FT For Schools News Quiz

Terms and Conditions

FT For Schools News Quiz

Terms and Conditions

This “FT For Schools News Quiz” competition (the “Competition”) is organised, promoted and administered by The Financial Times Ltd., Number One Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HL, England (“FT”).


1. By entering the Competition, participants agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that failure to comply with them may result in disqualification. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. Participants must be aged between 16-19 years old and enrolled in full time education at a participating school of the FT for Schools initiative at the time of entry. Go to www.ft.com/schoolsarefree for a list of participating schools or to register your school.Employees and immediate family members of employees of FT, employees of FT’s associated companies, professional advisers, advertising and promotional agencies or anyone else professionally associated with the Competition are not eligible to participate.

Competition Period and Entry

3. The Competition will launch on 3rd December 2018. All entries must be received by FT no later than 6pm (GMT) on 11th January 2019 (“Closing Date”). Any entry received after the Closing Date will not be valid. There is no fee payable to participate in the Competition.

Multiple Choice Questions

4. To enter the Competition, participants shall answer 30 multiple choice questions based on FT.com content throughout 2018 via www.ft.com/schoolsquiz. The highest score possible will be 30 points.

5. Only valid entries will be accepted. All entry information is subject to verification. No submissions from agents, third parties, organised groups or syndicates will be accepted. No incomplete, corrupted entries or multiple entries from the same person will be accepted. Internet access is required.

6. Participants shall be required to provide their full name, school name and named academic email address. By submitting any information required as part of their entry to participate in the Competition, participants agree to their information being held and processed in accordance with the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 1998 and the FT Privacy Policy, available at: http://help.ft.com/legal/financial-times-privacy-policy. Unless otherwise specified, the personal information provided will only be used for the purposes of administering the Competition and providing the Prize to the winners. This may include publishing the names of prize winners or otherwise making those names available to the public as required by advertising regulations.


8. Before answering the multiple choice questions in the News Quiz, participants shall be asked to submit an answer to the following question:

Share the link to the best FT.com article you have read this year and explain in 1 sentence why.

9. Only one entry per participant is permitted. All elements of an entry must be in English and entries will not be returned.

10. All entries must be original, written solely by the participant, and not have been entered in any other competitions. Entries must not be offensive, defamatory, or infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any third party. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. The FT reserves the right to exclude any entries which it considers, in its absolute discretion, are impractical or inappropriate.

Judging and Judging Panel

11. Participants with the highest scoring multiple choice results shall have their tie-breaker entry put forward for assessment by a panel of judges (“Judging Panel”) after the Closing Date. The full names of those appointed to the Judging Panel are available on request.

12. These entries will be judged on how creative, interesting, persuasive and appropriate they are. These criteria will be applied at the Judging Panel’s sole discretion. The Judging Panel’s decisions are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. There is no element of chance in determining the winners.


13. The Judging Panel will select three winning tie-breaker entries which may be published on FT.com and other FT channels. The authors of these entries shall receive £300 retail vouchers.

14. The Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and has no cash value if not used. There are no cash alternatives to the Prizes.


15. Schools participating in the FT for Schools initiative shall also be eligible to receive a prize of £4,000 (four thousand pounds sterling) (“Schools Prize”) to be applied for educational purposes. There are two Schools Prizes awarded to the top-ranking Schools: (i) the school with the highest scoring student in the multiple choice questions and best tie breaker and (ii) the school with the highest proportion of high scoring students in the multiple choice questions and the best tie breaker to be judged in accordance with the judging criteria set out above.

Notification of Winners

16. FT shall notify the selected winners via email no later than 28th February 2019. On receipt of a complete and signed contributor form signed by the winners, to be provided by FT, FT shall provide details of when the piece will be published on FT.com and, if applicable, in the FT print version (to be determined at FT’s sole discretion).

17. Should a winner withdraw from a participating School prior to the date of publication of their entry, FT reserves the right to offer the Prize to another entrant or to withdraw the Prize. This decision will remain at FT’s sole discretion.

18. The name and country of the winners will be available from 28th February 2019 upon receipt of a self-addressed envelope sent for the attention of Andrew Jack at the address stated above.

Copyright and Publicity

19. By entering the Competition, and pursuant to clause 15 above, participants shall be asked to assign to FT all rights, title and interest to their entries and shall agree that FT shall have all rights to copy, edit, publish and use entries, in whole or in part, in any way it sees fit, including for the purposes described in paragraph 13 above, without further compensation to participants (except where prohibited by law). FT reserves the right to edit copy where it deems necessary, however the individuals responsible for the answers so featured will be fully credited.

20. By entering the Competition, the winners agree to take part in any publicity (including social media activity and PR activity) relating to the Competition by the FT, if the winners are invited to do so.


21. All national, federal, state and local laws and regulations shall apply. The Competition shall be void where prohibited by law, including where in FT’s reasonable opinion we cannot award a prize or accept an entry due to sanctions laws or any banking restrictions.

22. There is no purchase necessary to win.

23. In the event of any conflicts between these Terms and Conditions and any other materials for the Competition, these Terms and Conditions will take precedence.

24. Events may occur that render the Competition itself or the awarding of the Prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the FT and accordingly the FT may, at its absolute discretion vary or amend the Competition, and the entrants agree that no liability shall attach to the FT as a result thereof.

25. FT may cancel, suspend or amend the Competition, or any part of it (including these Terms and Conditions) or change the Prizes (to one of equivalent or greater value) as required by the circumstances in FT’s sole discretion. FT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who has not complied with the letter or the spirit of these Terms and Conditions. Any failure by FT to enforce any provision in these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

26. FT is not responsible for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information used in connection with the Competition; or (ii) failures or errors of any kind which may occur (including any technical or human error) in the administration of the Competition. To the fullest extent permissible by law, FT excludes all liability, and FT shall be released and held harmless by participants, for any damage, loss, liability or injury to person or property or for any claim arising as a result of the Competition or the Prizes.

27. The winner shall be fully responsible for all applicable taxes. In the event that FT is required to withhold taxes on behalf of the winner, then the Prize will be paid net of any tax withheld.