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Sing It To Win It: Terms and Conditions

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN - SING IT TO WIN IT COMPETITION (“COMPETITION”): TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Who can enter:

Entrants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

Entries must be made by a group which can contain a minimum of two (2) members and a maximum of ten (10) members (the “Entrant Group”); Failure of any member of an Entrant Group to comply with the eligibility requirements of the Competition shall make that Entrant Group’s entry ineligible. All members of the Entrant Group must be aged 16 years or over on the date of entry; Each member of the Entrant Group aged 16 or 17 years at the date of entry must have written parental or legal guardian permission to enter the Competition and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all stages of the Competition and (if they win) taking up of the Prize. Contact details of all parents or legal guardians must be provided on the sign up form where applicable. Failure to provide consent will result in disqualification; Entries must be submitted by an individual who has the permission of each member of the Entrant Group to be entered into the Competition (the “Lead Entrant”). Entrants may only be a member of one Entrant Group and each Entrant Group may only make one entry to the Competition; Entrants must be a resident of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man; Entrants must not be an employee of the Promoter, their immediate family or anyone else professionally connected with the Competition; Entrants must not be a recording artist, signed to a record label, be currently represented by management or have been represented by management in the six (6) months prior to the date of entry; Entrants must declare to the Promoter any musical works that have been published on any platform. Such declaration may lead to disqualification to be decided at the Promoter’s absolute discretion; By entering, each entrant agrees that they will not release any information about their involvement in the Competition or their uptake of the Prize in any medium, including, but not limited to, information about the recording, the release date of the recording or any other details of the Competition without prior written permission from Sony and ITV. Entrants acknowledge that any violation of this provision may lead to disqualification, to be decided at the Promoter’s absolute discretion. Entrants must be available for all of the following: to be contacted by phone or email, after the date on which they enter the Competition and before the closing date given below; if an Entrant Group is selected to proceed to the Third Round all members of the group must be available to attend one judging panel day in London on Monday 2 April 2018 (the “Judging Panel Day”); if an Entrant Group is selected to proceed to the Final Round, a majority of the entrants in that group must be available to be on the Programme on two (2) separate occasions: (i) at least one of the following mornings:Monday 9, Tuesday 10, or Wednesday 11 April 2018 asnotified by the Promoter; and

(ii) on Friday 13 April 2018;

all members of the winning Entrant Group (“Winning Group”) must be available for two (2) days of recording on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018at Abbey Road Studios in London during which the Winning Group will record a track, as selected by Sony, to feature on the “Now! That’s What I Call Music 100” album. This session will be filmed.

All members of the entrant Group must let the Promoter know if they have ever been convicted of a crime, are the subject of ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations or have any County Court Judgments against them. The Promoter is entitled to exercise its sole discretion as to whether certain convictions and/or investigations may invalidate the Entrant Group’s application or result in the termination of your participation in the Competition. For further information, see paragraph 14 of the ITV General Participation Terms which can be found here.

Opening/closing date & time:

· Competition in relation to the GoodMorning Britain programme (the “Programme”)opens for entries on Monday 19 February 2018.

· Competition closes for entries at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Winner selection & contact:

At each stage of the competition, entries will be judged by the Promoter or the judging panel, as applicable, such judging panel to include at least one(1) independent judge (the “Judging Panel”). Entries will be judged on the following selection criteria:

· Singing ability;

· Performing skills and musicality;

· How the group got together and how singing together has affected their lives; and

· How winning the Competition will affect their lives.

First Round

By on or around Friday 23 March 2018 the Promoter will select up to twenty(20) Entrant Groups to proceed to the Second Round.

Second Round

· By on or around Wednesday 28 March 2018, the promoter will select up to eight (8) of the twenty (20) Entrant Groups identified in the First Round to proceed to the Third Round.

Third round

· On Monday 2 April 2018 the eight remainingEntrant Groups will audition in front of the Judging Panel. The Entrant Group will be required to perform the track they submitted as part of their entry plus a faithful rendition of one of the following tracks:

· Candy Girl - New Edition

· Tonight I Celebrate My Love -Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack

· Let’s Stay Together - Tina Turner

· Wherever I Lay My Hat - PaulYoung

· Total Eclipse of the Heart –Bonnie Tyler

· Baby Jane - Rod Stewart

· You Can’t Hurry Love - PhilCollins

· Karma Chameleon - Boy George

· (Keep Feeling) Fascination - TheHuman League

· Red Red Wine - UB40

The Entrant Groups may also be asked questions by the Judging Panel. Itis advisable that Entrant Groups prepare an alternative song to present to the judging Panel in addition to their chosen tracks. The Judging Panel will select three (3) of the eight (8) Entrant Groups to proceed to the Final Round (the “Finalists”).

· The Prize Provider will provide transport for all Entrant Groups selected to attend the Third Round JudgingPanel Day if necessary. This will consist of return standard class rail transport from a single (for each Entrant Group) UK mainline train station to a London mainline station or, for the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, return economy flights from a single airport (for each Entrant Group) to a London airport, plus return transfers (one per Entrant Group) from the station or airport to the Judging Panel Day. If necessary (which shall be determined by the Promoter at their discretion), this will also include hotel accommodation for one (1) night on Monday 2 April 2018 in a three (3) star London hotel.

Final Round

· The Finalists will then be entered into a public vote which opens at 06.00 a.m. on Thursday 12 April 2018 and closes at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 12 April 2018.

· The Finalists will make an appearance on the Programme on one of the mornings listed above (9, 10 or 11 April 2018 at the Promoter’s discretion).

· The Finalists who receive the greatest number of eligible votes (or is otherwise chosen as the winner as set out below) will be the Winning Group and theWinning Group will be announced in the Programme on Friday 13 April 2018. ThePrize Provider will provide transport for the Finalists to attend the programmes studios on Friday 13 April 2018 if necessary. This will consist of return standard class rail transport from a single (for each Entrant Group) UK mainline train station to a London mainline station or, for the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, return economy flights from a single airport (for each EntrantGroup) to a London airport, plus return transfers (one per Entrant Group) from the station or airport to the Judging Panel Day. If necessary (which shall be determined by the Promoter at their discretion), this will also include hotel accommodation for one (1) night in a three (3) star London hotel.

In the event of a change of circumstances outside of the Promoter’s control, the Promoter reserves the right to determine an alternative Final Round selection process, including asking the Judging Panel to select the Winning Group.

How to enter & cost of entry:

To enter Sing it to Win it, please complete the following:

a) Upload a video of your Entrant Group singing to www.itv.com/gmb,and fill in the online form with your details. Your video must meet the following requirements:

· The video must be no longer than one (1) minute and thirty (30) seconds, where any submissions are longer only the first one (1) minute and thirty (30) seconds will be considered; and

· Every member of the Entrant Group must appear in the video entry.

b) Fill in the details required in the online entry form including writing a maximum of 300 words about who the group are, how they got together, what they have done in the past and where they have performed, why they should win, how singing has brought them together and what “Now!That’s What I Call Music” means to them. Words exceeding this 300 word limit will not be considered.

For each entrant aged 16 or 17 years, details of their parent or legal guardian must be included on the online entry form.

There is no charge for entry but internet service provider’s fees may apply when accessing the internet.

How to vote & cost of vote:

The vote opens at06.00 a.m. on Thursday 12 April 2018 and closes at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 12 April 2018. The Finalist who receives the greatest number of eligible votes will be the Winning Group.

To participate in the vote, dial the number provided during the Programme for your chosen Finalist during the period when the vote is open. Calls to ‘03’ numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and must count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The total cost will bedependent on your network provider so please check with your network provider before dialling. Maximum of five (5) votes per phone number used to vote.

If there is a tie in the number of eligible votes received in respect of two or more Finalists, or if there is any disruption to the voting lines and/or platform due to technical problems or otherwise during the voting period, which the Promoter in its sole discretion considers has rendered the vote invalid, then the Judging Panel shall decide the Winning Group at its sole discretion.

Prize:

There is one prize consisting of the following:

a) Recording session at Abbey Road Studios to record a track which will feature on the “Now!That’s What I Call Music 100” Album.

This element of the Prize includes a recording session on Saturday 28 April and Sunday 29 April 2018 at Abbey Road studios in London. The Winning Group will record a track selected by Sony. The track will feature as the last track on the “Now! That’s What I Call Music 100” album.

If necessary, the Winning Group will be provided with return standard class rail transport from a single UK mainline train station to a London mainline station or for the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, return economy flights from a single airport to a London airport, plus return transfers from the station or airport to the Studios location. If necessary (which shall be determined by the Promoter at their discretion), the prize will also include hotel accommodation for up to three (3) nights in three (3) star London hotel.

The Winning Group acknowledges that in the event that the recording session does not take place as specified for any reason, the Promoter and Prize Provider do not accept responsibility in these circumstances and no alternative prize will be provided.

b) £5,000

This element of the Prize consists of a total of £5,000 (five thousand pounds sterling), to be divided equally between all members of the Winning Group. The £5,000 (five thousand pounds sterling) will be divided by the number of members of the Winning Group and a cheque will be issued to each of them individually (or to their parent or guardian, as applicable, to be decided at the Promoter’s absolute discretion)for their share. A signature may be required upon delivery.

For the avoidance of doubt, the winner will not be entitled to any royalties or other outgoing rewards from the Prize Provider in respect of the sales of “NOW That's What I Call Music! 100”.

c) A copy of the “Now! That’s What I Call Music 100” Album and a framed “DiscordOfficial Album” for each member of the winning Group.

This element of the prize consists of a copy of the “Now! That’s What I Call Music 100” Album and a framed “DiscordOfficial Album” for each member of the Winning Group including delivery to the LeadEntrant’s home address on the UK mainland. The prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer and/or supplier as relevant.

Each member of the Entrant Group must sign or procure the signature of such agreements, disclaimers and/or releases as the Promoter and/or Prize Provider may present to them for signature (or signature by their parent or legal guardian in the case of under18s) in relation to the Competition and/or the taking up of the Prize(including without limitation in relation to their entry submission, any filming carried out in connection with the Competition, and the use of any recordings made at the studio recording session referred to above.

In relation to the follow up filming detailed above, if necessary, the Winning Group will be provided with return standard class rail transport from a single UK mainline train station to a London mainline station or for the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, economy flights from a single airport to a London airport, plus return transfers from the station or airport to the filming location. If necessary (which shall be determined by the Promoter at their discretion), the prize will also include hotel accommodation in a three (3) star London hotel.

All hotel accommodation is based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Please note that each Member of the Entrant Group, or their parent, guardian or responsible adult if aged 16 or 17, will need a current and valid credit/debit card with sufficient available funds in order to check in at the hotel for security deposit purposes. It is the responsibility of each Entrant toinform the Prize Provider of any wheelchair or similar access requirements, and to adhere to any applicable health and safety guidelines.

All travel specified in these Terms and Conditions requires Entrant Groups to travel together from the same train station or airport at the same date and time, such requirement being subject to change at the Promoter’s absolute discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, all dates in these Terms and Conditions are provisional and entrants acknowledge that these dates may be changed at the Promoter’sabsolute discretion.

Other than as specified above, the prize excludes accommodation, transportation, meals and drinks, personal expenses, insurance and any other expenses associated with the selection process, theCompetition and taking up the Prize.

ITV's General Participation Terms also apply, including (without limitation) to any content submitted by any entrant as part of their entry – to view these, please click here.

ITV’s General Competition Terms also apply – to view these please click here.

Prize Provider:

For all travel and accommodation for the Programme appearances, the Recording Sessions and any follow up filming: ITV ConsumerLimited, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

For all other elements of the Prize: Sony MusicEntertainment UK, 9 Derry Street, London, W8 5HY

Promoter: ITV Consumer Limited, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT