280ornot280 Competition

The #280ornot280 initiative aims to see all of Shakespeare’s plays reproduced with a modern twist in just 280 characters in the form of a tweet, as part of his birthday celebrations.

The winner of the 18+ category will receive an Afternoon Tea voucher for 2 adults and 2 children at Hathaway Tea Rooms in Stratford, and the 13-17 age group winner will receive an Explorer pass for a family of four which includes entry into the top Shakespeare’s England attractions in Warwickshire.

To submit an entry, you can either email bardsbirthday@gmail.com or send it via twitter, but you must make sure to include the @Shakespearescel, by April 5, 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found below.

Here is an example from Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at University of Birmingham:

As reward for curing king, doctor’s daughter claims non-consenting count as spouse; when he flees, she fakes death, stalks him to a battlefront, swaps herself in the dark for a local girl he fancies, and, later, pregnant, shames him into honouring their marriage. Pure comedy.

The winning entries will be posted here on April 19, 2019:

Terms and conditions:

  1. The promoter is: Advent Communications Ltd (company no. 04392615) whose registered office is at Unit 2, Edison Buildings, Electric Wharf, Coventry CV1 4JA.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 13 years or over except employees of Advent Communications and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. To enter the competition, email your submissions to bardsbirthday@gmail.com, http://www.shakespearescelebrations.com or via Twitter @ShakespearesCel, you must tag us in the tweet to enter, failure to tag us will mean the tweet will not be entered into the competition.
  6. You may enter as many tweets as you like.
  7. Closing date for entry will be 5th April 2019. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  9. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
  10. Email us your submissions to bardsbirthday@gmail.com which can be no more than 280 characters.
  11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  12. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  13. The prize for the 13-17 age category is as follows: X2 adult and X2 child 1-day Shakespeare’s England Explorer passes. For full terms and conditions and the full list of attractions included with the passes, visit https://booking.shakespeares-england.co.uk/.
  14. The prize for the 18+ category is as follows: voucher for x2 adult and x2 child Afternoon Tea at Hathaway’s Tea Room in Stratford-upon-Avon.
  15. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. The pass is valid for one calendar day during daylight opening hours, not 24 hours and can be used to enter all the attractions listed. Children aged 0-5 are free to enter all attractions. 
  16. Winners will be chosen and announced: 19th April 2019, as judged by an independent panel of judges appointed by the Promoter.
  17. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  18. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
  19. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  21. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  22. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  23. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: bardsbirthday@gmail.com.
  24. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  25. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at https://www.shakespearescelebrations.com/privacy/
  26. Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations’ decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  27. Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.