Street Hunt is a kind of visual crossword puzzle, a treasure hunt
where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page

and your chance to win up to £10,000!

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Get your copy for just £10 

(or pay what you can afford)

Only 1,000 copies of the street hunt book will be released !

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All books need to be picked up in person from Red Lion Books in Colchester. They will be available from midday on Saturday 16th September 2017 until they are sold out.

2.

To make sure you get hands on a copy buy a voucher.

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Books will remain on sale at Red Lion Books until either they are sold out, or someone submits a verified winning entry. Once a winner is found, books will be withdrawn from sale.

Read the Rules

We know reading rules is boring but they will probably answer a lot of questions that you have!

STREET HUNT

Simple Rules

 

A poem has been written with words from road names in Colchester and nearby towns and villages.

A book of photographs shows the street signs and their surroundings but with the names removed.

You have to work out what the streets are, using the emerging story of the poem to help you.

The first person to submit a correctly completed book with all the right answers wins. The prize is the total of the book sales from 16th September 2017 until a winner is found, with a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £10,000 if all 1,000 books are sold at £10 each. We are asking for £10 for each book, but people can pay what they can afford. The more money we receive the bigger the prize pot gets. You can buy as many books as you want at £10 but only one per person with the pay what you can afford option.

To win, you need to give us your copy of the book with all the blank signs unambiguously filled in correctly, and the poem completed too.

 

What should I do if I think I have worked out all the answers?

Once you think you have all the correct answers, take your completed book to Colchester Arts Centre box office, Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF. They are open 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, except public holidays.

If you think you have all the correct answers outside of the Colchester Arts Centre box office hours, you can choose to (but are not obliged to) email a notification of intention to submit to info@streethunt.co.uk, indicating that you are ready to submit. You should include your name, a contact number, and the Limited edition book number printed on the back of your book. Intention to submit emails will only be referenced if there are two or more people waiting to submit entries as Colchester Arts Centre box office opens. In the case that two or more people are waiting to submit entries as Colchester Arts Centre box office opens, the Intention to submit emails will be used to decide whose submission will be deemed to be the earliest submission. Intention to submit emails will only remain valid if the book is then delivered to Colchester Arts Centre box office within 1 hour of the next opening, ie., by 11.30 a.m. the following day it is open. Any books received from 11.31 a.m. will be deemed to be submitted without an Intention to submit.

Please bring a sealable A4 envelope with you, addressed to STREET HUNT Competition Submission, Colchester Arts Centre. Please mark the envelope Urgent & Confidential.

When you are at Colchester Arts Centre box office, the person on duty will date stamp and sign the receipt slips at the back of the book and make a note of the time. One of the slips should be snipped off and given back to you. Please keep it safely.

Now put your book into the A4 envelope that you have brought, secure it, and sign over the seal. Hand it over.

When you get home, please email info@streethunt.co.uk to notify us that you have made your submission.

We will contact you within one week (at the latest) to inform you if you have won or not.

 

If you have not won, you will be free to collect your book from Colchester Arts Centre box office to see which answers you got wrong but you will not be able to resubmit that book. Each book may only be submitted once.

If you have won, we will pay you the entire prize fund as published on the website

www.streethunt.co.uk. The prize is guaranteed as a minimum of £1,000 and will not exceed £10,000. We will also retain your winning entry.

 

STREET HUNT

Full Competition Terms and Conditions

1. These terms and conditions are the Competition rules (“Rules”) and apply to the STREET HUNT competition included on the STREET HUNT website (“Competition”). The STREET HUNT website address is streethunt.co.uk (“Website”). By entering the Competition you, the entrant (whether you are participating individually or as part of a group of individuals), agree to be bound by the Rules.

2. Joshua Sofaer Projects Limited (“JSPL”) has been commissioned by Colchester Arts Centre (“CAC”) to create, organise and manage the Competition.

3. JSPL and CAC reserve the right to cancel or amend the Competition or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted within these Rules and on the Website. A copy of the Rules may also be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to STREET HUNT Competition Rules, Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF.

4. All the streets that appear in the STREET HUNT book (the “Book”) are located in the Borough of Colchester, and towns and villages with postal codes commencing CO. Neither JSPL nor CAC is liable for any errors in or resulting from the use of postcodes.

 

Qualifying Entrants

5. This Competition is not open to employees or contractors of JSPL nor any person directly involved in the organisation or running of the Competition, or their direct family members. JSPL reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.

6. JSPL assumes that by using the Website and entering the Competition (and you warrant that) either you have legal capacity to enter the Competition and agree to the Rules (i.e. that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are entitled to be legally bound in contract) or your parents or guardians have consented to your entry of the Competition and agreement to abide by the Rules.

7. JSPL reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the Rules.

 

Competition Entries

8. All entries must be on the designated and individually numbered Books. (Unnumbered copies will not be accepted). No other form of submission will be accepted. Only 1,000 numbered copies of the Book will be released. All Books need to be picked up in person from Red Lion Books, 125 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SZ during normal opening hours. They will be available from midday Saturday 16th September 2017 until they are sold out. Pre-orders can be made online from June 2017 through www.colchesterartscentre.com.

9. Entries must be submitted in person to the Colchester Arts Centre box office, Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF during their normal opening hours. They are open 10.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Monday-Saturday except public holidays. It is your responsibility as an entrant to make sure that the person receiving the entry, date stamps and signs the receipt slips at the back of the Book and makes a note of the time. One of the receipt slips should be detached and retained by you as proof of submission. If you think you have all the correct answers outside of the Colchester Arts Centre box office hours, you can choose to (but are not obliged to) email a notification of intention to submit to info@streethunt.co.uk, indicating that you are ready to submit. You should include your name, a contact number, and the Limited edition book number printed on the back of your book. Intention to submit emails will only be referenced if there are two or more people waiting to submit entries as Colchester Arts Centre box office opens. In the case that two or more people are waiting to submit entries as Colchester Arts Centre box office opens, the Intention to submit emails will be used to decide whose submission will be deemed to be the earliest submission. Intentions to submit emails will only remain valid if the book is then delivered to Colchester Arts Centre box office within 1 hour of the next opening, ie., by 11.30 a.m. the following day it is open. Any books received from 11.31 a.m. will be deemed to be submitted without an Intention to submit. Neither JSPL nor CAC are responsible for the failure of email services. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

10. Once the receipt slips have been completed the Book being entered should be placed in a sealable A4 envelope addressed to STREET HUNT Competition Submission, Colchester Arts Centre. The envelope should be marked Urgent & Confidential and signed over the seal.

11. The final date for possible submission to Colchester Arts Centre box office is 5 p.m. on Friday 16 September 2022 (the “Closing Date”). Entries submitted after this time will not be valid. Neither JSPL nor CAC accept responsibility for the availability of or access to the Colchester Arts Centre box office.

12. If no winner has been found at the end of the Competition, the total prize money as published on the Website on or after the Closing Date will be donated to Colchester Borough Council for the improvement of road signage across the Borough.

13. Each Book can only be submitted once. If a submission has even one incorrect answer, it will be deemed to have lost.

14. Answers must be clear, legible and unambiguous. Misspellings will be deemed as incorrect answers. Entrants need to complete the blank street signs in the Book with the actual name of that street.

15. Entrants also need to complete the poem by using words or phrases from the street names. These could be the entire street name or a portion of it.

16. Neither JSPL nor CAC will be held responsible for the changing of street names, or the official or unofficial removal of street signage. Where JSPL is made aware of such alterations, JSPL will publish this news on the Website.

17. JSPL will check each submission against the correct answers and will notify the person who has made the submission whether they have won the Competition within one week (at most) from the time of submission.

18. While every effort will be made to administrate the receipt of entries, neither JSPL nor CAC can accept any responsibility for lost entries due to third parties. Entrants are strongly advised to photocopy their entry ahead of submission.

19. Entrants should email info@streethunt.co.uk to notify JSPL that they have made a submission.

20. If you have not won, you will be free to collect your Book from the Colchester Arts Centre box office no earlier than 14 days from the recorded submission of your Book to see which answers you got wrong but you will not be able to resubmit that Book. All unclaimed submitted (but not winning) Books will be disposed of on or after 30 days from the date of submission.

 

The prize

21. The prizewinner will be the first entrant to submit a fully completed and entirely correct Book between 16 September 2017 and the Closing Date. In all matters, the decision of JSPL shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

22. The prize is the total income from sales of the Book up to the close of Red Lion Books on the day that a winner is identified. The prize is a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 up to a maximum of £10,000 if all 1,000 Books are sold for the asking price by or before the closing time of Red Lion Books on the day that a winning entry has been identified. If you submit a joint entry, only one prize of up to £10,000 is payable.

23. The winner will be paid by cheque or bank transfer within 14 days of being identified. The prize fund will be the total of the Book sales up to the close of Red Lion Books on the day that a winner is identified. Book sales will cease after this date.

24. In the event of a winner being found the Competition will cease immediately and no further entries will be accepted. The winner’s name and the correct answers will then be published on the Website. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website to see if a winner has been found. JSPL reserves the right not to select a winner if there is no suitable winning entry.

25. No prize will be awarded as a result of improper actions by or on behalf of any entrant.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

26. By entering the Competition you agree to grant the exclusive rights to JSPL and CAC to display, publish or broadcast your Book entry in any form whether printed, electronic or otherwise for one year after the announcement of a winner. After this date, JSPL and CAC will continue to reserve non-exclusive rights to publication. You will not be entitled to any payment or royalties from JSPL, CAC or the Competition relating to your Book.

27. By entering the Competition you warrant that the information which you submit will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. JSPL and CAC reserve the right, but not the obligation, to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute, or remove the same.

 

Liability

28. Neither JSPL nor CAC shall be responsible for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any participant of the Competition. Nothing shall exclude or limit the liability of JSPL or CAC in a manner which would be illegal or unlawful (including, without limitation, for death or personal injury as a result of JSPL or CAC negligence).

 

Data Protection and Publicity

29. Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and JSPL and CAC reserve the right to use the names of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity. CAC and JSPL will always obtain the consent of a parent or guardian for the use of photographs or recordings of children under 16 years of age.

30. Any personal data relating to entrants will be used strictly in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent.

 

Jurisdiction

31. The Competition and the Rules will be governed by English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the UK courts.

 

How to contact us

32. You can contact us in relation to the Competition by writing to Joshua Sofaer Projects Limited via the Website or by post to Street Hunt Competition, Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF.

 

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Other Stuff

CORRECTIONS
If we spot an error in the publication we will list it here. One eagle-eyed Street Hunter has pointed out that Clue 87 looks like it should be a 9 letter word but is in fact an 8 letter word. They found the answer anyway, but as it was our error, we are publishing it here.

STREET HUNT PROGRAMME
Check out what else happened in Colchester as part of the wider Street Hunt programme. There was a Street Cinema film programme, a Street Photography exhibition showing works taken by local people affected by homelessness and Street Tours led by local residents and artists bringing the stories of Colchester’s streets to life through personalised tours.

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The current prize fund is: £2,498.25

The more books we sell the bigger it will get!