My Hero Design Competition NSPCC and Samurai Sportswear terms and conditions

How to enter

  1. Get creative and use the “My Hero” Design Competition pack and templates to design a part of the grouped design of NSPCC and Samurai Sportswear’s cycling, rugby and football products to be sold in high street and sports retailers both in store and online (“Competition”). Take care that your design does not contain any information which could identify you or any of your friends and family.
  2. Your design must not include photographic images, or mention or show surnames, school names, sports club or youth club names, addresses, telephone numbers, or details of real-life places linked to you, your friends or family. Any personal information that is deemed by NSPCC to identify you, your friends or family may result in your entry being disqualified.
  3. Entries must be submitted together with a completed entry form, and signed parent/carer consent form. Send your design:

    by post to: “My Hero” Design Competition, Participation Unit, NSPCC, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH; OR

    by email: Attach a high quality picture or scan of your design to:

  4. Other than payment by you of the correct postage (if submitting by post), entry to the Competition is free.
  5. It is a condition of entry that you include your full name, age, and contact details on the entry form. Your parent/carer must complete the entry form in full, including signing the consent form, to consent to your participation in the Competition, otherwise your entry will not be accepted by NSPCC. 
  6. NSPCC accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt by NSPCC.
  7. NSPCC shall not be liable for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the Competition. 


  1. The Competition will run from Wednesday 2 March 2016 to Friday 27 May 2016 inclusive.
  2. The closing date for entries is 23:59 on Friday 27 May 2016. Competition entries will not be accepted after this time.
  3. The Competition is open to all UK residents (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands) only.  Overseas entries will not be considered.
  4. Entrants must be aged between 11 to 16 years on the closing date. The NSPCC reserves the right to request proof of age from the entrant. 
  5. The Competition is not open to children and/or relatives of NSPCC, ChildLine, or Samurai Sports employees, or any other person involved or associated with the Competition. 
  6. Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of any of their entries, or won or been runner-up in any other competition with their entry.

Selection and Judging Criteria

  1. After the closing date, all entries will be viewed, moderated, and judged by NSPCC staff, Samurai Sportswear staff, and young people from NSPCC’s Participation Unit. Any entry that (i) discloses identifying information of the entrant or another living person or (ii) contains content which is defamatory, indecent, incites hatred based on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion or (iii) is copied in whole or in part from elsewhere or (iv) breaches any other law or regulation will  be disqualified from the Competition.
  2. The judges will select 10 winning entries. The winners will be entrants who, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrate creativity, technical ability and relevance to the design brief. The 10 winning entries will be used and displayed  on a range of Samurai Sportswear clothing.
  3. To ensure a quality, commercial end product is developed, NSPCC and Samurai Sportswear’s designers reserve the right to make  amendments to submitted designs to ensure that they are suitable for use, and to create a working final design.
  4. If sufficient suitable winning entries cannot be selected, the NSPCC and Samurai Sportswear reserve the right to create an alternative design and/or creative concept.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and binding on entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Entrants must not have breached any laws when designing their entry.
  7. Entrants will retain copyright in designs submitted as entries, however, by entering, all entrants grant the NSPCC a sole and exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free (free of charge), continuing, licence (permission), with a right to grant a sub-licence (further permission) to Samurai Sportswear, to all the intellectual property rights in their designs to modify, edit, publish, use, and sell each such design on Samurai Sportswear’s clothing and for use in NSPCC’s campaigns and other fundraising materials, in all forms of digital or print media and all forms of social media, in order to further NSPCC’s charitable purpose.

Winning Designs

  1. Parents/carers of winning entrants will be notified via their contact details provided with the submitted entry form and accompanied consent form. Winners will be notified by 17:00 on 3 June 2016. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winners. If a winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the NSPCC reserves the right to select another winner from other entrants. Winning entrants will be required to submit valid proof of identification to NSPCC.
  2. The first name and age of each Competition winner will be published by NSPCC on NSPCC’s website, ChildLine’s website, and Samurai Sportswear’s website, in addition to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 
  3. By entering the Competition, parents and/or carers of entrants hereby consent to the publication of the entrants name and age, free of charge, as part of the Competition winning results being displayed on NSPCC, ChildLine, and Samurai Sportswear’s website’s detailed above.


  1. Use of entrants’ personal data received by the NSPCC in the course of the Competition is subject to the privacy policy found on the NSPCC’s website at Entrants’ contact details will not be passed on for use by third parties and entrants will only be contacted in relation to the Competition.  Notwithstanding the above, the NSPCC and ChildLine has a duty of care to contact an entrant if the content of the entrant’s design raises concerns about the entrant’s safety or the safety or others. 
  2. NSPCC, ChildLine, and Samurai Sportswear reserve the right, at any time, to cancel, modify, or supersede the Competition (including altering the prize/opportunity) if, in their sole discretion, the Competition is not capable of being conducted as specified.
  3. NSPCC reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. Any amendments will be published on the NSPCC or ChildLine website 
  4. By entering the Competition, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all of these Terms and Conditions and shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.  The NSPCC reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants for failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with English law. 
  5. Promoter of the competition is NSPCC, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH.  Registered charity numbers 216401 and SC037717. 
  6. ChildLine is a service provided by the National Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH.  Registered charity numbers 216401 and SC037717.