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1.The Organiser Promoter

1.1       The organiser and promoter is: Stirling University Innovation Park Limited (Company Number SC94756) and having its registered address at Scion House, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF (“Sporting Chance Initiative”, “SCI”, “we”, “us”, “our”, the “Promotor”).

1.2       Sporting Chance Initiative runs an annual student competition entitled “LoveYourIdea”.  By submitting an entry form to the competition in accordance with Condition 3.3 below, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 

1.3       We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time and may not necessarily keep a copy of the version that you agreed to be bound by. We recommend that you save the version you agreed to be bound to for your records.

2.The competition: an overview


2.1       The title of the competition is “LoveYourIdea”.

2.2       LoveYourIdea is a competition for individual students and recent graduates (within the last two years) from Universities, Colleges and/or further research institutions in Scotland.  A student or recent gradate is not eligible to enter the competition if they fall within any of the categories described in Condition 4.1.

2.3       To enter and for the chance to obtain entrepreneurial experience and win one of five cash prizes of £100 Sterling, Entrants (as defined in Condition 4.1 below) must submit an idea to SCI in writing or other recorded format for a new/improved sports product, service and/or technology (“the Proposal”). Further details on how to enter are set out in Condition 3.

2.4       By entering the competition and submitting your Proposal to the competition, you accept that you are assigning any intellectual property rights in, and underlying in, the Proposal to SCI in accordance with condition 8.2 of these terms and conditions. Any Entrant who wishes to reclaim their intellectual property must withdraw from the competition and inform SCI before the competition closing date (5pm on the 29 of March 2018) and we will transfer the assigned intellectual property back to you.

2.5       If you do not reclaim your intellectual property in accordance with Condition 2.4, from 5pm on the 6th of April 2018 (the date on which competition winners will be announced to the general public) each Entrant’s Proposal will become part of Sporting Chance Initiative’s Ideas Bank which is used to help, develop and grow new sports businesses in Scotland. Proposals will be paired with new sports entrepreneurs who may not have an idea but still wish to start and develop a sports business.

2.6       If you do win a prize in this competition and wish to enter the Sports Innovation Challenge, we will assign your intellectual property back to you on your submission of a successful application to the Sports Innovation Challenge and provided you inform us in writing (or email) before 5pm on the 6th of April 2018.

3.How To Enter


3.1 The competition will run from 9am on 11 September 2017 (the "Opening Date") to 5pm on 29 March 2018 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.

3.2 All competition entries must be received by Sporting Chance Initiative by one of the methods set out in Condition 3.3 by no later than 5pm on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

3.3 To enter the competition, Entrants must by 5pm on the Closing Date, either:

(a)submit a completed entry form online at http://sportingchanceinitiative.co.uk/; or

(b)post a completed entry form, which can be found on one of our promotional leaflets, to one of our LoveYourIdea submission boxes at an event operated or attended by Sporting Chance Initiative. There is no charge to enter the competition.

3.4 Sporting Chance Initiative will not accept:

(a)responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or

(b)proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.

3.5 There is no charge to enter the competition.

3.6 The competition entries will be shortlisted by the SCI team and the shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of three judges (who have been appointed by SCI), based on two specific criteria:

(a)Innovation: meaning how innovative the Proposal is when compared to what currently exists in the marketplace; and

(b)Viability: meaning how likely the Proposal can be developed into a real and successful sports business. 

The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

3.7 Sporting Chance Initiative will send the full names of the judges to anyone who writes within one month after the Closing Date of the competition requesting details of the judges and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set out on our entry form.




4.1 The competition is only open to individual students and recent graduates (from the last two years) from Universities, Colleges and/or further research institutions in Scotland except:

(a)employees of Sporting Chance Initiative or its holding or subsidiary companies;

(b)employees of agents or suppliers of Sporting Chance Initiative or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration;

(c)members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above; or

(d)employees of Scottish universities, colleges and further research institutions;


4.2 In entering the competition, an Entrant confirms that they are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. Sporting Chance Initiative may require you to provide a scan or photocopy of your matriculation card or degree certificate as proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.

4.3 Sporting Chance Initiative will not accept Proposals that are:

(a)completed by third parties or in bulk

(“bulk” is defined as ten or more Proposals from one individual);

(b)illegible, altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

(c)photocopies and not originals;

(d)incomplete; or


4.4 Sporting Chance Initiative reserves all rights to disqualify an Entrant if their conduct is, in Sporting Chance Initiative’s opinion, contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.  Conduct which will be considered by Sporting Chance Initiative shall include, but not be limited to, an Entrant using social media to express an opinion or view which can be connected to or associated with the competition which is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.  The decision to disqualify an Entrant shall be taken by Sporting Chance Initiative at its sole discretion.

4.5 Sporting Chance Initiative cannot return Proposals once they have been received subject to the terms of Condition 8.


5.The prizes


5.1 The prizes are:

  • Five prizes of £100 to be awarded to each individual winner.

5.2 The prizes are not negotiable and non-transferable.


6.Winner announcement


6.1 The winners of the competition will be announced on 6th April 2018 (“Announcement Date”) and details of their name, town or county of residence will be published on our website at http://sportingchanceinitiative.co.uk/.

6.2 The decision of the judges nominated by Sporting Chance Initiative is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. There is no appeal process offered for entries which are not selected as winners.

6.3 Sporting Chance Initiative will contact the winners personally as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date, using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry.   It is an Entrant’s responsibility to ensure they provide Sporting Chance Initiative with up to date and accurate contact information.

6.4 Sporting Chance Initiative will send the name of the winners to anyone who writes within one month after the Announcement Date of the competition requesting details of the winners and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set out on our entry form.


7.Claiming the prize


7.1 Please allow 30 days for delivery/remittance of the prize. Winners will be contacted via email to arrange for SCI to pay their prizes directly into their nominated bank account.

7.2 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

7.3 Sporting Chance Initiative will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winners. If any of the winners cannot be contacted or are not available, or has not claimed their prize within 60 days of the Announcement Date, Sporting Chance Initiative reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible Entrant shortlisted by the judges that were received before the Closing Date.

7.4 Sporting Chance Initiative does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.


8.Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property rights


8.1 All competition entries, Proposals and any accompanying material submitted to Sporting Chance Initiative will become the property of Sporting Chance Initiative[JN1]  on receipt and will not be returned subject to the terms of Condition 8.3.

8.2 In accordance with Conditions 2.4 and 8.1, by submitting your competition entry, Proposal and any accompanying material, you hereby:

(a)ASSIGN to Sporting Chance Initiative all IPR (including but not limited to, copyright, rights in software (including source code and object code), inventions, patents, know-how, designs, rights in database, trade marks and trade names) in the Proposal and all IPR underlying the Proposal for the full duration of such rights; and

(b)waive all moral rights you have in the Proposal, including the right to be recognised as the creator or author arising in connection with your entry to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world. 

8.3 If Entrants wish to retain their intellectual property rights to their Proposal, they must contact us before 5pm on the Closing Date to withdraw their Proposal and entry to the competition. SCI will then assign the IPR in their Proposal back to them. Entrants who withdraw their IPR are thereby withdrawing from the competition and will not be eligible to win a prize. Entrants who try to retract their Proposal after this date will not be able to do so.

8.4 Entrants agree that Sporting Chance Initiative may, following the Closing Date, make their Proposal available on its website and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition.

8.5 Entrants agree that Sporting Chance Initiative may, following the Closing Date, freely use their Proposal and the underlying IPR and ideas and to allow others to use it.

8.6 The five competition prize winners may regain their intellectual property rights by confirming, in writing (including email) to a member of the SCI staff before 5pm on 6th April that they wish to enter the Sports Innovation Challenge (“The Challenge”) via the SCI website at http://sportingchanceinitiative.co.uk/. Please note that LoveYourIdea winners who go on to enter The Challenge must abide by the separate Terms & Conditions associated with participation and entry to the competition. These are available on the SCI website at http://sportingchanceinitiative.co.uk/




9.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions limit or exclude either party’s liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

9.2 Except where otherwise set out in these terms and conditions, Sports Challenge Initiative excludes all warranties, express or implied, in so far as is permitted by law.

9.3 Each party excludes liability under or in relation to this agreement for indirect or consequential loss.

9.4 Subject to Condition 9.1, Sports Challenge Initiative’s aggregate liability to Entrants whether arising under these terms and conditions or otherwise (including the laws of negligence) shall not exceed the prize total per winner of £100.

9.5 Entrants hereby warrant the Proposal or any work arising from the Proposal or otherwise under these terms will not infringe the rights of third parties including IPR.


10.Data protection and publicity


10.1 If you are a winner of the competition, you agree that Sporting Chance Initiative may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winners of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.

10.2 You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by Sporting Chance Initiative.

10.3 By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the competition entry may be held and used only by Sporting Chance Initiative or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition. We shall not pass this information to any third party without your consent, unless otherwise stated in these terms, we are obliged by law; or a third party is considering buying, or does buy, some or all of our assets.


11.Freedom of information


Entrants acknowledge that SCI are subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”) and may be required under FOISA to disclose information obtained from Entrants regarding the competition without consulting or obtaining consent from Entrants. SCI shall take reasonable steps to notify Entrants of an information request received to the extent that it is permissible and reasonably practical to do so but (notwithstanding any other provision of these terms and conditions) SCI shall be responsible for determining in its absolute discretion whether any information meets any exemptions from disclosure in accordance with FOISA.   Entrants shall provide all reasonable advice and assistance to SCI to assist them in responding to any FOI request or generally complying with FOISA.  



12.1 If an Entrant has breached, or is suspected of breaching, these terms and conditions, Sporting Chance Initiative may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude such Entrant from participating in the competition by serving you notice by email.

12.2 Sporting Chance Initiative reserves the right, at its sole discretion and subject to applicable law, to terminate the competition where SCI is no longer able to provide the competition (acting reasonably). Sporting Chance Initiative shall provide written notice of termination to Entrants and will endeavour to do so within a reasonable timescale. 

12.3 Subject to applicable law, Sporting Chance Initiative reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

12.4 Neither party shall assign or otherwise transfer in any manner with any of its rights and obligations granted under these terms and conditions.

12.5 Notices under these terms and conditions require to be sent by email or first class recorded delivery post to the address of the Entrants as submitted on the Entry Form or the address as stated on page 1 of these Terms or any other address notified by a party for the service of notices hereunder, and shall be deemed to be received thirty six (36) hours after posting.

12.6 These terms and conditions and any documents referred to herein constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements or understandings, between the parties whether oral or in writing relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions. Sporting Chance Initiative may from time to time update these terms and conditions at its sole discretion

12.7 Neither party shall be in breach of these terms nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under these terms if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control. In such circumstances the time for performance shall be extended by a period equivalent to the period during which the performance of the obligation has been delayed or failed to be performed. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 8 weeks, the party not affected may terminated this agreement by giving 30 days written notice to the affected party.

12.8These terms and conditions shall be governed by Scots law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

Promoter: Stirling University Innovation Park Limited