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These terms and conditions govern the ABRSM Classical 100 challenge competition (the "competition”). The competition is promoted by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 4 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU, United Kingdom (“ABRSM”).

Conditions of entry

1. By entering the competition, you agree to these terms and conditions, and to comply with them fully.

2. The competition is open to primary schools in the UK, and may be submitted by any teacher who works at the school or has a connection with the school. This excludes employees of ABRSM, its subsidiaries, or anyone involved in running the competition. ABRSM reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. Entries must be made in the name of the school and include a named contact.

3. To enter the competition you must complete an online entry form, which can be found at Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 6 July 2018 (the “closing date”). No purchase is necessary. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted. The named contact from the winning school must be available to speak to a panel member about the winning challenge in more detail during the week commencing 16 July 2018.

4. Multiple entries from the same school are allowed but the same challenge cannot be submitted more than once. Teachers may also enter on behalf of different schools, provided the same challenge is not submitted.

5. Only complete entries will be accepted. ABRSM accepts no responsibility for any entries that are lost, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged or fail to reach it by the closing date for any reason. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

6. By entering the competition, you confirm to ABRSM that all information submitted by you is correct and that you have complied fully with these terms and conditions. ABRSM reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants. Automated entries and entries via third parties or agents will be invalid. Entries that do not comply with these terms and conditions (including those containing any false information) will be invalid.

The competition

7. The winning challenge will be chosen by an expert panel comprised of teachers and leading figures from the music education industry. A decision will be made and the winning school contacted during the week commencing 16 July 2018. If we are unable to reach the named contact from the winning school, a runner-up will be chosen by the panel and awarded the prize.

8. Entries must meet the criteria and categories listed below to be considered for the competition.

Competition criteria

The challenge idea needs to fit with Carl Orff’s 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana, and support one of the following categories: 

  • Composing and creating
  • Exploring instruments
  • Musical understanding
  • Performance using your voice

It must also meet the following criteria:

  • Original: We’re looking for unusual and interesting ideas.
  • Accessible: We’re looking for challenges that involve all the children in a primary school class, across ages and abilities. It must work in a primary school setting, and the challenge idea must be accessible enough to be delivered by a primary school teacher who might not be a specialist music teacher or have musical skills.  
  • Engaging: The challenge must work with the piece of music ‘O Fortuna’ from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The outcome of the challenge needs to be musical, and it should spark curiosity about the piece.
  • Scalable: We’re looking for an idea that can be completed in one 45-minute lesson but has the flexibility to be expanded across a number of lessons/weeks/terms.

9. The winning school’s named contact will be contacted during the week commencing 16 July 2018 to propose a time to discuss the challenge idea in more detail with our challenge moderator. This is in order to develop the challenge into its final form for inclusion on the Classical 100 resource.

10. An announcement will be made to all entrants via email to declare the winning school on 20 July 2018.


11. There will be one prize. The school that wins the competition will receive a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-635R digital piano.

12. The prize is non–transferable and the winners cannot request any alternative (cash or otherwise). Yamaha will arrange distribution and assembly of the prize – prior to delivery, the school will be contacted to identify specific delivery time restrictions for access.

13. In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the promoter, ABRSM reserves the right to (a) substitute the prize with an alternative; or (b) cancel, modify, extend or suspend the competition. 

14. ABRSM reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions should circumstances beyond its control occur.

Data protection

15. By entering the competition, you consent to the use of your personal data by ABRSM for the purposes of administration of the competition (including publishing your name and regional location if you are a winner). This information may be shared with any other third parties reasonably involved in the competition without liability to ABRSM or such third parties.

Copyright and other intellectual property rights

16. You acknowledge and agree that ABRSM shall have an exclusive licence to use, adapt, copy and exploit your competition submission and/or any statements made by you regarding the competition or ABRSM. This is for the full term of any such rights, for all purposes connected with the competition and any other commercial or non-commercial/lawful purposes of ABRSM and its sub-licensees.

Indemnity and limitation of liability

17. To the maximum extent permitted by law, ABRSM excludes its liability for any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by you, whether directly or indirectly and howsoever caused, in connection with the competition and use of any prize. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude ABRSM’s liability for death or personal injury arising from ABRSM’s own negligence or any other liability that cannot, as a matter of law, be excluded.

18. You agree to indemnify ABRSM and keep ABRSM indemnified against any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by ABRSM as a result of your entry in the competition, including (but not limited to) any claim of infringement of intellectual property rights made by any third party.


19. The panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion regarding the decision will be entered into.

20. You agree that if you are a winner, you will take part in and cooperate fully with reasonable publicity and to the use of the school’s name, and your name and photograph in such publicity without additional compensation.

21. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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