Behind The Screens Competition

Friday 17th August 2018

The competition has now closed and winners will be announced soon!

Win a trip to Manchester for two

If you’re partial to Peaky Blinders or crazy about Cold Feet, try our interactive walking tours of famous film and TV locations in Manchester, Liverpool or Edinburgh this Summer. You could even win an amazing city break.

How to enter #TPEBehindTheScreens

To enter, upload a photo at one of the walking tour locations either in Manchester, Edinburgh or Liverpool. Photos must be entered via Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TPEBehindTheScreens along with a hashtag of the location, either #Manchester, #Edinburgh or #Liverpool.

The Prizes

Grand prize

One lucky winner will win a trip for two to Manchester, which includes:

• An overnight stay in a top Manchester hotel
• Standard Class TransPennine Express Return train tickets to Manchester
• Dinner for two at a Manchester restaurant
• An ITV behind-the-scenes tour and weather masterclass at the MediaCityUK ITV weather studio, including lunch

Runners-up prizes

Two runners-up will win a £50 Netflix gift card.


The competition will be live from 12pm Tuesday 21 August 2018 until midnight on Thursday 1 November 2018. Only entries submitted during that time will be considered.

Good luck!

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 TransPennine Express Limited trading as TransPennine Express ("the Company") a company established in the UK with a registered office address at Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DH. Registered in England and Wales, company number: 09111801 .

b. The competition is open from 12:00 Tuesday 21 August 2018 (“Opening date”) until 23:59 Thursday 1 November 2018 (“Closing Date”). Any entries received outside of this period (for whatever reason) will be invalid.

c. The competition consists of 3 prize draws in which one grand prize winner and two runners up will be selected by a nominated judge at the Company by the valid entries received during the competition duration. The lucky winners will be chosen and drawn at the end of the competition and contacted by the Company via the social media account that submitted the winning image.

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

e. ITV is not responsible for the administration of this promotion or the fulfillment of any prizes.

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 to Instagram or Twitter whilst at one of the walking tour locations either in Edinburgh, Liverpool or Manchester. Photos are to be entered via Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TPEBehindTheScreens and the photo location e.g. #Edinburgh, #Liverpool or #Manchester

b. This then feeds through to the Company’s website –

c. Images must be taken at locations featured on the Behind the Screens walking tours located here:

d. Photos must not include any images of people taken without their permission or without the parent or guardian of children under the age of 18. Photos which include unrecognisable people in the background may be included at the Company’s discretion.

e. Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use, must not include any trademarks, and must not show inappropriate or dangerous behaviour, or otherwise be obscene, defamatory, distasteful, offensive, or in breach of any applicable law or regulation, or in breach of any confidentiality obligations owed by you to third parties.

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

g. 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.

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

i. The Company reserves the right to refuse entry of any photo it deems to be unsuitable for the website.

j. Proof of 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.

k. Entrants may submit as many unique entries as they wish but no entrant may win more than one prize.

l. If the Company has reason to believe your entry breaches these Terms and Conditions, then the Company may not consider it and may disqualify it

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 prize draws based on the most well composed, artistic and original image that evokes the best interpretation of the theme.

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

a. After the competition duration, 1 lucky winner will be awarded a grand prize package for 2 people which includes: 1 nights’ luxury hotel accommodation (4* min) in Manchester based on sharing a double/twin room, return train travel from nominated station to Manchester, return private station transfers in Manchester, Granada Border weather tour at MediaCityUK, return private transfer between the hotel and the ITV studios, a three-course meal at a top restaurant in Manchester (up to the value of £70 per person to cover food, drinks and any service charge) and winner management.

b. After the competition duration, 2 lucky winners will also be awarded 2 runners up prizes of a £50 Netflix gift card.

c. A valid credit or debit card will be required for security deposit purposes when checking into hotel accommodation; hotel accommodation is based on two adults sharing one 4* min double or twin room.

d. The hotel will be selected by prize provider at their sole discretion; prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable; no cash alternative is available and the prize is subject to availability.

e. The grand prize is valid for 12 months from the date of notification of winning and cannot be taken from 21st December 2018– 2nd January 2019 (Christmas and New Year), over UK bank holidays or Easter Sunday.

f. The prize is valid for 12 months from the date of notification of winning, and travel must be booked and completed within that time frame.

g. Two weeks’ notice required for booking the trip and all elements of the prize must be taken at the same time.

h. Once booked, the prize cannot be altered or amended.

i. At least one traveller must be aged 18 or over; where any travellers are aged under 18, they must have prior parental or guardian permission.

j. Dinner is to the value of £140 (£70 per person) to cover food, drinks and any service charge.

k. The prize excludes additional travel, additional accommodation, additional meals and drinks, excursions, attractions, treatments, car hire, visas and personal expenses and anything not expressly included in the prize.

l. The date that the prizes will be redeemed will be determined by the Company in consultation with the competition winners.

m. Travel prizes in UK and abroad protected – Element London ATOL 10207/ABTA Y2441

n. Return train tickets are valid on services operated by the Company only.

o. The prize is subject to availability, these terms and conditions, ITV terms and conditions and the National Rail Conditions of Travel.

p. 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.

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

r. The winners will be notified within 7 days of the competition ending. The winners will be notified from the Company’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 accounts and, on request, will be provided in accordance with condition 4(i) below.

s. 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.

t. To request the name and county of the winners, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to TransPennine Express Limited, Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DH within three months of the closing date.

5. ITV Code of Conduct

 The winner and their companion must comply with the following code of conduct whilst at the ITV Granada Studios. By entering this competition, you agree to comply with the terms of this Code of Conduct.

a. You will behave in a reasonable and sensible fashion at all times whilst at the studio.

b. You will not explore any location during the event without being escorted by one of ITV’s representatives.

c. You will not remove any objects from the studio or vandalise or damage any location visited during the tour.

d. You will not use any photographs taken during the tour for any purposes other than private non-commercial purposes.

e. You expressly understand and acknowledge that ITV shall have the right to expel you from the studio if ITV considers, in its sole discretion, that you have breached the code of conduct.

6. Image rights

 6.1 You confirm that you own the copyright to your competition entry as its author. 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.

6.2 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.

6.3 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.

7. Exclusion of liability

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

8. General

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter from any and all liability associated with this competition.

a. By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the competition entry may be held and used only by the Company or its agents and suppliers to administer the competition and in accordance with these terms and conditions.

b. 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.

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

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