1. The Campaign

This campaign is operated by or on behalf of the British Council to publicise its fiveFilms4freedom Film Festival 2017 (the “Campaign”).

2. Territory and eligibility

Nominations can be made by residents of any country providing they are aged 18 years and over.

Nominees must be residents of any country provided they are aged 18 years and over.

Nominations must be made in English.

Submitting a nomination is free of charge although participants are responsible for their own costs of connecting to the Internet.

3. Campaign dates

The opening date of the Campaign is 12.00 on 3 January 2017 GMT and the closing date is 12.00 on 10 February 2017 GMT. Any submissions received before the opening date or after the closing date will not be considered for the Campaign. The British Council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any system, server, provider or otherwise that may result in any submission being lost, delayed or not properly registered. 

4. How to make a nomination

The Campaign will be promoted through the British Council website www.britishcouncil.org, on participating British Council country websites, and on British Council social media channels.

To make a nomination participants must acess the Campaign form on the British Council website www.britishcouncil.org/fivefilms4freedom-2017-global-list/nominate and then follow these steps:

  • Enter their name and email address where indicated.
  • Enter the details of the person they would like to nominate for the Campaign, which could be an email address, a social media username or a website url.
  • Provide a reason why they think their nominee should be included (maximum 200 words). 
  • Accept these Campaign terms and conditions by clicking the “I Accept” button.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.

As per the British Council terms of use, participants must behave in a respectful way to all other users of British Council Digital Services.

5. Prizes and selection of successful nominees

There are no prizes for being included in the list of global LGBT cultural influencers. 

The judging will take place in London within 12 days of the closing date referred to in section 3 above.

The entries will be judged by a panel of judges appointed by the British Council. The judges’ decision is final and binding.

All entries will be judged using the following criteria:
  1. How has this person used culture or the creative industries to promote freedom, equality or LGBT rights?
  2. Has this person had to work in a challenging environment or difficult place?
  3. Has this person inspired others?
  4. Has this person encouraged a debate about freedom, equality or LGBT rights on or off-line?
  5. Has this person made national and international connections?

Each nominee the panel is considering including in the final list of influencers will be notified through the email address or social media channel given for them between 22 February and 15 March. If we do not get a response from the nominee within the timescale advised in the email, we will not include the nominee in the final list. Only nominees who give their explicit consent to be featured in the final Global List of LGBT cultural influencers will be included. 

No correspondence will be entered into with the unsuccessful nominees.

The British Council accepts no responsibility for failure to contact successful nominees where such failure results from the provision of inaccurate contact details by the participants or from the acts or omissions of any third party (including, without limitation, any internet or postal service provider) and shall have no liability to any entrant if it is prevented from or delayed in delivering any aspect of the Campaign by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control.

6. Personal data

The British Council will collect and store:

  • the names and email addresses of all participants submitting nominations
  • email addresses, social media usernames or websites of nominees
  • the additional contact details of successful nominees as anticipated by sections 4 and 5 above. 

The British Council will use this personal data for the following purposes: 

  • managing the relationship between participants, nominees and the British Council;
  • communicating with participants and nominees to answer their queries about the Competition;
  • communicating with successful nominees; and
  • marketing and publicity in accordance with section 7 below. 

By participating in the Campaign, participants consent to their personal data being processed by the British Council in accordance with, and for the purposes set out in, this section 6.

Participants can exercise their rights to access their personal data held by the British Council and withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data by sending an email, accompanied by a scanned photocopy of their valid passport or National ID Card to: IGDisclosures@britishcouncil.org.

7. Publicity and rights

The British Council intends to publish the names and photographs of the successful nominees on the British Council’s websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and in other promotional and marketing material. By giving their consent to be part of the Campaign, each nominee agrees to the use of their name and image and agrees to co-operate with any such publicity or marketing if they are included in the final list.

Participants submitting nominations will retain copyright in the entry material that they submit to the British Council. By entering the Campaign each participant grants the British Council, free of charge, permission to use the entry material (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide for purposes connected with the Campaign.  Participants who make a successful nomination grant the British Council further permission to publish and exhibit their entry material (including, without limitation, modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in print and any media worldwide for any British Council purpose.  Each participant confirms that the entry material is their original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any English laws, that they have the right to give the British Council permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that all necessary consents for the submission of the entry material have been obtained.

All rights in the British Council’s name and logo, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, press releases and other promotional and marketing material and all course and examination content and materials (together the “Council’s Materials”) shall vest in and remain with the British Council (or its licensors).  By participating in the Campaign, participants agree that they will not use, broadcast, publish, export, exploit, reproduce nor copy part or all of the Council’s Materials. 

8. General

The British Council may disqualify or refuse to accept the nomination of any participant which does not meet the eligibility criteria in section 2 or does not otherwise comply with these Campaign terms and conditions. 

These Campaign terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes or claims (including, without limitation, non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Campaign.

9. Acceptance of Campaign terms and conditions 

By participating in this Campaign, participants are deemed to have accepted these Campaign terms and conditions.