Terms and Conditions


  1. This promotion is only open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over, excluding employees of the Promoter, their family, and any other person associated with this promotion.

  2. Promotional Period: Entries must be received between noon on 28 May 2014 and noon on 18 June 2014.

  3. To enter: visit www.theaviosbigreward.com and
  4. a. record and upload a video that is no more than 60 seconds in length; OR
    b. submit a written piece of text (in no more than 250 words) that best explains why you, (the “Nominator”) want to say thank you or believe a friend or member of your family (“Nominee”) deserve to be nominated for the prize. You must also enter your contact details and those of the Nominee (name, age, email address and mobile number).

  5. All entries will be moderated according to clause 10. Video entries that pass moderation, will be sent to the Nominee for approval. Upon approval, all video nominations will be converted into a soundless GIF and published, which will be made available for public viewing on www.theaviosbigreward.com within 72 hours of approval. All valid entries will then be judged according to clause 9. 

  6. Further Nomination Details:

  7. a. Nominees and Nominators must be aged 18 years or over
    b. Nominees and Nominators must be a resident of the United Kingdom;
    c. Nominator’s cannot nominate themselves or non-humans, eg a pet;
    d. A Nominee can be nominated by multiple people;
    e. One entry per Nominator;
    f. Nominator will be able to review their nomination video or text before submitting but not after; and
    g. Nominees of video entries must approve their nomination for their entry to be published online.

  8. No purchase necessary; however internet access is required.

  9. Prizes for Nominees:
  10. a. 1st Prizes: 2 winners will each win 1 x pair of return British Airways World Traveller flights to New York;
    b. 2nd Prizes: 5 winners will each win 1 x pair of return British Airways Euro Traveller flights up to any 15,000 Avios destinations which are Algiers, Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Bologna, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Faro, Gibraltar, Granada, Helsinki, Ibiza, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Naples, Oslo, Palma, Pisa, Porto, Rome, Stockholm, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Angers, Basel, Belfast, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Bordeaux, Brussels, Chambery, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Glasgow, Gothenberg, Hamburg, Hanover, Innsbruck, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Newcastle, Nice, Paris, Prague, Quimper, Rotterdam, Salzburg, Stavanger, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Turin, and Zurich; and
    c. 3rd Prizes: 43 winners will each win 1 x pair of return British Airways Euro Traveller flights up to any 9,000 Avios destinations which are Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Angers, Basel, Belfast, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Bordeaux, Brussels, Chambery, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Glasgow, Gothenberg, Hamburg, Hanover, Innsbruck, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Newcastle, Nice, Paris, Prague, Quimper, Rotterdam, Salzburg, Stavanger, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Turin, and Zurich.

    Prizes are flights only; accommodation and other costs (including inter-airport, airport and resort transfers) are NOT included and will be the responsibility of the winner and their guest. Winning Nominees do not have to take the Nominator as their guest but must book their flights by 30 September 2014 and flights must be taken within 1 year of the booking date. Please see clause 16 for further details.

  11. As part of the verification process, the winning Nominee’s will be asked to select their preferred destination (if applicable) from clause 8(b) or (c) and to provide 3 preferred dates to take their prize and the Promoter will do their best to fulfil one of the dates provided, subject to availability. Please see clause 15 for details.Winning Nominees must become a member of Avios Travel Rewards Programme to claim the prize, which is free and can be done at the time of prize claim.

  12. Winner Selection: Entries will be judged throughout the Promotion Period by a panel of judges overseen and led by PromoVeritas, the independent promotional verification service. Nominator’s may be telephoned to understand their entry properly. Entries will be judged based equally on the following questions:
    a. Is the entry inspiring, either through the story or through the creativity of the entry?
    b. Is the entry innovative; does it do something different that grabs your attention?
    c. Does the entry keep you engaged throughout?
    d. Is the entry relevant; does it clearly say who is being nominated and why they deserve to be thanked?
    e. Is the entry succinct?
    f. Is the entry positive and uplifting?
    g. Does the verbal communication (if applicable) support the written submission?

  13. All entries will be moderated and entries will be rejected, at the sole discretion of the Promoter if they:
  14. a. contain defamatory, malicious, indecent or other inappropriate content including sexist or racist language or imagery;
    b. include the names, likenesses, photographs, videos or similar of any individual without their express permission;
    c. contain immoral or obscene behaviour;
    d. condone or encourage violent or anti-social behaviour;
    e. cause offence on the ground of religion, gender, sexual orientation, nudity, disability or age;
    f. have not been uploaded specifically for the promotion;
    g. refer to other brands other than the Promoter;
    h. have negative attitudes or thoughts about the Promoter or any of its related partners;
    i. are in a foreign language;
    j. represent a danger, health and safety fear or distress; or
    k. Include any reference or image linked to inappropriate or excess drinking.

  15. By entering, Nominators confirm that:
    a. they have obtained the consent of the Nominee before submitting their details, and that their entry:
    b. is their own work;
    c. has not previously been published or won an award or prize;
    d. does not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to, ownership, copyrights, trademarks, patents, logos, licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy or any other intellectual property rights;

  16. By entering, Nominator’s acknowledge that other Nominator’s may have created ideas and concepts that may be similar to their entry, and that they will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Promoter over such matters.

  17. By submitting a video or written entry, you grant the Promoter and its associated companies a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence for a term of 2 years to use those entries (including comments you submit in connection with your entry) in any and all media (including without limitation on its social media channels, websites and tangible media) without accreditation or notification. If a Nominator or Nominee requests the Promoter remove their entry after the end of the term of this licence, the Promoter’s duty to do so will be limited to those channels still reasonably under its control. The Promoter bears no liability for use of any entries in accordance with these terms.

  18. Winner notification: Nominators and Nominees may be contacted and asked to attend a TV event that is running in connection with this competition and will take place on 11 July 2014. The Nominee will be informed they have been short listed by 28 June 2014 and will be notified if they are a winner by 14 July 2014 at either the event or by telephone or email.  In the event that the Nominee is not contactable we will contact the Nominator.  If the Nominee and the Nominator are not contactable by 21 July 2014 we reserve the right to choose another winner and the entitlement to the prize will be lost. This competition is run by Avios and is not administered by Channel4 Television.

  19. After winner notification, the winning entries will be published online. Nominees will be able to request the video be removed by emailing social.media@avios.com.

  20. Further Prize Details:

  21. a. Flights are subject to availability;
    b. Flights will depart from London Heathrow or London Gatwick and may include a connecting flight from a regional UK airport from which British Airways operates and flights will arrive in the preselected destination only;
    c. The winning Nominee and their guest must travel together in both directions;
    d. Tickets are non-refundable or non-transferable;
    e. All applicable airline taxes, fees, charges and surcharges relating to the flights shall be paid by the Promoter;
    f. Accommodation, non-air transportation, travel insurance and spending money is the sole responsibility of the winning Nominee’s and their guests;
    g. The winning Nominee and their guest must abide by and are subject to the Airline’s published General Conditions of Carriage;
    h. Changes and cancellations are subject to the fare rules of the ticket;
    i. If a booking is cancelled, no alternative tickets will be issued;
    j. Lounge passes and upgrades are not permitted;
    k. Winning Nominee’s and their guests must have a valid passport including any applicable visa and health requirements for travel with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date;
    l. Transfers to and from the UK and European airports are not included;
    m. Flight extras are not included in the prize; and
    n. Any costs or expenses not expressly included in the Prize pursuant to these Terms and Conditions including without limitation, travel to and from airports, excess baggage, car parking charges, excursions, attractions will be the sole responsibility of the winner and their guest.

  22. For the name and county of the winners, visit www.theaviosbigreward.com  between 30 July and 30 September 2014.
  23. By entering the Promotion, the participant agrees to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession, attendance at or use of the prize (except death or personal injury caused by the Promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).

  24. All nominations must be made by the Nominator themselves. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.  Incomplete or illegible entries and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted.  If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that person’s chance of winning in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the promotion, that person’s entries will be disqualified and any prize award will be void. 

  25. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted,  corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise.
  26. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other form of compensation. In the event for any reason the prize winners do not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winners and neither cash nor any other form of compensation will be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize. If for any reason a prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.

  27. If for any reason any aspect of this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, or invalidate any affected entries.

  28. The winners may be asked to participate in reasonable publicity associated with this promotion which may include photos and names of the winners including being filmed, an interview and/or photo-shoot.

  29. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent.

  30. The decision of the Promoter is final and binding on all matters. Correspondence will not be entered into.

  31. Entry into the promotion is on the understanding and the acceptance of these terms and conditions. Any breach of these terms and conditions may result in a prize being forfeited.

  32. This promotion is governed by the English Law and participants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  33. Promoter: Avios Group (AGL) Limited, Betts Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9XY