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Kay's Incredible Inventions Competition Terms and conditions


If you are the parent or guardian of a child who wishes to enter this competition, please read these terms and conditions on behalf of your child before they enter. Each entrant who is a child must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter and, by giving your consent, you (the parent or guardian) agrees that the below terms and conditions apply to each entry submitted by your child. Each entrant is deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. Little Inventors Worldwide Limited reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award any prize, to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions. The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.


The promoters of this competition are: Little Inventors Worldwide Limited (registration no. 10344685) (“Little Inventors”). Correspondence address: Nautilus House, Durham Road, Birtley DH3 2PA.


The competition is open to all UK residents aged under 18 years, provided that the entrant has permission from their parent or guardian to enter, except employees of Little Inventors or any companies associated with the competition, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the prize draw. Entrants under the age of 18 years may be asked to provide proof of permission from their parent or guardian to enter this competition. If such proof cannot be provided then unfortunately the relevant entry may be disqualified. The competition will run from Thursday 2nd November 2023 (the "Opening Date") to Saturday 23rd December (the "Closing Date") inclusive. All competition entries must be received by no later than the Closing Date. All entries received after 23.59pm on the Closing Date regrettably cannot be accepted.


To enter: (i) download and print the Kay’s Incredible Inventions challenge sheets available on Little Inventors’ website (https://kays-incredible-inventions.littleinventors.org); and (ii) draw your invention idea on the challenge invention sheet, scan the whole sheet and then upload the scan of your idea(s) in jpeg, png or gif format to the Little Inventors’ website before the competition closes. Each entrant may submit up to a maximum of 4 entries, but no entrant can win more than one prize. Neither Little Inventors nor Penguin Random House accept any responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or which fail to reach Little Inventors by the close of the competition for any reason (including, without limitation, technical issues). Copies of each entry submitted will not be returned.


By entering the competition, you agree to and accept the Terms and Conditions of Submission. In relation to each entry submitted by them, the entrant confirms that: the entry is completely their own original work and does not copy or include any third party’s work; there are no conflicting agreements in place that restrict use of any images or other works included in each entry submitted by them; they grant each of Little Inventors and Penguin Random House a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence for the full term of copyright, to use, alter, adapt, publish, distribute, display and sublicense rights in the works contained in each entry submitted by them; and they waive all moral rights in and to each entry. Each entry may be displayed by Penguin Random House and on the Little Inventors website (at the discretion of Little Inventors) and within social media posts/content related to the Penguin Random House and Young V&A marketing campaign, including publishing the winning entry in the Kay’s Incredible Inventions paperback release.


Little Inventors will share all entries with Penguin Random House. Little Inventors, Penguin Random House and Young V&A will be judging the competition together and oversight from and the final decision given to a panel of judges consisting of Adam Kay, Henry Paker and a member from the team at Young V&A and Penguin Random House. The winning entry will be the entry the judges consider to be the most inventive, creative and original. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into about it.


There will be one winner of the competition (the “Winner”). Judging of entries will occur after the Closing Date and the Winner will be determined by a panelist of judges.


The prize for the Winner will be: (i) one (1) original piece of artwork of the “Winner” drawn by Henry Paker (the “Prize Drawing”) which will be featured in the paperback of Kay’s Incredible Inventions; One model of the winning idea and a V&A Membership. The Winner will be notified by email (using details provided with the Winner’s entry) on or before Wednesday 31st January and must provide a postal address within 30 days of being notified of their win in order to claim their prize. The name of the Winner will also be posted on the Little Inventors website and each entrant consents to such publication by entering the competition. The Prize Drawing and Model will be sent to the Winner by post within 120 days of their postal address being confirmed after notification of their win. All prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. Little Inventors and Penguin Random House reserve the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equivalent or higher value if circumstances beyond their individual control makes it necessary to do so.


The Winner may be requested to participate in publicity related to the competition which may include the publication of their name, age and invention idea in any media. Little Inventors shall seek permission from a parent or guardian of any Winners under the age of 18 prior to any publication of such entrant’s details. By entering this competition, each entrant agrees that any personal information provided with an entry may be held and used by Little Inventors or its agents and suppliers to be used, solely to administer the competition. Data collected by Little Inventors in relation to an entrant’s use of the Little Inventors’ website will be held and used in accordance with Little Inventors’ privacy policy (please see the terms and conditions link on the Little Inventors website).


Little Inventors reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so. Insofar as is permitted by law, Little Inventors and Penguin Random House, their agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, injury or disappointment occurring as a result of entering the competition or accepting a prize. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.