Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR AWARD ENTRANTS 

  1. The RCNi Nurse Awards (the "Awards") are administered by RCN Publishing Company Ltd (trading as RCNi).
  2. The Awards are open to nurses and midwives registered to practice in the United Kingdom (UK) whose primary employment is nursing, student nurses and midwives studying in the UK and individuals working in the UK in a healthcare support role.
  3. For all categories unless otherwise stated, entries can be for an individual nurse or midwife, or nursing team. Entrants can nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.
  4. Entries for the Andrew Parker Student Award are only open to student nurses and student midwives studying in the UK. Nominations for this award are not accepted. Entries must be submitted by student nurses.
  5. Entries for the RCN Healthcare Assistant Award are for individuals working in the UK in a healthcare support role such as healthcare assistant or assistant practitioner.  Entries must be for an individual.
  6. The Patient’s Choice Award accepts nominations from members of the public for a nurse, midwife or healthcare support worker working in the UK who has made a significant difference to their or a loved one’s care.  The winner of this award will be decided by a public vote.
  7. The deadline for award entries is midnight on Friday 6 January 2017. Award entries must be submitted online. RCNi reserves the right to reject entries not received in full by the closing date.
  8. Individuals and teams may enter or be nominated for more than one category.
  9. Judges reserve the right, without prior consent of the entrants, to move entries to different categories if they deem it more appropriate.
  10. Judges have the right to determine the standard of an Award and to withhold an Award in any category if, in their view, entries are not of sufficient merit. 
  11. The judges' decisions are final, and no judge will enter into conversation or correspondence about decisions that have been made.
  12. Personal information supplied as part of entries will be treated as confidential and only used for the purposes of the Awards. 
  13. Descriptions of entry submissions, in particular those of the winners and finalists, will be published in connection with the Awards; by entering, you agree to reasonable use of your name and organisation in promotional material and news reporting. 
  14. The winner of each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony and dinner on Friday 5 May 2017. There will be no prior disclosure. 
  15. One complimentary ticket to the awards ceremony is available per short listed entry. Additional tickets may be purchased.
  16. Persons completing entries commit that they are authorised to do so and agree to be bound by, and comply with, these Terms and Conditions and the "Entering", "Categories" and booking form sections of the RCNi Awards website (www.nurseawards.co.uk)  
  17. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement of the parties. In entering into this agreement, the parties have not relied on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty, understanding, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person other than as expressly set out in this agreement. 
  18. To the full extent allowed by law and insofar as it is reasonable to do so, entrants to the Awards agree not to hold RCNi liable for any damage or loss suffered or incurred in connection with entering the Awards, including consequential (i.e. losses which are not incurred as a direct consequence of the event leading to any claim) or indirect losses or loss of profit, through entering the Awards, attending the Awards, alteration of the Awards schedule, cancellation of the Awards, or any error or omission on the part of RCNi. This provision does not reduce or restrict RCNi’s liability for death or personal injury caused by RCNi’s negligence or liability for fraud on the part of RCNi. 
  19. These terms and conditions are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with English law. The place of performance is London. Any disputes arising in relation to the interpretation of these terms and conditions or in relation to any agreement of which these terms and conditions form part, which cannot be settled amicably, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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