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Ruby and Red's Creative Writing Competition

  23rd March 2020     Read Time: 7 minutes     By: Chloe Hall

Keep the kids entertained with Rush’s new creative writing competition...

To keep the kids entertained at home over the next month, Rush is launching a new exciting creative writing competition with amazing prizes!

We are looking for someone to be the official author of our very first Rush Ruby & Red story book which we will be printing and sharing online once Rush re-opens. Open to ages 5 – 10, we are looking for children to write the story of how our mascots and astronauts Ruby & Red came to Rush from space. The story can be anything up to 1,000 words and the winner will be chosen by the Rush team and announced in May. All you have to do is email your entry to hello@rushuk.com. We are looking for original thinking and lots of creativity.

The winner will have their story illustrated by our graphic designer and printed into a book which will be available in the park when we re-open and also digitally online. The book will be sold for charity – 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to Rush’s chosen charity of the year – The Magic Breakfast – which gives children that might not be able to access it, a healthy breakfast to set them up for the day.

But that’s not all – the winner will also get a whopping 6 month free pass to Rush for a family to 5 people to come to Rush as many times as you would like in a 6 month period! We will also invite the winner into one of our parks to be photographed and featured on our social media channels and in the local press.

All you have to do is send us your story by the 30th of April, let us know your age and how to contact you and we will announce the winner by mid-May. The new Ruby & Red book will be printed and illustrated over the summer and ready for distribution in Rush when we re-open.

We are looking forward to the entries and we can’t wait to read your stories!

Terms and Conditions

1. By entering this competition, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions of this competition.

2. This competition is open to anyone aged 5 to 10 years old that is a resident of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, except for employees of Rush and their families. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. Parents or guardians must enter on behalf of all entrants and are required to approve the entry and by entering the competition you are agree to these terms and conditions.

3. To enter this competition you must write a story which is up to 1000 words long. Entry is completed by emailing hello@rushuk.com with the subject ‘Creative Writing Competition’. Only one entry per person is allowed and stories cannot have multiple authors. If one entrant submits more than one story, only their first story will be considered.

4. The submitted story must be fictional, it cannot be a narrative of true events and it cannot feature real people. The winning story will be published so it is important that entrants do not include any personal details about themselves. Entries must not contain any unsuitable, obscene, offensive or defamatory material. Entries which do not adhere to these terms and conditions may be removed from the competition.

5. Entries become the property of the Promoter and cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy. No feedback on an entry will be given.

6. By entering this competition each entrant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation and to the extent that such entry makes use of any third party materials that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Entrants will keep the Promoter harmless from any claims in relation to their entry that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person. By submitting an entry, each entrant (or their parent/guardian on their behalf) grants to the Promoter a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or here after invented. Each entrant (or their parent/guardian on their behalf) undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit materials to us.

7. By entering this competition the entrant agrees that the Promoter may at its sole discretion edit, adapt, abridge or translate the entry for purposes listed in clause 6 above.

8. Entry opens on 24th March 2020 and the closing date for the competition is noon GMT+12 on 30th April 2020 (closing date). Entries received after the closing date will not be considered. Responsibility will not be accepted for corrupted, illegible, incomplete or lost entries, whether due to system error or otherwise. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be considered.

9. All correctly completed entries will first be judged by the Promoter’s employees. The top 20 shortlisted entries will then be read and judged by Sam Williams, Rush CEO. The winner will be the entry that in the opinion of the judges is the most creative and well written.

10. There will be one winner. The winner’s story will be published by Rush Trampoline Parks and will be printed and available to buy in the High Wycombe and Birmingham parks. All money raised will go towards The Magic Breakfast charity and not for profit. The story will also be available to download on Rush’s website and a donation made to the charity. The winner will also win a 6 month family pass for Rush for up to 5 people. The winner will also be required to visit Rush Trampoline Park to be photographed with their book when this is printed and give permission to be featured in Rush’s marketing materials and PR. No cash alternative will be offered.

11. Events may occur which render the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the promoter (Rush Trampoline Parks) and the promoter may, at its absolute discretion, vary, amend or suspend any of the prizes with or without notice.

12. The competition will be judged within 28 days of the closing date (i.e. by 30th May 2019) and the parent or guardian of the winner will be notified by email. The parent or guardian of the winner will have 30 working days to confirm acceptance of their prize.

13. The winners agree to the promoter’s use of their name, town of residence and photograph in relation to the promoter’s publicity material.

14. The promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for promoting the winners book.

15. The winner agrees to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.

16. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the competition, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.

17. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the competition.

18. The Promoter reserves the rights to amend these terms and conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary it its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

19. These terms and conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

21. The Promoter is: Rush Trampoline Parks, Lexmark House, Cressex Business Park, Coronation Rd, High Wycombe HP12 3TZ.