We’d love you to tell us about your best friend and you could win £1,000…

Best friends 2014

Perhaps she’s someone who’s helped you through a difficult time or who’s given you the confidence to do something you may never have done. We will publish the winning entry in the magazine.

The winning entrant and their friend will receive a prize of £500 each.

Email your story with both of your details, phone numbers and photographs to wostories@ipcmedia.com  or post to Gemma Wilcock, Woman’s Own, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU.

Closing date:15 May 2014.

The winning entry will be chosen by the Editor, whose decision is final. Please see below for full terms and conditions. Entry into this competition means you adhere to the terms and conditions.




By submitting your image you:
– Agree to give Woman’s Own, published by IPC Media Limited (‘IPC’), a permanent, irrevocable and royalty-free right to use the image in any format or media it thinks fit, and you and the subject of the image waive any moral rights you may have in the image
– Confirm that for any image submitted by you, you have the permission of the image subject and that both you and the image subject are aged 18 years or over
– Confirm that any content submitted by you is original and has been created by you or, if not, that you have the permission of the creator of the content to use it; and
– Agree that you shall not submit any content that infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party or that is in breach of any obligation of confidentiality by which you are bound.
Entries which IPC deems abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise in poor taste will be disqualified.

Terms and conditions: Entry is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland, except employees (and their families) of IPC Media, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competition. Entrants and image subjects must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identities and ages may be required. Use of false names or addresses will result in disqualification. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable, or inaudible will not be valid and deemed void. Only one entry per person is allowed. All entries must be submitted via email to wostories@ipcmedia.com  or via post to the postal address above and must contain the entrant’s full name and contact details and the subject of the image’s full name and contact details. The closing date for entries is Midnight on 15 May 2014. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.  Winner Selection: The Editor of Woman’s Own will judge and choose the two winners, who shall be the person that submitted the image and the subject of the image. No correspondence will be entered into and the judge’s decision is final. The winning entry will feature in a future issue of Woman’s Own magazine. The winners will be notified of their win via post or email by 2nd June 2014 and will be required to sign and return a declaration form. The prize is two cheques for £500 each, which will be made payable to the winners, and are not transferable. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winners. If the winners cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, IPC reserves the right to offer the prize to two runners-up, also chosen by the Editor. The prize is as stated, and not transferable and no other alternatives will be offered.  General: IPC reserves the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition. The winners agree to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by IPC relating to any post-winning publicity. Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing to the winners. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time. The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material. The Promoter is IPC Media Limited, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. Entry to the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Full competition terms and conditions can be found here.