Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition is open to all UK residents, except employees of McCarthy & Stone, their immediate family or anyone directly connected with this competition.
  2. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or online forum, broadcast nor won or been placed in any other competition (as at August 2018). Entries submitted posthumously will not be eligible.
  3. The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight on 28 September 2018
  4. To enter the competition, post entries to: Merchants Gate/Pollokshields Photography Competition, C/O McCann PR, McCarthy and Stone Team, Communications House, Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4WE or email mccarthyandstone@mccann.com and include ‘Merchants Gate/Pollokshields Competition’ in the subject header, and also your name and contact details in the email.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate, incomplete or illegible entries.
  6. Entrants may enter a maximum three times, providing they supply a different entry each time.
  7. Entry into the competition is conditional upon the entrant having obtained all appropriate consents and a breach of this condition will result in the particular entrant being disqualified from the competition.
  8. By entering into the competition the entrant automatically grants McCarthy & Stone with an unrestricted, non-exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual licence to use any photograph submitted to the competition for any purpose in which McCarthy and Stone deem appropriate for their own business purposes.
  9. This competition will be judged by Hannah Ireland, Marketing Executive, and Suzanne McElhiney, Senior Marketing Manager at McCarthy & Stone in an independent and fair manner. The judges' decision is final and no individual correspondence shall be entered into. Judges are unable to comment on individual entries.
  10. The organisers reserve the right to change the panel of judges without notice and not to award prizes if, in the opinion of the judges, such action is justified.
  11. Entering the competition implies acceptance of all the above rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification. McCarthy & Stone reserve the right to withdraw this competition as a result of unforeseen circumstances arising.
  12. There are three equal prizes of vouchers to the value of £150. The total prize value is £450.
  13.  Winners will be notified by 4th October 2018 (also announced on McCarthy & Stone’s website on this date)
  14. Winners agree to take part in non-paid publicity following their photography being chosen (including photography if required), relating to the competition.
  15. The entrant’s personal data shall only be used for the proper administration of the competition unless the entrant has expressly opted in to receiving future marketing communications from McCarthy & Stone via the entry form.


Promoter: McCarthy & Stone plc, 4th Floor, 100 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8AQ. References to “McCarthy & Stone” in the Terms and Conditions includes any and all companies within the McCarthy & Stone Group of Companies.