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Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.

Entry is not open to employees (and their families) of Datesand Ltd, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies

associated with the competitions.

The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualication.

Company Contracts: If it is written into your employment contract that the copyright for anything you design belongs to the company, please do not submit an entry to

this competition.

Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will not be valid and will be deemed void.

All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.

Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.

The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be oered. The winner will be responsible for any income tax

applied to the value of the prize and for informing the appropriate authorities.

The winner is responsible for expenses and arrangements not specically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas.

The winner agrees to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of country of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Datesand Ltd.

relating to any post-winning publicity.

Unless stated otherwise, all entries must be made on the ocial application form.

Closing date for entries is 1st Feb 2019

Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter

reserves the right to oer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the judges.

Conrmation of the prize will be made in writing to the winner(s).

Failure to respond or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.

The decision of the judges is nal based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.

Competitions may be modied or withdrawn at any time. The provider of the prize is specied within the promotional material.

In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions

provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) will


A list of winners will be available by writing to the Promoter’s address no earlier than six weeks, unless otherwise stated, after the close of the competition. Only the

surname and country of the winners will be disclosed.

The Prize

First Prize:  All expenses paid trip to any Trade Conference of your choice & £4,000 award for publication in an open access scientific journal*
Second Prize:  iPad Pro
Third Prize:  £200 of shopping vouchers

Publication Award sponsored by Parsemus Foundation 

  • The winner of the Janet Wood Innovation Award is eligible for a publication prize for research supporting the benefits of the product that is published in an open-access scientific journal.
  • To encourage expeditious publication, an unrestricted publication bonus £1500 will be made available to the awardee immediately upon publication within one year of the award date.
  • In addition to and separate from the unrestricted publication bonus directly to the awardee, publication fees will be covered if the researcher’s host institution does not typically cover researchers’ publication fees. Up to £2500 will be provided for publication fees in pure open-access journals such as PLoS or those that offer open-access. If the awardee’s institution covers publication fees, these funds will be made available directly to the awardee in addition to the £1500 publication bonus.
  • In no instance will a publication award or publication fees be paid for: 1) a publication which will not be made freely available on PubMed immediately upon publication; or 2) publication in a predatory journal (as listed on Beall’s List of Predatory Journals or Publishers https://beallslist.weebly.com/). Publication of study results in such a journal will violate the terms of this agreement.
  • In compliance with Research Information Network and Wellcome Trust guidelines for greater searchability, funding acknowledgements should include the exact phrase “This work was supported by Parsemus Foundation.”

Designs that are protected by copyright or any other form of intellectual property will not be accepted into the competition. Information that is supplied to Datesand

Ltd will NOT Be held in condence as it will be shown to the judging panel and if chosen as a finalist, will be displayed at the IAT Congress.


By submitting your competition entry, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.