Over the rainbow

We are excited to announce the top ten schools to go through to the judging panel. The winning school will perform at the 2017 WellChild Awards in London, regularly attended by Prince Harry and a host of celebrity guests.

Over the rainbow

Below are the top ten schools that will go through to the judging panel. The winning school will be announced by 8th September 2017.


Who can enter?

No more than 20 primary school age pupils from Reception to Year 5 (or equivalent for special schools).

What do I need to do?

All entrants must submit a video comprising no more than 20 primary school age pupils from Reception to Year 5 performing the song ‘Over the rainbow’. The video must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration.

How can I fundraise?

We have lots of ideas and resources to help you fundraise. Click here for inspiration.

What do I receive when I sign up?

All schools who register will receive a FREE competition entry pack, full of lesson ideas, learning resources, fundraising inspiration and competition guidelines. You will also receive a link to a secret hub full of downloadable resources for your school to use.

When is the closing date for entries?

Closing date for entry will be 12pm on Monday 26th June 2017. After this time no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

What do I need to complete to enter?

Each individual entry must be submitted with a signed and dated pledge (hard copy) or tick the fundraising pledge when you submit your video online. The pledge should include full school address and contact details, including a named individual who will act as a point of contact. The pledge should indicate the amount of money the entrant group intends to raise for WellChild. All fundraising pledges must be completed by 12pm on Monday 26th June 2017.

How do I submit my video?

Submit your video at www.wellchild.org.uk/entry-form-over-the-rainbow.

When will the public vote open?

Online voting will open at 12pm on Friday 30th June 2017

When is the deadline for voting?

Voting will officially close on Friday 30th July 2017 at 12pm.

How many schools will qualify for judging?

The top five schools who secure the most votes and the top five schools who raise the most funds will qualify to go through to Stage 2 for judging. The ten winners of Stage 2 will be judged by an independent panel of WellChild celebrity supporters and music industry professionals to identify a single winner.

If I win, what prize will my school win?

The winning entry will be invited to perform their rendition of ‘Over the Rainbow’ live at the 2017 WellChild Awards – date and venue to be confirmed. Please note that no alternative prize will be offered and the prize is not transferable.

When will the winner be announced?

WellChild will announce the winner on Friday 8th September 2017.

What costs will be covered if my school wins?

WellChild will cover the cost of travel to and from the Awards venue and the cost of food and drink for 20 children and 5 staff (exceptions will be made in cases where children require 1:1 support). All other costs incurred must be covered by the school. Please note that overnight accommodation is not included.

If I win, who will organise the trip to London?

WellChild will work with the winner to arrange the travel to and from the Awards venue and the timetable for the day.

Over the Rainbow Competition Online voting terms and conditions

1. Voters can take part by accessing a link that will be available on www.wellchild.org.uk/over-the-rainbow as part of the WellChild website voting. Voters can register their vote by electronically clicking on the box beside the school they wish to vote for.

2. Any votes registered outside the announced voting times, 12.00 pm on 30th June 2017 and 12.00pm on 30th July 2017, will not count. Voting times may be subject to change.

3. A standard vote carries a weighting of one. Each voter can only register one vote online via the voting website. WellChild will announce via www.wellchild.org.uk/over-the-rainbow when voting is closed and the result of the final vote.

4. WellChild reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time.

5. WellChild reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting. WellChild has the right to substitute an alternative selection method at its absolute discretion.

6. The eligibility of any vote is at the sole discretion of WellChild.

7. If, for any reason, the online voting system fails, the vote may be suspended or a contingency plan may be actioned.

8. WellChild reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend this competition at any time.

9. WellChild cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any internet connectivity, on-line system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.

10. Please note that any WellChild staff member or anyone who is directly connected in any way with the Over the Rainbow Competition is not eligible to vote.

11. WellChild’s decision in relation to all matters affecting the vote is final.

12. In the event of a dispute or a tie or if for any other reason WellChild deems it necessary or appropriate; WellChild reserves the right to make the final determination as to which of the entrants will be declared the winner.

13. Any personal data collected will be processed in accordance with current UK date protection legislation. Please see WelllChild’s Privacy Policy for further details, www.wellchild.org.uk/privacy-cookies

14. WellChild reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on this website and such posting will be adequate notice to all participants.

15. In the event of a school securing a top five place in both categories, the school will go through to the judging panel based on the category in which they have been most successful, be that the number of votes received or the amount of funds raised. This criteria will be applied for however many schools secure a top five place in both categories. This will ensure that 10 schools go through to the judging panel under all circumstances.

16. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English Law.

June 2017

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