Wonderful on Tap

Our Great Big Nature Boost Spring Photography Competition (closed)

Congratulations to our winners

A big thank you to everyone who entered, we were completely blown away by the amount of amazing entries!


Competition terms and conditions

Please make sure you read the competition terms and conditions before you enter. 

Data Protection: Severn Trent Water will process your personal data as stated in the Customer Promise. 

Great Big Nature Boost Spring Photography Competition

This promotion is through Severn Trent Water Ltd and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the National Trust, Facebook or Instagram.


1. Terms of entry

Entry to the competition is free. Start date for entries is 01.04.2021 at 8.00am. Closing date for entries for is 02.05.2021 at 00:00 (midnight). Entries will not be accepted after this time.

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that they have read and abided by these terms and conditions. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to comply with these terms and conditions. Any entry found not to comply with these terms and conditions will be disqualified. In such instances, any prizes will be forfeited.

The competition states that to be entered into the prize draw:

  • Your photograph must be taken outside in nature in the season of Spring – it can include people, plants or animals.
  • Upload your photo to Facebook or Instagram and In the description tell us what you love about Spring OR being outside in nature
  • Use the correct hashtag:
    • 16 and over: #STGBNBphotocomp
    • 15 and under: #STGBNBphotocompYNA

The decision by STW on all matters relating to the competition is final and binding. No discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

STW reserves the right to suspend or modify the competition in whole or in part at any time without notice and without liability. STW's decision in all matters is final and binding and correspondence will not be entered into.


2. Who can enter?

The Competition is open to residents of the UK (excluding Northern Ireland), excluding those involved in Severn Trent’s organisation, or employees of STW and Severn Trent Group companies. Family and friends of Severn Trent staff are welcome to enter.

Entrants must be 13 years or older when entering the competition online. Entrants under this age must be assisted by a parent / guardian to upload their entries.

Entrants under the age of 18 must, upon the request of STW, present consent of their parent/ guardian to be bound by these terms and conditions.


3. Ethical standards

Any breach of the below ethical standards will also constitute a breach of the competition rules.

Entrants must be mindful of the welfare of animals and safe-guarding the environment and ensure that they do not do anything to injure or cause distress to any animals or destroy their habitat in an attempt to secure an image.

Entrants must not put themselves or anyone else in danger for the purposes of taking photos for this competition.

Entrants must not submit images that are misleading, false, may cause damage to STW’s reputation, have been taken through the use of cruel or unethical practices, or in the opinion of STW are inappropriate. In such cases, the entry will be disqualified and/ or deleted and STW reserve the right to report the entrant to the applicable authorities.

Entrants must ensure to get permissions from anyone who is identifiable or are the sole feature of a photo. If a person under the age of 13 is identifiable or are the sole feature of the photo, permission must be given by the parents or guardians.

Entrants must only enter on behalf of themselves and not another person without appropriate consent.

Please note that if you decide to withdraw your consent, please let us know by contacting us: sr.externalcomms@severntrent.co.uk


4. Copyright and reproduction

During the competition STW have the rights to re-post all photo entries on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages - if we use your photo for this purpose we will always accredit you.

Each entry must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.

Each entrant must either be the sole owner of the copyright or have secured the written permission of the copyright owner to enter the image into the Competition and grants STW the rights to use the photo as listed below.

By entering the Competition, each entrant grants to STW a worldwide, royalty free, irrevocable, perpetual, sub-licensable and transferable licence to use their photo for the following:

  • Inclusion within any website owned by STW including but not limited to www.stwater.co.uk; severntrent.com; hdcymru.co.uk
  • Inclusion on social media sites including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • In promotional, press and marketing materials.
  • Inclusion in any marketing promotions associated with this competition or future competitions.

The copyright in all images submitted to the Competition will remain with the copyright holder, however upon entering the competition you will automatically grant STW rights to use this photo for an unlimited time if you are chosen as one of the two (2) winners.

Original OR raw photo files may be requested by STW, provided to STW via email or shared file sites (e.g.: dropbox etc.).

STW as the data controller, is permitted to adapt, reformat, vary and edit the photo as appropriate.


5. Judging the competition

Judging will take place by a panel of STW employees.

Winners will be contacted by 12.06.2021 if you have not heard by this date you have not won.

The winners may be announced across STW’s social media accounts; Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and on STW’s website www.stwater.co.uk


6. Competition prizes

The winners of the competition will be notified by 12.06.2021 once the judging takes place.

Winners will be asked to provide a postal address for the prizes to be sent. Prizes will be sent out within three (3) weeks of notification of a delivery address.

There is (1) winning prize packages for each age category:

16 and over winner

Prizes pack includes: bird feeder, bird water dish, bird nest box and ‘every day nature’ book.
You can view each prize on the National Trust shop website: https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk

15 and under winner

Prize pack includes: ‘2021 nature month by month’ book, build your own nest box kit, build your own insect house kit, nature diary, jumbo twig crayons and a pocket microscope/telescope.
You can view each prize on the National Trust shop website: https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk

If the competition winners do not respond to STW within ten (10) days of notification that they have won, STW reserves the right to withdraw them as the winner and choose an alternative winner which would have been selected at the same time, by the same judges applying the same criteria.

STW reserves the right to substitute the prize contents for prizes of an equivalent value if. The winners will not be entitled to any cash equivalent of the prizes, and the prizes must be used for personal use and cannot be sold on.


7. Liability

STW cannot be held responsible for any restrictions or issues with entering the competition, including any restrictions or issues with Facebook or Instagram at the time of posting.

Each entrant should take their own adequate measures to protect against viruses, security or any exploitation.

STW regret that they cannot accept liability for any:

  • loss or damage of any image entered into the Competition.
  • misuse of images by third parties and/or failure of entrants to comply with the Competition’s Rules.

Nothing in this clause is intended to exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any matter for which it is not permitted by law to exclude or limit, or to attempt to exclude or limit its liability.


8. Data protection

STW is a “controller” of personal data of competition entrants and is responsible for ensuring personal data is used in line with data protection laws (the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”)).

STW will hold and process all personal data as stated in the Customer Promise found here.

STW will process personal data from winning entrants only:

  • Name
  • Postal address

STW will process your personal data only for the management and administration of the Competition. In processing personal data in connection with the Competition, STW will rely on the lawful basis of consent.

Personal data will only be retained as per the retention schedule and no longer than three (3) months after sending the prize.

You can contact ST Data Protection Officer by emailing dataprotection@severntrent.co.uk.


9. Organiser’s Details

Severn Trent Water LtdSevern Trent Centre2 St Johns StreetCoventryCV1 2LZEmail: sr.externalcomms@severntrent.co.uk


10. Governing Law

These terms and conditions will be governed by the law of England and Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.