Competition rules

These competition rules shall be binding on you when entering any competition(s) operated by us, our sponsors or any company or website owned or controlled by us from time to time.

In addition to these general competition rules, other specific terms and conditions may also apply to a particular competition. We will post any such specific competition rules on our website.

  1. You must be over 18 years of age and resident in the UK to enter our competitions.

  2. Members of Meridian FM Radio and any company associated to the specific competition and their families are not eligible to enter the competition. Anyone who has won a prize within the last six months on Meridian FM Radio station valued at £150 or more shall not be eligible to enter the competition, nor shall any member of such person's family nor members of the same household (including, but not limited to, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents etc).

  3. Only one entry per person is permitted, unless otherwise stated. Automated entries will be invalidated, including multiple entries from the same IP, email address or telephone number range.

  4. Proof of making phone call, sending post/e-mail/text is not proof of our receipt of your entry. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged.

  5. The closing date is as specified in the relevant competition. This will always be a time and date in the UK. Where a time is not given, the closing time will be 11.59pm (UK time) on the relevant day.

  6. In the case of a prize draw, the first correct entry drawn will be the winner.

  7. Winners will be formally notified (by email or post) within seven days of the closing date. Full details of the prize will be given in writing upon notification. Where we notify a winner by email, we will ask for confirmation of receipt by reply email.

  8. In the case of prizes in the form of free tickets, we will contact the prize winner by phone and prize details shall be as printed on the tickets. Ticket holders shall be bound by the event promoter's terms and conditions together with those set out on the ticket and the rules and regulations of the venue. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  9. The prize may not be transferred to any other person.

  10. No cash alternative or alternative prize is available on entrants' request but in the event of the advertised competition prize being unavailable we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

  11. Meridian FM Radio will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in a competition.

  12. Competition winners may be required to take part in or co-operate with publicity.

  13. Competition winners agree to keep confidential any knowledge about Meridian FM Radio and its business and personnel received by them as a result of the competition.

  14. No responsibility is accepted for inaccurate prize details supplied by sponsors.

  15. Use of false name or address, e.g. name by which the entrant is not usually known, will disqualify them from receiving any prize. Meridian FM Radio reserves the right to oblige any potential winner to provide documentary proof of their identity and address as directed by Meridian FM Radio before such person may claim their prize. In certain circumstances, Meridian FM Radio shall, at its discretion, require any person to present themselves in person supported by such documentation for identification purposes prior to releasing the prize.

  16. Contestants who are rude, abusive or deemed otherwise unsuitable by Meridian FM Radio will be excluded from the competition.

  17. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time. Entry in the competition implies acceptance of these rules.

  18. We will keep your personal details for a reasonable time so that we can send you any prize that you have won, to verify that these rules have been complied with, and for accounting purposes. We may pass your details on to our service providers and agents for the purposes of sending you the prize on our behalf.

  19. Meridian FM Radio may at any time issue specific rules to be read in conjunction with these rules. In the event of a conflict between two sets of rules, the competition-specific rules take priority.

  20. These rules are governed by English law.

  21. The promoter of the competition is: Meridian FM Radio, Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 2HL

These rules were last updated Sept 2014.