Baby of the year 2015 Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition will run from 29 January 2015 to and including 30 April 2015.
  2. By entering the competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. This is an online competition and you must enter on
  3. 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.
  4. Baby/twins/triplets can only be entered once during the qualifying competition period. Entries are final and photos cannot be changed. Participants will be automatically placed in an age category based on the age of the participant at the closing date of the competition on 30 April 2015. The age categories are Girls 0-12 months, Boys 0-12 months, Girls 12-24 months and Boys 12-24 months.
  5. 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 2MB –only JPGs or GIFs formats accepted. Photos submitted must be recent and taken within the last 3 months.
  6. The baby may not be older than 24 months by the closing date of the competition on 30 April 2015. Twins and triplets should be entered together in one entry.
  7. The competition is open to all participants within the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. You are not eligible to participate in this competition if: - a. You are a director, member, partner, employee, agent or consultant of Ackermans b. You are an immediate family member, of the persons specified in 7(a).
    • a. A panel of judges consisting of Ackermans staff, our agencies and guest judges will select 12 finalists based on which entries were the most adorable/cute and represent the Ackermans brand best.
    • b. The 12 finalists will be announced in groups of 4 on the following dates:
      • i. First 4 finalists on 18 March 2015
      • ii. Second 4 finalists on 18 May 2015
      • iii. Third 4 finalists on 16 June 2015
    • c. At each announcement, one finalist will be chosen from each category (Girls 0-12 months, Boys 0-12 months, Girls 12-24 months and Boys 12-24 months).
    • d. The finalists will be published in the magazines Baba en Kleuter, Mamas en Papas, Living and Loving, Your Pregnancy, Ackermans Club Magazine, Your Baby and on eTV’s Great Expectation TV show. Finalists will also be announced on Ackermans website and Ackermans Facebook page.
    • e. The finalists will be contacted via telephone within a week of the decisions.
  9. The 12 finalists will be featured in:
    • a. June issue of the Ackermans Club magazine
    • b. July issue of You, Drum, Move!, True Love, Bona, Baba n Kleuter, Living and Loving Mamas n Papas
    • c. July/Aug issue of Your Baby
    • d. August/September issue of Your Pregnancy
    • e. eTV’s Great expectation TV show.
  10. Details will be given in each magazine for the public to vote for their favourite finalist via sms (SMS costs R1.50 per sms). The winning baby will be contacted via telephone one week before the winner is announced publicly.
  11. The winning baby will be announced on the Ackermans website and Ackermans Facebook page on 17 August 2015 and will be featured in the September issues of the Ackermans Club magazine, Baba n Kleuter, Living and Loving, Mamas and Papas, Sept/Oct issue of Your Baby and Oct/Nov issue of Your Pregnancy.
  12. The 11 finalists will each win a R1000 Ackermans gift card and a Educational hamper to the value of R500. Prizes will only be delivered after the winner has been announced on 17 August 2015.
  13. 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 R5 000 Ackermans gift card, a subscription to either HYD or Move magazine and a subscription to either Baba &Kleuter or Your Baby magazine, a Tablet worth R7 000 plus a sim and data bundle worth R1 000, an educational hamper worth R1 000, Nal’ibali books worth R500 and a Family Photo shoot worth R2 000. The parent/guardian of the winner will receive a Luxury Hamper worth R1000 and an Ackermans gift card worth R5 000.
  14. If after 3 attempted calls the organisers cannot reach the initial winner, the baby with the second highest amount of votes will be renamed the winner.
  15. TThe winner and finalist will be expected to fulfill the following/some duties from time to time and until the next ABC competition:
    • • Be available for photo shoots and be willing to feature in any advertising for Ackermans for free.
    • • Be prepared to travel to Cape Town or Johannesburg for the shoot. Ackermans will arrange and pay for flights and accommodation if needed.
    • • Furthermore, the parent or guardian agrees to their baby’s image being used by Ackermans. This may be, but not limited to, print, television, in-store and on-line material.
    • • Provide/Share information on Baby i.e likes and dislikes, favourite food, favourite toy etc.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. TThese Terms and Conditions are also available by phoning (021) 900 1000 (standard Telkom rates apply) and at

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