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Want enlightenment? This is what you need to do…

Promoter: Atos IT Solutions and Services Limited, 4 Triton Square, Regents Place, London NW1 3HG, UK

1. The Promotion - overview

The quest is on for the redspottedhanky.com Travel Guru. Do you Love travel? How would you like to travel around Europe on us?

We think a real live travel guide is better than a guidebook. That’s why we need you. We need you to guide us through your passion for travel. We get travel, the sound of a train carriage rocking along tracks; seeing town and country flash by outside; the excitement and anticipation that comes of not quite knowing what will come next, the things you never could have foreseen or expected to see and then the things you’ve always wanted to see. And we need to find experts to share that magic. This is like an audition of a lifetime. It’s the search for the nation’s pair of redspottedhanky.com Travel Guru’s Have you got what it takes?

The winning team will not only become travel correspondents for redspottedhanky.com, with their own Travel Guru pages on our website, they will each win return Eurostar tickets, a 1 month First Class Global InterRail pass and 2 nights hotel accommodation on us! Not to mention we will be giving away e-vouchers galore for everyone that participates.

Want enlightenment? This is what you need to do…

Stage 1

a) Pair up with a Pal (sorry guys, you need to be in pairs for this, we want our Guru’s to share the fun whilst being as safe as possible!) and submit a video of 30 seconds max in length along with a written entry of 250 - 500 words max demonstrating your team’s love of travel on our competition page - redspottedhanky.com/travel-guru. Be creative, insightful and inspirational!

b) You can submit your content at any point between 17.00 a.m. Tues 25th June 2013 and 11.59 a.m. on Friday 26th July 2013 but the earlier you do it the more chance you have of getting into, and staying in the top 10!

c) Share your video socially and watch the public votes roll in. The public can register one (1) vote per day for as many participating teams as they wish. Voting will be tracked by Facebook ID

d) Each team member that enters will receive a £5 redspotted e-voucher to use against the cost of future train travel booked with us. Entry is limited to one entry per team

e) The top ten videos (those with the most votes at the cut off time of 12.00 p.m. on Friday 26th July ) will then be assessed by a panel consisting of redspottedhanky.com management and at least one independent member from the world of travel or media. Details of panel members may be obtained after August 6th by writing to the promoter.

f) On Monday 5th August all ten teams will be notified of the outcomes of the judging panel. The 4 teams that the majority considers in its subjective opinion to most effectively communicate the participants love of travel and meet the judging criteria below will be put forward to stage 2 –the UK Challenge.

g) Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, creativity and factual correctness of copy content. All entries will be scored out of 30 (10 points for each criteria).

h) The 4 highest scoring teams will go on to participate in stage 2. All scores for the top 10 entries will be published on redspottedhanky.com/travel-guru on Monday August 5th

i) The remaining 6 teams will each receive a £20 e-voucher (one per person) to use against future train travel booked with redspottedhanky.com

Stage 2

a) All 4 teams of potential Gurus will be invited to the Travel Guru briefing and photo launch in London on Weds 14th August 2013 where they will meet the redspottedhanky.com team and be briefed on the UK Challenge. The UK challenge will be to complete 4 fun challenges in each of 4 geographic regions across the UK. Teams will be asked to pick the 4 regions they want to travel to by train out of a possible 8. For each region, 3 challenges have been set by the redspottedhanky.com team and are published below, the 4th challenge will be a ‘Wildcard Challenge’, suggested by the public and chosen by the redspottedhanky.com team on Tuesday 13th August The public will be invited to post Wildcard Challenge suggestions to the redspottedhanky.com Facebook and Twitter sites between Wednesday 26 th June and Friday 26th July 2013. The redspottedhanky.com team will review all suggestions and choose 8 (1 for each region) based on the following criteria: safety, legality, & fun.

b) All train travel for the UK Challenge will be funded by redspottedhanky.com.

c) All teams must complete their challenges before mid-day Weds 11th Sept 2013. All 4 teams will be provided with their own dedicated web pages on redspottedhanky.com where we will log updates and post imagery of their progress in completing the challenges. Throughout the process the public will be invited to follow teams progress and vote on their activity via redspottedhanky.com/travel-guru.

d) The winning team will be the team that receives the most public votes between Weds August 14th and mid-day Weds 11th Sept 2013.

e) The public can register one (1) vote per day per team. Voting will be tracked by IP address

Winner’s prizes

• The team with the most votes as of mid-day Weds 11th Sept 2013 will each receive the following:

o A 1 month First Class Global InterRail pass eligible for travel taken over a single 1 month period up until 31st October 2014

o Return Standard Class Eurostar tickets from the UK to Paris, Brussels or Lille (Winners can choose the most appropriate outbound/return city)

o 2 nights shared hotel accommodation in a 3 star hotel in either Paris, Brussels or Lille. (Depending on the winning teams’ Eurostar arrival / return city)

• The team in 2nd place will each (one per person) receive an e-voucher to use against the cost of future train travel with redspottedhanky.com Each e-voucher will be worth £250.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds)

• The 3rd place team will each (one per person) receive an e-voucher to use against the cost of future train travel with redspottedhanky.com Each e-voucher will be worth £125.00 (One Hundred and Twenty Five Pounds)

• The team in 4th place will each (one per person) receive an e-voucher to use against the cost of future train travel with redspottedhanky.com Each e-voucher will be worth £75.00 (Seventy Five Pounds)

2. Participation

The redspottedhanky.com Travel Guru Promotion (the ‘Promotion’) is only open to GB residents (which, for the avoidance of doubt, excludes NI residents), aged over 18, excluding employees and immediate family of the Promoter and all those professionally associated with this promotion. A team consists of 2 (two) people, only teams of 2 will be eligible to participate in this promotion. Entrants must have a valid Facebook account to participate. Entrants hereby release Facebook of all liability that can be excluded under English law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook (Vimeo or Offerpop) .Entrants should be aware that they are providing information to redspottedhanky.com and not to Facebook. Entrants should be aware that their video content will be published using Offerpop application functionality and will be hosted on Vimeo

By entering this competition Entrants agree that they will be available to attend a photo launch and briefing in London on Weds 14th August. PLEASE NOTE: If team members are unable to attend the photo launch and briefing they will not be able to continue in the competition. Train travel to and from the photo launch will be funded by redspottedhanky.com via the provision of e-vouchers to the value of standard class tickets from the team members’ nearest train station into London.

3. Duration

The Promotion will run from 9.00 a.m. on Weds June 26th 2013 to 23.59 p.m. on Thurs October 31st 2014

4. How to enter

This promotion can only be entered via the redspottedhanky.com Facebook page. Go to facebook.com/redspottedhanky and follow the link to the ‘Travel Guru’ promotion landing page where you will be able to enter or view entries. When selecting the ‘enter now’ button you will be directed to an entry form, where you will be required to register your team name and the First name, Last name and email address of each team member (PLEASE NOTE: In order for us to provide you with e-vouchers for participation, existing users must ensure that the email address used is the same address as the one used to register for a redspottedhanky.com account. New users must ensure that the same email address is used to participate and also register for a redspottedhanky.com account.)

You can then upload your video and written submission for stage 1.

Stage 2 participants will be provided with dedicated redspottedhanky.com pages on which their challenge responses (either still photography or video footage) will be published.

Each submission will be viewed by a moderator before publishing to the redspottedhanky.com Travel Guru Pages within 48 hours (excluding weekends)

Once the content has been published by the redspottedhanky.com moderator, participants will be able to share their video and written content via social networks and the public will be able to vote on the content.

5. Voting

a. Stage 1

The public can vote for each team’s submission by going to facebook.com/redspottedhanky and following the link to the Travel Guru landing page where they will be able to view entries and vote by clicking on the ‘vote’ button.

Please note:

Each voter can register one (1) vote per team for as many participating teams as they wish. Voting will be tracked by Facebook ID

In the event of a tie in stage 1 all tied teams will be passed to the judging panel (see clause 6)

b. Stage 2

The public can vote on each teams challenge entry by visiting the dedicated teams page on redspottedhanky.com/travel-guru/(team name) and clicking the vote button. Each voter can only register one (1) vote per day per team. Voting will be tracked by IP address.

In the event of a tie in stage 2 the number of votes gained in stage 1 will be added to the stage 2 vote total and the winners ranked by the highest number of cumulative votes.

No automated, fraudulent or bulk votes are permitted. Multiple votes in breach of this provision will result in those votes being disqualified. If the Promoter becomes aware of an entrant using means to circumvent this condition then these votes will be disqualified and any prize entitlement will be void.

6. Challenges

SCOTLAND

1. Capture an action photograph doing a famous Scottish dance outside Edinburgh Waverley train station

2. Be filmed, at a busy time in the day, trying to persuade Greyfriars Bobby to go for a walk

3. Be filmed delivering a 30 second stand-up comedy routine on the Edinburgh Royal Mile

4. Wildcard

MANCHESTER

1 Film our redspottedhanky.com character ‘Business Bunny’ with his ticket waiting for a train at Manchester Piccadilly station.

2 Be photographed swaggering outside Victoria station

3 Ask a beautician to give you an extreme ‘scouse brow’ and have the treatment videoed

4 Wildcard

YORKSHIRE

1. Take an artistic photo of the cutting edge water feature outside Sheffield train station

2. Be filmed miming the heptathlon in 60 seconds or less - without the use of props!

3. Using the redspottedhanky characters, recreate a short scene from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, with the Yorkshire countryside as your backdrop

4. Wildcard

SOUTH-EAST

1. Recreate a famous TV lifeguard scene on Brighton Beach

2. Create your own Brighton postcard

3. Take a picture of you eating a doughnut in front of the the Brighton Doughnut

4. Wildcard

ANGLIA

1. Be filmed doing ten football ‘keepy-ups’ outside Norwich train station

2. Take an artistic photo of the Norfolk Broads

3. Film yourself outside Delia’s restaurant reciting a self-penned poem celebrating a love of Delia Smith’s cooking

4. Wildcard

SOUTH-WEST

1. Photograph the redspottedhanky.com characters outside Bristol Temple Meads train station

2. Film yourself rolling a round mini-cheese down a hill in Gloucester

3. Take an artistic photo of the Clifton suspension bridge

4. Wildcard

WALES

1. Pretent to be a whale outside Llandudno train station

2. Be filmed next to the sign for Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch…accurately saying ‘we are in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”

3. Take a photo of yourself looking like a giant outside the smallest house in Great Britain (in Conwy)

4. Wildcard

LONDON

1. Be photographed outside Baker Street station dressed as Sherlock Holmes

2. Get a photo of the redspottedhanky.com fox amongst the pidgeons in Trafalgar square

3. Be filmed eating jellied eels

4. Wildcard

7. Reward descriptions

Prize provider – Rail Europe

First Class 1 month Global InterRail Passes and Standard class return Eurostar tickets

• The prize is a pair of first class 1 month Global InterRail Passes and a pair of standard class return Eurostar tickets to either Paris, Brussels or Lille.

• Eurostar tickets are subject to availability and there is no guarantee of availability on the winner's chosen travel dates. Eurostar tickets can be booked up to four months in advance of the chosen travel dates and the winners must give Rail Europe 90 days notice in advance of travel to have the best chance of tickets being available.

• Rail Europe will liaise directly with the winners to decide on the best travel dates depending on availability.

• The prize does not include travel to London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations, seat reservations where required on high speed and overnight rail services, travel insurance or other miscellaneous holiday expenditure. ( Please note all UK train travel required for the participation in stage 2 of this promotion will be provided by redspottedhanky.com)

• Once a booking is confirmed they can not be amended, either in terms of the information printed on them or the dates of travel that they have been issued for.

• Winners must have been UK residents for a minimum of the last 6 months.

• Winners must have a valid UK passport

• All travellers must have holiday insurance or purchase it upon booking

• Travellers are solely responsible for obtaining at their own cost all requisite passports, visas, other travel documentation and insurance for all applicable risks; please check with any relevant authorities regarding your passport and visa requirements.

• The prize must be booked by …. and travel completed before 31st October 2014.

• There is no cash alternative or exchange.

• The prize is non-transferable

2 nights hotel accommodation (Paris, Brussels or Lille)

Prize Provider – redspottedhanky.com

• The prize is 2 nights accommodation in a twin room on a bed and breakfast basis at a 3 star hotel situated in Paris, Brussels or Lille (depending on the Eurostar route taken)

• The accommodation can be taken over 2 consecutive nights or can be taken separately at the beginning and the end of the Travel Guru teams trip

• The winning team will be contacted directly by the redspottedhanky.com team to arrange reservations in line with other travel arrangements

• Once a booking is confirmed there will be an administration fee for any changes made

• Winners must have been UK residents for a minimum of the last 6 months.

• Winners must have a valid UK passport

• All travellers must have holiday insurance or purchase it upon booking

• Travellers are solely responsible for obtaining at their own cost all requisite passports, visas, other travel documentation and insurance for all applicable risks; please check with any relevant authorities regarding your passport and visa requirements.

• The prize must be booked by and travel completed before 31st October 2014.

• There is no cash alternative or exchange.

• The prize is non-transferable

E-vouchers

Prize provider – redspottedhanky.com

• E-vouchers will be provided per entrant as below:

• Stage 1 entry - £5 value

• Stage 2 , 5th to 10th Place - £20 value

• Stage 2 , 4th Place - £75 value

• Stage 2, 3rd Place - £125 value

• Stage 2, 2nd Place - £250 value

• Each e-voucher can be used against the cost of future UK train travel with redspottedhanky.com

• E- vouchers will be provided to recipient within 28 days of winner notification (Aug 5th)

• If your train ticket price is below the value of the e-voucher then the balance will be retained on the e-voucher until the expiry date. If the ticket price is greater than the e-voucher(s) then all the e-voucher balance will be used. E-vouchers can be used in conjunction with Railcards.

• Please note that e-vouchers CANNOT be used through the redspottedhanky.com mobile app.

• New customers must open a redspottedhanky.com account to redeem their e-voucher (using the same email address that is used to participate in the promotion)

• Once a customer has opened a redspottedhanky.com account the process is as follows:

o Customers wishing to use the e-voucher immediately against a train ticket purchase can enter the e-voucher code on the ‘Payment’ page and then checking the e-voucher box and the discount will be automatically deducted from the total amount payable.

o You must have registered for an account to be able to do this.

o Customers wishing to use the e-voucher against a train ticket purchase at a later date can enter the e-voucher code on their ‘My Account’ page.

o The e-voucher details will appear on their ‘My Account’ page and also on the ‘Payment’ page. The discount will be automatically deducted from a later purchase by clicking on the tick box next to the code on the ‘Payment’ page.

• e-vouchers are personal to the account holder and the account to which they have been allocated. e-vouchers cannot be transferred to any other person or account, nor can they be traded in any way. e-vouchers provide through the Travel Guru promotion must be redeemed by Tuesday 31st December 2013, after this date they will expire and cannot be used or recovered. e-vouchers cannot be redeemed in cash and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

• E- vouchers will also be provided to stage 2 participants. Participants redspottedhanky.com accounts will be automatically populated with e-vouchers to cover the value of standard class travel to each of the regions chosen by the participant teams. Management of the e-vouchers remains the responsibility of the redspottedhany.com team who will liaise directly with the participants to ensure that e-voucher funds are available at all times to cover the train journeys required to effectively participate in the promotion.

8. Prize notification and provision

If the winning team cannot be contacted within [21] days of first attempt, or the reward notification is returned or is undeliverable, such winner forfeits all rights to that prize, and an alternate winner may be selected from all valid entries at the discretion of the Promoter; for the avoidance of doubt – there is no obligation of the Promoter to award all unclaimed prizes. An unclaimed reward may not be awarded. The reward is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered in place of the prizes, but the Promoter reserves the right to provide a substitute reward of similar value should the original reward not be available through circumstances outside the Promoters control.

9. Winners commitments and responsibilites

By entering the promotion participants agree to:

• Be available on Weds 14th April to attend a photo launch in London should they qualify for stage 2

• The provision of a minimum of 1 blog post and image content (either still imagery or video) should they win the promotion and become the redspottedhanky.com Travel Guru team from each of the following destinations:

o Paris (France)

o Rome (Italy)

o Zagreb (Croatia)

o Budapest (Hungary)

o Prague (Czech Republic)

o Berlin (Germany)

o Brussels (Belgium)

o Amsterdam (Netherlands)

• Act in accordance with the native laws of their host country at all times and agree to refrain from any behaviour that may be likely to be perceived as: offensive; violent; sexist, racist, homophobic, commercially sensitive, defamatory, libellous or in breach of the rights of others. Any activity in association with this promotion that will breach any law or regulations or any rights will give the promoter to the right to disqualify an entry.

• Travel in their Travel Guru team pairs for the whole of the trip

10. Promoters’ Responsibilites

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for system errors or other issues that may result in disruption to registration or loyalty point redemption.

If the Promoter reasonably believes that any claim is being made illegally they may reject or cancel any claim and you agree that you will have no claim against the Promoter in respect of any rejection or cancellation.

The Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to eliminate or disqualify from this promotion, and all future promotions, any entries or entrants it regards as being in breach of these conditions or the spirit of the promotion.

The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies accept no liability for any loss, expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person's negligence) in connection with the Promotion and/or prizes, other than such liability that cannot be excluded by law including death or personal injury caused by negligence, where liability shall be limited to the minimum permissible by law.

All prizes remain the property of the Providing Partners, pending delivery to recipients and the Promoter is not responsible for the supply of, and does not own, any rewards provided by other suppliers nor acts as an agent in relation to the delivery to recipients other than those supplied directly by the Promoter

The Promoter does not endorse any reward supplied by a third party nor does it endorse the third party supplier. The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate reward details supplied by any third party connected with this competition.

11. Rights to imagery

By uploading copy, video or image content to redspottedhanky.com web or social pages in order to participate in the redspottedhanky Travel Guru promotion, participants agree that redspottedhanky.com (“Promoter) have the absolute right to use copy, video or image content in whole or in part, or distorted in character or form, in conjunction with the participants own name or a fictitious name for advertising, publicity, trade or any other lawful purpose whatsoever, in any media whatsoever now known or hereafter developed. Including, but not limited to use on redspottedhanky.com website and facebook.com/redspottedhanky and that in doing so participants transfer the copyright of any written content or image (still or moving) to the Promoter and hereby waive any moral rights or any other rights that they may have to inspect and approve them, or the use to which they may be supplied. The Promoter may contact the participant for access to asset source files.

Participants’ Designs must be their own original creation, not in violation of third party intellectual property rights, and if the Designs do incorporate any third party elements, entrants must have the permission of the rights holder to do so prior to submitting the Design.

Designs must not contain any elements that are or are likely to be perceived as: offensive; materials of an explicit sexual nature; depictions or descriptions of graphic violence; sexist, racist, homophobic, commercially sensitive, defamatory, libellous or in breach of the rights of others, or contain otherwise illegal, unacceptable or inappropriate references or materials.

12. General

The Promoter reserves the right to extend, amend, terminate or suspend the Promotion at any time with no liability to any entrant or third party.

The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies accept no liability for any loss, expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person's negligence) in connection with the Promotion and/or prizes, other than such liability that cannot be excluded by law including death or personal injury caused by negligence, where liability shall be limited to the minimum permissible by law.

If for any reason any aspect of the Promotion does not function correctly, whether by means of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter that corrupts or affects the administration, integrity or fairness of the Promotion, then the Promoter may at its sole discretion cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion and/or invalidate affected entries

If there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions by an entrant, The Promoter may, at its sole discretion invalidate the relevant entry and disqualify the entrant from the Promotion, irrespective of the stage in the Promotion reached.

This Promotion is subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entry to the Promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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