Christmas Competition: Heathrow – A Christmas Story


By Heathrow

Published 10th December 2018

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This competition is taken from the latest version of Heathrow News, a local newspaper which gets sent out to Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough, South Buckinghamshire, Spelthorne and Windsor & Maidenhead. To view the latest edition, click here.

For a chance to be the one lucky winner of a behind the scenes tour of Heathrow, add your verse or verses to this poem and submit your entry to .

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Heathrow,

All travellers were glistening with that festive glow.


‘Cos up above they had seen with a long white beard,

A man with eight reindeer who was very much afeared.


With a sack on his back, he flew through the air,

Bringing children presents, and Edward and Doris Bair!


Hitching a ride with Santa himself,

They’d got themselves a lift, thanks to one little elf.


Missing their home and all their family,

This little elf had heard their quiet plea.


Going to Santa, he told him this tale,

And onto the sleigh they went along with all his mail.


Flying through the sky on this Christmas night,

Santa, Edward and Doris had quite a flight


{Fill in your verse or verses here}


So sleep tight this Christmas, because if you’ve behaved well,

Santa, Edward and Doris, they’ll be able to tell.


And remember, making it home makes it Christmas here at Heathrow,

So enjoy the festive season, wherever it is you may go.


‘A Happy Festive season from all at Heathrow’


Terms and Conditions

1.1 A Christmas competition circulated to Heathrow’s local community involving the adding a verse or verses to a Christmas poem for the chance to win a behind the scenes tour of Heathrow. (the “Competition”)

2 Promoter’s name and address

2.1 The promoter is Heathrow Airport Limited (company number 01991017) of The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, TW6 2GW, United Kingdom

3 How to participate

3.1 Entry is open to all those who live within the boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough, South Buckinghamshire, Spelthorne, and Windsor & Maidenhead (a “Participant”). The competition will close at 23:59 GMT on January 4th, 2019. The one lucky winner will be selected by the Heathrow Communications Department.

3.2 Participants must be 16 years of age or under on Monday 10th December 2018 and entries must be submitted with the consent of a parent or guardian. Heathrow Airport Limited may require to see proof of age from Participants.

3.3 Participants can enter by emailing their submissions to

3.4 Entry to the Competition is free and no purchase is necessary. The Promoter shall not charge any Participant for entering or attempting to enter the Competition.

3.5 Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by a Participant or any dishonest, misrepresentative or fraudulent conduct will void an entry.

3.6 Only Participants who are not currently under disciplinary procedures are eligible to participate in the Competition.

3.7 A maximum of one entry per Participant is permitted. Submission of duplicate entries will render all previous entries invalid for the duration of the Competition.

4 Start Date

4.1 The competition will be open from Monday 10th December 2018 from 00:01 GMT and entries received on or after this date will be valid.

5 Closing Date

5.1 The closing date for the Competition will be Friday 4th January 2019 at 23:59 GMT. Any entries received after this date will not be valid.

6 Selection and notification of the Winner

6.1 The winner of the Competition will be selected by a panel of judges in the Heathrow Communications Department (the “Winner”).

6.2 Notification of the Winner will take place by Friday 11th January at 23:59 GMT via an email to the email address with which the Participant entered the Competition. If the Winner does not respond within 10 working days of being notified or is unable to accept the Prize, then another Winner will be selected again in accordance with clause 6.1

6.3 The Promotor’s decision on the Winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the Promotor with the unsuccessful Participants.

7 Prize

7.1 The Prize is a behind the scenes tour of Heathrow Airport (the “Prize”).

7.1.1 The date and time of the tour can be booked by emailing

7.2 The Prize must be taken within 90 days of the winner being notified in accordance with clause 6.2.

7.3 The Prize is not transferable, not exchangeable and no cash alternative is available.

7.4 The Prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if the Winner is unable to accept the Prize as stated.

8 Restrictions and requirements

8.1 Any additional transportation, travel insurance, accommodation and sustenance costs not included in the Prize are the responsibility of the Winner.

8.2 The Winner may be required to take part in publicity resulting from the Competition including but not limited to clause 10.3.

9 Ownership of entries and intellectual property

9.1 All Competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.

9.2 By submitting a Competition entry and any accompanying material, Participants agree to:

9.2.1 assign to the Promoter all of their intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and

9.2.2 waive all moral rights, in and to their competition entries and otherwise arising in connection with their entries to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.

9.3 Participants agree that the Promoter may but is not required to make their entries available on any other Heathrow website, or any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the Competition. Participants agree to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the Competition entries and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the Competition entries and any accompanying materials for such purpose.

10. Personal data

10.1 Any personal data provided by a Participant will remain confidential to the Promotor and will not be disclosed to any third party without the Participant’s prior consent, except that the Promotor reserves the right to use the information for the purposes of facilitating the Competition including but not limited to publishing the name of the Winner on its website, as well as providing the Winner’s details to third parties for the purposes of administering the Competition including but not limited to the actual providers of the Prize.

10.2 All personal data provided by a Participant will be used by the Promotor solely for the purposes of administering the Competition or as otherwise set out/referred to in these Terms and Conditions.

10.3 The Promotor may choose to document the Winner through photographs and video to be shared across internal channels. The Winner agrees that the Promotor may use their name and photograph to announce the Winner of the Competition and for any other reasonable and related competition purposes.

10.4 Further information on how the Promotor will collect and use the Participants’ personal data can be found in the Promotor’s privacy notice in relation to the Competition can be accessed at

11 Liability

11.1 All Participants acknowledge and accept that the Promotor reserves the right to suspend, modify, cancel or terminate the Competition and/or revoke any Participant’s application at any time by giving notice to the particular Participant without incurring any liability.

11.2 The Promotor does not accept responsibility for Participant entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including but not limited to, as a result of an equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

11.3 Each Participant will indemnify the Promotor from and against any losses which the Promotor suffers or incurs as a result of any breach, failure, performance or negligence by the Participant under these Terms and Conditions.

11.4 Subject to clauses 11.5 and 11.6, the Promotor shall have no liability to any of the Participants under these Terms and Conditions.

11.5 Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promotor, its agents, employees or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the Winner or accept any liability for any loss or damage that may be lawfully excluded which occurs as a result of taking up the Prize, except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promotor, its agents, employees or distributors. The Winner’s statutory rights are not affected.

11.6 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude, limit or restrict the liability of either party:

11.6.1 for death or personal injury arising from negligence;

11.6.2 in respect of any fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

11.6.3 to the extent such limitation or exclusion is not permitted by law.

12 General

12.1 The Participant is deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions upon entry in the Competition. The Promotor reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and will make the amended Terms and Conditions available to the Participants

12.2 The Promotor reserves the right to refuse participation, or refuse to award the Prize, to anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions and its decision shall be absolute and final.

12.3 If at any time any part of these Terms and Conditions is held to be or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable law, the same shall be deemed omitted from these Terms and Conditions and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired as a result of that omission.

12.4 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


By Heathrow

Published 10th December 2018