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Terms and Conditions – Young Cheesemonger of the Year 2024


The Young Cheesemonger of the Year 2024 finals will take place during the World Cheese Awards in Viseu, Portugal on 15th November 2024.

Enter the Young Cheesemonger of the Year competition

Terms and Conditions

The promoter is: Academy of Cheese (company no.10184112) whose registered office is at 20 Kingsmead Business Park Gillingham Dorset SP8 5FB

The competition is open to all cheesemongers in the UK and overseas under the age of 30 on the date of the finals,  except employees of Academy of Cheese and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the competition.

1 There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to take part.

2 By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3 The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

Entrants must complete the competition entry form or enter via the Academy of Cheese website before 23.59 on Monday 30th September 2024.

The finalists will need to arrange their own travel arrangements to Viseu, Portugal on 15th November 2024. The Sponsors Peter’s Yard are offering up to £300 funding per finalist to support accommodation and travel costs only. We will pay retrospectively when the necessary receipts are submitted.

The finalists will be supplied with full joining instructions to compete and need to agree to these in advance.

4 If a finalist cannot attend the next reserve finalist will be offered the place.

5 The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

6 The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

7 The prize is as follows:

  • Title of ‘Young Cheesemonger of the Year 2024’
  • A trophy to be presented at the judges dinner at the World Cheese Awards
  • Ticket to the judges dinner at the World Cheese Awards
  • Invite to judge at the World Cheese Awards 2025
  • Academy of Cheese Level Two Member self study course
  • Feature in Fine Food Digest magazine
  • Coverage in Academy of Cheese social media, newsletters and blog

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

8 The finalists will be notified by email or by a phone call before 10th October 2024. If the finalist cannot be contacted or cannot attend the finals, we reserve the right to withdraw the finalist and pick a replacement finalist.

9 The promoter will notify the finalists all the details for Finals Day.

10 The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

11 The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

12 The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

13 The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: members@academyofcheese.org.

14 This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Academy of Cheese and the World Cheese Awards and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at https://academyofcheese.org

The Young Cheesemonger of the Year 2024  finals will take place during the World Cheese Awards to be held in Viseu, Portugal (venue to be confirmed) on 15th November 2024.

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