In an attempt to motivate people to complete the lengthy BP19 Session Selection Survey, one lucky winner will win a ticket to BP19.   Here are the terms and conditions in more detail.

To be eligible for the prize draw, you need to provide a rating on at least 75% of the proposals and provide your email address on the last page of the survey. You’ll also need to complete the second round of the survey (probably at the end of November) to be eligible for the prize draw.

A link to the second round of the survey will only be sent to people who completed the first round by 17 November 2018.

Technically you can submit the survey several times, but only the latest one will be taken into account, hence you cannot increase your chances by submitting the survey more than once.

A winner will be drawn only if at least 100 entries are submitted.  The prize is a free ticket to BP19, including a workshop on 1 May, but excluding any dinners.  The prize is not transferable and has no cash equivalent.  The winner will receive a coupon code that can be redeemed only with the email address provided at the end of the survey. The coupon code allows the winner to get a 100% discount on the conference ticket, and should be redeemed by 31 March 2019.

If the number of eligible entries reach 200, a runner-up prize will also be awarded: a 50% discount off the conference ticket (with a workshop but without dinners). For each additional eligible 100 entries one runner-up prize of a 25% discount will be awarded, with similar terms as described above.  (For example, if there are 320 eligible entries by the end of the second round, one person will win a 100% discount, one person will win a 50% discount, and one person will win a 25% discount.)

If any of the prizes are won by a person who would attend BP19 for free anyway (i.e. any of the speakers), that prize will be drawn again once all speakers are confirmed.

The coupon codes must be used by 31 March 2019. If any of the winners cannot attend BP19 for any reason, the free ticket or the discount can also be redeemed for BP20, but not for any subsequent BP Translation Conference. In such case the winner must indicate by email by 31 March 2019 that she/he would like to transfer the prize for BP20. After this date no such request can be accommodated and the prize will be lost.

For the purposes of the prize draw, all eligible emails will be entered into a draw on, a web service that allows transparent and authenticated random draws.  Winners will be picked on Monday, 10 December 2018, and will be notified by email.