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ABRSM Signed Guitar Competition 2019 Terms and Conditions

This page sets out the Terms and Conditions for the ABRSM competition to win a signed Alhambra guitar (‘the Competition’). (‘ABRSM’ means The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 01926395 and having its registered office address at 4 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 4AU, United Kingdom).

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them before you enter the Competition. By entering the Competition, you confirm that you agree to comply with them and that all the information submitted by you on the Competition entry form is accurate and truthful. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you must not enter the Competition.

ABRSM reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we do so, those amendments will be notified via the main ABRSM website at

1. The Competition Promoter
The Competition is promoted by ABRSM.

2. Who can enter the Competition?
2.1 The Competition is open to music teachers across the world.

2.2 ABRSM reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all Competition entrants.

3. How to enter
3.1 To enter the Competition you will need to access the web page at and then follow the link to complete the entry form. You will need to provide ABRSM with the following information:

a. your first name;
b. your last name;
c. your email address – you must ensure that this email address is and remains valid; and
d. your country of residence.
You will also be asked whether or not you are under the age of 16.

3.2 If you are over the age of 16, your Competition entry will be deemed to be made with your consent.

3.3 Finally, when filling in the entry form, you will also be given the option to opt-in to receive information about other ABRSM products and services, such as exam syllabuses and publications. If you would like to receive this information, you will need to decide whether you would like to receive it via email or SMS.

4. One entry per person
You are not permitted to submit more than ONE entry. An entrant’s first valid entry will count; any subsequent entries will be disqualified.

5. Closing Date
Entries must be received by ABRSM by no later than 23:59 (GMT) on Friday 22 November (‘the Closing Date’). Entries which are received after the Closing Date will not be accepted.

6. Disqualified or Invalid Entries
6.1 Entries that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions, (including those containing false names, false email addresses and/or other false information), will be disqualified.

6.2 Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will be invalid.

6.3 An entry must be made directly by the individual entering the Competition. Any entry made via a third party or agent or using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be invalid.

7. Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability
ABRSM accepts no responsibility for any entries that are lost, incomplete, corrupted or which fail to reach ABRSM by the Closing Date for any reason, including, but not limited to, any technical failure or malfunction or any postal irregularities. Proof of submitting an entry form is not proof of receipt.

8. The Prizes
8.1 The prize given to the winning student is a signed Alhambra guitar courtesy of the London Guitar Studio. The guitar has been signed by John Williams, Xuefei Yang, Miloš, Gary Ryan, Laura Snowden and the Vida Quartet.
8.2 The winner will also receive a full set of Guitar Exam Pieces Grades 1-5, Guitar Star and the Guitar Prep Test book.

9. The Prize Draws and the Winner
9.1 One winner will be drawn at random from all complete entries received by Friday 22 November

9.3 The winning teacher and student will be notified Week Commencing 16 December 2019 via the email address provided on the Competition entry form. To claim their prize all winners will need to supply ABRSM with their contact details. The guitar will be handed over to the winning student within four weeks of ABRSM being notified of the winner’s address. If a winner fails to provide a postal address, ABRSM reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random. Unsuccessful Competition entrants will not be contacted.

9.4 ABRSM reserves the right to ask all winners for the details of any existing ABRSM exam bookings.

9.5 No correspondence will be entered into in connection with these prize draws. The results from these prize draws will be final.

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Only the last name and country of residence of the winners will be disclosed.

10. Data Protection
By entering the Competition, you consent to the use by ABRSM of your personal data for the purposes of administering the Competition (including publishing your last name and country of residence, if you are a winner) and for any other purposes to which you consented during the entry form submission process. ABRSM will only use and process such personal data for those purposes and in accordance with ABRSM’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by this reference.

11. Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights
In consideration of ABRSM approving your entry into the Competition, you assign to ABRSM, throughout the world with full title guarantee, the entire copyright and all other intellectual property rights, now or later known or arising, in your Competition entry form submission and/or any statements made by you regarding the Competition, for the full period for which such rights subsist, including any renewals, revivals, extensions and reversions, present, future or contingent thereof and whether or not provided for or contemplated under the law of any country in the world, to hold the same unto ABRSM absolutely.

12. Availability of the Web Page at
12.1 The web page at is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.

12.2 ABRSM accepts no liability for any disruptions or non-availability of this web page resulting from external causes, including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.

13. Limitation of Liability and Indemnity
13.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, ABRSM accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from your entry into the Competition and/or your use of the Competition prize.

13.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or restrict ABRSM’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of ABRSM.

13.3 You agree to indemnify ABRSM, its successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers and employees from and against all costs, claims, demands, litigation, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, which may be incurred or suffered by ABRSM as a result of your entry into the Competition, (including, but not limited to, any claim of infringement of any intellectual property right made by any third party) and/or any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.

14. No Waiver
In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained within them, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

15. Severance
In the event that one or more of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such provision(s) shall be deemed severed from and shall not affect the validity and/or the enforceability of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions which will remain in full force and effect.

16. Entire Agreement
These Terms and Conditions together with our Privacy Policy comprise the entire agreement between you and ABRSM with respect to your entry into the Competition.

17. Third Party Rights
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (as amended or replaced from time to time). The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy, is between you (and your parent or guardian, where applicable) and ABRSM.

18. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute relating to these Terms and Conditions shall fall within the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


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