserves the right to remove, disqualify or exclude any individual or participating setting, group or family from the competition if it considers that the individual or participating setting, group or family concerned has not complied with any these Terms and Conditions.
33. Participating groups or settings are encouraged to ask parents and guardians to sponsor their child’s reading, to raise funds for Achievement for All. This is on a voluntary basis and will not affect competition entry or the results of the competition.
34. Achievement for All accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any participating setting, group or family in connection with the competition or as a result of accepting any Prize, and no responsibility for any entry not recorded.
35. Achievement for All is not responsible for:
a. any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software;
b. the failure of any email or entry to be received or any Reading Minutes to be recorded on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or on telephone lines, or the failure or non-operation of any website (including the 200 Million Minutes website); or
c. any combination of (a) or (b), including any injury or damage to any person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation in the competition.
36. Achievement for All reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these Terms and Conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God, any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation, or any other event outside of the control of Achievement for All. Any changes to the competition will be notified to participating settings, groups or families as soon as possible.
For any queries about these Terms and Conditions, or about the Competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org