1. The CMJ Spirit of Cricket Schools Award (the “Award”) is open to any Primary or Secondary school in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man which has displayed the “Spirit of Cricket” during as defined by the following criteria, regardless of surface, number of players on each team or the type of ball:
i. “Outstanding Sportsmanship”;
ii. “Fair Play”; and
iii. “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 Award based on the criteria outlined in paragraph 1.
3. Schools can nominate themselves to receive a prize by accessing www.lords.org/cmjaward from 9am on Thursday 9th June 2016. Nominations will close at noon on Monday 5th September 2016. 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 would benefit from the Prize. The judging panel described in paragraph 2 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 a 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’s 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 7th September 2016. 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.