4CWA Terms and Conditions

The participant represents and warrants that he or she owns or has the necessary experience, licenses, rights, to enter their selected category. Participants must provide a website address that demonstrates that they are eligible for entry into their selected category.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and be employed by or own a registered business that offers services or products for wedding clients.

We reserve the right to change an award category if another one is deemed more suitable. For example if a person advertises on their website that they are an Stationary Designer, then they should not be entered in the Accessories Category.

Entries shall only be validated subject to the receipt of the requisite Entry Fee. Entries received without completing the required entry process or fee will be deemed invalid and disqualified from the Awards.

We reserve the right to add categories and change deadline dates as we see appropriate. We reserve the rights to delete a category if not enough entries are received or combine two similar categories.

We reserve the right to withdraw an Entry from the judging process at any time if the Entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason. 

All decisions relating to eligibility, categories and testimonials are made at the sole discretion of Appleby Events Ltd staff and are final.

All Entrants agree to their entries being used for promotional purposes by the Four Counties Wedding Awards throughout all media channels. Personal information will be kept private and confidential and will not be passed to other companies.

The organisers will do their best to ensure that your submission materials are handled carefully, but we cannot accept liability for any damage, breakage or loss that may occur at any stage. Entry submission/s will not be returned.

The following methodology will be used during the Awards process: 

After all Closing Dates, (entries, nominations, testimonials) all entrants, even those without testimonials will be given to the judges, they may be removed from the awards unless their supporting information is deemed relevant and outstanding. Entries will not be judged based solely on number of testimonials received.
 

The panel of Judges will meet during October 2018 and decide upon the entries who are shortlisted. If they feel one entrant is deemed worthy of a Highly Commended, One to Watch or a Judges Award their decision will be final. The winners will be announced at the Gala Presentation evening on 28th November 2018.

All Entries shall be considered in accordance with these terms and conditions and in the course of judging an Entry any judge may request further information about the Entry from the person named as the contact for the Entry submitted. Failure to supply the information requested will result in the disqualification of the Entry from the Awards and the Entry Fee will be forfeited.

Finalists/shortlisted entries will be announced in October and will be notified by e-mail. Category winners will not be announced until the Gala Event on 28th November 2018.

We reserve the right to change or amend this methodology at any time. 

External contact with any member of the awards judging panel relating to the judging process, or its outcome, or any attempt to influence any member of the judging panel will result in immediate disqualification from the awards for this year and all future years.

The judging panel’s decision is final. We reserve the right to change the judging panel at any time without notice.

The Four Counties Wedding Awards and all its Intellectual Property remains the sole copyright of Appleby Events Ltd. These rights will be enforced under the jurisdiction of English Law and all claims will be pursued as appropriate.

These terms and conditions shall be governed in all respects by the laws of England and Wales, and both parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Winners are permitted to refer to the fact that they are winners and use the appropriate Four Counties Wedding Awards logo in their own publicity materials for a period of 3 years from the date on which they receive the award.

We reserve the right to edit or update these rules as necessary, without notice.

If you are not sure about any of these terms and conditions, please contact us at: info@fourcountiesweddingawards.co.uk

Appleby Events Ltd are fully GDPR compliant, and as such when you submit your entry, nomination or testimonial to us you acknowledge and provide your consent to our storage and use of your personal data for use to administer your enquiry, this data may be held on our CRM software for up to 3 years. We will remove all data upon request as required by GDPR to be notified of the data we hold for you or request its removal please email hello@applebyevents.co.uk