Rules of Entry

  1. You must be aged 16 or above on 1st February 2020.
  2. You must be a resident of the UK (incl. Isle of Man and Channel Islands).
  3. You must be able to commit to all the filming days which are currently expected to be during September, October, November 2020. Please note that there is uncertainty at the moment in relation to filming dates due to COVID-19.
  4. All information supplied by you as part of the application for the Programme (including in relation to any criminal charges, convictions or proceedings) must be true and accurate.
  5. You must not work (nor have recently worked) for or have any business or financial connection with Love Productions or the BBC or an affiliate of either.
  6. You are not a close relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister), nor a close friend of anyone who is an employee or contractor of Love Productions, the BBC or an affiliate of either, or anyone working on, appearing in or connected with the Programme.
  7. The production team’s decisions regarding the application and audition process, the interpretation of these Rules of Entry and the selection of contestants for the Programme are entirely at their discretion, final and non-contestable.
  8. You must not have completed any sewing NVQ or other equivalent sewing-related qualification unless acquired over 5 years ago.
  9. You cannot have worked full-time as a dressmaker, sample machinist, pattern cutter, tailor or seamstress at any time during the last 15 years.
  10. You must be an amateur sewer, meaning that your main source of income must not derive from your sewing and you do not sew in a professional environment.
  11. If you are chosen to participate in the Programme, you agree to authorise Love Productions to conduct background checks in order to verify any of the information you have supplied and you agree to provide Love Productions with any assistance or further information necessary to do this. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue or inaccurate, we have the right to suspend, terminate or delete your application.
  12. You warrant that any material submitted by you as part of your application, in whatever form, including without limitation any written material, drawings, patterns and/or photographs (“Material”) is genuine and accurate and original to you, has not been copied or reproduced from any published source, tangible or electronic, does not infringe the copyright or any other right of any third party, is not defamatory, blasphemous, obscene or in contempt of court and does not breach any contract, duty of confidence or right of privacy.
  13. Your participation in and compliance with the application process does not in any way constitute an agreement with or an undertaking by Love Productions for you to appear in the Programme. Love Productions has no obligation to produce the Programme and even if the Programme is produced there will be no obligation on Love or the BBC or any other party to broadcast or transmit or otherwise exploit, promote, publicise or advertise the Programme or to include you in the Programme.
  14. You must at all times keep all information about the application and audition process for the Programme strictly confidential and must not give anyone any information or material or make any public statement at any time by any means (including without limitation on blogs or social networking platforms such as Twitter or Facebook etc.) about the application process and/or the Programme. This duty of confidentiality applies and continues whether or not you are selected to take part in the Programme or remain actively involved in the Programme. You are not permitted to respond to any approach from the press or anyone else enquiring about the application process and/or anything about the Programme and will refer any such enquiries immediately to Love Productions.
  15. Love Productions can only accept application forms either online via www.applyforsewingbee.co.uk (the “Application Website”) or by post. Love Productions will not accept applications sent via email.
  16. The deadline for applications is 23.59pm on Sunday 7th June 2020 (the “Deadline”). If you have not heard from a member of the team by phone or email by Friday 3rd July 2020 unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful this time.
  17. You can at any time request that your application be withdrawn/deleted by: (a) writing to us at Take Part Applications, 15 Macklin St, London WC2B 5NG; or (b) sending an email (provided, in the case of an online application, such email is sent by you from the email account with which you made your registration), with subject heading ‘Delete my Application’ to support@take-part.co.uk giving your full name as it appears on your application. Please note that if your application is withdrawn/deleted prior to the Deadline you will not be considered as a potential participant in the Programme unless you make a further application prior to the Deadline, nor will you be able to use the Application Website unless you register again.
  18. You must only set up one log in to the Application Website and can only apply once to each series of the Programme. If Love Productions believes that any applicant has more than one log in or that an applicant has submitted more than one application (per series of the Programme), Love Productions may decide not to consider that applicant to take part in the Programme.
  19. If you are assisting or making an application on behalf of someone else, you must have their permission before submitting the application and consents contained within the application must be given by the applicant themselves.
  20. If you have made an application by post, you agree that we may copy, adapt, take extracts from and/or upload your application onto our computer systems and/or websites controlled by us including without limitation the application website. Our use of such information on the application website shall be governed by the Love Productions Privacy Policy for Applicants and Contributors (“Privacy Policy”) and the Take Part Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). 
  21. By submitting your Application Form you warrant that you have read, understood and accepted these Rules of Entry, the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy and in particular that you consent to your personal data being processed in accordance with paragraphs 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 of the Privacy Policy and that you are eligible to participate in the Programme.
  22. If you are chosen to participate in the Programme, you will be asked to sign a Participant Release Form, which shall govern the terms of your participation in the Programme including the Programme Rules.
  23. Love Productions reserves the right to make changes to these Rules of Entry and/or the Deadline at any time.