Terms & Conditions
As with all public-service projects, terms and condition apply. Please read the criteria below.
As with all public-service campaigns, terms and condition apply. To make sure your nomination counts, please read the criteria below.
- There are two phases – the public nominations phase and then the public voting on the poems shortlisted by the Jury.
Phase One – Nominations
- You can nominate only by accessing the following link www.rte.ie/apoemforireland or by Freepost to A Poem For Ireland, PO Box 12575, Freepost F5087, Dublin 4.
- Nominated poems must have been first published between 1st January 1914 and 1st November 2014; and been published by a publisher that is, or was, a member or an associate member of The International Publishers’ Association; and been written by a poet who was born on the Island of Ireland and/or has Irish nationality and/or was (or if alive is) a long-term resident of Ireland.
- You may nominate as many poems as you like. However, you may only nominate each poem once.
- Any nominations received by RTÉ outside the nomination period will not count. The closing date for RTÉ receipt of nominations is 5pm on 14th November 2014.
- RTÉ’s decision on the eligibility of nominated poems and/or poets shall be final.
Phase Two – Voting
- A Jury of poetry experts and poetry lovers has been set the task of compiling a shortlist of ten poems with the intention that the final shortlist of ten poems contains a representative range of poets, subjects and eras in order to best reflect the canon of Irish poetry of the past 100 years. The Jury will be furnished with a list of all the public’s nominations but may also consider other eligible poems in making its selection.
- Only one poem per poet will be shortlisted by the Jury.
- The Jury’s decision as regards what 10 poems it shortlists will be final and conclusive.
- The Jury’s final selection of 10 poems will be announced by RTÉ on Friday the 30th of January 2015, following which the public may vote for their best-loved poem of the 10 poems. You may vote only once.
- You can vote only by accessing the following link www.rte.ie/apoemforireland or by Freepost to A Poem For Ireland, PO Box 12575, Freepost F5087, Dublin 4.
- Voting on the ten shortlisted poems closes at 5pm on 8th March 2015.
- RTÉ reserves the right to discount any vote or votes where in the opinion of RTÉ such vote or votes are part of an attempt to tamper with or inappropriately influence any part of the voting or interfere with or manipulate the voting procedure.
- RTÉ’s decision on counting or discounting of any vote or votes will be final.
- This is not a competition. There will be no prize for anyone whose suggested poem is the overall best-loved from the past 100 years.
- RTÉ reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend this project at any time.
- RTÉ welcomes all public contributions to this project. However, all comments, images and video material submitted by the public will be screened by the production team before they are uploaded onto the RTÉ A Poem For Ireland website and will be subject to RTÉ’s terms and conditions in relation to online content (please note that paragraph 9 of RTE’s terms and conditions in relation to online content is amended as shown below. Bold/italicised wording shows additional terms. For details, see: http://www.rte.ie/about/en/serving-our-audience/2012/0815/333706-terms-and-conditions-for-rte-ie/). Once the shortlist of 10 poems is announced, RTÉ A Poem For Ireland will invite the public to upload content relevant to the project. Inappropriate, defamatory or unsuitable material will not appear on www.rte.ie/apoemforireland.
Contributions to the RTÉ Website
- 9. By posting “Content” on RTÉ.ie (which for the purposes of these terms and conditions is defined to include any text of whatever nature including without limitation any comments or submissions, photographs, graphics, video or audio posted by you to any part of RTÉ.ie, RTÉ branded platforms, accounts or pages), you agree that RTÉ may – free of charge – use, edit, move, moderate, copy, and make the Content or any part of it available as it sees fit on the RTÉ.ie website or on any other RTÉ services in any media worldwide now known or later developed. By providing Content to RTÉ.ie you confirm and warrant that is your own original and not copied from anyone else or infringing any third party’s intellectual property, performance or other rights (other than Content which consists of performances of poetry related to this project which is provided for below), that you have the consent of any person(s) appearing in the video or audio clip, and in the case of minors, the written consent of their parent(s) and/or guardian(s), and is not defamatory, obscene, harmful to minors, harassing, offensive, sexist, homophobic, threatening, encouraging racial hatred or violence or in breach of anyone’s privacy, or confidentiality rights or prejudicial to legal proceedings and is not posted for promotional or commercial purposes. If you are posting Content, such as a video or audio clip of any of the 10 shortlisted poems in the RTÉ A Poem For Ireland project, you warrant that the copyright in such poems is owned by the relevant copyright owner(s) and confirm that you understand that they have given their consent to the performance of such poems and for the performance to be published on RTÉ.ie, subject to RTÉ’s terms and conditions regarding suitability for publication and strictly for the purposes of the RTÉ A Poem For Ireland Project. You warrant that you shall not use the performance or the video or audio clip for any other purposes whatsoever. RTÉ does not guarantee to use or otherwise make available Content. You confirm that you understand that RTÉ reserves the right not to publish your Content.
- RTÉ, on its own behalf and the behalf of any contractor, subcontractor, agent or production partner of RTÉ, does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
- RTÉ shall be entitled to make whatever decision it deems appropriate in respect of selection of the overall winner in the event of technical failure or malfunction or any other problem that results in any vote or votes being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
- The winning poem will be the poem from the 10 poems shortlisted by the Jury that receives the most valid public votes.
- In the unlikely event of a tied vote in respect of the overall winner, RTÉ shall be entitled to select the winner in whatever manner RTÉ decide. RTÉ’s decision will be final.
- RTÉ will only use your personal data for purposes of running this project and will not transfer your personal data to any third parties.