THE LEGAL CHRISTMAS SONG CONTEST: RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY – GET THERE, GET THE T-SHIRT
What is the best title for a legal Christmas song? In the run up to Christmas I am running a contest to find out. Because it is Christmas we can also raise money for two charities.
This is likely to be the award of the year. So get your entries in early (and often) so we can help the lives of young people.
THE CONTEST: THE BEST LEGAL CHRISTMAS SONG: HOW TO ENTER
Simple. Either tweet, or put in the comments section of this blog below, the best title for a legal Christmas song. The twitter hashtag is #lawsongs
The idea comes from a Twitter contest (ran for fun) last week to find the best classic novel that could arise from a boundary dispute. The winner was “Fence and Fencibility” (You may be getting the level).
THE WINNER – GETS THE T-SHIRT
The winner will get a specially designed T-Short “Legal Christmas Song Winner 2006” – with the winning title emblazoned on the front.
THE PRICE OF ENTRY
All entries that will be considered for entry have to make a minimum £5 donation to the charities on Kerry Underwood’s my donate page which is here.
It will help if you give your song title and brief details of your identity on the page.
Note quite a buy one get two deal but if you pay £10 or more you can have three entries. (You can enter as many times as you want as long as you pay for the additional entries).
EVERY PENNY GIVEN WILL GO TO CHARITY
Every penny donated goes to the two charities identified on the page. Nothing is being taken off for expenses.
There are two charities being supported. You can read the details here.
THE EY FOUNDATION
The Foundation gives young people a start to their working lives.
You can see details of the work the Foundation does here.
From their website.
“Our vision is that every young person in the UK, regardless of their background or circumstances, can begin to realise their career ambitions and make a successful transition into work, higher education or self-employment.
And every employer in the UK, regardless of size or sector, plays an important role in supporting all young people to realise their full potential.
Our mission is to work directly with disadvantaged young people, with employers and social entrepreneurs, to create and support routes into education, employment and enterprise.
Our purpose is to inspire and engage young people across the UK who are at a disadvantage in the jobs market and help them to fulfil their potential for work. And to reduce the barriers to work for young people and make them more employable – with the support of employers and other stakeholders.”
THE LORD’S TAVERNERS
You can read about the work of the Lord’s Taverners here:
“Giving young people a ‘sporting chance’
The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
Our sporting roots are within cricket, but we also enjoy relationships with a wide range of other sports including rugby, tennis, squash, basketball and boccia.“
THE JUDGING CRITERIA
There are no objective criteria. The wittiest title will probably win.
I’m hoping to pass off the job of judging to a real live judge. They may have to remain anonymous to avoid any risk of lobbying, unnecessary skeleton arguments etc. (I was offered cakes in an attempt to influence the outcome of the boundary dispute title contest – so we have to be vigilant).
THE CLOSING DATE: 14th DECEMBER 2016 4.pm (NO RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS AVAILABLE FOR LATE ENTRIES)
As soon as possible after the 14th. I am hoping to get enough time to get the T shirt ordered and made prior to Christmas (although delivery cannot be guaranteed, we may miss the reindeer).
IN THE EVENT OF A TIE
I will get two T shirts made.
The judge’s decision will be final. No system of appeal exists. If you lose you can (and indeed must) complain on Twitter (or in the comments section below) that you were robbed. That will be your sole legal remedy.