As part of a European COVID crisis program co-funded by the EU, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland is organising a competition to promote European milk and dairy products: Best Scones NI.
“Scones” are an important part of Northern Ireland’s gastronomic culture, and the purpose of the Competition is to find Northern Ireland’s best scone.
Key Competition Dates – entrants should note the following dates before applying –
A local NI business which meets the following criteria may participate. The entrant should submit their entry to www.bestsconesni.com
Entrant criteria: Business owners must be currently trading in Northern Ireland under at least one of the following categories:
Product criteria: Scones sold in the entrants’ business should be baked using dairy ingredients such as cow’s milk/butter/buttermilk/cream/cheese.
Entrant exclusions: Wholesale suppliers and products baked only for mass produced retail i.e., supermarkets, small/medium convenience stores, petrol stations, and do not have any customer facing facilities are excluded from the competition.
The entry should include
By voting in the competition, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all rules and guidelines applicable.
The five businesses with the highest number of votes in each category that meet the product criteria will be shortlisted for the judging process.
Shortlisted entrants must agree for their business to be visited by our three judges to judge the scones on site in the entrants’ business w/c 6th – 20 September 2021.
Shortlisted businesses will be notified in advance of the judging.
Each shortlisted business will be asked to nominate up to three scones from their menu, which the judges will assess based on taste/flavour; texture/mouth feel; and eye appeal/presentation
All shortlisted businesses will be invited to nominate up to two members of staff to attend a VIP event on Monday 18 October from 6pm
Awards ceremony – Following the VIP event, participants will be joined by journalists and dairy company representatives for a drinks & canape reception where the category winners and the overall winner will be announced.
In entering the Competition, the business agrees that its nominees will attend both the VIP event and award ceremony afterwards on Monday 18 October 2021.
The winning business will receive –
Runners up will receive –
The winner will be required to take part in media interviews, publicity photos and short videos, in addition to social media and post-competition communications and marketing activity.
If entrants do not wish to be filmed please nominate a person from your business to be put forward for any publicity activities as mentioned.
Participation agreement: This contest is free to enter and open to Northern Ireland food service businesses which bake in-house.
The organizer will consider as a competition entrant any person who has submitted their entry to the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland website www.bestsconesni.com, thus accepting all the terms and conditions of the contest.
All entrants consent for their application image to be posted publicly on www.bestsconesni.com for the public to make their vote of Northern Ireland’s best scones.
The business owner and/or supervising manager must have given permission for the entry to be submitted.
The judges’ decision is final, and no communication will be entered into.
All entrants must consent to being contacted by Best Scones NI on the behalf of Dairy Council NI to inform entrants of competition updates such as event timings and shortlisting news.
The entrant: Each participant is solely responsible for the content and photographs that they are sending and guarantees that they are the author or has the necessary rights and permissions from the author or owner for their use.
If shortlisted, the participant transfers to Dairy Council for Northern Ireland any intellectual property rights of the business’ entry submission photograph, without receiving any compensation.
Similarly, a finalist expressly authorizes Best Scones NI and Dairy Council for Northern Ireland and European Milk Forum to publish the business images and publicity photographs, with or without their name, on the contest website.
Owners, employees and family members of the organizer and entities related to the competition, Best Scones NI or DCNI cannot participate in the contest.
The organiser reserves the right to avoid speculative or commercial practice relating to the Contest, including through legal or other means at its convenience.
Similarly, it reserves the right to disqualify any participant from the contest acting in a manner contrary to the rules or attempting to alter the results of the contest or hinder its proceedings.
It also reserves the right to any verification, before notification of the shortlisted businesses, identity of participants and voters.
The organizer reserves the right to extend the competition by communicating well in advance on the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland website www.bestsconesni.com and indicating the new deadline in force. It also reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest, if duly justified.
The organizer undertakes to communicate, well in advance, about the new regulations or new general terms and conditions or, where applicable, the final cancellation, through the medium of communication used at the time of publication of the contest.
The organizer will not be held responsible for any adverse impact (unable to register a participant, etc.) related to a malfunction of the computer or electrical network due to natural external factors (including adverse weather conditions or technical failure of the ISP).
Each participant, while agreeing to transmit his personal data, expressly authorizes the Best Scones NI/ Dairy Council for Northern Ireland and their agents, and the European Milk Forum to manage and process the data in an automated manner, by incorporating it into a computer file of which they will be both owners and managers.
This data will be used in the contest to send, where appropriate, to manage the dispatch of communication or further information through future promotions organized by Best Scones NI/ Dairy Council for Northern Ireland, by all means of communication, including email.
The participant may at any time exercise his right of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of his data by requesting in writing to the holders of the file: (i) Best Scones NI (ii) Dairy Council for Northern Ireland.
In the event of disputes and disagreement on the application and interpretation of these competition rules, the organiser will decide any question relating to the application of these rules.
In the absence of specific information provided for by the competition rules and alternatively by country law, the applicable law will be the law of the country in which the case arises.
Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these competition rules. For further enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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