Terms & Conditions

Competition Terms & Conditions

  1. This competition is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers (“HarperCollins”), 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JB.
  2. This promotion is open worldwide, excluding the US, US territories, Norway and Sweden, except employees of HarperCollins Publishers (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition.
  3. To enter the competition, fill in all the boxes on the form hosted at www.skulduggerypleasant.co.uk/comp and answer the question “Why should you be in the final Skulduggery Pleasant novel?” in fifty (50) words or less.
  4. Closing date for entries is 12 noon on 31st December 2013 (extended from 31st October 2013). No entries received after this date will be accepted. No purchase necessary. Only one entry allowed per person.
  5. The prize is for the winner’s given or taken name to be featured in the final book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, by Derek Landy. The way the name is featured is entirely at the discretion of author Derek Landy. The winner will also receive a signed copy of the final book. By entering this contest you are agreeing to have your name included in the book and you agree you will not object to its use.
  6. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to availability. No guarantee is given as to the quality of the prize.
  7. No cash or prize alternatives are available.
  8. HarperCollins reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
  9. The winner of the competition will be chosen by Derek Landy who will judge the entries based on his knowledge of the Skulduggery universe and the brilliance of your answer.
  10. The winner will be notified by 31st January 2014 and the prize will be delivered to the winner by the end of September 2014.
  11. Any application containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected. Any applications made on behalf of or for another person or multiple entries will not be included in the competition.
  12. HarperCollins’ decision as to who has won the competition shall be final.
  13. To obtain the name of the prize winner after the closing date, please write to Skulduggery Competition, Children’s Marketing, HarperCollins Publishers, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8JB or keep an eye out when you read the book!
  14. The entry instructions are part of the Terms and Conditions for this competition.
  15. By entering the competition you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be allowed to enter this competition.
  16. By entering this competition, you are agreeing that if you win your name and image may also be used for the purpose of announcing the winner in any related publicity with HarperCollins, without additional payment or permission.
  17. Any personal information you give us will be used solely for this competition and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement. HarperCollins’ privacy policy can be found at: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/legal/Pages/privacy-policy.aspx
  18. Under no circumstances will HarperCollins be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or prize.
  19. HarperCollins will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with this competition and HarperCollins can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.
  20. Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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