Terms and conditions

The prize must be accepted as offered. There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise.

The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

Only one entry per household is permitted: multiple entries will be disqualified.

Automated/bulk entries from third parties will be disqualified.

Entrants must be over 18 years old.

The draw is open to everyone (worldwide) except employees of OUP or anyone connected with this offer.

The winner consents to their surname being made publicly available.

The email address you provide to enter the draw will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. OUP will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

For name/country of prize winners, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked Competition Winner to OUP Dictionaries Marketing Department, OUP, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

The decision of OUP will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, mislaid or for any technical failure or for any event which may cause entries to the competition to be delayed, deleted, misdirected, disrupted, or corrupted.

Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner using the contact details provided when entering the competition. If the winner cannot be contacted, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and the promoter reserves the right to disqualify that entrant (without further liability to that entrant) and offer the prize to the next eligible entrant and thereafter until a winner is found.