Oktoberfest competition 2023

Enter our competition and win tickets to Shropshire Oktoberfest 2023!

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Oktoberfest by taking part in our competition organised in collaboration with Shropshire Festivals .

We're giving you a chance to snag a pair of exclusive weekend VIP tickets to Shropshire Oktoberfest (6th and 7th October), where you'll be transported to a world of lively Bavarian celebrations. Picture yourself sipping on authentic brews, savouring mouthwatering cuisine, enjoying traditional oompah music and dancing to infectious tunes.

Shrewsbury Railway Station is located just a 15-minute walk away from Shrewsbury Quarry, where all the fun will take place at. Why not jump on board of West Midlands Railway train? Hourly services operate between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street, with more frequent connections during peak times. Timetables are available online. Please, note that evening services are expected to be busy.

Don't miss out! Fill the form below for a shot at winning the ultimate festival experience!

  • This competition is operated by West Midlands Railway, a brand of West Midlands Trains Limited with offices registered at 2nd Floor, St Andrews House, St Andrews Street, London, EC4A 3AG.
  • Acceptance of these terms and conditions is a condition of entry to the competition. By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions West Midlands Railway may, at its sole discretion, exclude you from participating in the competition, to withdraw the prize or to require you to return the prize if already received.
  • West Midlands Railway reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition.
  • If a provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, that part shall not affect the validity of the other provisions in these terms and conditions and shall be severed from those provisions.
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Data protection and publicity

  • By entering the competition, you agree that any personal data supplied to West Midlands Railway in connection with the competition (including your name, image and contact details) may be used by West Midlands Railway, its partners and/or any third-party suppliers (as applicable) in connection with the administration of the competition only. Please review West Midlands Railway’s Privacy Policy for more information on how West Midlands Railway may use your personal data.
  • In accordance with the Advertising Standards Agency guidelines, West Midlands Railway are required to publish the name and county of residence of the winner. By entering the competition, you consent to the publication of this information.

Ownership

  • All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to West Midlands Railway will become the property of West Midlands Railway on receipt and will not be returned. Photos submitted as part of social competitions may be used in marketing collateral such as emails, on our website or on our social media channels.
  • You agree that West Midlands Railway may make your entry and accompanying materials available on its website www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk and any other social media platform in connection with any publicity of the competition.
  • You agree to grant West Midlands Railway a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights, in the competition entry and any accompanying materials, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry and any accompanying materials for such purposes.
  • Where your entry and accompanying materials contain your personal data, or the personal data of others, your/their consent to use this information can be withdrawn at any time by emailing [email protected]

Limitation of liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, West Midlands Railway, its agents, and distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of West Midlands Railway, its agents and/or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

  • The competition will close at midnight on Friday 29 September 2023.
  • All competition entries must be received by West Midlands Railway by no later than midnight on Friday 29 September 2023. All competition entries received after that time will not be accepted.
  • To enter you must complete and submit the online application form below.
  • Agreement to signing up for Student Season Ticket newsletter is a requirement of entry.
  • Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will not be counted.
  • The winner will be chosen at random.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • The competition is open to residents in the UK aged 18 years or over, except employees of Abellio Transport Holdings (the UK parent company of West Midlands Trains and its subsidiary businesses), their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the competition.
  • By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. West Midlands Railway may require you to provide proof of your identity and that you are eligible to enter the competition – you agree to cooperate with such enquiries.
  • By entering the competition, you confirm that your entry form and any accompanying materials and submissions:
    • do not contain any material which is defamatory of any person or which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
    • do not promote sexually explicit material, violence or any illegal activity.
    • do not promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
    • do not infringe any rights of any other person.
    • are not likely to deceive any person.
    • are not made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
    • are not threatening, abusive or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
    • are not likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
    • are not used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
    • do not give the impression that they emanate from West Midlands Railway, if this is not the case; do not advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright or trademark infringement or computer misuse.
  • West Midlands Railway reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition or if (in West Midland’s Railway opinion) you are in breach of these terms and conditions.
  • West Midlands Railway reserves the right to contact the relevant authorities to report any inappropriate content you submit in connection with the competition or otherwise.
  • Shropshire Festivals reserves the right to refuse awarding the prize.

  • The winner will be notified via email before the end of Monday 2 October.
  • The winner must claim their prize by providing their details within 3 days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse, and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  • The decision of West Midlands Railway is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
  • A pair of VIP Weekend Passes to Shropshire Oktoberfest (6-7th October 2023).
  • VIP tickets authorise entry into the festival, a reusable cup, entry into VIP area and access to Silent Disco.
  • The prize excludes transport to and from the event. Any costs incurred in addition to the prize listed above are at winner’s own expense.
  • The prize is non-transferrable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute an alternative prize of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • West Midlands Railway will confirm to the winner by email of how to collect the partner prize.
  • West Midlands Railway offers the prize in association with Shropshire Festivals. Such partners have their own terms and conditions which apply to the prize.
  • West Midlands Railway is not responsible for any loss, claim or expense arising from a partner offer.
  • When the prize is tickets provided by West Midlands Railway, West Midlands Railway is not responsible for any loss, claim or expense arising from travel. All travel tickets are offered under the National Rail Conditions of Carriage.
  • To obtain details of the winner please email [email protected] stating the name of the competition in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  • Once the winner has been contacted and has accepted the prize, West Midlands Railway will enter correspondence with the winner for the acceptance of the prize and to support with redeeming instructions.
  • The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf without first providing West Midlands Railway with your prior written consent.
  • West Midlands Railway does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

To contact West Midlands Railway or to de-register and withdraw from the competition please email [email protected] .

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