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Updated 1st February 2019

Writers in the forest application terms & conditions:

1. The closing time and date for entries is midnight 14 January 2019.

2. Only one application can be submitted from an individual.

3. If selected writers are unable to take up the opportunity for whatever reason the panel reselection will take place from the initial applications.

4. The panels appointed by the Forestry Commission will choose the two successful writers. The judges’ decision on all matters relating to the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. Applications are open to UK residents, except employees of any party connected with the promotion.

6. Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

7. Applicants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all they submit, or they must have obtained permission from the copyright holder to submit the entries on their behalf. The writer retains the copyright to all their entries into the project.

8. Entry implies acceptance into these terms and conditions. The entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions. By entering, you accept being bound by the terms and conditions.

9. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to cancel, amend, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend this opportunity in the event of unforeseen circumstances outside its control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties but will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid applicants’ disappointment.

10. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary permissions are obtained from people featured in their application.

Selected writers terms & conditions

1. Selected applicants agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and entry for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity of the project without additional compensation.

2. In being selected as a writer by the panel you grant the Forestry Commission a non-exclusive licence to reproduce, publish and communicate your entry to the public by exhibiting your entry through all media throughout the world. This includes, but is not limited to: the selection process; the residency; promotional, press and marketing materials associated with the Forestry Commission; and associated merchandising. The Forestry Commission is allowed to pass on any entry to online and print publications to be used either for editorial or promotion only in relation to the Forestry Commission and nation’s public forests with full credit given to the writer. Other commercial opportunities, such as third-party licensing, may exist for writers to benefit from the use of any work created during the project. Where such a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought by the Forestry Commission in advance.

3. As a selected writer you accept that your work may be exhibited by the Forestry Commission. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to reproduce any work for marketing and promotional purposes.

4. The Forestry Commission cannot accept liability for the misuse of entries and or failure of any third party to comply with the Forestry Commission’s credit guidelines.

5. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to cancel this project at any stage.