On-Air Competition Rules

1. The following rules (“Specific Rules”) of Christmas Radio Ltd. apply to on-air competitions (the “Competition”) that run on Christmas FM (the “Radio Station”).

2. Anyone who enters the Competition (an “Entrant”) will be deemed to have read and accepted the Specific Rules and the Competition Terms and Conditions and will be bound by them.

Details of the Competition:
3. To enter the Competition an Entrant must follow the instructions given on air by the presenter, e.g.:

Send a text message starting with XMAS followed by a space with your name (and answer where applicable) to 50300 (the “Text Message Line”). Text messages will be charged at €2.00 per message. The opening and closing times of the competition will be given out on air OR

For One4All card competitions, the Entrant needs to send a text message to 50300 that starts with the word XMAS followed by a space and their message during the competition entry time specified by the presenter.

4. The winner will be picked at random and announced on air during the show.

5. Winners will be contacted via the mobile number used to enter the Competition.

6. Winners may be required to talk to the presenters and a call will be recorded with the presenter/s and played on-air.

Unless otherwise stated on-air by the presenter

7. There is no age restriction for entering

8. Multiple entries are permitted

9. The prize details will be given out on air by the presenter

10. Tickets may be subject to venue restrictions. Photographic ID may be required. The winner acknowledges that in the event that the artist does not perform on the relevant date, or that the concert or event does not take place as specified for any reason, Christmas FM does not accept responsibility in these circumstances and no alternative prize will be provided. Travel and accommodation are not included.

11. One4All cards, have no cash value, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Valid only in the Republic of Ireland and in the retail outlets listed on the One4All website. One4All terms and conditions of use apply.

12. Prizes are non-transferable.

13. There are no cash alternatives.

14. All prizes must be redeemed and delivery completed within 90-days of the Competition ending or by March 31st, 2019 whichever is the earliest. Prizes that are not redeemed or delivered by that date will be forfeit.

15. The Entrant may be requested to identify themselves.

16. Delivery of prizes will either be by standard post or by courier. Delivery by courier will be during business hours 9-5pm, Monday to Friday only.

17. The decision of the Radio Station is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Textline Terms and Conditions

The following is some information about our 50300 text/SMS service. This is a Premium Rate service regulated by ComReg.

  1. This service is only for messaging the Christmas FM Ireland studio and not any other station in our group.
  2. This service is only available to subscribers of certain mobile phone networks in the Republic of Ireland. It is not available to mobile users outside of Ireland.
  3. To make a request you must text the word XMAS followed by a space and THEN your message to 50300.
  4. If you do not start your text with the word XMAS then your message will not be received by us but you will still be charged.
  5. Text messages cost €2.00. Please ask the bill payers permission before sending a message.
  6. 100% of your donation goes to our Charity Partner across most network operators. Some operators apply Value Added Tax (VAT) which means a minimum of €1.80 will go to our Charity Partner.
  7. Text lines are open from November 28th, 2018 and up to and including December 27th, 2018. Please note that you will be charged if you send a message outside of these dates.
  8. You must not use the text line for the promotion of products or services or for any purpose other than your own personal, non-commercial and non-political use.
  9. Christmas FM reserves the right to check, edit, moderate and/or not to broadcast part or all of the content submitted by you through the text line service. You will still be charged for using the service and the amount will go to our Charity Partner. Christmas FM will not enter into any discussion or correspondence with you if it has decided to modify or not to use your content.
  10. The service provider is LIKECHARITY. Helpline: (076) 680 5278. Online Donor FAQ’s available here.

Song Contest Terms & Conditions

The CHRISTMAS FM SONG CONTEST (the “Promotion”) is open to entry (or other participation in) by individuals who reside in the Republic of Ireland except for employees of the Promoter, their families, employees of any associated companies or agents, and anyone professionally involved with this Promotion. Entry into this Promotion shall be deemed to be a full and unconditional acceptance by the entrant of these Terms and Conditions.

Failure to adhere to these Terms and Conditions may result in disqualification from the Promotion and forfeiture of the Prize.

To enter, entrants

  1. Must have written part or all of an original song or perform a cover version of a Christmas song.
  2. Entries will only be accepted through the dedicated form on our website.
  3. Entrants must complete all sections of the application in order to enter the competition – incomplete applications will not be counted.
  4. All entries must be uploaded to Soundcloud, and be publicly accessible.
  5. The entry must be of a high production quality and suitable for radio airplay.
  6. Songs should be radio edits (suitable for general airplay).
  7. Entrant declares themselves as the rightful owner of the composition if an original piece of work. Where an entry is partially written or composed by the entrant then the entrant must have full permissions from all parties involved.
  8. Finalists will be selected by the Promoter and will be contacted between December, 5th and 6th, 2018 for the final round of public voting (Dec 8th-9th, 2018). The winner will be announced on December 10th on the Breakfast Show between 7am and 10am.
  9. The Promoter will determine the number of qualifying finalists from all entries received.
  10. All entrants permit the use of the song entry by Christmas FM for on-air activity around the song contest.
  11. Winner will be determined from the list of finalists and in part by a public online vote and a Christmas FM judging panel.
  12. Entrant declares that they own the copyright of the image provided through the entry form and further agrees at no cost to the promoter and their agents to the use of the image/likeness on PR by the promoters or their press, social media outlets, website and any other outlets in relation to the promotion of this contest.
  13. Only one entry per person or group.
  14. The Promotion is open for entry between Sunday, November 5th, 2018 and closes at 10pm (22:00 GMT) on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018.
  15. The winner will be notified via the e-mail address and/or phone number provided on the entry form. If we do not receive a response within a set period of time, specified in the message, an alternative finalist or winner may be chosen at the Promoter’s discretion.
  16. Allocation of Prize (if any) is to an individual(s) only. Proof of identity may be required.
  17. The winner’s name can be found by sending an SAE to Christmas Radio Ltd., 9 Willows Business Park, Knockmitten Lane, Dublin 12 and quoting ‘Christmas FM Song Contest 2018 Winner’. No other correspondence will be entered into concerning the result and the Promoter’s decision is final.
  18. The winner may be required to participate in reasonable publicity including airplay of their composition.
  19. The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Promotion, Prize and/or these Terms & Conditions in the event of any unforeseen circumstances without notice.
  20. The Promoter and their agents accept no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to the Promotion. The Promoter cannot be held responsible for a breakdown in communication systems or networks that might result in an entry not being registered or delivered.
  21. The Promoter reserves the right to exclude any entries which it believes to be fraudulent or based on misconduct. This includes any manipulation of public voting.
  22. Neither the Promoter nor any of its associated or affiliated companies shall be liable to any Participant for any cancellation, discontinuance or delay affecting this Promotion.
  23. The Promoter reserves the right to terminate or temporarily suspend this Promotion in the event of technical or other difficulties that might compromise its integrity.
  24. The Promoter does not accept any liability for loss or damages incurred, or responsibility for any claim, as a result of the acceptance of the Prize. Specific Prize arrival dates cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to availability.
  25. Entrants’ personal data will only be held for the purposes of selecting, contacting and confirming the winner as per Terms 8, 15 and 19 above and will not be used for any other purposes whatsoever without their prior permission.

Additional Rules for Voting and One4All Prize draw entry:
1. Voters may vote from any country worldwide but entrants for the One4All prize draw must be resident in the Republic of Ireland.
2. The prize is €100 One4All card x 1 and the winner will be drawn from the pool of valid votes received.
3. Winner will be notified via the e-mail address that they used to vote.
4. Voting opens at 00:01 GMT on Saturday, December 8th and closes at 22:00 GMT on Sunday, December 9th.
5. Only one vote per song per person is permitted during the Voting Period. Only valid votes will be entered into the prize draw. Anyone trying to circumvent this rule by using alternative details including but not limited to email accounts, names, telephone numbers or addresses will be disqualified from this promotion. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’ or any other automated means, that person’s votes will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.
6. Where Bulk entries or unusual voting patterns are detected, the promoter reserves the right to deduct these votes from the total for that entrant (Artist/Song) or disqualify the entrant (artist and song) from the competition.

Prize Bag and Social Media Prize Terms and Conditions

  1. The following are in addition to any Terms and Conditions stated in the competition text.
  2. Entrants must answer the question on the competition entry form correctly to be in with a chance of winning.
  3. A Winner will be drawn at random from the pool of correct entrants received by the Closing Date. Entrants from the R.O.I. only unless explicitly stated.
  4. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date and the winner’s name will be announced on the Christmas FM Facebook Page and will be contacted by Private Message on Facebook.
  5. If the Winner does not acknowledge the winner announcement within 72 hours then the Promoter reserves the right to select another Winner.
  6. Prizes are not transferable.
  7. There are no cash alternatives.
  8. All prizes must be redeemed within 90-days of the closing date or by March 31st, 2019 whichever is earlier. Prizes not claimed by that date will be forfeited.
  9. Entrants who opt-in to get more information from the prize supplier may receive marketing info, e.g. special offers, from the prize supplier. To opt-out you will need to contact the prize supplier directly.
  10. The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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