Summer Sundae competition launched by BBC's The Beat

Kyte at Summer Sundae 2010
Image caption Leicestershire band Kyte opened the Main Stage at Summer Sundae 2010

BBC Introducing show The Beat has been looking for a top East Midlands act to open the main stage at Summer Sundae Weekender 2011.

The Beat asked for bands to email them a link to an online video showing their prowess as performers - musicianship and entertainment value.

The deadline for entries has now passed.

The winner will be notified by Saturday 6 August which gives them just under a week to get fully rehearsed for the big day - Friday 12 August.

The Beat is live on BBC Radio Leicester (104.9FM, Dab and Online), BBC Radio Nottingham (103.8, 95.5 and 95.1FM, 1584 AM & DAB), BBC Radio Derby (104.5FM, 95.3FM and 96FM) and BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9FM and 104.7FM) between 18:00 - 22:00 every Saturday.

Terms and conditions

1. The BBC's code of conduct for competitions applies to this competition. You can read more about it here: BBC Competitions Policy.

2. Entry is open to all solo/duo musicians and bands who fulfil the following criteria:

• Every member of the act must be over 16 on 12 August 2011

• At least one member of the act must be a resident of the East Midlands (Nottingham, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and East Staffordshire)

• The band must not have played the main stage at the Summer Sundae Festival in any previous year

• No member of the act should be a BBC employee or any person connected to the competition or their close relative.

Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.

3. To enter the competition, one member of the act must email sscomp@bbc.co.uk. This is the sole means of entry.

The act member sending the email must have the permission of all other act members to enter the competition and all act members must be available to perform at the Summer Sundae Festival, De Montfort Hall in Leicester on 12 August 2011.

The act member email must provide their name, the act's name, contact telephone number and confirm the contact email address (otherwise the contact email address will be taken as that from which the entry email came from).

4. As part of the entry email, the act member must also provide a hyperlink/website address for a webpage which contains a video of the act performing live their own original music. The act members that can be seen performing on the website must be the same as the act members who will perform at the festival if selected.

The act member sending the entry email must ensure that the lyrics of the music on their website (and their performance should they be selected) does not include any material that is racist, homophobic, defamatory, offensive or in any way inappropriate. The music and performance must be suitable to be broadcast to BBC audiences of all ages.

5. The BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of judging this competition. No information received by the BBC will be passed to a third party, with the exception of the URL of the web page containing the performance video (for judging purposes). All information received, including your personal details, will be kept for up to one month after the end of the competition and then destroyed, with the exception of the contact details of the winning entry. Please see the BBC's Privacy Policy.

6. The competition opens at 17:00 BST on 29 July 2011. Entries received before this date will not be considered.

7. Closing date for entries 23:59 BST on 3 August 2011. Submissions received after this time will not be considered, so please do not wait until the last minute to upload your entry. Entries will not be returned so please remember to keep a copy. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and no feedback on any entry will be provided.

8. Only one entry per act is permitted. If you submit more than one entry, only the first entry received will be considered.

9. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The BBC accepts no liability if entrants ignore these rules and entrants agree to fully indemnify the BBC against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these rules.

10. Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive or any other unsuitable material.

11. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to the BBC a non-exclusive licence to broadcast their entry across all media, as well as use on any online platforms.

12. Entrants permit the BBC to edit or change entries in any way it may in its sole discretion consider necessary for the purposes of use in the competition and the uses set out in clause 11 above.

13. By entering the competition, entrants warrant that they have legal capacity to enter the competition and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

14. The performance by the winning artist may be broadcast on television, radio and used online. A selection of entrants may also be interviewed by the BBC and these interviews may also be broadcast on TV and used online. This will not be a part of, or have any influence on, the judging process.

15. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

a. Quality of playing/singing

b. Stage presence/energy of the performance

c. Suitability of the material to the Summer Sundae Festival

16. Entries will be judged through the following process:

A panel of judges will review all entries and will select a winner based on the criteria outlined above.

17. The winner will be contacted by a member of the BBC production team on 6 August 2011. If the winner cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the BBC reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

18. The prize will consist of the opportunity to play a 30 minute opening set at the Summer Sundae Festival at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 12 August 2011. The set performed by the winning act at the festival must consist of 27 minutes of original material and must not include more than three minutes of cover versions of commercially released music. The prize does not include any costs such as travel and accommodation. The prize is as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred. There will be no cash alternatives.

19. The names of each entrant whose entry is broadcast or used online will be made public. Entrants must agree to take part in any post-competition publicity if required.

20. The BBC's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.

21. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions or to withhold or withdraw a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.

22. The BBC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside its control. In this event, a notice will be posted on the BBC Leicester website.

23. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, internet access, system, the post or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

24. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.


Your personal data will only be used in connection with this competition and will be retained by us for one month after the end of the competition.

The winner's personal data will be retained for future contact purposes. No information will be shared with any third party except for the URL of the web page containing the performance video (for judging purposes).

For more information please see the BBC Privacy & Cookies Policy and the Terms and Conditions of this competition above.

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