Message : Not eligible to enter this competition

If you are seeing the above message on a competition page, it means you may not enter the competition for one of the following reasons:
  1. The competition has already ended.
  2. The competition is open to members who are in specific usergroups, and you are not in one of those groups. See here for membership information.
  3. You are too young or you have no date of birth in your profile. Some competitions have an age restriction and are open only to members who are above that age. Also if your profile does not have your date of birth completed, then you will be considered ineligible. Contact a moderator if your date of birth is missing from your profile.
  4. You are in an ineligible territory. Some competition sponsors are responsible for certain territories only and so make their prizes available only to members in that territory. The territory is determined by your IP address and if you are using a proxy IP with no country associated with it then you will also be considered ineligible.
  5. Competition entry requires you to be a newsletter subscriber and you're not.
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Why are most competitions open to the UK only?

AVForums competitions are organised by our UK based teams. As a result, competition sponsors are mostly UK based and are responsible for promoting their products only within the UK.
Therefore there is little benefit to those organisations in having the competitions open to entrants outside of the UK.

Organisations outside of the UK are welcome to sponsor competitions open exclusively to members in other countries.

Our competitions are often not open to members in countries outside of the UK including Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. This is usually because of the cost of shipping the prizes to these countries is prohibitive.
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