The Imagination Awards
Charlie's Challenge

Charlie's Challenge COMPETITION RULES 2016

1. These rules (the "Rules") relate to the competition (the "Competition") for Charlie’s Challenge (the "Award"). PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING THE COMPETITION. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT'S OR GUARDIAN'S CONSENT TO ENTER.

2. Further information on the Award can be found on the website at (the "Website").

3. The Competition is run by The Arts Link on behalf of Thompson Place Productions Limited ("TPPL").

4. By entering the Competition entrants will be deemed to have accepted the Rules and be bound by them.

5. The Competition opens on Friday 22nd January 2016. The final date for entries is midnight on Monday 6th June 2016.

6. Entry to the Competition is free.

7. The Competition is open to young people between the ages of 5 and 15 years of age as at the Competition closing date who are resident in the UK excluding employees of TPPL or Competition judges (or members of their immediate families). There are 3 age categories for entry: 5-7 years old, 8-11 years old, and 12-15 years old. TPPL reserves the right to ask for proof of age from entrants.

8. Entrants must have permission to enter the Competition from a parent or guardian who will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the Rules. TPPL reserves the right to ask for proof of permission. Entries without permission will be disqualified.

9. Entries can be in the form of photographs, drawings, videos and written descriptions. Each entry must be the entrant's own original work. Written entries must be typewritten and no longer than 500 words. You can upload a maximum of five images. Videos can be up to two minutes in length.

10. It is not necessary to have good spelling or grammatical skills to enter the Competition. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, rather than how they are executed. The decision of the Competition judges is final.

11. Entries may be made by post or submitted online via the Website. Entries submitted online must be in one or more of the following document formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .pages, with image formats .jpg, jpeg, .png, .gif. Acceptable video formats are: .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .avi and the maximum file size for videos is 40MB. Entries cannot be returned.

12. The ArtsLink (the "Panel") will review all entries and select the Competition finalists (the "Finalists"). There will be 10 Finalists from each age category. 1 winner from each chosen by the competition judges (the "Judges").

13. All 30 finalists will have their entries published on

14. The 3 winners (the "Winners") selected by the Judges will each receive the following prize:

   i. A tour of the world’s best and most important inventions by the Inventor in Residence at the Science Museum;

   ii. Four tickets to see the London production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Prize tickets are strictly subject to availability and are valid for a Monday to Friday 7.30 pm or Wednesday and Saturday 2:30 pm performance excluding school holidays;

   iii. An ‘Invention Pack’ full of prizes to encourage invention and creativity.

15. The school that submits the highest number of entries as decided by the Competition Judges will receive will receive an Imagination Workshop at their school and a talk from one of the Judges.

16. All prizes are not transferable. No cash alternative is available for any prize.

17. TPPL reserves the right to cancel the Competition, to offer alternative prizes and to change the Rules at any stage.

18. In consideration for TPPL's acceptance of an entry and by submitting an entry to the Competition:

   i. Each entrant and his or her parent or guardian gives TPPL permission to use and publish his or her entry to the Competition in any media and format throughout the world, including in a gallery on the Website;

   ii. Each entrant and his or her parent or guardian waives all moral rights in his or her entry to the Competition; and

   iii. Each entrant and his or her parent or guardian warrants that nothing in his or her entry will infringe the copyright or any other intellectual property right of any third party or defame any third party.

19. Each Finalist agrees to sign a release form assigning copyright in his or her entry to TPPL and confirming the permissions, waivers and warranties given above. Finalists under the age of 18 will be required to obtain the signature of a parent or guardian on the release form.

20. TPPL's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of the Website are on the Website. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and be bound by them.

21. Entrants to the Competition consent to the use by TPPL of their name, age and town of residence to announce the winners of the Competition and to identify entrants in any publication of an entry in accordance with the Rules. Entrants also consent to the use of their personal information by TPPL to contact Finalists and prize winners, to verify compliance with the Rules and for administration of the Competition. Finalists and Winners may be required to take part in publicity for the Award and the Competition.

22. Any questions concerning the Rules or the Competition may be directed to

23. These Rules are governed by English law and the Courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of the Rules.