Ackermans Baby of the Year Competition 2016 Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition entry will be open from 1 March – 31 August 2016.

  1. By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. This is an online competition and you must enter on

  1. Participants must be either the parent or legal guardian of the baby. Ackermans reserves the right to request proof of such relation. If it is proven that there is no relation between the baby and the person who sent the photo, that person will indemnify Ackermans against any claim from any third party should the baby be chosen as a finalist.

  1. Baby/twins/triplets can only be entered once during the qualifying competition period. 

  1. Twins and triplets should be entered together in one entry.

  1. Entries are final and photos cannot be changed. 

  1. Participants will automatically be placed in a monthly category depending on which month they entered.

  2. To enter the competition a parent/guardian has to register on Ackermans website, complete the online entry form and upload a picture of their baby. The photo may not be larger than 5MB –only JPGs or GIFs formats accepted. 

  1. Photos submitted must be recent and taken within the last 1 month.

  1. The baby may not be older than 24 months by the closing date of the competition on 31 August 2016.  

  1. The competition is open to all participants within the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia. 

  1. You are not eligible to participate in this competition if: -

    1. You are a director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant of Ackermans

    2. You are an immediate family member, of the persons specified in 12(a).


    1. Every month from March to August, the public will vote for 10 monthly finalists making up 60 finalists. Ackermans staff will then select and additional 40 babies from the entire batch of entries on the basis of which they think best fits the Ackermans brand – this will result in 100 finalists.

    2. The finalists announcements for the period will be communicated on the following dates:

                c. The 100 finalists will be featured in:

  1. Finalists will also be sent an sms on the day of the announcement.

  1. WINNER:

    1. The winner will be chosen from the 100 finalists voted by the public.

    2. The winner announcement will take place on 26 October 2016.

    3. The winner will be contacted between 18 – 26 October.

    4. The winner will be featured in:

  1. If after 3 attempted calls the organisers cannot reach the initial winner, the baby with the next highest amount of votes will be renamed the winner.

  1. The winner will be expected to fulfill the following/some duties from time to time and until the next ABC competition:

  1. The 100 finalists will each win a R500 Ackermans gift card and a Baby of the Year 2016 finalist Trophy and a R350 Bennetts hamper.

  1. The grand prize winner will receive a R10 000 education policy (additional R5 000 if the parent/guardian is an Ackermans accountholder and an additional R5000 if the parent/guardian is a Ackermans rewards member when entering), a R3 000 Ackermans gift card, a galaxy note & a Samsung galaxy Tab 4 worth R5000,  Sim and data bundle of R1000, Family Photo shoot worth R2000,  Front cover of Ackermans Club magazine, a year's worth of Pampers Active Baby Nappies and a R500 Johnson & Johnson hamper.

  1. If the entrant is not a credit card holder and/or A.Rewards member when submitting the entry you are still able to sign up after submitting your entry. Once the winner has been chosen Ackermans staff will confirm whether or not the winner is an accountholder and/or A.Rewards member at that time and the additional prize money will still stand. 

  1. VOTING:

You are only able to vote once per baby, if you decide to vote on all platforms below your vote will only count once. Please note: All countries outside of RSA can only vote online.

  1. The public can vote in the following ways:

  1. You can ONLY vote ONCE per baby for March – August monthly finalists and once again for the winner.

  1. Voting dates are as follows:

  1. Ackermans and their delivery agent does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage and will also not be responsible or liable for any further expenses or fees required for purpose of using, applying or enjoying the prize won in this competition.

  2. Ackermans reserves the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition and any prizes, or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, you hereby waive any rights or expectations which you may have against Ackermans and acknowledge that you will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Ackermans.

  3. By participating in this competition, you consent to (i) the processing of your personal information by Ackermans and other companies in the Pepkor group, any of their operators, agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa) on the condition that they will keep such information confidential;  (ii) the collection of your personal information from any other source to supplement the personal information which Ackermans has about you;  (iii) the retention by Ackermans of your personal information for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and marketing purposes; (iv) Ackermans using your personal information to send you information about products, services, and special offers of the various companies in the Pepkor group that may be of interest or value to you. 

  4. You can choose to be excluded from direct marketing by notifying Ackermans in writing or by registering a block on any registry which Ackermans is bound by law to recognise. Ackermans will not charge you a fee to update this request on its systems. Ackermans will give effect to any changes requested by you as soon as reasonably possible.

  5. Ackermans operate various social media communities on various social media services and are glad to have you as a community member. We encourage you to interact with us and other community members through our communities. To this end, you are kindly referred to our external media policy and we encourage you to familiarize yourself therewith prior to agreeing to be bound thereto.