Choices For Life Competition 2018 – ‘Your Choice Your Voice’

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Following the success of the Choices for Life ‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ competition which was launched in January 2017, Police Scotland would like to invite all High Schools and Primary Schools in Scotland to participate in this year’s competition.

‘Choices for Life’ is an innovative diversionary and educational initiative delivered by Police Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government. The main objective is to raise awareness amongst young people aged 11-18 about the risks and dangers of substance use and misuse, including tobacco, alcohol, drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).

‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ is designed to support the transition of P7 pupils to High School by encouraging collaborative working between P7 and S1 pupils to develop a ‘creative’ piece around the ‘Choices for Life’ key messages.

Entries will ideally come from ‘Clusters’ of primary schools working together with their allocated High School to mirror the ongoing transition work already in place.

Entries should demonstrate a creative theme and reflect the ‘Choices for Life’ key messages and will be uploaded and embedded on individual school websites as a promotional tool for ‘Choices for Life’ within the school community. Issues surrounding cyber and internet related concerns may also be addressed but should not form the basis of an entry.

Each cluster / school will decide on the format their entry takes with suggestions including, but not limited to, a short video, musical piece, artwork or presentation.

Entrants are encouraged to research ‘Choices for Life’ to gain an understanding of the key messages and submissions are urged to be as innovative as possible and must be appropriate for 11 – 18 year olds. Details can be found on the Young Scot website (http://www.young.scot/choices-for-life).

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter is Police Scotland whose registered office is 2 French Street, Dalmarnock, GLASGOW, G40 4EH.
  2. The competition is open to all Primary 7 and S1 pupils resident in Scotland.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his / her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter can be obtained via the Police Scotland website (http://www.scotland.police.uk) and associated social media platforms: Facebook (www.facebook.com/policescotland) and Twitter (@policescotland).
  6. Only one entry per cluster of schools will be accepted. Individual schools which do not form part of a cluster are permitted to submit individual entries.
  7. Closing date for entry will be Friday 23rd February 2018. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
  10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of any circumstance outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  11. Entries should demonstrate a creative theme and reflect the ‘Choices for Life’ key messages and will be uploaded and embedded on individual school websites as a promotional tool for ‘Choices for Life’ within the school community.Each cluster / school will decide on the format their entry takes with suggestions including, but not limited to, a short video, musical piece, artwork or presentation.Entrants are encouraged to research ‘Choices for Life’ to gain an understanding of the key messages and submissions are urged to be as innovative as possible and must be appropriate for 11 – 18 year olds. Details can be found on the Young Scot website (http://www.young.scot/choices-for-life). All entries must be uploaded to school websites and submitted to the competition organisers by the closing date stated at (7.) above.
  12. Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries with the winning entry being uploaded to the ‘Choices for Life’ website and used as part of the National Choices for Life program. As such, the winning cluster / school must authorise its use in these circumstances. Prizes are as follows:
    • Third place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £500 for the cluster;
    • Second place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £1000 for the cluster and;
    • First place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £2500 for the cluster.
  13. The prize is as stated and no other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  14. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  15. Winners will be chosen by an adjudication panel comprised of staff from Police Scotland’s Safer Communities Team, Young Scot and representatives from Police Scotland Youth Volunteers.
  16. The winner will be notified by telephone within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  17. The promoter, through discussion with the winner, will identify where the prize will be presented.
  18. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters connected to the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  19. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his / her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  20. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Scots law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Scotland.
  21. The winner agrees to the use of his / her name and image being used in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social network. You are providing your information to Police Scotland and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at http://www.scotland.police.uk/.

This competition is being promoted by Police Scotland, Safer Communities.

All entries, and any queries, should be forwarded to the competition organisers.

Constable Martin Williamson - Martin.Williamson@scotland.pnn.police.uk;

Constable Sara Heath - Sara.Heath@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Group mailbox – SCDPrevention@scotland.pnn.police.uk