The promoter of the Plastic Fishing Tour competition is Hubbub Foundation (‘Hubbub’), in collaboration with the Daily Mirror.


  • Entrants must meet the key eligibility requirements as specified.
  • Entrants to the competition must be aged 16 or over and UK residents. 
  • Employees and the immediate families of Hubbub or the Daily Mirror or anyone professionally connected with this competition are not entitled to enter.
  • Entrants must represent a registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company. Shortlisted entrants may be asked for further information and proof of their registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company in order to validate their eligibility 

Competition entry

  • This competition is free to enter.
  • All entries must be made via the application form found on the Hubbub website. Entries made through alternative channels will be disqualified.
  • This competition opens on 26th November 2018 and entries close at midnight on 25th January 2019.  Any entries received after the closing date and time will not be counted.
  • Hubbub and the Daily Mirror do not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any online applications, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any entries not being properly received or in the incomplete nature of any entries.
  • All entrants agree to their names, comments and submitted images being used for media and promotional purposes during the competition phase and beyond in any competition follow-up activity and agree to complete such further documentation as may be necessary to grant relevant permission too Hubbub and/or the Daily Mirror. 
  • All shortlisted entrants agree to take part on request in video material documenting the competition process that will be used for media and promotional purposes.  Copyright of all video material created rests with Hubbub and the Daily Mirror.
  • All details and/or information given in applications must be truthful, accurate, honestly held and in no way misleading.
  • Hubbub and the Daily Mirror reserve the right to disqualify an entry if they believe (in their sole discretion) that untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information has been supplied, or if the entry is in breach of these terms and conditions.  Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

Competition – final stage

  • Hubbub and the Daily Mirror , together with an independent judge, will select a shortlist of four finalists, based on the entries (set out in the application forms) that they believe  showcase locations that will benefit most from plastic fishing  and which have the best potential to promote and further  the aims of the Plastic Fishing Tour.    Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  • A shortlist of four finalists will be chosen by the judging panel to take part in a final stage based on strength of meeting entry requirements by 28th February 2019. All finalists will be notified by phone or email. This must be acknowledged by the finalist, by direct message, within 72 hours. Failure to respond to this means an alternative finalist will be selected from all valid entries received.
  • In the competition’s final stage, the four finalists will each receive the plastic fishing boat for a period of one week during the month of April or May 2019 to help them demonstrate their eligibility for winning the competition.
  • During the week they have with the boat, finalists will take the boat ‘plastic fishing’ in their local area and record elements of their trip to help form the basis of their final entry, which will include filming their boat trip on  location and submitting video to Hubbub, which may be used by Hubbub in promotional materials as it sees fit whether  or not such entry is successful.  The entrant will ensure that it has the consent of any individual featured in the video. 
  • To fulfil the final stage in April/May 2019, each finalist must have arranged with Hubbub a suitable location to house the boat and have arrangements in place to take the boat to local waterways. Failure to demonstrate a suitable location to house the boat and the means to take the boat to local waterways will mean an alternative finalist is selected. 
  • In the event that any loss, damage or impairment occurs to the plastic fishing boat as a result of negligence or use for any purpose other than that for which it is intended by a finalist that results in it needing repairs or ceasing to be used the finalist will be expected to pay Hubbub and the Daily Mirror the cost of repair or replacement.
  • In May 2019, each finalist will enter a further submission demonstrating their suitability to win the competition. Entry material can use existing copy from the first competition round and be supplemented with evidence gathered during the final stage and their time with the plastic fishing boat. 
  • All finalists’ entries must be made via email to Hubbub. The full details will be provided to the finalists.
  • The winner will be announced in June 2019. This must be acknowledged by the winner, by direct message, within 72 hours. Failure to respond to this means an alternative winner will be selected from the finalists.


  • All entrants will have the chance to win a boat made of recycled plastic, to be used by them and their local community to run an initiative to clean up local waterways polluted with plastic.
  • The winner will be notified by phone and email in June.  The boat will be delivered to the winner to a mutually agreed upon waterway location on the British mainland by 31 July 2019.
  • The winner must have worked with Hubbub to arrange a suitable location to house the boat by the end of 31st May. Failure to demonstrate a suitable location by this time may result in another finalist being chosen as the winner. 
  • Further contractual terms and T&Cs may apply to the shortlisted finalists, in relation to how the boat may be used, how to complete the additional application form and other matters related to the second stage of this competition, and these shall be  advised when the shortlisted entrants are contacted .
  • The promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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