Prove your fitness for the ultimate polar journey
The ISCE 2012 in conjunction with The Telegraph is offering a reader the chance to win a place on the tribute journey. The winner of our competition will join the sledging team from McMurdo Sound to the last campsite of Captain Scottâ€™s Polar Party, where a memorial service will be held, and then return to McMurdo Sound. Applicants should be aged between 18-30, and write an article of 500-1,000 words entitled: â€œWhy Captain Scott is important to meâ€. Applications must include a Â£10 non-refundable entry fee. Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to â€˜ISCE2012â€™. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a training day in the UK to assess their fitness to participate in the ISCE2012. Two finalists will be chosen, one to participate in the sledging party, and one reserve.
Please read the terms and conditions, below.
Any polar expedition is complex and unpredictable, so applicants should be
prepared to commit to a flexible itinerary. Entries should be sent to:
ISCE 2012,Box 20, Unit C, 203 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2HT
1. This competition is open to residents of the UK only aged between 18 and 30 years of age as of June 1, 2011, except employees of Telegraph Media Group Limited, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the draw, or professional members of other overseas aid charities.
2. Details of how to enter form part of the terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The judging panel will be comprised of representatives of Telegraph Media Group and ISCE2012. The decision of the judges in all matters connected to this competition, including the provision of the prize, is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3. It is a condition of entry to this competition that shortlisted entrants obtain medical advice before attending any assessment training and provide certification from their doctor that they are fit enough to participate. Further, the winning entrant and the reserve winning entrant agree to submit to a full medical examination, and to the administration of all necessary vaccinations and medicines, to be carried out by a doctor to be appointed by the Promoter.
Dependant on passing the medical examination, the winner and reserve will be required to attend briefings and training, to be given by ISCE2012 and Telegraph Media Group Limited.
Should the winner or reserve not pass the medical examination, or be deemed unsuitable for participating in the expedition during the period of briefing and training, the Promoter and ISCE2012 reserve the right to award the place on the expedition to another entrant, chosen in accordance with these terms and conditions.
4. Due to the nature of the expedition, the dates of travel are subject to change. The winner and reserve, however, must be available for travel during December 2011 and January 2012.
5. To participate in this competition, entrants must submit a report : â€œA message to the public: why Captain Scott is important to meâ€. Reports must be typewritten in English and be between 500 and 1,000 words in length. Entries will be judged on originality and how well the spirit of Captain Scottâ€™s final expedition has been captured.
Entries must be accompanied by a cheque for Â£10 made payable to ISCE2012. This entry fee is non-returnable and non-refundable.
6. Copyright in all submissions to the competition remains with the respective entrants. However, by participating in the Competition, each entrant warrants that his or her submission will be their own original works and each entrant grants to the Telegraph Media Group and ISCE2012 an irrevocable, perpetual, assignable, sub-licensable, royalty free, worldwide licence to publish, reproduce, display and distribute the submission (including any adaptations, abstracts, excerpts, extracts or summaries) in whatever medium in any of their publications, websites and/or in any material connected to this competition and ISCE 2012. Entrants will not receive remittance for such publication, though their work will be credited.
7. Entries must be submitted to ISCE2012 at the published address and entry is restricted to one per person. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of despatch will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
8. All entries must be received by Friday, December 31, 2010.
9. A shortlist of ten entrants will be chosen who will be required to attend a physical fitness assessment following which the winner and one reserve will be selected.
The shortlisted entrants will be notified within 28 days of the closing date of the competition
10. The winning entrant shall be given the opportunity to participate in the International Scott Centenary Expedition 2012. The prize comprises full training and travel itineraries as listed in the appendix to these terms and conditions, below. It is important to note that all arrangements are subject to change due to but limited to the success of fundraising or prevailing weather conditions. The winner will be expected to participate in the expeditionâ€™s media and outreach work, which will be undertaken on a voluntary basis.
11. During the trip the winner will be required to submit articles for publication in Telegraph Media Group publications.
12. It is the responsibility of the winner to ensure they have a valid passport for their trip.
13. The winner will be required to participate in publicity.
14. The winnerâ€™s name and county may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published closing date, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to Antarctic Expedition, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W0DT.
15. The prize as described is available on the date of publication. The prize is non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
16. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter. Accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary, amend or withdraw the competition and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.
17. The Promoter is responsible for the publication of the competition and the provision of insurance. The Promoter and ISCE2012 have joint responsibility for the adjudication of the competition. All other facilities connected with the provision of the prize are the responsibility of ISCE2012.
Promoter Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0DT.
Due to the nature of the proposed expedition, the itineraries listed here are subject to change at short notice. The shortlisted entrants and eventual winner and reserve winner must be flexible in making themselves available for training and the expedition, as applicable.
May 2011 â€“ Training day and assessment for shortlisted entrants to select the overall winner and reserve winner.
October or November 2011 â€“ Training expedition to Svalbard or Greenland during which the final selection of sledging party will take place.
Ongoing: The winner and reserve winner will be expected to pursue their own personal fitness programme between selection and the expedition.
Fly London - Santiago (Chile)
Fly Santiago - Punta Arenas
Fly Punta Arenas - Patriot Hills
Fly Patriot Hills - McMurdo Station
Ski/sledge McMurdo Station to site of Scott's Last Camp and return by the same route.