Essex Explorer Magazine - Competitions and Giveaways

This season we’ve got three fabulous giveaways for you. A Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler bundle, guaranteed to keep your kids entertained; Stephen Neale's new book showcasing the delights of the Essex coastline; and Sarah Perry’s first non-fiction publication and t-shirt bundle which challenges and embraces the Essex Girl stereotype.

You can enter all four giveaways, but you can only enter each one once. Closing date is midnight Sunday 13 December.

How to Enter

To enter our prize draws simply do the following:

Email your answer to:

Please title your email with the giveaway you are entering.

You must enter by 23.59 GMT Sunday 13 December 2020.

The winners will be contacted directly by email between 14-18 December 2020. You will need to provide your postal details at this point to receive your prize, should you be lucky enough to win!

Good luck everyone!

Prize Giveaways

Win a Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Goody Bag

Stick Man giveaway bundle

Win one of two Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Goody Bags. Prize includes a Zog sticker book, hardback Stick Man annual and cuddly Gruffalo toy.

To be in with a chance of winning, send your answer (one entry per person) to: Title your email with the competition name.

Q: Which trail, inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is at Weald Country Park?

A)Stick Man Trail

B) Gruffalo Trail

C) Zog Trail

Win a signed copy of Stephen Neale's award-winning book 'The England Coast Path'

The England Coast Path book by Stephen Neale

We have two copies of Stephen’s bestselling and award-winning book to give away to our lucky winners.

To be in with a chance of winning, send your answer (one entry per person) to the question below by emailing Title your email with the competition name.

Question: How many miles of coastline does Essex have?

A) 350

B) 35

C) 3.5

Win a signed copy of Sarah Perry's new book, Essex Girls, and a t-shirt bundle

Essex Girls book prize

Win a signed copy of 'Essex Girls' by Sarah Perry and T-shirt bundle, we’ve got two sets to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, send your answer (one entry per person) to the question below by emailing Title your email with the competition name.

Question: What was the title of Sarah Perry’s best-selling debut novel?

A) The Essex Dragon

B) The Essex Serpent

C) The Essex Snake

Terms & Conditions

1. This prize draw is organised by Explore Essex, part of Essex County Council (ECC), County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH.

2. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3. Prize draw entry is free and no purchase is necessary to enter the competition.

4. The winner will be selected at random after the closing date of 23.59 GMT Sunday 13 December 2020.

5. ECC accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason. ECC will not accept:

(a) responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or

(b) proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.


6. Entrants must be UK residents and aged 18 years.

7. Prize must be collected from the closest participating Park from the list above.

8. Competitions are not open to ECC employees, or to any immediate family of ECC employees.

9. In entering the competition, entrants confirm that they are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. ECC may require proof of eligibility.

10. Prize draw entries that are not submitted in accordance with:

  • these terms and conditions; and
  • the advertised competition entry procedure

will be automatically disqualified.

11. ECC will not accept competition entries that are:

(a) automatically generated by computer;

(b) completed by third parties or in bulk;

(c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

(d) photocopies and not originals; or

(e) incomplete.

12. There is a limit of one entry to the competition per entrant.

13. ECC reserves all rights to disqualify any competition entry where:

(a) the entrant’s conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition;

(b) the entrant uses false information; or

(c) it has reasonable grounds to believe that the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.

14. ECC reserves the right to implement any age requirements or any other eligibility criteria where necessary.


15. There is one prize for each winner and each winner will receive a prize to the same value.

16. No cash alternative is available. ECC reserve the right to substitute the advertised prize for another of equal or greater value should the original prize become unavailable.

17. The prize is not negotiable or transferable.


18. Winners will be notified of their win via a message on social media.

19. Winners must claim the prize within 7 working days of the date of the notification email.

20. If a prize is not claimed within 7 days, the winner will be disqualified, and an alternative winner will be selected at random from the correct entries that were received.

21. ECC reserves the right to re-draw the prize if the winner cannot be contacted within 7 working days or the notification email is returned as undeliverable.

22.The prize may not be claimed by a third party on winner’s behalf.

23. ECC does not accept any responsibility if the prize is not claimed within the specified time limit or the winner is not able to take up the prize.


24. Insofar as is permitted by law, ECC, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage , personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of ECC, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Data Protection and Publicity

25. ECC will only process your personal information as set out at

26. In the event that you win this competition and accept the prize, you agree to:

(a) grant ECC the right to use your name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation; and

(b) the use of any photographs or video footage to be featured on ECC’s web pages or social media sites.

27. Entrants will only be contacted regarding the specific competition they have entered.


28. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, ECC may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude any entrant from participating in the competition.

29. ECC reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

30. The Promoter claims rights to the photograph

31. In the event of any dispute regarding the competition, the final decision of ECC shall be final and binding and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

32. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.