ARSM Exam Competition

Terms and Conditions

This page sets out the Terms and Conditions for the ABRSM competition to win free entry for the ARSM exam, the performance-only diploma from ABRSM (‘the Competition’). (‘ARSM’ means The Associate of the Royal Schools of Music and ‘ABRSM’ means The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 01926395 and having its registered office address at 4 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU, United Kingdom).

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them before you enter the Competition. By entering the Competition, you confirm that you agree to comply with them and that all the information submitted by you on the Competition entry form is accurate and truthful. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you must not enter the Competition.

ABRSM reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we do so, those amendments will be notified via the main ABRSM website at

1. The Competition Promoter

The Competition is promoted by ABRSM.

2. Who can enter the Competition?

2.1 The Competition is open to individuals who are resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland and who have already passed their Grade 8 (ABRSM or equivalent), except employees (and their families) of ABRSM, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, and anyone involved in running or closely related to the Competition.

2.2 ABRSM reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all Competition entrants.

3. How to enter

3.1 To enter the Competition you will need to access the web page at and then follow the link to complete the entry form. You will need to provide ABRSM with the following information:

  • a. your first name;
  • b. your last name;
  • c. your email address – you must ensure that this email address is and remains valid; and
  • d. your country of residence.

You will be asked to let us know in a few words why you would like to take the ARSM exam.

You will also be asked whether or not you are under the age of 16.

3.2 If you are over the age of 16, your Competition entry will be deemed to be made with your consent.

3.3 If you are under the age of 16, you will need to provide ABRSM with the following details for your parent or guardian:

  • a. first name;
  • b. last name; and
  • c. valid email address.

You will also be asked to tick a box to certify that your parent or guardian agrees to your participation in the Competition. Via this tick box, your parent or guardian shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

Your parent or guardian should expect to receive an email from ABRSM within 10 working days of you submitting your entry form, informing them that they have consented to your participation in the Competition. They will also be asked whether they wish to withdraw you from the Competition and if they do, your entry will be disqualified.

3.4 Finally, when filling in the entry form, you will also be given the option to opt-in to receive information about other ABRSM products and services. If you would like to receive this information, you will need to decide whether you would like to receive it via email or SMS.

4. One entry per person

You are not permitted to submit more than ONE entry. An entrant’s first valid entry will count; any subsequent entries will be disqualified.

5. Closing Date

Entries must be received by ABRSM by no later than 23:59 (GMT) on 30 September 2017 (‘the Closing Date’). Entries which are received after the Closing Date will not be accepted.

6. Disqualified or Invalid Entries

6.1 Entries that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions, (including those containing false names, false email addresses and/or other false information), will be disqualified.

6.2 Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will be invalid.

6.3 An entry must be made directly by the individual entering the Competition. Any entry made via a third party or agent or using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be invalid.

7. Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability

ABRSM accepts no responsibility for any entries that are lost, incomplete, corrupted or which fail to reach ABRSM by the Closing Date for any reason, including, but not limited to, any technical failure or malfunction. Proof of submitting an entry form is not proof of receipt.

8. The Prizes

8.1 The prize details are as follows:

  • a. For those winners who have not already entered for an ARSM Exam, each such winner will receive one entry voucher for an ARSM Exam which will be valid for a period of twelve months from the date of the voucher. The vouchers are not transferable and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other ABRSM promotion or special offer. All details and other restrictions applying to the vouchers not specified in these Terms and Conditions shall be determined by ABRSM at its sole and absolute discretion.
  • b. For those winners who have already entered for and paid for entry to an ARSM Exam or have already taken an ARSM Exam and paid the ARSM Exam entry fee, each such winner will receive a refund, in Pounds Sterling (UK) or in Euros (Ireland) by bank transfer, of the ARSM Exam entry fee they have paid to ABRSM.

8.2 There will be a total of five prizes available.

9. The Prize Draws and the Winners

9.1 Five winners will be drawn at random from all complete entries received by the Closing Date.

9.2 The draw will take place during October 2017.

9.3 The winners will be notified by 31 October 2017 via the email address provided on the Competition entry form.

9.4 For those winners that will need to receive a refund of their ARSM Exam entry fee, to claim their prize they will need to supply ABRSM with the following details of the bank account to which the refund is to be paid:

  • a. Bank account name
  • b. Bank account number
  • c. Bank name
  • d. Bank address
  • e. Sort Code (UK) or IBAN/Swift Code (Ireland)

If such a winner fails to provide the above bank account details to ABRSM, ABRSM reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random.

9.5 Subject to ABRSM receiving all the requested details from the winners within one week of being notified, all winners will receive their prizes within four weeks of being notified.

9.6 Unsuccessful Competition entrants will not be contacted.

9.7 No correspondence will be entered into in connection with these prize draws. The results from these prize draws will be final.

9.8 ABRSM shall not be liable for any delay in the delivery of the vouchers or the refunds.

9.9 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, ABRSM reserves the right to substitute the voucher or refund with an alternative prize (of equal value) or to cancel, modify, extend or suspend the Competition. ABRSM cannot be held responsible for any such unforeseen circumstances.

10. Details of the Winners

A list of winners can be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to the following address within two months of the Closing Date:

Marketing Department
4 London Wall Place
United Kingdom

Only the last name and country of residence of the winners will be disclosed.

11. Data Protection

By entering the Competition, you consent to the use by ABRSM of your personal data (and that of your parent or guardian, if applicable) for the purposes of administering the Competition (including publishing your last name and country of residence, if you are a winner, and using your bank account details to refund your ARSM Exam entry fee, if applicable) and for any other purposes to which you consented during the entry form submission process. ABRSM will only use and process such personal data for those purposes and in accordance with ABRSM’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please see below.

12. Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights

In consideration of ABRSM approving your entry into the Competition, you assign to ABRSM, throughout the world with full title guarantee, the entire copyright and all other intellectual property rights, now or later known or arising, in your Competition entry form submission and/or any statements made by you regarding the Competition, for the full period for which such rights subsist, including any renewals, revivals, extensions and reversions, present, future or contingent thereof and whether or not provided for or contemplated under the law of any country in the world, to hold the same unto ABRSM absolutely.

13. Availability of the Web Page at

13.1 The web page at is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.

13.2 ABRSM accepts no liability for any disruptions or non-availability of this web page resulting from external causes, including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.

14. Limitation of Liability and Indemnity

14.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, ABRSM accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from your entry into the Competition and/or your use of the Competition prize.

14.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or restrict ABRSM’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of ABRSM.

14.3 You agree to indemnify ABRSM, its successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers and employees from and against all costs, claims, demands, litigation, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, which may be incurred or suffered by ABRSM as a result of your entry into the Competition, (including, but not limited to, any claim of infringement of any intellectual property right made by any third party) and/or any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.

15. No Waiver

In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained within them, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

16. Severance

In the event that one or more of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such provision(s) shall be deemed severed from and shall not affect the validity and/or the enforceability of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions which will remain in full force and effect.

17. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions together with our Privacy Policy comprise the entire agreement between you and ABRSM with respect to your entry into the Competition.

18. Third Party Rights

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (as amended or replaced from time to time). The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy, is between you (and your parent or guardian, where applicable) and ABRSM.

19. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and all statutes or Acts of Parliament referred to in these Terms and Conditions are those that are currently in force in the United Kingdom. Any dispute relating to these Terms and Conditions shall fall within the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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4 London Wall Place

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