Competitions Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 These Terms and Conditions (General Contest Rules) shall be binding on you (and your guests where applicable) when entering any competitions operated by Beat 102-103, its sponsor or any company or website owned or controlled by Beat 102-103.
  • 1.2 These General Contest Rules apply to all Beat 102-103 contestants. Beat 102-103 may amend them from time to time. Special Terms and Conditions may apply to particular contests, in which case an addendum to these General Contest Rules will be made.
  • 1.3 Entry and participation in any competition shall be deemed an unconditional acceptance by you of these Terms. All entry instructions and any other specific details relating to the competition or the prizes form part of these Terms.
  • 1.4 You must pass a copy of these Terms to your guests (if applicable) and ensure they comply with them.

2. Eligibility

  • 2.1 You must be ordinarily resident in Ireland. Employees of Beat 102-103, associated companies, their families or any persons directly or indirectly connected with the competition are not eligible to enter any competition.
  • 2.2 Unless otherwise specified, no person may enter a competition more than once.
  • 2.3 You may not enter a competition if, on the date it is announced, you have won a prize
    - in the previous 30 days; or
    - valued at €500 or more in the previous 90 days; or
    - valued at €5,000 or more in the previous 12 months.
  • 2.4 Unless otherwise stated you must be at least 18 years old, and if requested to do so, provide proof of your age.
  • 2.5 You must provide personal details as reasonably requested to do so by Beat 102-103. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification from the contest.

3. Health & Safety

  • 3.1 By signing these Terms and Conditions you confirm and warrant that to the best of your knowledge your general state of health is good and you have no medical condition that could be adversely affected by strenuous exercise or any of the events or activities planned or reasonably expected to be involved in the competition.
  • 3.2 You agree to co-operate and comply with all reasonable requests of Beat 102-103 and its agents and employees (in particular with respect to health and safety) in connection with the competition and its broadcast.
  • 3.3 You must take all reasonable steps to ensure your own health and safety. Any conduct or behaviour, act or conduct by you that Beat 102-103 considers to pose any medical, security or safety risk will lead to your immediate disqualification (including without limitation, any abusive behaviour, physical or verbal).
  • 3.4 All activities are undertaken at your own risk. You must notify Beat 102-103 of any medical or other condition which may mean that you are unfit for travel or participation in the Contest as soon as you become aware of such a condition. Beat 102-103 reserves the right to forfeit your place in the Contest or the Prize (without liability or compensation) if, in its opinion, you may expose yourself or others to risk of illness or injury, or to the cancellation, disruption or curtailment of the contest.
  • 3.5 You confirm you are not taking any medication (excluding prescribed) and will not do so during the contest.
  • 3.6 You are obliged to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety standards and the general appropriateness of activities undertaken during the Competition and acknowledges that all activities are undertaken at your own risk. You must notify Beat 102 103 of any medical or other condition which may mean that you are unfit for travel or participation in the Competition as soon as you become aware of such a condition. Beat 102 103 reserves the right to forfeit your place on the Competition or the Prize (without liability or compensation) if, in its opinion, you may expose yourself or others to risk of illness or injury or to the cancellation, disruption, or curtailment of the Competition.

4. Prizes

  • 4.1 All prizes must be collected within 60 days from the date of winning - unless otherwise advised. After that time, unclaimed prizes will be deemed null and void. Beat 102-103 will not notify winners of the time remaining. It is the sole responsibility of winners to collect their prize.
  • 4.2 Prizes must be collected in person unless otherwise advised by Beat 102-103. Identification that includes a photograph (driver's licence, passport, student card) will be required. Where prizes are posted out, Beat 102-103 accepts no liability for the safe and effective postal delivery of a prize.
  • 4.3 In certain situations, and subject to the absolute discretion of Beat 102-103, a winner may nominate a designated representative to collect the prize. The representative will be asked to provide written authorisation from the winner and identification for both the winner and the representative.
  • 4.4 Winners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when collecting their prize. Both the winner and their parent/guardian must provide photographic identification.
  • 4.5 Where a winner chooses not to accept a prize, they forfeit any and all claims to that prize, which will be dealt with at the absolute discretion of Beat 102-103.
  • 4.6 Where a competition involves a live final element, failure to attend will result in forfeit of any prize won as part of the promotion. You may nominate someone to attend in your place.
  • 4.7 All prizes are accepted entirely at the risk of the winner and Beat 102-103 excludes all warranties in connection with any prize. Beat 102-103 is not liable for any costs relating to the collection of prizes or and add-on required i.e. travel, accommodation, etc.
  • 4.8 Prizes are not transferable, must (where applicable) be used on the dates specified and may not be redeemed for cash.
  • 4.9 If a specified prize becomes unavailable, Beat 102-103 may substitute a replacement prize at its absolute discretion. In such an instance, Beat 102-103 will endeavour to ensure the substitute prize is of equal or greater value to the original prize.
  • 4.10 Beat 102-103, its agencies, affiliates, sponsors and representatives are not responsible for defective prizes or misuse of any prize, or claims, liability, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any contest promoted by Beat 102-103.
  • 4.11 Holiday Prizes
    • 4.11.i Prizes must be taken in accordance with the dates, destinations and number of passengers specified by Beat 102-103. There will be no cash alternative and no alternative destination.
    • 4.11.ii Holidays are non-transferable. Holidays are subject to availability. You must hold a valid passport with at least six months' further duration, or your competition entry will be invalid.
    • 4.11.iii Unless otherwise specified, the class of travel for any travel prize incorporating a rail or airfare is economy class.
    • 4.11.iv Holidays are not available to persons under the age of 18 without the express prior written permission of Beat 102-103. Children between the ages of 12 and 16 are considered to be adults for the purposes of airfares. Children under 18 years of age must obtain written consent from a parent or guardian and cannot travel unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
    • 4.11.v In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside Beat 102-103's reasonable control, Beat 102-103 reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. No cash will be offered.
    • Unless otherwise specified all holidays must be taken within 6 months of the date of the contest or will be deemed invalid.
    • 4.11.vii You must comply with the terms and limitations of any insurance policy relating to the holiday.
    • 4.11.viii You must comply with the terms and conditions of the airline and other transportation and venues involved in the Contest or the Prize. In particular you shall comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
    • 4.11.ix You are not entitled nor authorised in any way to commit Beat 102-103 to any contract, expense or cost entered into or incurred without its advance written acceptance of the same.
    • 4.11.x Passport control and in-country authorities will reserve the right to refuse entry. If you are refused passage and or entry/exit to or from the country being visited, any additional costs incurred will be your sole responsibility.
    • 4.11.xi Any flights, other transport, airport details, accommodation or other aspects of the Prize, dates and times quoted by Beat 102-103 or its agents are for guidance only and are subject to change without notice with no liability arising. You must have sufficient financial resources to meet any financial commitment which they may incur in connection with the Prize beyond those included in the Prize itself.
    • 4.11.xii You must comply with and are responsible for attending to any inoculation and health regulations required for your destination.
  • 4.12 Winners are responsible for any and all taxes payable as the result of a prize being awarded or received.
  • 4.13 Beat 102-103 is under no obligation to have prizes delivered; however, if the prize is being sent via post or other means, this will be communicated to you at time of initial processing. Prizes are delivered at the risk of the winner. Beat takes no responsibility for prizes lost or damaged in transit. Processing of prizes can take up to 30 days from the end of the promotion (not the date you won). Please contact us at [email protected] if you have not received your prize in that time.
  • 4.14 If you have a query in relation to prizes, please contact us only via the email address provided in 4.12 above and not by any other means. Prize queries sent by text, Whatsapp, Snapchat or Instagram will not be answered.
  • 4.15 If in the course of a contest:
    a telephone line breaks up or drops out; or
    there is a dispute arising out of the use of telephone lines in a contest
    (including situations where multiple telephone lines are used); or
    two telephone lines are crossed during a phone-in contest;
    Beat 102-103 in its absolute discretion may disqualify the relevant caller or callers;
    will not be responsible for awarding a prize to the relevant caller or callers; and
    may award the prize to another person according to its absolute discretion.
  • 4.16 All winners of all prizes must sign these general Terms and Conditions and any Beat 102-103 special Terms and Conditions as prescribed by Beat 102-103 in order to claim their prize. This is at the discretion of Beat 102-103 where prizes are posted to winners.
  • 4.17 Third parties are responsible for supply of all prizes won on Beat 102-103, unless otherwise stated.

5. The Contest

  • 5.1 Beat 102-103 does not accept responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in transit to the competition address. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt (nor will proof that an email has been sent be accepted as proof it has been received).
  • 5.2 Source material utilised by Beat 102-103's question compilers shall be taken as correct.
  • 5.3 Fraudulent, illegible or incorrect entries will not be accepted (at the absolute discretion of Beat 102-103).
  • 5.4 The decision of Beat 102-103's judges is final and conclusive in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • 5.5 Beat 102-103 may terminate any contest at any time at its absolute discretion. In the event of such termination, Beat 102-103 may, at its absolute discretion, elect not to award any prize in respect of the terminated contest.
  • 5.5 Beat 102-103 may terminate any contest at any time at its absolute discretion. In the event of such termination, Beat 102-103 may, at its absolute discretion, elect not to award any prize in respect of the terminated contest.
  • 5.6 All entries become the property of Beat 102-103 and will not be returned to you unless otherwise stated.

6. Confidentiality

  • 6.1 You undertake not to disclose, reveal, communicate or otherwise make public to anyone at any time any information relating to Beat 102-103, its business, personnel, servants, agents or officers.
  • 6.2 You may not publicise your involvement in the competition, or the fact that you have won a prize, without the prior written permission of Beat 102-103.

7. Publicity

  • 7.1 Competitors may be required by Beat 102-103 to participate in a photo, video and/or film session, and acknowledge that Beat 102-103 has the right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films in any medium and in any reasonable manner it sees fit, unless that person informs Beat 102-103 at the time of entering the competition that he or she wishes to retain his or her anonymity.
  • 7.2 Contest entries and material submitted in connection with any contest (whether in written, audio, electronic or visual form, or any combination of those) or any photographs, video and/or film footage and/or audio recording taken of competitors become the property of Beat 102-103, which may use the material in any medium and in any reasonable manner it sees fit. Copyright in any such material remains the sole property of Beat 102-103.
  • 7.3 Beat 102-103 may publicise, broadcast or otherwise disclose a competitor's name, character, likeness, statements or any recording of his or her voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning a specific contest, or Beat 102-103 contests generally. Beat 102-103 may promote or advertise that a winner has won a contest.
  • 7.4 Beat 102-103 may incorporate information from entrants in any contest in any database to be used for the purpose of its business. Upon entry into a competition a contestant will automatically give permission for use of personal data and this information will be retained in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

8. Beat 102-103 - Exclusion of Liability

  • 8.1 Beat 102-103 is not liable in any way for any costs, expenses, damages, liability or injury arising out of or in any way connected with the competition or prizes, other than those costs and expenses specifically provided for in the prize (if any). This exclusion does not include any liability for negligence by Beat 102-103 or death or personal injury arising out of such negligence.
  • 8.2 Beat 102-103 shall have no liability in respect of competitions operated on behalf of third parties (for example, sponsors) except in respect of death or personal injury directly attributable to Beat 102-103's negligence.
  • 8.3 Beat 102-103 accepts no liability (and excludes all liability) for any loss of profit, business, contracts, revenues or anticipated savings or for any special, direct, indirect or consequential loss of any nature howsoever arising.
  • 8.4 Beat 102-103 shall not be liable to perform any of its obligations under the competition or in respect of the prizes where it is unable to do so as a result of circumstances beyond its control and shall not be liable to compensate you in such circumstances.
  • 8.5 Beat 102-103 accepts no liability for technical faults beyond the station’s control.  (Examples include phone line going dead, muffled phone line, line drop, streaming going down, transmitter failure.)
  • 8.6 Competitions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Apple Inc. All entrants are providing information directly to the Competition Sponsors and agree to release Apple Inc. from any and all liability arising in connection with the Competition.

9. Jurisdiction.

  • 9.1 These rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with Irish Law.
  • 9.2 Where Beat 102-103 has special contest Terms and Conditions in relation to a particular contest, then they (the special terms and conditions) will prevail in the event of inconsistency between those special contest Terms and Conditions and these General Contest Rules.
  • 9.3 Persons under the age of 18 are ineligible to enter any contest where the prize consists of a vehicle or alcohol, or where the Special Contest Terms and Conditions otherwise provide.
  • 9.4 A failure by Beat 102-103 to enforce any of these contest rules in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim by any individual.
  • 9.5 Special restrictions or qualifications may apply to particular contests, in which case an addendum to these General Contest Terms and Conditions will be made.
  • 9.6 Beat 102-103 may change these General Contest Terms and Conditions at any time.


10. Charadio on Beat Drive.

Terms & Conditions

  • 10.1 Please read the following information in conjunction with the above general competition terms and conditions.
  • 10.2 Charadio is based on the concept “Charades on the Radio”.  On day one of the competition, the presenter reveals one clue about something or someone. This could be a person, a TV show, a film etc.  The list is exhaustive. To minimize any chance of external leaks, the only person who knows the correct answer is the presenter. The presenter has sole responsibility for devising the answer and this confidential information is not shared with anyone else until the right answer is revealed on air.
  • 10.3 The cash builder contest is played daily during Beat Drive which is broadcast between 3pm and 6pm Monday to Friday.  The times the contest takes place during Beat Drive may vary depending on Beat 102-103’s programming commitments on any given day.  Seasonality also impacts. The starting amount on day one of the competition is €150 and then the cash prize builds by €20 each day until won then the process starts all over again.
  • 10.4 Each day, the presenter announces lines are open and invites audience members to register their interest to participate. Participation means texting or whatsapping the listener’s name to 085-1029103.  (Please note there is no charge for whatsapp messages. Texts may or may not be free. It depends on the specific network package of each listener. Beat 102-103 has no control over the charge, if any, of network texts.)  The only requirement to enter is to text or whatsapp during the contesting period.  “Contesting period” means the length of time from when the presenter announces lines are open to when the presenter brings a caller on air. Times may vary but generally the window is about 15 minutes.
  • 10.5 Texter 102 is selected at random by a member of Beat’s Solutions team. Only one caller a day is brought on air to speak with the presenter.  During the call, the listener has a choice to either (i)ask one question and then make a guess or (ii) go straight to the guess.
  • 10.6 If the listener gets it right, they win the cash prize of the day.  If the listener gets it wrong, the cash prize rolls over and is increased by €20 each day.
  • 10.7 For each play of Charadio, all guesses to date are publicly shared under “win” section of the website at
  • 10.8 Any prize is issued by the solutions team to the prize winner, in line with Beat’s standard competition terms and conditions.