Competition T&Cs

Terms & Conditions

These rules apply to your participation in Colchester Zoo's competitions. By submitting your entry you agree to these rules. If you do not agree, please do not submit your entry.The promoter of this prize draw is Colchester Zoo ("we"). The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with an external company and any information given is going to Colchester Zoo and not a third party unless otherwise stated.  

ENTRANTS: Competitions are free to enter and open to UK residents. This excludes Colchester Zoo employees, their immediate family, or any person or company associated with the draw.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the competition you should follow the given instructions supplied by Colchester Zoo. Only one entry per person. If multiple entries are made by one person only the first entry made will be included in the competition draw. Late, duplicate or incomplete entries will not be considered, and we accept no responsibility for lost entries.

WINNING: The winner will be chosen by the promoter from all qualifying entries. The result is final and no discussion will be entered into concerning the outcome. The competition closes on the date specified. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

The winner will be notified via email after the closing date and the prize will arranged for collection from Colchester Zoo or may be arranged for collection/post from a different location if the prize is supplied by an outside organisation and they wish to do so. If we are unable to make contact or you do not respond to us, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another selected entrant.

If the winner does not respond within 24 hours of the email notification we reserve the right to offer the prize to a runner-up or to re-offer the prize in a future draw.

PRIZE: No alternative prize to the one stated will be given and cannot be exchanged for an alternative prize or monetary value.
Prizes will be arranged for collection from Colchester Zoo unless otherwise arranged by an outside organisation. The prize is non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. Colchester Zoo and external prize giving companies reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at any time.

Ticket prizes:
The names of those attending will be required prior to collection in order to be printed on to each individuals voucher.
Vouchers have no monetary value and may not be resold.
Vouchers can be used for Magic of Christmas event days but do not include a gift unless otherwise stated. 
We reserve the right to request ID.
Vouchers cannot be used on a bank holiday and are not valid in conjunction with any other offers.
Vouchers cannot be extended under any circumstances and are only valid on or up until the date stated on the competition.
Vouchers will be invalidated if it transpires they have been purchased by a third party.

By supplying your email address you are granting permission for Colchester Zoo to add you to the Colchester Zoo mailing list. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the emails you receive from us. 

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the draw or the prize due to any circumstances that arise beyond our control.

Our office is Marketing Team, Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

The prize draw is subject to the laws of England and Wales


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