Entertainment Competitions

Thursday 5 December 2019

Win A Family Trip to Wonder at Fota Island Resort.

Closing Date: Friday November 22 2019

Win A Family Trip to Wonder at Fota Island Resort.
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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and as sleigh bells draw nearer, Fota Island Resort prepares to welcome Santa and his band of helpers for its magical Wonder Christmas event. Now in its seventh festive season at Fota Island Resort, Santa has something very special planned for this year’s Wonder Experience and has gathered together the most fun-loving elves to Ireland to help him bring the wonder of Christmas to families.


Every year, the elves band together and combine their elf dust to bring a land full of wonder and awe to Cork and this year is no different. All the boys and girls have been so good all year so hopefully the tall people will bring them to Fota Island Resort’s Wonder Christmas Experience to help Santa prepare for the most magical day of the year.  Expect a jaw-dropping, winter wonderland that will bring something special to all the family.

We have a wonderful family experience to give away to one lucky reader. Prize includes two nights accommodation with breakfast included at Fota Island Resort.

To enter, complete the form below along with the unique code found in the Irish Independent between November 16th and 22nd or post completed entry form found printed in paper to FOTA ISLAND COMPETITION, PO BOX 11, INDEPENDENT HOUSE, 27-32 TALBOT ST., DUBLIN 1.

Wonder at Fota Island Resort runs from November 23rd to December 23rd. Individual tickets for Wonder at Fota Island Resort cost from €14.00 per adult and €21.00 per child with children under one attending for free. Tickets available to buy online now at www.fotawonder.ie. You can also contact the Fota Island Resort booking agents by calling 021 202 4024 or emailing christmas@fotaisland.ie, additional booking fee may apply when not booking online.

Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork.  Tel: +353 21 488 3700. Email: christmas@fotaisland.ie

Terms & Conditions

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Prize Specific Terms and Conditions
  1. The competition is to win a family trip to Wonder at Fota Island Resort, including two nights accommodation with breakfast included in Fota Island Resort on the 6th and 7th of December with Wonder Experience on December 6th at 19:10.
  2. To enter simply complete the form along with unique code found in the Irish Independent between November 16th and 22nd or complete entry form found printed in paper on these dates and post to FOTA ISLAND COMPETITION, PO BOX 11, INDEPENDENT HOUSE, 27-32 TALBOT ST., DUBLIN 1.
  3. The competition runs from November 16th and 27th at 11:59. All entries must be received by this time.
  4. Fota Island Resort’s standard usage policies and T&Cs apply. Prizes are non-transferable. No cash or other alternative.
  5. Prize elements not availed of during the winner’s stay will be deemed to have been forfeited. Any costs incurred additional to the prize package listed (e.g. food, beverages, room service, etc.) will be at the winner’s expense.
  6. Time and date specified for overnight stay and visit to Wonder is non-transferable. Winners must be able to attend Wonder on December 6 at 19:10.
  7. Winner will be notified by email and details passed on to BlueMonkey PR to arrange your prize.
 Terms and Conditions
  1. Promoter & Data Controller: Independent News and Media Public Limited Company, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 (“INM”).  INM Events will provide the prize to the winner.
  2. By entering, all eligible entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions.  The entry form will be part of the overall terms and conditions. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry.  Where a competition involves a voting process: offering or receiving any incentive for voting is not permitted and will invalidate the vote, and may disqualify the recipient of the vote.  INM reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions.  INM reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.  Any amendments will be published on the website.
  3. Promotion is open anybody over 18 years of age.  INM reserves the right to request written proof of age from the winner.
  4. Each entrant can enter an email address once only.
  5. Use of a false email, name or address by an entrant will disqualify them from receiving any prize.
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  7. The competition winning entry will be selected in a draw by an independent judge.  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence or communication will be entered into. Winner (s) will be contacted by email, telephone or post.
  8. In the case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions/terms and conditions, these rules shall prevail.  By participating in this competition, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the individual prizes, as specified above.
  9. Failure to claim a prize within 7 days will make any claim invalid.  Prizes not claimed within the specified time limit will be deemed to have been forfeited and may be disposed of by INM without any liability to the winner.  
  10. No responsibility is accepted for entries damaged, lost or mislaid and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery.  No entries will be accepted by agents, in bulk or from third parties.
  11. Winners will be notified within 20 days of the relevant closing date by email, phone or post. Names of winners of major promotions are available by sending an SAE to Independent News & Media, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1 up to one month after the closing date.
  12. INM will endeavour to deliver prizes within 14 days of winning. Where this is not possible the winner will be notified of the delay.
  13. Any additional costs and expenses incurred by the prize winner are to be the responsibility of the prize winner.
  14. Unless otherwise stated, all taxes, insurances, fees and surcharges are to be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
  15. The determination and decision of INM on all matters shall be final and no competition correspondence will be entered into. INM reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) in the magazine, this website, and/or other printed materials, or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the promotion materially affecting the result of the promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond INM’s reasonable control.
  16. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be re-sold  If a prize is unavailable due to circumstances out of INM’s control, INM will take all reasonable steps to substitute the prize with a suitable alternative.  No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize(s).
  17. INM accepts no responsibility for the supply, non-supply, purported non-supply or delay in supply of prizes to be provided by a third party including, without limitation, failure of the prize winner to receive ownership of the prize.  Prize winners are responsible for booking and/or completing other formalities directly with the specified third party.
  18. The promotion may also be declared void should a printing or production error in connection with the competition appear in the magazine or on this website.
  19. Entrants acknowledge and accept that publicity may be given to competition winners and winners’ names and images may be published on Independent.ie website, social media channels and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.
  20. All entrants agree not to engage in any interviews or make any statements in connection with or arising from the competition without the written consent of INM.
  21. INM reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize.
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  23. INM will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant’s ability to participate in the competition.  Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of INM or its employees, INM will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.
  24. INM reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a competition and/or vary competition rules at any time without prior notice.