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Cairngorms Nature ID – Terms & Conditions

Cairngorms Nature ID skill scholarship

Terms & conditions

Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of the competition rules and the terms and conditions.


  1. It is free to take part. The organisers are Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and Speyside Wildlife (SW)
  2. Current employees and their immediate families of CNPA and SW employees and its associated companies, their agents, or anyone professionally connected with this draw are excluded from entry. Current employees of the sponsor companies who are offering part of the prize package are also excluded from entry.
  3. The competition is open to young people living in Scotland of all levels of ability aged 16 to 30 at the day of submission. The winners might be asked to show photographic ID to confirm their age.
  4. The entrant may choose which medium they use to present and submit their entry. This may be one medium or a combination, including video/film diaries, voice recordings, or a written submission.
  5. Competition submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services, infringes on people’s reasonable expectations of privacy, or any obscene, violent, racist or defamatory content. The organisers reserve the right to exclude any submissions deemed inappropriate and their decision in this regard will be final without recourse to appeal.
  6. All entries must be received by noon, Friday 30th of August 2019, no late submissions will be considered.
  7. The language used in the submission must be English.
  8. The judging panel consists of representatives from the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Speyside Wildlife, and sponsor organisations. The panel will choose a shortlist to attend an assessment day over the weekend of 19-20th October where the shortlisted entrants will spend the day with judging representatives from CNPA, SW and Nigel Marvin. The two winners will be chosen after this day.
  9. The finalists may be filmed on the assessment day and this film may be used for publicity purposes by CNAP and SW.
  10. The winners will each receive a paid-for place on the Wildlife Identification course 2020 and accommodation for 2 people for each weekend the course takes place on the following dates:
    • Introductory Weekend 21/22 March 2020
    • Spring Weekend 4/5 April 2020
    • Summer Weekend 27/28 June 2020
    • Autumn Weekend 5/6 September 2020
    • Winter Weekend 5/6 December 2020
    • Assessment I day April 2021(TBC)
  11. No alternatives to the prizes will be offered.
  12. Decisions taken by the jury are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

How to Submit
The entry must be in the form of a field diary which records a particular place or species over a period of not less than 8 weeks. The diary may be provided digitally or in hard copy format to the contact details on the competition webpage on the CNPA website – A maximum of one entry per person will be permitted, no bulk or third-party entries.

  1. A maximum of one entry per person will be permitted, no bulk or third-party entries.
  2. When submitting an entry, the person must provide their name, age, postal address, email address and contact number for their entry to be valid.
  3. Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with the formal specifications will be automatically disqualified.

Copyright, liability and GDPR

16. By participating in this competition, the entrant confirms and warrants that:

a) They are the sole author of each entry and that it is their original work

b) They own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of any images used

c) They have the permission of anyone pictured in the images (or, where the images show any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by CNPA (as outlined below in point e) and will indemnify CNPA against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement

d) They have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the images that would conflict with uses to be made by CNPA

e) CNPA and its sponsors and supporters are granted non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, part of the entries for any purpose directly connected with the competition.

f) Organisers can sub-license films to the media for reproduction in connection with the competition and exhibition only.

g) CNPA will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given when published in any medium.

h) Free usage of any film footage will not be permitted by CNPA, or any of its partners or sponsors outside of the scope of the competition and exhibition.

i) Entrants retain the copyright to any videos submitted.

j) Photographs or video footage of the shortlisted entrants and the winner will be used freely by CNPA for promotion purposes.

17. CNPA’s privacy statement applies to all personal data collected during the submission of short films for the competition. CNPA is the data controller for this project.

What Kind of Personal Data We Use and Collect

  • Name
  • Age
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • IP address
  • Photo (only the winners will be asked for this)

How we gather your obtain personal data

  • You submit your personal data to us when you enter this competition

How we use your personal data:

  • To assess competition submissions
  • To award prizes
  • To contact prize winners

Our legal basis for using your personal data:

To operate this competition and to award prizes in relation to the promotion of the concept of natural capital, we must process your personal data. We are therefore processing your personal data in performance of a task carried out in the public interest. This means you have the right to:

  • Access your information
  • Have incorrect information corrected
  • Be forgotten
  • Restrict the use of your information

Your Personal Data Rights

The UK Information Commissioner also has more information about your rights on their website:

To make a request please write to the Data Protection Officer giving us your name and contact details and a description of the data you want to see. We will respond as soon as we can and by 30 days after your request at the latest. We might ask you to provide some form of identification so we don’t give data about you to the wrong person by mistake.

How long we keep your data

This means we will delete your personal data once we’ve viewed and assessed all the short films, and announced the winner.

Announcement of winners

  1. CNPA will contact the shortlisted finalists by 20th of September 2019 and invited to attend the assessment day on the weekend of 19-20th October. The shortlisted finalists will be announced on the CNPA website and on social media. The finalists will be contacted through email, or if not replying to email, via phone; if the person cannot be reached after repeated attempts their place on the assessment day will be awarded to the entrant who had the next best submission.
  2. After the assessment day, the winners will be contacted by phone and the runners up by email.
  3. The shortlisted finalists and winner may be asked to offer support to promotional activities related to the campaign and this contest such as personal profiles, background information and photos. This is not compulsory but strongly encouraged.
  4. The prizes non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

For any questions, contact [email protected] 01479 873535