Full Terms and Conditions

  1. The New Balance Blackout Squad Competition (the "Promotion"; the "Competition") is open to anyone aged between 16 – 24 years old, excluding employees or agencies of New Balance (the "Promoter"), or their group companies or family members, freelance contractors, or anyone else connected with the Promoter or to the Promotion anyone professionally associated with this Promotion. Entrants under the age of majority in their country of residence may require the consent of a parent or guardian to accept a prize.
  2. This Promotion is void where local laws or regulations prohibit such participation. It is the responsibility of the Entrant to ensure that they are entitled to participate.
  3. Purchase is not necessary; however, internet access and a valid Instagram account are required.
  4. Promotion Period: Enter between 09.00 GMT on the 17th May 2019 and 23.59 BST on the 16th June 2019 inclusive.
  5. To Enter: Log into your Instagram account (or create one for free), then upload a video showcasing your football ability, talent outside of football, personality, potential to make it and tagging @NBFootball with the hashtag #NBBOS19 to be entered into the Competition. Your video should include your name, age and country.
  6. Maximum of one entry per person during the Promotion Period.
  7. The Prizes: 15 winners will each win:
    1. A minimum of 11 new boot drops over the year period
    2. A minimum of 5 apparel drops throughout the season
    3. A GoPro camera and more
    4. The chance to join the other winners and the 2 pre-selected captains to make it to the New Balance Football Blackout Squad
  8. Winner Selection: All valid entries received during the Promotion Period (subject to moderation) will be reviewed by New Balance Football under the supervision of an independent party within 10 working days from the close of the Promotion Period to select 15 winners based on the following criteria:
    1. Football ability
    2. Talent outside of Football
    3. Personality in front of the camera
  9. Winner Notification: The winners will be contacted via a direct message to the Instagram accounts used on entry within 5 working days of Winner Selection and will be required to respond to confirm eligibility, acceptance of the Prize and shoe size, within 4 days of initial contact. In the event that a winner does not respond to the initial contact within 4 days, the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify that winner. If a winner is disqualified, the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to a reserve winner selected in the same manner. Reserve winners may have less time to respond.
  10. The winners will be contacted within 28 days of acceptance of the Prize to arrange their Prize.
  11. Moderation: The Promoter reserves the right to reject entries which, in the reasonable opinion of the Promoter:
    1. contain any content that is likely to be considered offensive by the Promoter or could reflect negatively the name, reputation, or goodwill of the Promoter or any brand partner
    2. defames, misrepresents, or insult other people or companies, including, but not limited to the Promoter (including its partners)
    3. promotes any political agenda
  12. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing information to the Promoter and not to Instagram. By entering the promotion all participants agree to a complete liability release for Instagram. All entries made on Instagram will be subject to Instagram’s terms of use which can be found at www.instagram.com.
  13. The winners agree to allow the Promoter to use their surname and county of residence to announce the winners of this Promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the surname and county of residence of the winners. The winners may object to their surname and county of residence being published or request for the amount of information being published to be reduced.
  14. The Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for monetary value or for any other form of compensation. If for any reason a Prize is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize for it, in its sole discretion, of equal or higher value.
  15. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or invalidate any affected entries.
  16. The Promoter may refuse to award a Prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of an entrant's fraud, dishonesty or non-entitlement under these Terms and Conditions.
  17. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this Promotion or accepting or using a Prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  18. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the Promotion. Bulk entries from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. Incomplete or illegible entries and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these Terms and Conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. Entrants are responsible for any costs (if any) of sending your entry and for the cost of recording any associated video footage.
  19. If an act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and which prevents the Promoter from complying with these Terms and Conditions the Promoter will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations.
  20. Subject to the consent of the winners, the surname and county of the winners will be available by visiting www.nbblackoutsquad.com for 8 weeks following the close of the Promotion.
  21. Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely for the purposes of this Promotion by the Promoter and/or by any agent appointed by it to assist with running the Promotion on behalf of the Promoter and will not be disclosed to a third party for any other purpose. Entrants’ personal data will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy policy, available at: https://www.newbalance.co.uk/privacy-policy.html.
  22. The decision of the Promoter in all matters associated with the Competition including (but without limitation the selection of the winners) shall be final and binding and no explanation of any decision shall be required to be given by the Promoter to any entrants of the Competition.
  23. If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are judged to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, this shall not affect or impact the continuation in full force and effect the remainder of the provisions.
  24. By entering this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  25. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Promoter: New Balance Athletic Shoes UK Ltd, Appleton House, 430 Birchwood Boulevard, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 7WD