Win! Tickets to bluedot at Jodrell Bank

This year's bluedot festival takes place 7-9 July, and we have a pair of weekend camping tickets to give away to one lucky winner.

NB - This competition is now closed

Bluedot combines astronomy and a music festival atmosphere.
Credit: bluedot

Please note: the below competition is now closed!

Bluedot with Ovo Energy is a three-day music and science festival set in the grounds of the world renowned Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

This year’s festival takes place 7 - 9 July with Pixies, Orbital and Alt-J set to headline the musical acts, and names like Dallas Campbell, Pete Lawrence, Katherine Joy, Chris Lintott, Angela Saini and Helen Keen heading the science talks and showcases.


We’ve teamed up with bluedot to give away a pair of weekend camping tickets for this year’s festival to one lucky winner.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question:

What is the name of the main telescope at Jodrell Bank, named after the observatory’s founder?

Email your answer to with the subject heading ‘BLUEDOT’ including your name, address and a contact telephone number.

The closing date for entries is 5pm BST on 22nd May.

For more information about this year's festival, visit the bluedot website.

Please read the terms and conditions below before entering.


Terms & conditions
Promoter: Immediate Media Company Bristol Limited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.
The BBC Code of Conduct for competitions can be found at and all BBC magazines comply with the Code.
Entrants must be UK residents aged 16 years or older, excluding the Promoter's employees or anyone connected with the promotion or their direct family members. By entering, you agree:
  • to be bound by these terms and conditions;
  • that your surname and country of residence may be released if you win a prize; and
  • that should you win the promotion, your name and likeness may be used by the Promoter for pre-arranged promotional purposes.
Closing date for entries is 5pm BST on 22nd May 2017. Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered. The time and date of the event is 7 - 9 July 2017 at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK.
Only one entry per person allowed. No responsibility accepted for lost, delayed, ineligible or fraudulent entries. Please note that no travel, expenses, food or drink is included in the prize.
The Immediate Media Company Limited will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Immediate Privacy Policy ( Data collected when you enter the promotion will be used by the Promoter not by Facebook or Twitter.
The winners will be notified by email on Tuesday 23 May 2017. One winning entry will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If a winner is unable to be contacted within one week of the closing date, the Promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up.
For details of the winners, send an email to with the heading ‘BLUEDOT COMPETITION WINNERS’ within two months of the closing date.
The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of the same or greater value but there is no cash alternative.
The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions or to cancel, alter or amend the promotion at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
The Promoter excludes liability to the full extent permitted by law for any loss, damage or injury occurring to the participant arising from his or her entry into the promotion or occurring to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of a prize.
The promotion is subject to the laws of England.


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