'Not one for the Christmas card' competition!

'Not one for the Christmas card' competition!

It's not too early to mention the C word is it? We mean, there are only 10 more Mondays until the big guy in red pays us all a visit....

With that in mind, on Monday 17th October we're kicking off our latest competition where we're giving away a Canon EOS M10 camera with 15-45mm IS STM lens worth over £350! To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, we want you to share with us a photo that won't be making it on to the family Christmas card this year.

Be it a sulky face snapped in the corner, a tantrum captured because they couldn't have sweets before dinner time or maybe you caught them doing something they shouldn't on camera, we want to see your outtakes! 

You can enter the competition in two simple ways:

  • Head to the Lifecake Facebook page, upload your photo to the competition post 


  • Upload your photo on Instagram adding the hashtag #notoneforthechristmascard and you'll be automatically entered

The competition will close at the end of Friday 21st October 2016, entries received after this time will not be accepted. The winning entry, selected by a judging panel at Lifecake, will be announced no later than Monday 31st October 2016. The full terms and conditions can be found below:


‘Not one for the Christmas Card’ Lifecake Photo Competition Terms & Conditions

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. Participants provide a complete release of Facebook and Instagram in relation to this competition. 


1. The Promoter is Lifecake Ltd, a Canon company, of Cordy House, 91 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS (“Promoter”).

 2. All entrants (“Participants”) must be UK residents aged 18 or over. 

3. Employees of Promoter or Canon group companies or their subsidiary companies, their families, agents and other parties directly involved with this promotion and the sponsorship are not eligible to enter. 

4. By entering this competition, all participants are deemed to have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions unless notified otherwise in writing.


5. Promoter will run a photo competition via their Facebook and Instagram accounts. The theme of the competition is “Not one for the Christmas Card”. Participants will be required to upload a photo via the social media accounts as stated. The most original, funny or heart-warming photo will be selected as the winner. One winner will be selected by a panel of Lifecake judges and will win a Canon EOS M10 camera & 15-45mm IS STM lens. The decision of the panel will be final.

6. No purchase necessary, it is free to enter this competition.

 7. Multiple entries/images are permitted and more than one image from any one entrant may be chosen for publication but prizes will be strictly limited to one per person.

8. Incomplete, invalid or inappropriate entries, or entries received after the closing date of 22nd October 2016 will not be eligible for publication or any prize. 

9. By submitting images to enter this competition, all entrants are deemed to have granted Promoters permission to use their images on Promoter-owned social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ and to use it in connection with this promotion without limitation (this may include future publication in reference to this promotion or a similar promotion).


10. The Participant will be required to upload a photo to qualify for entry into the competition. The Participant can upload via the chosen social media channels as stated, via the Facebook post on Lifecake’s page or Instagram using the hashtag #notoneforthechristmascard

11. All entries must be received between Monday 17th October 2016 and Friday 21st October 2016.  


 12.  The photo must be original and taken by the Participant;

 13. The photo submitted by the Participant must not contain:

i)  recognisable persons, unless Participant can demonstrate that such persons have granted all the necessary permissions for the footage to be used and published by the Promoter under the terms and conditions of the Clause 9; or

ii) works of art; unless Participant can demonstrate that Participant have been granted a licence to have such works of art used and published by the Promoter under the terms and conditions of the Clause 9 of these Ts and Cs or

iii) logos or brand names unless Participant can demonstrate that Participant have been granted a licence to have such logo or brand names used and published by the Promoter under the terms and conditions of the Clause 9 of these Ts and Cs ; or

iv) image featuring nudity or anything which may be considered obscene, immoral or in any way inappropriate or illegal; or

v) anything that may infringe the rights of any third party;

 14.  You also agree to be contacted by the Promoter for the purposes of administrating the competition or in the event that the Promoter wishes to discuss any other use of the picture submitted to the competition.

 15. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify incomplete or illegible entries or which do otherwise not meet the above requirements. 


16. By submitting it's entry Participant warrants that:  

- Participant is the sole author of the photograph;

- Participant is the owner of the proprietary rights in the photograph;

- the photograph and any element appearing in the photograph do not infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party

- in the case where a person or person's image appears in the photograph, Participant has obtained written permission from those person(s) for the Promoter to use their image(s) as described in these terms and conditions; and

- it is the responsibility of the Participant to ensure that the relevant permission has been sought, model release forms have been satisfactorily completed and that the copyright is not infringed.

Promoter warrants that:

 -     it shall act within the scope of the rights granted under these terms and conditions;

-     Subject to the clause 9 Promoter reserves the right to re-post, display, reproduce or publish, or give permission to display reproduce or publish any entry without payment to the author of the photograph.


17. The overall winner will receive a Canon EOS M10 in black & 15-45mm IS STM lens.

18. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the name and town and county of the winner or to publicise any prize giving presentation after the date of the competition. If the winner does not wish such details to be published, they must advise the Promoter at time of being notified that they have won. 

19. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash or credit alternatives will be substituted for the prize on offer. In the event that the prize offered is unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control, Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. 

20. The prize will be posted to the winner within 60 days after the winner has been announced.

21. Any rejected or unclaimed prize may be awarded to other entrants at the absolute and sole discretion of the Promoter.


 22. After the closing date, The Lifecake Marketing team will select the overall winner by 28th October 2016. Selection will be based on a unanimous favourite and their decision will be final.

23. The results of the competition will be published on the Promoter’s social media channels by the 31st October 2016.


24. Canon Europa N.V., 59 Bovenkerkerweg, 1185 XB are the Data Controllers for the purpose of Data Protection Act in respect of any personal data supplied by Participants. Any personal data submitted to us will be processed by Interpay Sales Promotions, IDA Business & Technology Park, Ring Road, Kilkenny, Ireland for the purpose of administering this Promotion and, if applicable, for marketing purposes – in cases when Participants have opted-in to receive marketing communication from Promoters and Canon. The personal data provided is held securely and may be transferred on a secure server outside the EEA.


25. The promoter reserves the right to refuse to honour any entry or to recover the full value of any prize if it considers there has been an abuse or breach of the terms and conditions of this competition. 

26. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any nature howsoever caused, sustained by any participant under this promotion. However, nothing in these rules shall have the effect of excluding or restricting the Promoter’s liability for personal injury or death caused by the proven negligence of its employees or contractors. 

27. In the event of a dispute over interpretation or implementation of the rules on any matter related to the competition, the decision of the Directors of the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


 28. These terms and conditions and any disputes arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the UK courts.