After watching the premiere episode of the new BBC version of the old “Top Gear”, you were probably salivating to find out more information on when, where and how fast “The Grand Tour” – the new Amazon show with the proper “Top Gear” boys – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – could get on the air. The “where” part has been answered as the TGT announced that they would make the lucky people in Johannesburg, South Africa, their first stop on July 17, 2016.
The first ever pre-recorded studio section of the program will be filmed in front of a live audience – all housed within a giant tent – and, in addition, Amazon is giving fans the opportunity to win one of three pairs of tickets, travel and accommodation to be part of the recording in Johannesburg.
To enter for a chance to win, entrants should share, via Twitter, a photo or video of the most unusual place they’ve ever put up a tent, using the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg. The top 10 entries will be shortlisted by an Amazon Prime Video panel, and the final three winners will be selected by Clarkson, Hammond and May.
The contest begins on June 2, 2016 and closes on June 8, 2016.
All entrants (“Entrants”) must use the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg in their tweet to be considered for entry. Tweets that do not use the hashtag will not be considered. Replies that do not use the hashtag will not be considered.
Each photograph or video submitted must be the original creation of the Entrant and must be suitable for family viewing on a national news network, meet the content guidelines found at www.amazon.co.uk/content guidelines, and meet other reasonable community standards. If submitting a video, the video must be in the English language; be a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 90 seconds in length; have the maximum video size of 500 MB; be of reasonable audio quality. Videos must not include music or captions, including, but not limited to, credits, subtitles or title screens.
Below are the actual terms & conditions regarding the contest if you find yourself with loads of time today to read through them…
Opening/Closing Date and Time
The Competition opens to entries at 11:00 BST on 2nd June 2016 and closes at 23.59 BST on 8th June 2016 (“Competition Period”).
This Competition and these Official Rules are void where prohibited by law, and are subject to applicable laws. Entrants must be aged 18 years or older. Entrants are not required to be customers of Amazon. Each entrant must be a legal resident of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec), Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
Entrants may not be (a) members of any guild, union or other organization that may prohibit them from participating in this Competition and that would restrict, require due payment or otherwise have the right to oppose such entrant’s participation in this Competition; (b) anyone connected in a professional capacity with the Competition and/or be that person’s immediate family members; (c) an employee or contractor of Amazon Instant Video Limited (“Amazon”) and its affiliates worldwide.
How to Enter
To enter the Competition, Entrants should share, via Twitter, a photo or video of the most unusual place they have ever put up a tent, using the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg (the “Entry”). Only one Entry allowed per Twitter account.
Each photo or video submitted must be the original creation of the Entrant and must be suitable for family viewing on a national news network, meet the content guidelines found at www.amazon.co.uk/content guidelines, and meet other reasonable community standards. If submitting a video, the video must be in the English language; be a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 90 seconds in length; have the maximum video size of 500 MB; be of reasonable audio quality. Videos must not include music or captions, including, but not limited to, credits, subtitles or title screens.
The Entrant must use the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg in their tweet to be considered for entry. Tweets that do not use the hashtag will not be considered. Replies that do not use the hashtag will not be considered.
There are three prizes (each a “Prize”) of a trip for the winner and one guest to attend the filming of the studio recording of an episode of the Amazon Original Series “The Grand Tour”. The filming is scheduled to take place on 17th July 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa (the “Studio”). Each Prize consists of the following elements only:
•Round trip economy class airfare for the winner and one guest departing from a major international airport near the winner’s main residence and arriving at an airport in South Africa near the Studio (the “Airport”); and
•3 nights in 4 star standard hotel accommodation for the winner and one guest (single room, double occupancy) at a hotel near the Studio to be determined by Amazon in its sole discretion (the “Hotel”); and
•Roundtrip ground transportation for the winner and one guest to/from the Airport and Hotel in South Africa, and to/from Hotel and Studio; and
•Tickets for the winner and one guest to attend the Studio (the “Tickets”); and
•$300 spending money for the winner only (awarded in the form of a cheque) which may be used to purchase food and beverages while on the trip; and
•Basic travel insurance for the winner and their one guest for the duration of the trip*.
(*If the Prize winner is a resident of the United Kingdom the Prize fulfilment agency will provide a standard travel insurance policy from a reputable UK insurer, which will cover the Prize winner and their guest for travel to South Africa. Any surcharges for pre-existing medical conditions, or for travellers aged over 70 years old, will be payable by the Prize winner. Amazon will reimburse the cost of a standard travel insurance policy from a reputable insurer based in the winner’s country of residence if the Prize winner is resident of a country other than UK.)
Each Prize is subject to the terms and conditions listed directly below and in the Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions section of these Terms and Conditions.
The Prize winner and their guest must travel on the same itinerary. Although it is currently envisaged that the Studio will be in South Africa, the Studio may be relocated to another country or place outside of South Africa for reasons beyond the control of Amazon, in which event the Airport and Hotel will be relocated accordingly to be near the Studio location. Prize winner’s guest must be aged 14 years or older. If the Prize winner is between the ages of 18 and 21, he/she will need to be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years of age in order to check into the Hotel. Prize winner and their guest must have, and are solely responsible for obtaining, all necessary identification and/or travel documents/visas required for travel.
During the period of 9th June 2016 through 15th June 2016, each qualified Entry will be judged and rated by:
(1) A panel of judges from Amazon Instant Video Limited in order to choose the Top 10 entries; and
(2) Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, who will choose three winners from the Top 10 entries selected by the Amazon panel.
The three winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
(a) originality of content and how interesting the Entrant’s answer is to the line “The most unusual place I have ever put up a tent is. . .”; (b) quality of the image or audio and video production; and (c) humorousness of the Entry (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”).
The three winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter, to the Twitter handle from which the Entry was submitted, within 48 hours after the end of the judging period stated above (“Notification”). The winner will have 48 hours from Amazon sending the Notification to respond to Amazon and confirm acceptance of the Prize. Absent such timely response and acceptance, the winner will have no further claim to the Prize, and Amazon will be free to choose a substitute winner to award the Prize to.
If a selected winner (or any substitute winner) is ineligible, cannot be reached, or fails to claim the Prize within 48 hours of notification, that winner (or substitute winner) will forfeit the Prize and it will be awarded to a substitute winner. If, having attempted to contact a winner and a substitute winner, Amazon is unable to award a Prize, Amazon reserves the right to consider the Prize unclaimed.
This process is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Non-winners will not be notified. The name of the winners and their county of residence will be provided on receipt of a written request sent to Amazon Instant Video Limited within 30 days of the end of the judging period.
By accepting the Prize, Entrants consent to the use of their name, county of residence, likeness and/or Prize information for promotional and other purposes without further payment, except where prohibited by law. The winner may be required to participate in Amazon’s reasonable marketing and promotional activities and by entering into the Competition you consent to participate in such activities in the event that you are the winner.
Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions
Promoter: Amazon Instant Video Limited, Leadenhall Court, 1 Leadenhall Street, London EC1V 3PP.
Prize Provider: Amazon Instant Video Limited, Leadenhall Court, 1 Leadenhall Street, London EC1V 3PP
Company number: 06528297). Prize fulfilment agency: Element – London, 5 Morie Street, London, SW18 1SL.
This Competition is governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Entry implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (and any amendments to them) which are final and binding in all respects. Amazon reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the Competition if, in its sole judgement, the Entrant has not complied with these Terms and Conditions, has tampered with the operation of the Competition, or has engaged in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Amazon, the Competition, and Entrant represents and warrants that he/she and their guest are not subject to sanctions or otherwise designated on any list of prohibited or restricted persons maintained by the UN Security Council and/or any other applicable government authority.
If selected as a winner, Amazon, or its prize provider agency will use the information submitted by the winning Entrant in connection with this Competition to fulfil the Prize. If a Prize winner is unable to participate in the Prize during the dates specified, Amazon or its prize provider agency may select an alternative winner for the Prize. In the event that the date of the Studio changes or if the Studio is in a location other than South Africa, Amazon reserves the right to offer the winner the choice to attend the rescheduled or relocated studio recording or take the remainder of Prize package (excluding the roundtrip ground transportation for the winner and one guest to/from the Hotel and the Studio in South Africa), in which case Amazon will have no further obligation to the winner. In the event Amazon is unable to provide the Tickets to the Studio the remainder of Prize package (excluding the roundtrip ground transportation for the winner and one guest to/from the Hotel and the Studio in South Africa) will be awarded and Amazon will have no further obligation to the winner. Seat locations will be determined by Amazon. Winner and guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of the Prize or removal from the Studio. The Prize carries no cash value and may not be transferred or substituted, except that Amazon may, at its sole discretion, substitute the Prize won with a prize of equal or greater value. Any unclaimed Prize remains the property of Amazon.
Neither Amazon nor its prize provider agency is responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize provider agencies or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged. All portions of Prizes are subject to availability and change and are at Amazon’s sole discretion. Each winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the Prize that are not specifically mentioned herein as part of the Prize, including, but not limited to, taxes, airport transfers (other than those from Airport to Hotel and back), additional transportation, food and beverages, gratuities, incidentals, baggage costs, telephone calls, excursions, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by winner and/or their guest in receiving or using the Prize.
Each winner may be required to submit to Amazon his/her social security number or tax payer ID number, or other such tax filing information required by Amazon in order to claim the prize. All prizes awarded will be inclusive of any taxes Amazon is required by law to withhold as well as applicable sales, use, gross receipts, goods and service, or similar transaction based taxes. All other taxes, costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of any prize not specified in these Terms and Conditions as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winners. IF TAXES ARE APPLICABLE TO THE PRIZE(S), IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER TO PAY TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES. PAYMENTS TO COMPETITION WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS REQUIREMENT THAT THE WINNER SUBMITS TO AMAZON ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY AMAZON TO PERMIT COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND FOREIGN (INCLUDING PROVINCIAL) TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. Each winner is responsible for ensuring that the tax documentation submitted to Amazon complies with all applicable tax laws and requirements. If a winner fails to provide the documentation or submits incomplete documentation, the prize may be forfeited and Amazon may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate winner.
In the event of any dispute, all submitted electronic entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the Twitter account from which they were submitted. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Amazon and not to Twitter. Entry to the Competition is limited to one Entry per person and per Twitter account.
Amazon will only accept entries that are completed and submitted in the format designated. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Duplicate entries are not permitted and will be disregarded. Proof of electronic submission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. All valid entries are deemed to be entered into the Competition on the day of receipt by Amazon.
Amazon reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify at any time any Entry containing obscene, offensive, pornographic or sexually explicit material, or libellous, disparaging, infringing or other inappropriate content or subject matter (as determined by Amazon in its sole discretion). All Entries, and materials submitted to Amazon in connection with the Competition (collectively, “Entry Materials”), along with all associated copyright and other proprietary rights, except as reserved by relevant third parties, become the property of Amazon upon submission, and any Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant. With effect for any jurisdiction that does not recognize the transferral of copyright, each Entrant grants to Amazon a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable and exclusive license unlimited in scope in and to their Entry Materials and any proprietary rights therein for Amazon to use the Entry Materials in every media and form, including without limitation the right to copy, modify, broadcast, distribute, advertise or market, or make available the Entry Materials.
By submitting an Entry, each entrant represents and warrants that (a) his/her video or photograph is his/her original creation; (b) has not been copied or derived in whole or in part from any other work; (c); (d) his/her video or photograph (including all images and people depicted in the video) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or other personal, proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (e) his/her video or photograph is not defamatory, libellous, obscene, or otherwise illegal; (f) his/her video or photograph is the sole and exclusive property of the entrant; (g) he/she has complete, worldwide distribution rights for his/her video or photograph; (h); and (i) he/she has received the written consent of any person (or parent or legal guardian if such person is a minor) who appears in any video or photograph. If an Entrant appears in his/her video or photograph, such Entrant consents, by virtue of submitting his/her Entry to the Competition, to Amazon’s use of the Entrant’s name, likeness, photograph or image, including, without limitation, a recording or parts thereof, whether in writing, audio, and/or video, for any purpose, in any media, without compensation or additional consideration to Entrant. Failure to obtain or provide such consent will disqualify the Entry. Amazon may at any time during the Competition request proof of such consent and disqualify any Entry for which such consent cannot be provided. Amazon may disqualify any Entrant whose Entry Amazon determines, in its sole discretion, at any time not to comply with any requirement described in these Terms and Conditions or the foregoing representations and warranties.
Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Amazon, any entity involved in any aspect of the Competition (including funding, judging or administration), advertising agencies, contractors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advisors, and advertising/promotion agencies, and Twitter (collectively, the “Released Parties”), for any action or claim brought by a person whose consent Entrant did not obtain. Videos or photographs, along with the Entrant’s name may be posted on any Web site owned and/or operated by Amazon or any of its affiliates (“Amazon Site”), Amazon’s pages on social media web sites, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and any other Web site or other online point of presence on any platform, through which any products or services available on or through the Amazon Site are described, syndicated, offered, merchandised or advertised, in Amazon’s sole discretion. Amazon’s decision to post a Video or photograph or any portion of a Video or photograph on any Amazon Site does not mean that the selected Video or photograph has been selected as one of the winning Entries.
Entrants agree to take any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Amazon to effect, perfect, or confirm Amazon’s ownership or license in the Entry Materials and any associated proprietary rights.
Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Competition will be treated in accordance with these terms and conditions and Amazon’s Privacy Notice.
Waiver of Liability: Neither Amazon nor the Prize Fulfilment Agency will be responsible or liable for: (i) any failure to receive an Entry due to transmission failures or other conditions beyond their reasonable control; (ii) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or Entry; (iii) any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond their reasonable control; or (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Competition.
General Release: By entering the Competition you release Amazon, relevant third parties, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives and agencies, from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Competition (including any Entry Materials) or with the acceptance, possession, or use of any Prize, except as prohibited by law.
Amendment: To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Amazon reserves the right to change these rules or cancel the Competition at any time, in its sole discretion.
Copyright: The Competition and all accompanying materials are copyright protected by Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved.