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Articulation Prize terms and conditions

These terms and conditions relate to the annual Articulation competition (the “competition”) organised by the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery (the “National Gallery”) and should be read in conjunction with the competition rules and the guidelines.

  1. Entry to the competition confirms acceptance of these terms and conditions, the competition rules and adjudicating guidelines. The National Gallery rules and adjudicating guidelines must be used and respected at all Articulation events including internal competitions.
  2. Entry into the competition is by online registration. Online registration will be open between Monday 10 July and Monday 16 October 2023.
  3. The competition guidelines set out the process for regional heats and finals. Whilst every effort is made to carry out the competition as advertised, all events are subject to change (either date and/or location) or cancellation. The National Gallery reserves the right to change and/or modify dates, times and locations of Articulation events or to alter any other aspect of the way the events are organised. In particular, the National Gallery reserves the right not to award prizes or to award other prizes as the National Gallery deems appropriate in its sole discretion; and, if it is believed that less than eight speakers are able to attend any of the events, the National Gallery reserves the right to invite other student speakers to take part.
  4. For schools in the state-maintained sector, entry into the competition is free. For Articulation Prize England 2024 independent schools, an entrance fee of £200 will be charged. For Articulation Prize Scotland 2023 independent schools, an entrance fee of £200 will be charged to schools who have not previously participated and an entrance fee of £100 will be charged to schools who have not previously participated. Invoices for entry fees will be sent to schools immediately after registration. No refunds of entrance fees will be given if a school or college withdraws from the competition after 16 October 2023 (England Prize).
  5. Schools and entrants shall be responsible any costs and expenses resulting from participation in the competition.
  6. A late cancellation fee of £50 is payable by any school or college who either cancels their place at the Grand Final less than two weeks before the date of the Grand Final or who does not show up to the Grand Final without any prior notice.
  7. Schools should ensure that entrants submit original presentations, and that entrants are either (a) the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the material included in the presentation; or (b) or if they are not the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder, that they have obtained any necessary permissions to use the material and that they have the right to make the presentation using the material. Each entrant agrees not to participate in the competition in any manner that might infringe any third-party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation. Schools should ensure entrants do not submit presentations which are offensive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening or otherwise unlawful.
  8. A panel of adjudicators, selected by the National Gallery, shall judge the entries at each regional heat, regional final and the Grand Final (details of which can be found in the guidelines). Details of the panel of adjudicators are available on request. The adjudicators shall judge each entry against the following criteria to pick a winner of each regional final and such winners shall automatically be entered into the Grand Final. Adjudicating guidelines can be found on the website: What adjudicators are looking for.
  9. The adjudicators’ decisions shall be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into regarding their decisions.
  10. The National Gallery and Articulation logo must be used in any printed or digital publicity or correspondence for Articulation events including internal competitions in accordance with any guidelines as to the use of those logos provided by the National Gallery.
  11. Entrants shall retain ownership over their entries. By submitting an entry, entrants grant to the National Gallery a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free licence to display, publish, transmit, copy, edit and use the entry in any media, in whole or in part, in any way they see fit, including, but not limited to (i) publishing on the Gallery’s website and social media channels for the purposes of managing, promotion and publicity for the competition (ii) educational and archival purposes in relation to the competition and the activities of the Gallery in general and (iii) sharing with educational institutions and publishers as part of educational resources in relation to the competition.
  12. Whilst every effort is made by the National Gallery to film and record all presentations, the National Gallery is unable to provide schools and parents with film footage of individual presentations at either regional heats, finals or the Grand Final.
  13. The National Gallery reserves the right to update or amend the Articulation terms and conditions, rules and adjudicators’ guidelines at any time and to disqualify any participants, who the National Gallery considers in its sole discretion either (i) risk bringing the competition into disrepute or (ii) has not complied with the letter or spirit of these terms and conditions. Any failure by the National Gallery to enforce any provision in these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  14. The National Gallery is not responsible for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information used in connection with the competition; or (ii) failures or errors which may occur in the administration of the competition. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the National Gallery excludes liability for any damage, loss or liability arising as a result of entry into the competition (save in the case of death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the National Gallery).
  15. Any personal data which may be submitted by schools and/or entrants will be processed by the National Gallery in accordance with its competition privacy notice.
  16. The National Gallery shall not be liable for any delay or failure to comply with its obligations in respect of the competition where the delay or failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control.
  17. The organiser of the competition is the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN.
  18. The competition shall be governed and construed and have effect in all respects in accordance with English Law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings arising out of or in connection with it.