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Christmas #MyFestiveBakes - Instagram competition T&Cs



1. The #MyFestiveBakes Instagram competition will open on Instagram at 23:59pm GMT on 23 November 2016 and will close at 23:59 on 18 December 2016.

2. All entrants must upload a picture related to the theme of My Festive Bakes as instructed on the Stylist and Emerald Street Christmas Hub page. This image must be taken by the entrant and not a 3rd party's image. In order to post a legit entry, the user MUST @mention @emeraldstreetemail and @laoisecooks along with the hashtag #MyFestiveBakes in the caption. The post must be uploaded within the timeframe stated above. Please note that edited captions of old Instagrams will not qualify for entry. A single entrant may enter the competition a max number of 10 times. Any entries submitted over 10 times will not be counted as valid.

3. Entrants must be aged 18 or over and proof of ID may be necessary.

4. The winner will be selected once the competition has ended at 23:59 on the 18 December 2016. All qualified entries will be reviewed by Laoise Casey, a chef and food writer from Ireland and members of the Stylist social media panel- The winner will be selected based on the most visually appealing image.

5. The winner will be notified via Instagram by latest 23:59 08 January 2017 with details of how to claim the prize. Once point of contact with the winner has been made, the planning of the prize appointment bookings and delivery shall commence. Should the winner not reply to their DM by 23:59 08 January 2017, or consequently be unable to claim the prize -  the runner up will be notified and considered the new winner.

Entry into this promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry by each entrant. Entry is via Instagram only.


A full day's masterclass cookery class at Leiths with Laoise Casey, for the winner and a friend. With the venue being at Leiths School Of Food And Wine and all ingredients will be provided too. 

A Smeg SMF01 Stand Mixer – the winner will have a choice of colour between cream, pastel blue, pastel green, pastel pink, red, black or chrome. Smeg’s triple-award-winning model will ensure the winner can whip up their own cakes and bakes all year round. With its iconic 50s styling, Smeg’s mixer will add a retro style to any kitchen. It features a 4.8L high-polished stainless steel bowl, die-cast aluminium body, 10 different speed settings and various attachments including a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook.

A giftware set from The Hummingbird Bakery, which includes: 

  • Forks
  • Cake slice 
  • Cupcake starter kit 
  • Baking utensils set 
  • Apron
  • Tiered cake stand
  • Flour shaker 
  • Plus a copy of Life is Sweet recipe book.

Laoise Casey and Leiths School of Food & Wine Competition Terms & Conditions: 

A full day's masterclass cookery class at Leiths with chef Laoise Casey, for the winner and one friend. The venue for the class will be at Leiths School Of Food And Wine and all the ingredients will be provided on the day.

Dates for the masterclass: available to book for any date in February/March/April 2017.

Smeg Competition Terms & Conditions: 

Winner must be in mainland UK and over 18

The Hummingbird Bakery Competition Terms & Conditions: 

Entries close on Sunday 18th December 2016. The competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 excluding employees and affiliates of The Hummingbird Bakery. One winner will win a Hummingbird Bakery branded giftware set including (1 x set of cake forks, 1 x cake slice, 1 x cupcake starter kit, 1 x baking utensils set, 1 x apron, 1 x tiered cake stand and 1 x flour shaker) and one copy of The Hummingbird Bakery Life is Sweet by Tarek Malouf. Products included are subject to availability and could be replaced by another product of matching value.

One winner will be chosen at random by Stylist/Emerald Street. The winner will be contacted by pr@hummingbirdbakery.com via email in order to arrange their prize. A new winner will be selected at random if the original winner does not confirm their acceptance of the prize within three weeks of being notified. The name of the winner may be shared on The Hummingbird Bakery social media pages. The Hummingbird Bakery reserves the right to withdraw the competition at any time and for any reason. This competition is not endorsed or administered by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. The promoter is Stylist/Emerald Street.



No purchase necessary to enter the competition.

This competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom only. Employees of ShortList Media and the partner prize provider, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in any way involved in the development, production, or distribution of this competition, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee and/or authors, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.

The prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered.

Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to the Promoter a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented.  Each entrant undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit materials to us.

Each entrant also confirms that anyone depicted in an entry has given their permission for the inclusion of their image in the entry and the use of the entry including their image by the entrant and the Promoter.

You acknowledge that all information and material that you submit to enter this Promotion is submitted to the Promoter and not Instagram and you agree that Instagram shall not be liable to you in any way in respect of this Promotion. The prize is provided by Stylist.co.uk and Laiose Casey, Leiths School of Food & Wine, Smeg and The Hummingbird Bakery, not Instagram. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram.

Proof of entry will not be accepted as proof of receipt of entry.

If we run a competition or offer with a promoter where that promoter is responsible for the provision of the offer or prizes then Shortlist Media Ltd will not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of those offers or prizes.

Shortlist Media Ltd and any associated promoters, bear no responsibility for any entry which is incorrectly submitted, lost, damaged, incomplete or received after the closing date.

We reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated prizes with other prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes, and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered. Prizes are not refundable or transferable.

The winner may be required to sign a statement proving their eligibility/liability.

Detail of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE marked with the name of the competition to Shortlist Media Ltd, 26-34 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QA, United Kingdom within 21 days of the closing date of the promotion.

All entrants to competitions and offers are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them, and agree to co-operate in any publicity that may arise which may include their name or image being used on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time as a result of the competition.

We reserve the right to disqualify or not award a prize to an entrant who in our opinion has not entered in to the spirit of these terms and conditions or the intention of the competition.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The promoter of any of our competitions reserves the right to exchange all of part of the prize to that of equal or greater value.

If you do not wish to receive details of future related offers from Shortlist and selected third parties please inform us along with your name and address in writing to: Shortlist Media Ltd, 26-34 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QA or contact sarah.gardiner@shortlist.com.


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