Grand Designs Competition

You Shared your funny captions with us, and 20 of you won a pair of tickets to Grand Designs Live 2019.

Rules, Terms and Conditions

Grand Designs 2019 Competition Terms and Conditions

We have 20 pairs of tickets for a day’s entrance to the Grand Designs Live London 2019 show at London’s ExCeL valid during 4-12 May 2019 to give away. Tickets are valid for any day of the event that they want to attend Grand Designs Live.

During the weekend of 13-14 April we will be running a competition on Twitter and Facebook asking people to submit their best captions to two images across Facebook and Twitter with the theme of giving nature a home.


1. This competition is open to all UK residents over 18, except any employee of or person directly connected with the RSPB and their immediate family members. Proof of age may be required.

2. The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.

3. All entries must be submitted by replying to the competition post on Twitter or Facebook on the dates of 13-14 April. On Facebook, only entries posted in the comment section of our competition post will be counted.

4. The RSPB must receive entries by midnight on each of the dates (13-14 April). Any entry which is late, incomplete or inappropriate will be deemed invalid at the discretion of the RSPB.

5. The RSPB accepts no responsibility for any technical failure, malfunction or any other problem with any server, internet access system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost, corrupted or not properly registered or recorded. No responsibility will be taken for damaged or lost entries.

6. The judges will look at the entries and then pick 20 winners (5 from each of the posts) decisions shall be final and no correspondence regarding the results will be entered into. Entries must be posted by midnight on each of the competition dates 13 and 14 April.

7. There will be 20 winners in total. Each winner shall receive 2 tickets to the Grand Designs Live London Show 2019.

8. The winners will be notified by direct message (on Facebook or Twitter depending on how they entered the competition) within 1 week of a decision being made. They will be provided with a Twitter or Facebook email inbox address where they need to send their postal address details. Tickets will be dispatched to the winner once we receive their information. If the winner does not provide this information within 7 days they will forfeit the prize and the RSPB will select another winner of their own choosing.

9. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.

10. The prize is provided by Grand Designs Media 10 Ltd, Crown House, 151 High Road, Loughton, IG10 4LF and ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL and may be subject to further terms and conditions imposed by Grand Designs. The RSPB reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if necessary.

11. Full copyright title remains with the author/owner of any entry. Please see the full Terms and Conditions below.

12. The RSPB reserves the right to refuse entry or to refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of the Rules or the Terms and Conditions or the spirit of the Rules or the Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

1. By submitting an entry, you agree to be legally bound by the Rules and these Terms and Conditions.

2. Any entry must be your original work and it must not infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, and publicity, personal or proprietary rights. In addition, all entries must be produced legally without trespassing on any land and no wildlife or habitats should be harmed, put at risk or unduly disturbed in the process.

3. Full copyright title shall be retained by the author of any entry. By submitting any entry to the RSPB (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio), you agree to grant the RSPB a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and exercise all publicity rights with respect to your entry, and/or to incorporate your entry in other works, in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your entry, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in the RSPB’s Privacy Policy.

4. By submitting an entry, you agree to waive any moral rights contained in your entry. Any entry you provide shall be non-confidential.

5. By submitting an entry, you agree the RSPB may use the material for any purpose and in any way it chooses, including, but not limited to, marketing, publicity, advertising and presentations.

6. The RSPB (including its subsidiaries, agents or distributors) shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage or for any costs, claims or demands of any nature whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of the use of your entry or any part thereof.

7. Insofar as is permitted by law, the RSPB (including its subsidiaries, agents or distributors) will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize, except where it is caused by the negligence of the RSPB, its subsidiaries, agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

8. You agree to indemnify the RSPB (and its subsidiaries) against any claim from any third party for any breach of the Rules or these Terms and Conditions.

9. The RSPB reserves the right to update the Rules and these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any updated version will be effective as soon as it is published on the RSPB competition website.

10. The RSPB takes your privacy very seriously; we will only use your personal information in accordance with the terms of these Terms and Conditions and the RSPB’s Privacy Policy. By submitting an entry, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

11. Any personal data submitted will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Law. Personal data supplied may be passed on to third party suppliers only insofar as required for fulfilment/delivery/arrangement of the prize.

12. The winner may be required to participate in publicity related to the competition which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media. You agree that your personal data may be used for this purpose.

13. For the avoidance of doubt, by submitting your entry you warrant that all persons featured in your entry have given you their express consent for their image, voice or other details to be used and, in the case of vulnerable adults or persons under 18 years of age, you warrant that you have obtained express consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

14. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. In using Facebook or Twitter you acknowledge and agree to be bound by Facebook and Twitter Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

15. This competition is governed by English law and English Courts have exclusive jurisdiction.

16. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (the 'RSPB') is a registered charity in England & Wales no. 207076 and in Scotland no. SC037654 whose registered address is at the Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL



Here are the lucky winners of our fun Grand Designs competition on Facebook and Twitter.



  • Carolyn Watkins, Portishead
  • Fiona Johnson, Belton
  • Laura Streets, London
  • Julia Read Woodbridge, Lydd-on-Sea
  • Lyndsey Smith, Blairgowrie
  • Helen Emma Cliffe, Holmfirth
  • Marie Goodwin, London
  • Olly Bower, Southampton
  • Selina Bombina, Lower Stondon
  • Jane Higginson, Spilsby




  • Isabella Ophelia Jones, London
  • Linda McDermott, Ware
  • Linda Pledger, Gt Dunmow
  • John Fulton, Caine
  • Angie, Haywards Heath
  • Simon Parker, Chester
  • Paula Redmond, London
  • Sh4rp1e WatermeadBirder
  • PaHaBriUk
  • K Jakacka, Durham