First Year Class Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

This event marks the beginning of students’ journey at NUI Galway and all first year students are invited to attend for the group photograph, which will serve as a memento of your first week at University!

The photograph/ video will be published on the NUI Galway website, and its social media channels. The photograph may in the future be published as a hard copy, as well as in brochures, prospectuses, local and national newspapers and similar related productions. Student names will not appear as a caption to the picture, but students will be able to tag themselves on social media if they so wish. If you do not wish to be photographed, please do not attend the event.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entry into the competition is free and no purchase is necessary.
  2. Enter either on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. To enter on Facebook and Instagram comment #hereiswhere under class photo 2018 post. To enter on Twitter retweet class photo 2018 post. 
  3. Employees (and their families) of NUI Galway, all relevant brands and all 3rd party agencies connected to this competition are not eligible to win any of the competition prizes. Competition is open to NUI Galway first year students only.
  4. Users may enter this competition as often as they wish.
  5. The winners may be determined at random or based on the number of likes/shares.
  6. All entrants must send a valid email address in order to claim their prize. This is a requirement by social media sites and does not affect your statutory rights. No data will be kept by NUI Galway unless you have chosen to opt in to our newsletter.
  7. The winners will be notified via their valid email addresses/social media sites within 14 days of winning and will also be announced on the Facebook fanpage wall.
  8. The prizes are non-transferable.
  9. If a winner cannot be contacted to claim their prize within 12 hours of the announcement of the winners on the University social media sites then the prize will be forfeited.

10. No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of prizes.

11. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries that do not comply in full with these rules will be disqualified.

12. If for any reason a prize is unavailable we reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to substitute a similar prize of equivalent value.

13. We reserve the right to alter, amend or end this competition without prior notice in the event that circumstances make this unavoidable.

14. NUI Galway, and their agents accept no responsibility for any technical difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this competition.

15. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/Snapchat/Twitter/Hashatit. You understand that you are providing your information to NUI Galway, and not to these sites. The information you provide will only be used for contacting the winners of this promotion unless the user opts-in to receiving newsletters.

16. Persons entering the competition will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

17. The prize is not in conjunction with any other offers.

18. The promoter is NUI Galway. Address:  NUI Galway, University Road, Galway.

19. Once NUI Galway has notified the winner prizes must be collected within 14 days.

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