Sherlock competition | The Royal Mint

Sherlock Holmes Competition

Sherlock Competition is now closed

To celebrate the launch of our coin which marks the 160th anniversary of Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle’s birth, we are giving away a prize bundle to one lucky winner. The prize includes:

  • A silver Proof Sherlock Holmes™ 50p coin
  • A Sherlock-inspired box of artefacts from the era

To enter, simply answer the following question:

 

What university did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle study medicine at?

  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Glasgow

 

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“Sherlock Holmes™. Arthur Conan Doyle Characters Limited is the owner of certain rights, trademarks and brand marks relating to the Sherlock Holmes name and silhouette.”

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The promoter of this competition is The Royal Mint Limited of Llantrisant, Pontyclun, United Kingdom CF72 8YT (“The Royal Mint”). Any promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform used by The Royal Mint as part of the promotion.

The competition opens on 13th May 2019 and closes on 31st May 2019 at 11:59hrs BST. Any entries received before the opening or after the closing dates/times will not be included and no correspondence will be entered into.

One winner will be selected at random from all eligible entrants and will be notified by email.  Names may also be announced on Facebook.  Where possible the draw will take place within 48 hours of the competition closing.

The winner will receive a Silver Proof Sherlock Holmes™ 50p coin and Sherlock-inspired box of artefacts from the era.

Winners will be selected using an online independent True Random Number Generator.

Once the winner has been notified, they will 48 hours to respond to claim their prize and confirm their address for delivery. If the winner fails to claim their prize, or chooses not to claim it, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. The winner may be asked to participate in any related publicity to the prize and/or asked to write a review of the prize.

To enter this competition, you must correctly answer the question posed by The Royal Mint on the competition page at https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/sherlock-holmes/sherlock-competition/

The competition is only open to residents of the United Kingdom. You must be 16 years of age or older to be entered into the competition. Only one entry per household in respect of the competition will be accepted. There is no purchase necessary to enter the competition.

There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any offer. The prize will be sent to the winner by 31st May 2019.

This competition is not open to employees of The Royal Mint or their immediate family. Competition entry is not conditional to consenting to marketing.

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and agreed to be bound by them when they are entered into the competition. All decisions made by The Royal Mint relating to this competition are final and binding.

Under no circumstances will The Royal Mint be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or acceptance of the prize.

 

The Royal Mint will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses which may arise in connection with this competition and The Royal Mint can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.

Sherlock Holmes™ or Arthur Conan Doyle Characters Limited are not involved or a partner to the management or execution of this competition and prize. Any promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Sherlock Holmes™ or Arthur Conan Doyle Characters Limited.

The information submitted in the competition entry is for the following purposes: to enter the competition; so that we can contact you to inform you of the outcome of the competition; so that we can contact you regarding any publicity requests; so that we may reach you via social media platforms; and as a method of contact for any related or future promotions if you choose to opt in to marketing communications.

Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion will only be processed as set out in The Royal Mint’s Privacy Policy.

The competition will be governed by English law and entrants to the competition submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Celebrating the 160th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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