Book Drum Tournament Terms


These Tournament Terms (the “Terms”) govern the Book Drum tournament (the “Tournament”) run by Book Drum Limited (“Book Drum”) via the website (the “Site”).

By entering the Tournament, you signify that you have read, understand and agreed to be bound by these Terms as well as the terms and conditions set out in the Online Contributor Terms, the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms.  If you breach any of the terms and conditions of these Terms, the Online Contributor Terms, the Legal Notice or the Privacy Policy, Book Drum reserves the right to exclude and disqualify you from the Tournament and to withhold prizes.

Book Drum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or supersede the Tournament (including altering prizes) at any time if the Tournament is not capable of being conducted as specified herein.


1.                  Eligibility

1.1              The Tournament is only open to individuals:

(a)               who are aged 18 or over;

(b)               who have registered on the Site as a contributor in accordance with the Online Contributor Terms; and,

(c)               who have read, understand, agree to and comply with the terms and conditions set out in the Contributor Terms, the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy.

1.2              However, the Tournament is not open to:

(a)               board members, shareholders or employees of Book Drum (and/or any immediate family members of the same), the winners of the first and second prizes of the 2010 Tournament; and/or

(b)               any other person connected with or involved in organising or promoting the Tournament.


2.                  How to Enter

2.1              In order to enter the Tournament, you must submit a Profile (as defined below) of an available book.  A list of suggested books is set out at Recommended Books.  You may choose a different book, subject to the approval of Book Drum.

2.2              A Profile must consist of a completed Summary, Review, Glossary, Description of Setting, Author Biography and set of Bookmarks, as set out in the Contributor Guidelines (the “Profile”) and a Profile will only be validly submitted and eligible for a Tournament prize if it includes all of the foregoing components.

2.3              The process of how to enter the Tournament and submit a Profile is set out in more detail in the Contributor Guidelines.

2.4              You may only work on one Profile in respect of one book at any one time.  Once you have submitted your completed Profile in respect of that Book, you are permitted to work on and submit another Profile for another book.

2.5              Entry is free, no purchase is necessary and Book Drum will not charge you for accessing the Site.  However, you should be aware that you will be liable for costs associated with accessing the Internet.  

2.6              Book Drum reserves the right to cancel your right to work on a Profile for a specific book if you have not made substantial progress on your Profile within 3 (three) weeks of commencing to work on a Profile for that book.

2.7              Please contact Book Drum by sending an email to if you come across any specific obstacles in completing a Profile.

2.8              Book Drum will not be responsible or liable for any failure of delivery or receipt of any content submitted in connection with the Tournament.  Book Drum takes no responsibility for any content submitted which is lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid, either at the time that content is received by Book Drum, or subsequently.


3.                  Closing Date

The Tournament will close at 11pm GMT on 30 April 2011 (the “Closing Date”) therefore no entries will be accepted after the Closing Date.  We reserve the right to change the Closing Date at any time.


4.                  Judging and Awarding of Prizes

4.1              The Tournament will be judged by a panel of 3 independent judges, whose names will be published on the Book Drum website.  All prizes will be awarded by the majority decision of these judges.

4.2              Book Drum will announce the winners of the Tournament on 31 May 2011 although Book Drum reserves the right to change this date at any time.  The winners will be contacted directly by email on this date and their names will also be published on the Site.  A list of winners will also be available upon request by sending an email to

4.3              Tournament prizes will be awarded to those entrants who, in the majority view of the judges, have produced the best Profiles.  The judges will base their decision on the following criteria: relevance, integrity, conciseness, quality, richness, style, completeness, educational interest and entertainment value.  The decision of the judges will be final and binding on all entrants and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into in relation to the decision making.

4.4              The author of the winning Profile in the Tournament will receive £1,000, the author of the second placed Profile will receive £500, the author of the third placed Profile will receive £250, and the authors of the next placed five profiles will each receive £100.

4.5              Prize winners with UK bank accounts will receive payment by cheque or direct bank transfer to your bank account (details of which shall be notified to Book Drum).  Prize winners with bank accounts outside of the UK will receive payment by international CHAPS transfer.  Payments will be made in Pounds Sterling for conversion by the prize winner’s own bank at their specified rate.  Any charges associated with the transfer (including, without limitation any currency exchange commission and other bank charges) will be deducted from the payment or payable by you.  Book Drum will only make payments to recognised bank accounts.

4.6              Each prize winner is responsible for ensuring they are able to accept the prize as set out and in accordance with these Terms.  In the event that you are unable to do so within 1 (one) month of being notified that you are a prize winner, then Book Drum reserves the right to ask the judges to reallocate the prize.

4.7              There is no alternative to the prizes stated and the prizes are non-transferable and non-negotiable and no part or parts of the prizes may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions of any kind.

4.8              Book Drum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to ask the prize winners for evidence of identification before Book Drum awards any prize.


5.                  General

5.1              If any clause or part of a clause of these Terms is, or becomes, invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then that clause or part of a clause shall be deemed to be deleted from these Terms. Any such deemed deletion shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms.

5.2              Any failure or delay by Book Drum to enforce any of our rights under these Terms is not to be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of that or any other right unless Book Drum acknowledge and agree to such a waiver in writing.

5.3              These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

5.4              The promoter’s name is Book Drum Limited whose business address is located at 26 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NH.