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Calling all History Enthusiasts

You could win two pairs of tickets to two talks at the BBC History Weekend held at Chester Town Hall from October 25th-27th 2019

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to two of the talks simply submit a photo, gif or short video on the theme of ‘My Chester History’ to the university’s twitter or Instagram account tagged #mychesterhistory or email us at
It could be a historic photo of Chester in days gone by – a grand building in the city or a more domestic scene from the past. Or it could be a completely fresh image which gives a new interpretation to a well-known historic site. The BBC History Weekend features 28 leading historians, including Dan Jones, Michael Wood, Jenni Murray, Susannah Lipscomb, Hallie Rubenhold, Roger Moorhouse, Bart Van Es and Peter Caddick-Adams. Three speakers from the University of Chester – Peter Gaunt, Tim Grady and Howard Williams – will also be discussing their latest publications. Over the three days, there will also be book signings, walking tours, free History Fringe talks and a fully stocked Waterstones bookshop on site.

Terms and Conditions

#mychesterhistory Competition

1. Introduction

The following terms and conditions apply to entry to the competition. They are important to ensure that the video or photograph you submit is both eligible to win and meets important legal and fair criteria. Note that any deviation from the terms and conditions may make your submission to the competition void.

2. Eligibility to Enter

The University of Chester “#mychesterhistory” competition is not restricted by age, location, residency or a connection to the university in any way. All entries are welcome.

3. Submission and Acceptance

The competition starts at 00:01am on 26th September 2019 and closes at midnight on Thursday 17th October 2019. Entries will only be accepted during this period. Entries received after this time will not be considered. However we reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time.

By submitting a photograph, gif or video and entering this competition you agree that entries may be used by the University in its publicity or marketing activity and materials.

You may enter more than once. All entries will be counted towards the final draw.

All entrants must declare that the video or photograph is their own work and free of any copyright other than their own personal copyright.

Entries will not be accepted into the competition if they are deemed inappropriate. This includes images that may be (in the University’s sole opinion) offensive, previously published, copyrighted (by somebody other than the entrant) or otherwise inappropriate or contrary to the spirit of the competition or any of the specific rules noted for each competition category. Entries may also not be accepted into the competition if the focus of the video or photograph is an identifiable individual who has not given their consent to appear or if entries feature advertising or trademarks which would otherwise require the University to obtain permission to use or would contravene rules which may govern University publications. Entries that are deemed inappropriate will be excluded from the competition and removed immediately.

If your video or photograph features one or more people, you must gain the consent of each of them for the University  to use their image free of copyright, fee or any other usage restriction.

4. Competition Entry

In order to enter the competition, entrants must:

  1. Post an image, gif or short video of no longer than 15 seconds to either twitter or instagram or email it to that captures the essence of #mychesterhistory (Entries must be set to “public” in order to share)
  2. Post your entry with the hashtag #mychesterhistory

The University accepts no liability or responsibility for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

You must comply with the Terms and Conditions as illustrated on the platform you have published your entry.

Entries into the competition or links to entries may be used and appear on the University’s social media accounts and corporate websites.

5. Competition Prizes, Judging & Prize Draw

There will be one winner chosen at the end of the competition on Monday October 21st 2019. The winner will win two tickets to two talks (Professor Tim Grady and Susannah Lipscomb) at the BBC History Conference which takes place the following weekend 25-27th October 2019. However if there are no standout entries we reserve the right not to declare a winner. All submissions will be shortlisted and the winner will be decided by a judging panel of marketing experts within the University.

The winner will be contacted via their social media account provided on entry, and the winning image, gif or video and/or links to the winning image, gif or video may be used and appear on the University ’s social media accounts and corporate websites.

The winner will receive their prize via email on Monday 21st October 2019. The University’s decision as to the winner is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

If a winner does not respond within 48 hours of being notified or declines in any way to comply with these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right at its absolute discretion to withdraw their prize entitlement and award the prize to a substitute winner selected by the judging panel from remaining entries.

By entering this competition all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.

The prize winner may be required to take part in related publicity and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.

Details of participants and the winner shall be retained by the University for the purpose of administering the competition. Participants may withdraw their consent to the retention of such data at any time by declaring such withdrawal to the University (#mychesterhistory, Marketing Department, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ or

The University reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend the competition, to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value or to amend these terms and conditions without notice in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside of its reasonable control, without liability to any entrant, winner or third party.

The competition and these terms and conditions are governed by English Law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with the competition.

Entries not complying with these terms and conditions will be invalid and will not be accepted.

Third party entries will not be accepted.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the University excludes all liability whatsoever to competition entrants and the winner in relation to the competition and the prize(s) to be awarded.