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2023 Competition Terms and Conditions

Last updated: October 2st, 2023 at 7.47am (BST).

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before taking part in The Competition or using Our Service.

1. Defined Terms

The Competition: the 100 Stories Competition advertised at: 2023 Competition – Celebrating 100 Stories.
The Competition Post: the post pinned throughout the Entry Period on @ThePhDPlace X profile at
The Entry Period: from 9am, 2nd October 2023 British Standard Time (BST) until 11pm, 31st December 2023 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) . 
The Prize: one sum of £300 to be transferred via PayPal or Bank Transfer.
The Promoter: The PhD Place, C16, Ingenuity Centre, Triumph Road, University Of Nottingham Innovation Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, whose X handle is @ThePhDPlace.
The Sponsor: Paperpile LLC, 245 First Street, 18th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA, whose X handle is @paperpile.

X, X Corp. and X Holdings Corp. are not in any way affiliated or involved in the Competition.

2. Eligibility

The requirements for an entrant (‘the Entrant’) to be eligible to win the Competition are as follows:

  • The Entrant must be over 18 years old on the date of their entry.
  • The Entrant must be a full-time or part-time student in attendance at a university based in the United States, United Kingdom, or the Republic of Ireland at any point during the Entry Period and be able to provide proof of such registration.
  • Only the first entry per person per competition will be accepted.
  • Anyone affiliated with The Promoter and The Sponsor, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, suppliers, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Competition.
  • Entrants must be following @paperpile on X for 7 days after the competition closes at 11pm, 31st December 2023 GMT.
  • Eligibility will be decided at The Promoter’s discretion only.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter The Competition.
  • The Entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

3. Competition entry

To create a valid entry, the Entrant must do all of the following:

  1. repost the Competition Post,
  2. follow @paperpile on the X platform, and
  3. reply to the Competition Post on X, tagging at least one other X user by using the @ symbol, followed by that user’s username.

4. The Winner

The winner of the Competition (‘the Winner’) will be selected at random from all Entrants and across all relevant platforms, using third party software. Please note that there can be only one Winner of the Competition. The Promoter will select and notify the Winner within 7 days of the end of the Entry Period. The Promoter will notify the Winner via direct message on X. The Winner must respond to the Promoter via direct message on X within 28 days of being notified to claim the Prize.

On the Promoter’s request and at the Promoter’s discretion, the Winner must provide adequate evidence of their compliance with the eligibility conditions set out in Clause 2. If the Winner is unable to prove their eligibility to the Promoter’s reasonable satisfaction, the entry will be void and the Promoter will select another Winner, adjusting the timescales set out in this clause in a proportionate manner.

The Winner must provide their name, email address, and phone number to the Promoter if requested. The Promoter reserves the right to share this information only to the extent necessary to enable delivery of the Prize and for no other purposes.

5. The Prize

The Promoter will transfer the Prize to the Winner via PayPal or bank transfer within 28 days of receiving the Winner’s PayPal email address subject to satisfactory compliance with all the eligibility conditions set out in Clause 2. It’s important to note that there is only one Prize for the Competition, which will be awarded to one Winner. The Prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable, and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. All taxes and other expenses related to prizes and their delivery are the sole responsibility of the Winner. This may include (but is not limited to) PayPal charges such as transaction fee and currency exchange. If the Prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute that prize for a prize of equal or higher value.

6. Limitation of Liability

The Promoter and the Sponsor will not be held liable if the Prize becomes unavailable or cannot be fulfilled. The Promoter and the Sponsor will not be held liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The Promoter and the Sponsor takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete, or otherwise invalid. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter and the Sponsor’s liability under or in connection with the competition or these Terms and Conditions shall be limited to the cost price of the Prize.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Promoter and the Sponsor shall not be liable under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, the Competition or the Prize for any indirect, special or consequential cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by the Entrant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the Promoter and the Sponsor whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

7. Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms and Conditions, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

8. Disputes

The Competition is governed by the laws of England and Wales, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. By participating in the Competition, you agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Competition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in England and Wales having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall you be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering the competition). You further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

We encourage you to contact us at [email protected] or use our contact form should you have any questions or wish to raise a dispute regarding the Terms and Conditions of the Competition.

General conditions

In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition or these Terms and Conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.

The Promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Copyright to the entries will remain with the entrant but the entrant licences the Promoter and the Sponsor to use the entrant’s photographs to promote the brand across websites and social media. The Winner’s names and photo may be used for publicity across the Promoter and the Sponsor’s website and social media, unless the Winner withdraws their consent to this in writing.

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