#GWRAdventures Competition terms and conditions

These terms and conditions are subject to any other terms and conditions provided on this website or otherwise by the Company at the time of entering the competition. By entering this competition, each entrant confirms that he/she has read and understood these terms and conditions.

1. The Competition

a. The competition promoter is First Greater Western Limited, Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon SN1 1HL. Registered in England and Wales, company number: 05113733. First Greater Western Limited is a part of the FirstGroup group of companies.

b. The competition is open from 12:00 Monday 12 March 2018 (“Opening date”) until 23:59 Sunday 8 April 2018 (“Closing Date”). Any entries received outside of this period (for whatever reason) will be invalid.

The competition consists of a weekly prize draw which will see one winner selected by GWR from the valid entries received during the preceding week. One lucky winner will be chosen and drawn each week for the duration of the competition and contacted by GWR via the social media account that submitted the winning image.

Winner announced
Week 1
12 March 2018 – 18 March 2018
21 March 2018
Week 2
19 March 2018 – 25 March 2018
28 March 2018
Week 3
26 March 2018 – 1 April 2018
4 April 2018
Week 4 2 April 2018 – 8 April 2018
11 April 2018

d. GWR reserves the right to hold, void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition at any time.

2. Competition entry

Entry is free of charge and no payments are required in order to participate.

a. To enter, entrants must upload a photo of a location, destination or landmark via either Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GWRAdventures and your location e.g. #Bath

b. This then feeds through to the Great Western Railway website – www.gwr.com/adventures

c. Images must be taken at locations accessible via the GWR network. The location will then be included on the map found under the corresponding ‘location’ on the www.gwr.com/adventures competition page.

d. Photos must not include any images of people and/or recognisable faces. Any entered images which do feature people and/or faces will not be approved and entered into the competition. Photos which include unrecognisable people in the background may be included at the company’s discretion.

e. The competition is only open to those who are 18 years or over and who are residents of the UK. Proof of identity and age may be required.

f. The Company’s employees and their immediate families, the Company’s agents and anyone professionally connected with the prize draw are not eligible to take part.

g. The Company reserves the right to check the validity of any entry. Entries failing to comply with these rules may not be accepted.

Proof of website submission will not be accepted as proof of entry and no responsibility is accepted for entries that are lost, damaged or delayed for whatever reason, including without limitation due to computer, network and/or user error.

i. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish, but no entrant may win more than one weekly prize.

3. Winner selection

Subject to the terms set out below, a judge nominated by the Company (at its sole discretion) will select one winner out of all valid entries for each of the weekly prize draws.

a. The judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

b. The Company will use its discretion to select a replacement winner in the event this is necessary.

4. The Prize

Each week one lucky winner will be awarded two First Class Return train tickets to be used anywhere across the Great Western Railway network. One winner will be allocated each week for a period of four weeks.

a. Tickets are valid on Great Western Railway services only.

b. The tickets will remain valid for 12 months from the date of issue. It is the prize winner’s responsibility to ensure that the tickets are used within this timeframe.

c. The prize is subject to availability and the Company’s terms and conditions.

d. The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

e. If, due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control, the Company is unable to provide the stated prize, it reserves the right to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value.

f. Any extra costs incurred, including but not limited to taxes, travel to/from rail stations, overnight accommodation, insurance etc. are not included within the prize and are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

g. The winners will be notified within 7 days on each Monday on the closing week of each prize draw. The winners will be notified from GWR’s Twitter or Instagram account and will be directed to email to obtain the winners name and postal address to claim their prize. Once confirmed, the winners name and prize may be published on this website and social media.

h. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted within 2 weeks of the entry announcement, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Company reserves the right to offer the prize to any other eligible entrant.

i. To request the name and county of the winners, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to First Greater Western Limited, Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon SN1 1HL

5. Image rights

All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to the Company will become the property of the Company on receipt and will not be returned. 

By submitting your competition entry and any accompanying material, you agree to:

(a) assign to the Company all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee for 2 years from date of entry; and 

(b) waive all moral rights in and to your competition entry and otherwise arising in connection with your entry 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. 


You agree that the Company may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant the Company a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes. 

6. Exclusion of liability

The Company shall not be responsible for, and shall not cover nor insure any entrants and winner, and third parties from and against any and all actions, claims, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, penalties, fines, judgments, costs, charges and expenses of whatever kind and nature relating to the vouchers and prizes in any way.

7. General

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

a. The Company is compliant with the Data Protection Act and will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent. Further details can be found in the Company’s Privacy Policy.

b. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.