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EOHD Paper Plane Competition Terms and Conditions


  • The promoter is: The Institution of Engineering and Technology of Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL.


  • The title of the competition is EOHD Paper Plane Challenge.
  • The competition is divided into three age groups:
    • Children: 5-7 year olds
    • Children: 8-10 year olds
    • Children: 11-13 year olds


  • Please read these competition Terms and Conditions in full before deciding whether to enter the competition. By entering the competition, the parent or legal guardian of the Entrant participating agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  • Internet access is required. A Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account is required.
  • The competition will run from 09:00 BST on Monday 19th July 2021 (the "Opening Date") to 3pm BST on Friday 27th August 2021 (the "Closing Date") inclusive (“the Competition Period”).
  • To enter the competition,
  • the entrant child (“Entrant”) should feature in continuous video (the “Video”) covering the following:
    • the Entrant making a paper aeroplane using only an A4 piece of paper, unaided, within 60 seconds
    • once the 60 seconds is complete, the Entrant seeing how far their paper aeroplane will fly by throwing it across the room. The distance flown should be accurately and fairly measured and announced in the Video.
    • the Entrant’s parent/legal guardian must upload (within the Competition Period) the Video to their Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account, using the hashtag #EOHDpaperplane and including the Entrant’s name and age.
  • All entries must be received by the Promoter during the Competition Period. All competition entries received after the Closing Date, or which are not submitted with the hashtag #EOHDpaperplane or the Entrant’s name and age, are automatically disqualified.
  • For help with entries or any questions about this competition, please contact


  • For each age group, the Promoter will maintain a leader board, showing names of the top 3 Entrants whose paper aeroplanes have flown the furthest distance. The leader board and competition will be publicly shared during the Promoter’s Engineering Open House Day live magazine show which takes place online via the IET’s YouTube channel on Friday 23rd July 2021 between 10am and 3pm (the “Show”). The leader board will also feature on the Promotor’s website ( The leader board may change and could be updated throughout the Show as entries are received. Videos may also be shown during the Show.
  • The winner in each age group will be the Entrant at the top of the leader board after the Closing Date.
  • The winner in each age group will be officially announced on the Promoter’s website ( social media channels ("Announcement Date").
  • The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered in to.


  • There is one prize for the winner of each age group. The prize is a LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox.
  • Prizes are:
    • subject to availability.
    • supplied by the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to replace a prize with an alternative prize of equal value if circumstances beyond the Promoter's control make it necessary to do so.
    • not negotiable or transferable, and exclude any additional costs and expenses. Each winner is each responsible for all applicable taxes and expenses not specified in the description of the prize above.


  • The Promoter will contact the parent/legal guardian of each winner week commencing 30th August 2021 to notify them that their child is the winner in their age group and to arrange to send them their prize. Contact will be made via the private messaging functionality to the social media account/handle used to submit the Video. Once contact has been made by the Promoter, the parent/legal guardian must reply within 30 days to confirm the address to which the prize should be sent.
  • The Promoter will arrange for postage of the prize to each winner within 30 days of receiving confirmation of the delivery address.
  • The Promoter will make reasonable efforts to contact the parent/legal guardian of each winner. If they cannot be contacted or are not available, or have not responded to the Promoter’s communications in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible Entrant as judged from the entries that were received before the Closing Date.
  • The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.


  • The competition is open to those individuals who match the relevant age group criteria as set out in Clause 2.2 and who are resident in the UK.
  • Entrants cannot be in the immediate families or households of:
    • employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies; or
    • employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration
  • By submitting a Video to the competition, you confirm that the Entrant is eligible to participate and eligible to claim the prize they may win. The Promoter may require proof of eligibility.
  • The Promoter will not accept competition entries that:
    • are not a continuous video of the aeroplane build, flight and measurement;
    • show the aeroplane build has not been completed within 60 seconds;
    • show more than one child has participated in the build of the aeroplane;
    • feature an adult undertaking, participating or otherwise assisting in the build and flight of the aeroplane (but adults may assist with the measuring element).
    • missing the hashtag #EOHDpaperplane, and the name and age of the Entrant;
    • submitted via a social media platform that is not Twitter, Facebook or Instagram;
    • illegible, inaudible, incomprehensible, have been edited, altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;
    • obscene, indecent, or contain nudity, pornography, profanity, threats to any person, place, business or group, invade the privacy or rights of any person, firm or entity, any defamatory statements or words or symbols that are offensive either generally or to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group;
    • incomplete;
    • violate a third party’s intellectual property rights; or
    • violate applicable laws and regulations.
  • There is no limit on the number of Videos which can be submitted per Entrant, provided that each time the Entrant undertakes the full challenge afresh (i.e. builds a new aeroplane each time within 60 seconds, test it by flying it and measuring the distance flown).
  • The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify the Entrant if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition, you are found to be tampering with the entry process, or you are considered to have acted in any manner that is deemed to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
  • The Promoter will not accept responsibility for any failure of the social media platforms through which competition is managed or otherwise where participation in the competition is prohibited or disrupted due to any equipment failure, line failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.


  • Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate you and/or a winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage and consequential damage of any nature, personal injury or death occurring as a result of accepting these Terms and Conditions or of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  • The Promotor does not accept any liability for any failure of hardware, software, computer, phones or other systems (including the social media platforms through which the competition is being run), which may result in any entry, or other information about an Entrant or the competition being lost, damaged, delayed or corrupted in any way.


  • By submitting an entry, you confirm that:
    • it is your own Video;
    • you had the permission of all persons featuring in the Video to take the recording and to enter it into this competition (or otherwise can give permission on behalf of the Entrant);
    • you are the sole owner of all intellectual property rights in the Video;
    • you are not infringing the intellectual property rights of any third party or breaching any other laws.
  • By submitting a Video into the competition, you grant to the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable and sub-licenceable licence to:
    • use, reproduce and publish the Video (in whole or part):
    • in promotional, exhibition, press, sales and marketing materials (digital and in print);
    • on websites and in social media; and
    • for educational purposes in order to promote the Promoter, engineering and technology to a wider audience.
    • edit, adapt and modify the entry as required for the purposes listed in clause 2.1
  • By submitting a Video, you accept that if the entry qualifies to feature on the leader board, the name of the Entrant will be used (not the name of their parent/legal guardian who submitted the Video).


  • By entering the competition:
    • you agree that any personal information provided by you may be held and used only by the Promoter or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition (including displaying an Entrant’s name on the leader board and the submitted Video as part of the Show, on the Promoter website and social media channels) and any other purpose to which you have agreed. (The personal information will be held by the Promoter or its agents and suppliers for a maximum period of 3 months after the Announcement Date).
  • For an Entrant who is a winner of the competition:
    • you agree that the Promoter and its agents and suppliers may use the Entrant’s name, image, voice, and town/county and country of residence and the Video as part of the winner announcement, and for any other reasonable and related promotional, press and marketing purposes.
    • you agree to participate with the Entrant in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter and its agents and suppliers, which may include interviews with the media, filming and photography.
  • For further information about how the Promoter uses personal information, please see: 


  • In the event that the Show is cancelled (for whatever reason), the competition will still run as set out in the Terms and Conditions save that the winner announcement will be via the Promoter’s website and social media channels.
  • If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter may, in its sole discretion, exclude the Entrant from participating in the competition.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions.
  • These Terms and Conditions and any issues or disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions (whether such disputes or issues are contractual or non-contractual in nature, such as claims in tort, for breach of statute or regulation, or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or issue.
  • Fort he avoidance of doubt, this competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.