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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 13:01 GMT
The Cartoon Competition Rules
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Paint by the rules...

This competition is open to UK residents only.

Overseas entries will not be considered.

The competition is only open to those of 16-years-of-age and older.

You must provide the BBC, on entry to the competition, with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if you have one) if you wish to enter this competition.

The BBC will only ever use your personal details for the purposes of administering this competition, and will not publish them or provide them to any other party without your permission.

Only one cartoon entry will be accepted per person.

You should send your cartoon by e-mail (ideally) as either a .jpg or .gif file, to the following address:


but you must put CARTOON COMPETITION in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can send a copy of your original in the mail to:

Politics Show Cartoon Competition
BBC Broadcasting Centre
Barrack Road
Newcastle NE99 2NE

Please ensure you enclose a stamped addressed envelope or postage for its return in your tube.

Any cartoon sent in the mail is recommended to be a perfect "copy" of your original.

The deadline for receiving entries for the competition is 12:00 GMT on Friday 23 March 2007.

Alan Coren will select and announce the winner of the competition on the Politics Show programme and its website on Sunday 25 March 2007.

The site Editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


You own the copyright on your cartoon but agree that the BBC may show it on the Politics Show website (if it wishes to) and that the winning cartoon may be shown both on the website and in the programme broadcast on BBC One.

You must confirm that the cartoon is your own original work.

In the event that any cartoon appears not to be original or to infringe any third party rights the BBC may withdraw the cartoon from the competition.

The winner will be contacted personally by e-mail and or phone.

The prize - [the "number one" of either the Gerald Scarfe or Steve Bell limited edition print, signed, numbered and framed] must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There are no cash alternatives. The choice of picture is up to the competition winner.

The BBC does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the Internet or postal service. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

Entrants must supply full details as required above, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize.

No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

This competition is not open to employees or contractors of the BBC, any person directly or indirectly involved in the BBC or the running of the competition, or their direct family members.

The BBC reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

The prize can either be uplifted from the BBC (address to be arranged) or delivery to the winner's home address - arranged at the BBC's cost.

If the prize remains unclaimed after 28 days [12:00 GMT Sunday 22 April], it will be deemed to have been forfeited and the BBC reserves the right to offer the prize to the second placed entrant.

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

This competition is administered by the BBC.

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