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.
  • All entries must be sent by prepaid post to arrive no later than Friday 3rd March 2017. Proof that entries have been posted will not be deemed to be proof of delivery.
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are submitted on a completed entry form, with any relevant supporting documents.
  • The individual who submits the entry will also become the contact whom all correspondence concerning the Awards will be addressed to. N.B. Entries must be signed by whoever is responsible for submitting the entry if completed a printed entry form
  • Entries will become the property of the Organiser and will not be returned.
  • Responsibility cannot be accepted for any lost, late or mislaid entry and any entry which is damaged, defaced, illegible or incomplete, or which otherwise does not comply with these terms and conditions and may be deemed invalid under the sole discretion of the Organiser.
  • The shortlist for the Awards will be announced on 21st April 2017. All Entrants will be notified in writing as soon as practicable following the announcement.
  • Winners will be announced during the awards dinner on Tuesday 13th June at Guildhall, London and published in The Grocer on 17th 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 “The Grocer Gold Awards 2017” 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.