Tomorrows Peacebuilders: Terms and conditions

Please read the following Terms and Conditions of the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competition (’Terms’) and provide your signature (written or typed) at the bottom to indicate that you have completely read and understood the Terms and agree to them. Without this signature, we cannot process your application.

If you are emailing your application, then typing your full name in the signature line will be treated as your acknowledgement that you accept the Competition Terms.

  1. All information submitted in the application should be true to the best knowledge of the applicant and should represent the whole truth. Any information found to be false, partial or misleading may result in disqualification from the competition.
  2. Applications will not be accepted from current partner organisations of Peace Direct.
  3. Any organisations which submit winning applications must have a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and to support for terrorism, and accept Peace Direct’s policies in these areas.
  4. Peace Direct will undertake due diligence on any applications it is considering for shortlisting for the competition prize. This will include interviewing applicants by phone, contacting references provided by the applicants, and may include further background checks on organisations, including contacting references not stipulated on the application forms. The outcome of these checks will inform the decision of the competition jury.
  5. Entrants with senior employees with criminal records for fraud or financial mismanagement are excluded.
  6. After the jury select their provisional choice for winners, Peace Direct reserves the right to conduct further due diligence investigations on these organisations. The prizes will only be awarded after satisfactory completion of all due diligence checks.
  7. Winning the competition entitles the selected organisations to the competition prize. No further benefits are guaranteed.
  8. Competition winners may be considered as potential Peace Direct partners in the longer term. However, this will follow the standard criteria and policies that Peace Direct adopts for selecting any new partners. Separate criteria and further due diligence will be applied before Peace Direct accepts new partner organisations.
  9. Should an applicant be selected as a winner of the competition, they must commit to use the funding towards peacebuilding activities, or towards core organisational costs that strengthen their peacebuilding work, as outlined in their application. If it turns out that the applicant is not actually able to implement their activities as planned, they must agree to return the prize money to Peace Direct at the earliest convenient time.
  10. Activities should be implementable and implemented with due respect to all national laws, rules and regulations.
  11. Activities should not compromise the safety or security of the applicant organisation and their employees or his/her family, colleagues or friends. Activities should not compromise the safety or security of any target group or their families. Activities should not compromise the safety or security of any government officials or civil servants.
  12. The applicant organisation gives permission to Peace Direct to use information included in the application form as part of the promotional material for the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competition. If any information is confidential or not to be used publicly, the applicant should make this clear in their application.
  13. The scholarship to attend Build Peace 2015 will be for one member of an organisation that includes the most innovative use of technology as part of their peacebuilding work, as assessed by Peace Direct and Build Peace. We reserve the right to not award the scholarship if no entries fitting the requirements of Build Peace are received.
By agreeing to these Terms, the Applicant releases, waives and discharges Peace Direct, its agents, partners and employees from all liability to the Applicant, his/her personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, for all loss or damage and any claims or demands thereof, including attorney fees, on account of injury to him/herself or his/her property, whether caused by the negligence of Peace Direct, its agents, partners and employees, or otherwise, which he/she may experience or sustain arising directly or indirectly out of his/her participation in the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competition.

By agreeing to these Terms, the Applicant indemnifies, defends and holds harmless Peace Direct, its agents, partners and employees and all persons, including but not limited to other participants and judges in the competition, from any and all claims and costs arising directly or indirectly out of any of his/her activities, acts and/or omissions, which are concerned with his/her participation in the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competition.

Terms and Conditions amended 19 June 2014 to include item 13 on the Build Peace scholarship.