Terms of entry

  • By entering the Awards, the Entrant will be deemed to have read and understood these rules and to be bound by them. These rules include any instructions set out with the Awards details.
  • The Organiser may publish any information submitted as part of an entry in connection with the Awards unless the information has been clearly marked confidential when submitted and is not in the public domain.
  • There is no restriction on the number of entries or the number of categories for which entries may be submitted.
  • Entries must be submitted online at www.thegrocergoldawards.co.uk. Entries needed to be submitted no later than 5.00 p.m. on Monday 5th March 2018.
  • Responsibility is not accepted for entries delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure or which otherwise does not comply with these terms and conditions and may be deemed invalid under the sole discretion of the Organiser..
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are submitted online in full.
  • The individual who submits the entry will also become the contact whom all correspondence concerning the Awards will be addressed to.
  • Entries will become the property of the Organiser and will not be returned.
  • Entrants who notify the Organiser that they wish to withdraw their entry prior to Monday 5th March 2018 will receive a full refund of their entry fee. Entrants withdrawing after that date will not receive any refund.
  • The shortlist for the Awards will be announced on 20 April 2018. All Entrants will be notified in writing as soon as possible following the announcement.
  • Winners will be announced during the awards dinner on Tuesday 12 June at Guildhall, London and published in The Grocer on 16 June.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to change the categories and to transfer an entry from one category to another should the judging panel deem it appropriate and without prior notice to entrants.
  • The judges may decline to make some or all of the awards in any category if, in their opinion there are insufficient entries of a winning standard.
  • The Organiser’s decision on all matters affecting this competition is final and legally binding.
  • No correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winners may be required to take part in some post-event publicity, and consent to their name and photograph being used for such purposes.
  • Winners may publicise their success in indefinitely provided the year is specified in all publicity and materials.
  • By entering the Awards, all Entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller for the purposes of the administration of this draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  • The Organiser and Data Controller is William Reed Business Media Ltd, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction.