What’s in the Box: Terms and Conditions


FEB – MARCH 2013

The following rules (“Rules”) together with Orion Media Ltd (“Orion”) general and competition terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) (which can be found at freeradio.co.uk/general-terms-conditions apply to ‘WHAT’S IN THE BOX’ Radio Competition (“the Competition”) which will run from 25th February 2013 until a correct guess of ‘What’s In The BOX’ is received (“the Duration”).  The Participating “Radio Station” is any of Free Radio (Birmingham); Free Radio (Shropshire & Black Country); Free Radio (Coventry & Warks); and Free Radio (Herefordshire & Worcs).

Anyone who enters the Competition (an “Entrant”) will be deemed to have understood these Rules along with the Terms and Conditions and will be bound by them.  The Terms and Conditions are available on request from the Radio Station.

1. Details of the Competition

1.1 A sealed BOX is locked away securely.  The contents of the BOX will have been sealed and witnessed at the time of sealing. During each round of the Competition, the safe is unlocked by the BOXmaster.  The on-air presenter, who is unaware of the contents, will get the BOX out and shake it to try to assist Entrants’ guesses. Competition rounds can be played at any time of day or night or at weekends. The rounds shall be aired simultaneously on all Free Radio stations.

1.2 To take part in the Competition, Entrants must call 0330 66 00 111 (the “Telephone Line”) only when prompted by the on-air presenter to have a guess to identify specifically ‘What’s In The BOX’. Telephone calls will be charged at standard network rates. Calls from mobile phones may be higher. One caller will be selected at random, checked for eligibility, and brought to air for their guess. All calls will be recorded. Only entries received in this way, or ‘in person’  shall be considered.

1.3 The Radio Station reserves the right to clear the lines before announcing a new round is about to be played. If any call is answered and there appears to be no-one holding and speaking into the phone when the presenter speaks, we reserve the right to move on to the next caller after a reasonable length of time. The Radio Station reserves the right to select an alternate Entrant if any randomly selected Entrant’s Telephone line drops out or fails due to any other technical reason, including battery loss.

1.4 Only the BOXmaster (the “Judge”) knows the contents of the BOX. The BOXmaster will be one of a small number of Free Radio staff who are aware of the contents.  After each Entrant’s guess, the BOXmaster will confirm whether the Entrant is correct or incorrect. The BOXmaster may also indicate if a guess is getting close.  The decision on whether the guess is sufficiently accurate and specific to win, shall be the decision of the BOXmaster. No correspondence shall be entered into; and the decision shall be final.

1.5 Eligible Entrants who guess incorrectly may enter again at any time for subsequent rounds to guess again.

1.6 Spot Prizes may be given throughout the Duration of the Competition at the discretion of the BOXmaster for giving a guess which brings the correct answer one step closer to being revealed, or for any other reason as the BOXmaster sees fit. All decisions are final.

1.7 The Radio Station reserves the right at any time to reveal clues at their discretion on-air on all or any of the Free Radio stations and online and on social media such as facebook® and twitter®.  Such clues may or may not be listed also in an online list.

1.8 The Radio Station reserves the right to increase or decrease the frequency of rounds throughout the Duration of the Competition.

1.9 The Radio Station may also choose to host an online round of the competition, where a randomly selected online Entrant may be invited to play on-air – or to visit to make their own assessment of ‘What’s In The BOX’ by handling the BOX themselves before they have their guess live in the studio.

1.10 The Radio Station may also on occasions take the BOX out to Station events for Entrants to see the BOX for themselves, and visiting celebrities to the Radio Station may also get the chance to handle the BOX and give their thoughts about what they think is in the BOX.  These activities are promotional and guesses will not be accepted or considered.

1.11 If at any time the seal on the BOX becomes broken before the correct guess has been received, or the identity of its contents become compromised, the Radio Station reserve the right to re-seal – or replace the contents of the BOX and restart the Competition. If the latter happens it will be made clear on air.

1.12 The item may or may not be wrapped inside the BOX and if it becomes known to the BOXmaster that the item becomes damaged in any way inside the BOX, this shall be shared on air.

1.13 Any clues given by presenters or guests on any frequencies as regards the weight, size, shape or impressions of the box and what is within it shall be merely personal and  instinctive.

2. Eligibility
2.1 Entrants must be 16 or over, UK residents and live in the Radio Station’s registered transmission survey postal code area (TSA). A list of  post codes in this area can be requested from the Radio Station. The Radio Station may also choose to allow entrants from close-by.

2.2 Entrants who have won a Prize on the Radio Station of a value of £500 or over on the Radio Station in the last six months are not eligible to win in this Competition.

2.3 By entering this Competition all Entrants (including the winner) agree to take part in or co-operate with publicity and agree that their reasons for seeking to win may be broadcast on-air, online at freeradio.co.uk and on social media.

3. Prize
3.1 There is one Prize in the Competition. The Prize will be a cheque to the value of £10,000 (ten thousand pounds) which will be made out in the name of the person who correctly guesses, with sufficient accuracy, ‘What’s In The BOX.’

3.2 The winner should allow 28 days from the end of the competition for receipt of their Prize.  Should any of the above conditions have been broken in the course of the Entrant’s win, no prize shall be payable.

3.3 The Prize may not be transferred to any other person.

3.4 Orion reserves the right to substitute the Prize.