KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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1. The Elite Award is open to any professional cricketer who has made the biggest contribution to the “Spirit of Cricket” in the 2013 English cricket season. The criteria for assessing “Spirit of Cricket” shall be as follows: • “Outstanding Sportsmanship”; • “Fair Play”; and • “Respect” for opponents, umpires and the game’s traditional values.
2. A panel consisting of certain BBC Executives and MCC Members will decide the winner of the Elite Award based on the criteria outlined in paragraph 1.
3. Primary or Secondary Schools in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man can nominate themselves to receive a prize by accessing www.lords.org/cmjaward from 9:00am on Thursday 18th July 2013. Nominations will close at noon on Tuesday 10th September 2013. Any nominations received after this date will not be accepted.
4. The prize consists of £2,000 to support the winning School’s cricket programme (the Prize). The Prize is non-transferable.
5. Nominations for a particular School to receive the Prize must be submitted by a teacher on behalf of the School being nominated. Only one entry is allowed per School. Multiple entries will be disqualified. The nomination should include details as to why the nominated School should benefit from the Prize. The judges, which will include the Elite Award winner and the panel described in paragraph 2 (the judging panel), will assess the nominations using the following criteria: • a “proven need” for assistance; and • demonstrating how the Prize would make a “real difference”.
6. The BBC and/or MCC may contact the nominator to verify certain facts and/or events. This should not be interpreted as anything other than an information gathering exercise. Further ongoing research may also be undertaken by the BBC and/or MCC if required.
7. By entering this Award, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.
8. The BBC and MCC’s decision as to the winning School is final. No correspondence relating to the Award will be entered into, with the exception of a letter of confirmation of the Award provided to the winning School.
9. The winning School will be notified by Wednesday 11th September 2013. The return of any Award notification as undeliverable, or failure to reply as specified in the notification within the time stated therein, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate School.
10. The BBC and MCC reserve the right to: (i) vary these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the opening and closing times for nominations; (ii) disqualify any nominee who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; or (iii) cancel the Award, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.
11. The BBC and MCC, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agents cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any nomination not being properly registered.
13. Where relevant, this Award accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found on the BBC'S Standards and Guidelines website http://www.bbc.co.uk/competitioncode.
14. The promoters of the Award are the British Broadcasting Corporation and Marylebone Cricket Club. These terms and conditions are subject to and governed by the laws of England and Wales.