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Introducing #NationalUpcyclingWeek competition

Thursday 8 June 2017, by

We have exciting news for all the avid upcycling fans…

In celebration of National Upcycling Week 2017, you’ll have the chance to win a weekend away in an upcycled hotel for two in Vienna…

You’re going to love this place. The hotel has completely renovated guest rooms, upcycling style. Firewood has turned into coffee tables, books have become nightstands, and newspapers have been transformed into footrests. Coat hooks have been created out of old silverware and shelving from bicycle parts… Feels like home, but in Austria’s most vibrant city.

Sound like something you could get on board with? We thought so – here’s all you need to know to enter.


For a chance to win a weekend for two at an upcycled hotel in Vienna, share a picture of something you have upcycled and tell us the story behind your crafty masterpiece either via

and include the hashtag #NationalUpcyclingWeek.

The competition runs from June 17th to July 8th and you can submit as many upcycling stories as you like.

Remember to always add the hashtag #NationalUpcyclingWeek to get a chance to win this amazing upcycling getaway.

Happy upcycling!

The Gumtree Team


What is it? Limited, a company incorporated in England with its registered office at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom (“Gumtree”), is running a promotion (the “Promotion”).


Gumtree will select an entrant who complies with the present Terms & Conditions, to receive a 3 night trip in a ‘Superior Room’ at Hotel Stadthalle for 2 people. Value of room per night €278 (€834 in total). Flights included up to a maximum amount of £300 per person, in economy class. Prize includes flights from London (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton), Bristol, Manchester or, Edinburgh only, cost of travel to airport is not included. Prize includes transport from Vienna airport to Hotel Stadthalle, travel cost capped at £150. Winner must fly on a Friday of their convenience and arrive back in the UK on Monday (3 nights) on any weekend before end of 2017. Chosen stay period will be subject of availability at the Hotel Stadthalle. All other expenses / costs will not be covered by Gumtree (“the Prize”) for the Promotional Period, as defined below, subject to the restrictions mentioned in these Terms & Conditions.


Gumtree will select one winner for the duration of the Promotional Period to receive the prize. In order to be eligible to receive the prize entrants must post an image of an “upcycled” item that they’ve upcycled themselves. Such posts must be made on the following social media channels and include the hashtag #NationalUpcyclingWeek in all cases, either 


·         On the entrant’s own Twitter account;

·         On the entrant’s own Instagram account; or

·         On the Gumtree Facebook Wall hosted at


Entrants can submit several entries and are not limited to only one entry.


Gumtree is not associated or has any affiliation with the Hotel Stadthalle


Prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges that includes at least one independent judge, in consideration for their creative merit. The winning entry is judged on:


·         quality of imagery

·         humorous / emotive or inspirational quality of the story

·         creativity of final upcycled item


A combination of the above criteria will result in the selection of the winner.


Posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook containing the hashtag #NationalUpcyclingWeek as outlined above using professional tools, such as (but not limited to) API feeds, are excluded. Posts on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook containing the hashtag #NationalUpcyclingWeek as outlined above will only be eligible for this promotion if they were posted manually by the entrants.


To take part in this Promotion, the entrants must reside in the UK. Please refer to “What’s Excluded?” for more details.


When is it?


From 09:00 on 17/06/2017 until 18:00 local UK time on 08/07/2017 (the “Promotional Period”).


One winner will be announced on (or before) 31.08.17:


The winners’ name and county will be made available on either/or


·         Twitter

·         Instagram

·         Facebook


and we will also host the winners’ names and county on our blog between 31/08/2017 and 30/09/2017.


Winners will be contacted within five days of the Promotion winner announcement date.


Entrants are responsible for ensuring that they can be contacted via the account they used on the social media used to participate in the Promotion if they win. If Gumtree or its authorised agents are not able to contact the winner by midnight 5 days after the first attempted notification, Gumtree reserves the right to select an alternative winner and the original winner’s entitlement will lapse. 


What’s Included?


·         Only individuals who reside in the UK, who are aged 18 years or over and who comply with the present Terms & Conditions are eligible.


What’s Excluded?


·         Any posts which do not comply with Gumtree’s Terms of Use do not benefit from the Promotion.

·         All social media posts posted through automated tools, such as (but not limited to) API feeds, are excluded from this promotion. 

·         All employees (and their families) of Ltd, any affiliates, subsidiary companies, any representatives or agents of those companies and anyone else who may be professionally involved with the Promotion.


General Terms


Gumtree reserves the rights to:


·         suspend, change or cancel the Promotion at any time, in the event of circumstances arising which, in Gumtree’s opinion, make it necessary for it to do so;

·         add additional terms and conditions for certain parts of this Promotion;

·         exclude users on the basis that Gumtree believes that they do not respect Gumtree’s Terms of Use or that their entries are not of the requisite standard;

·         verify the eligibility of entrants.


Any decision of Gumtree regarding any aspect of this Promotion is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


By entering the Promotion, all entrants irrevocably grant Gumtree permission to use their name, including their pseudonym used on social media, their social media post including the #GotItOnGumtree hashtag, their image as displayed on such social media and all biographical and Gumtree related information for advertising, promotional or publicity purposes.


These Terms and Conditions and the Promotion are governed by English law. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and Gumtree’s Terms of Use and Privacy Notice.


This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


Gumtree shall not be liable, in contract or tort (including negligence) or the breach of statutory duty or in any other way, for the loss or damage howsoever arising suffered by the entrant resulting directly or indirectly from entry to this Promotion. Nothing in these terms shall limit Gumtree’s liability for death, personal injury or fraud.


Gumtree does not accept, and is not responsible for, any lost or delayed entries. Gumtree  reminds entrants of the nature and limitations of the Internet and is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software that may effect entry to the Promotion.


Although Gumtree  will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all information relating to the Promotion (“Promotional Material”) is accurate, Gumtree is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software failure that may affect Gumtree’s operation of the Promotion or the site, including without limitation the accuracy of any Promotional Material.


Gumtree may use third parties to facilitate one or more elements of the Promotion and Gumtree may provide some of your personally identifiable information to them. These third party service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements.


Gumtree and other legal restrictions that prohibit the use of the information we provide them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced Gumtree related operation. See Gumtree’s Privacy Notice for further information.

Please visit Gumtree’s Support and Help Page for any query related to this Promotion or to your use of the website, applications or tools.

The Media Team

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