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COMPETITION: 2 people needed to be the faces of Pride at Heathrow Airport

Written by gaytourism

A staggering 78 million travelers pass through Heathrow Airport every year, of every nationality, sexuality and gender identity imaginable.

And all are greeted by the same smiling, welcoming faces emblazoned in arrivals and departures.

Of course, the airport’s iconic Welcome Campaign has featured everyone from cabbies and flower-sellers to British astronaut Tim Peake. And now, they’re looking for a new recruit…

To reflect the diversity of its visitors, Europe’s biggest airport is teaming up with Digital Pride to grant two lucky LGBTIs the chance to become the latest faces of the campaign for Pride month (July).

The lucky winners must be available on 9 and 10 May for a photoshoot in a central London location.

To enter, fill in the below form. For full terms and conditions click here. The competition closes on 26 April.

For more information about Heathrow Airport, visit the official website by clicking here.

With over 35 bars, restaurants and cafes, including the new Gordon Ramsay Plane Food outlet, and dozens of designers stores, Heathrow is the perfect place to start your holiday or business trip. To book your trip, visit

Heathrow Airport is a partner of Gay Star News.

Terms and conditions

1 The Promoters

1.1 The promoters are Heathrow Airport Limited of The Compass Centre, 1st Floor, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6 2GW (“Heathrow”) and Gay Star News Ltd of 15 Pages Walk, London, SE1 4SB (“Gay Star News”) (together, the “Promotors”).

2 How to participate

2.1 Entry is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.

    1. 2.2 Entries must be submitted via the competition webpage on Gay Star News’s website at
    1. 2.3 Entrants must submit a photo of themselves and provide full name, age, gender, city and answer the questions ‘What was your best pride experience’ (100 word max) and ‘Why should you be the face of Pride at Heathrow?’ (100 word max), as instructed on Gay Star News.

3 Start date

3.1 This competition will be open from 1000 on Thursday 12 April 2018 and entries received on or after this date will be valid.

4 Closing date

4.1 The closing date for this promotion will be 23:59 on Thursday 26 April 2018 and any entries received after this date will not be valid.

5 Selection of the winners

5.1 Two entrants will be selected as winners of the competition.

5.2 The winners of the competition will be selected by the judges from all entries correctly submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions.

5.3 The winners will be selected based solely on their entries.

5.4 The judges will be representatives of the Promotors. 

5.5 The judges’ decision regarding selection of the winners is absolute and final. The winners will be notified in accordance with section 8 and there will be no further correspondence entered into with the unsuccessful entrants by the Promotors.

6 Prize

6.1 The winners will be featured in Heathrow Airport publicity materials produced in connection with Heathrow’s celebration of Pride month in July 2018.

6.2 The winners will participate in a photoshoot. The images taken at the photoshoot will be used in publicity materials to be displayed in Heathrow Airport’s terminals.

6.3 Gay Star News may use the images on their website and social media forums further to this competition. The winners will be notified if Gay Star News use the images in this way.

7 Restrictions and requirements

7.1 Entry is free of charge. The Promoters shall not charge any entrant for entering or attempting to enter the competition.

7.2 A maximum of one entry per entrant is permitted. Submission of duplicate entries will render all previous entries invalid for the duration of the competition.

7.3 Any breach of these terms and conditions by an entrant will void an entry.

7.4 Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will void an entry.

7.5 The Promoters may use the winners’ names, images and town or county of residence to announce the winners of the competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.

7.6 Heathrow will cover the reasonable cost of the winners’ travel to the photoshoot.

7.7 Heathrow will receive all proprietary and intellectual property rights in the images that are taken at the photoshoot and any publicity materials that use the images.

7.8 A release form must be signed by the winners on the day of photoshoot providing permission for the images to be used in Heathrow’s publicity materials indefinitely.

8 Notification of the winners

8.1 The winners will be notified by email within fourteen (14) days of the closing date.

8.2If the prize is unclaimed by an initial winner within seven (7) days of being notified, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the Promoters shall be entitled to select another winner in accordance with section 5.

9 Personal data

9.1 Any personal data and sensitive personal data provided by an entrant will remain confidential to the Promotors and will not be disclosed to any third party without the entrant’s prior consent, except that the Promotors reserve the right to use the information for the purposes of facilitating the competition including but not limited to publishing the name of the winners on its website and social media forums, as well as providing the winners’ details to third parties for the purposes of administering the competition including but not limited to the actual providers of the prize.

9.2 All personal data and sensitive personal data provided by an entrant will be used by the Promotors solely for the purposes of administering the competition and will be securely destroyed within 120 days of the closing date, unless the entrant has elected to receive further promotional or marketing information.

10 General

10.1 Entrants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

10.2 Heathrow reserve the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions and their decision shall be final.

10.3 Heathrow reserves the right to cancel, modify or supersede the competition at any time if, in Heathrow’s sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified.

10.4 The Promoters do not accept responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

10.5 Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoters, their agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winners or accept any liability for any loss or damage that may be lawfully excluded that occurs as a result of accepting the prize, except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoters, their agents or distributors or that of their employees. Liability of the Promotors, their agents, distributors or employees shall be several. The winners’ statutory rights are not affected.

10.6 These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


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