Terms and Conditions


The Competition


This competition has two categories:


• Brand the Blades upper KS2 category: Create a logo for the Parliamentary Blade going into operation on the Walney site off the coast of Cumbria.


• Brand the Blades KS3 category: Create a name and a logo for the Parliamentary Blade going into operation on the Walney site off the coast of Cumbria, developing brand identity for the Parliamentary Blades Project.




This competition is free to enter and the categories are open to the following age groups:


• Brand the Blades upper KS2 category is open to pupils in years 5 and 6, or equivalent academic years in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).


• Brand the Blades KS3 category is open to pupils in upper Key Stage 3, years 7, 8 and 9, or equivalent academic years in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).


Only one entry per pupil. Each pupil must obtain the permission of a parent, guardian or teacher before entering the competition. Each entry form must have the signature, name and date of authorising parent/guardian.


How to enter


For a chance to win the prizes, a completed entry form (including Parent/Guardian authorization) must be submitted. Entries must:


• Fit in the designated box provided on the entry form (275mm x 172mm landscape) for the Brand the Blades category.


• Be original material created by the pupil(s) whose name(s) is submitted on the entry. A collaborative entry is admissible as long as all the names of the team of pupils is included.


• Be received by post or email to Into the Blue Ltd. by 23:59 BST on Wednesday 12th April 2017. Postal address: Brand the Blades Competition, Into the Blue, One The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QJ.  Email address: brandtheblades@intotheblue.biz


• Brand the Blades upper KS2* category specifically must:

Reflect that the project involves a wind turbine that contains components signed by MPs. For more information about the project click here.


• Brand the Blades KS3 category specifically must:

Develop a brand identity for the Parliamentary Blades Project wind turbine. This must include a name and a logo.


Include a brief description in the box provided on the entry form of why you have chosen this name and design.


Reflect that the project celebrates advanced manufacturing in the UK and involves a wind turbine that contains components signed by MPs.


Winner selection


Two winners, one from each category, will be selected from all eligible entries received by 23:59 BST on the closing date of 12th April 2017. All entries will be submitted to the panel of judges anonymously.


The judging panel will consist of:

          • James Luter, Production Director IOW MVOW

          • Peter Clusky, Head of UK Stakeholder Relations  MVOW

          • Andrew Turner, MP Isle of Wight

          • Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director of Renewable Energy UK

          • A ‘People Behind the Blade’ representative


The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final.


The winning entries may be subject to minor alterations or adjustments by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (the “Promoter”) or its agents, including, but not limited to, in order to ensure practicality of use.


Notification of the winner


The competition winners will be announced at the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Parliamentary Blades Project Reception on 21 April 2017. The Winning Schools also will be notified by email, post or telephone by 5.00pm on Monday 24th April 2017.




Each winning entry for Brand the Blades will receive:


1. A prize bundle worth up to a combined total of £100 of MVOW merchandise (at MVOWs discretion).


Each winning school will receive:


1. The winning name or logo (whichever applicable to entry category) on a plaque, placed on the V164-8.0MW offshore wind turbine which hosts one of the Parliamentary Blades. The turbine will be part of the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. A second plaque will be presented to the school.


2. A bespoke and interactive STEM workshop to take place at your school delivered by a team from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. The workshop will be designed around the national curriculum requirements and your school’s requests to deliver a memorable, relevant and inspiring workshop around a range of topics from climate change, electricity, technology, engineering, & advanced manufacturing that will inspire the low carbon leaders of tomorrow. The team will also bring an exciting array of support materials for your school to keep for everyone to enjoy, including some copies of the excellent Offshore Wind Haynes Manual


3. A week’s loan of the interactive and innovative MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s Oculus Rift (virtual reality) technology so that your pupils can experience what it is like to head up to the top these gigantic turbines in order to get an appreciation of the engineering challenges involved. The prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash or other alternative is available. The Promoter shall not offer any other alternative should the school of the winning pupil be unable to take up the prize.


Should school of the winning pupil have not arranged a date for the workshop with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind by the 26th of May then the Promoter reserves the right to offer to the STEM workshop prize to another school.


Publicity and data usage


If you are a winner you agree that the Promoter may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes up to a year after the winners are announced.


Other conditions


• The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this competition without prior notice in the event of circumstances arising beyond its control that makes it necessary to do so.


• Competition entries cannot be returned by the Promoter, it is suggested that entrants make a copy of the entry before submission.


• All input provided by the pupil’s and all intellectual property rights therein shall be assigned to the Promoter and thereafter be under the full control of the Promoter. The pupil’s parent or guardian acknowledges the acceptance of this by entering the competition.


• There is no purchase necessary to enter the competition and there is no charge for submitting an entry.


• The pupil’s parent or guardian acknowledges the acceptance of all these terms and conditions by entering the competition. By entering the competition, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and by the decisions of the Promoter, which are final in all matters relating to the competition. Any breach of these terms and conditions will result in the forfeiture of the prize. No correspondence will be entered into.

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