Terms & Conditions

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Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.

Entry is open to anyone working in the Biomedical/Life Science industry except employees (and their families) of Datesand Ltd, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions.

The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.

Company Contracts: If it is written into your employment contract that the copyright for anything you design belongs to the company, please do not submit an entry to this competition.

Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will not be valid and will be deemed void.

All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.

Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.

No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit.

The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The winner will be responsible for any income tax applied to the value of the prize and for informing the appropriate authorities.

The winner is responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas.

The winner agrees to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of country of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Datesand Ltd. relating to any post-winning publicity.

Unless stated otherwise, all entries must be made on the official application form.

Closing date for entries is 1st Feb 2020

Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the judges.

Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing to the winner(s). Failure to respond or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.

The decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.

Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time. The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material.

In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) will prevail.

A list of winners will be available by writing to the Promoter’s address no earlier than six weeks, unless otherwise stated, after the close of the competition. Only the surname and country of the winners will be disclosed.

The Prize

The first prize is all-expenses-paid trip to any Life Science trade conference The product release date is the date that the product is launched using social media, advertising & marketing. This date will be at the discretion of Datesand Ltd. All design rights and intellectual property will be owned by Datesand Ltd.

BONUS PRIZE! Publication Award sponsored by Parsemus Foundation

  • The winner of the Janet Wood Innovation Award is eligible for a publication prize for research supporting the benefits of the product that is published in an open-access scientific journal.

  • To encourage expeditious publication, an unrestricted publication bonus of £1500 will be made available to the awardee immediately upon publication within one year of the award date.

  • In addition to and separate from the unrestricted publication bonus directly to the awardee, publication fees will be covered if the researcher’s host institution does not typically cover researchers’ publication fees. Up to £2500 will be provided for publication fees in pure open-access journals such as PLoS or those that offer open-access. If the awardee’s institution covers publication fees, these funds will be made available directly to the awardee in addition to the £1500 publication bonus.

  • In no instance will a publication award or publication fees be paid for: 1) a publication which will not be made freely available on PubMed immediately upon publication; or 2) publication in a predatory journal (as listed on Beall’s List of Predatory Journals or Publishers https://beallslist.weebly.com/). Publication of study results in such a journal will violate the terms of this agreement

  • In compliance with Research Information Network and Wellcome Trust guidelines for greater searchability, funding acknowledgements should include the exact phrase “This work was supported by Parsemus Foundation.”

Designs that are protected by copyright, patent or any other form of intellectual property will not be accepted into the competition.

Information that is supplied to Datesand Ltd will NOT be held in confidence as it will be shown to the judging panel and if chosen as a finalist, will be displayed at the IAT Congress.


By submitting your competition entry, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. If you would like clarification on any of these terms and conditions please

write to the promoter:

Datesand Ltd. PO Box 45, Manchester. M11 3ER