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Bride of the Year Terms & Conditions

  1. The Bride of the Year 2017 competition runs from 4 April 2017 and entries close on 28 February 2018, midnight.
  2. To enter SA Weddings Bride of the Year competition, participants must register on the website
  3. The Bride of the Year 2017 competition is only valid to brides whom got married in 2017 (1 January – 31 December)
  4. Brides are allowed to enter with non-professional wedding photos
  5. Entries for Bride of the Year 2017 close on 28 February 2018
  6. Brides are categorized by the month in which they were married
  7. Brides only compete with entries from the month in which they got married. This ensures that the timeframe for all brides to source votes are fair
  8. One winner is chosen for each month based on the number of SMS votes received
  9. One SMS = One Vote
  10. The bride with the most votes for each month will become a top 12 finalist
  11. Voting for Bride of the Year 2017 takes place throughout the year and closes on 31 March 2018, midnight.
  12. Votes of all brides remain confidential throughout the competition. Brides will only be able to view and know their own amount of votes
  13. SMS votes are charged at R5 per SMS
    • SA Weddings uses an outsourced service provider, Clickatell, to manage the voting system
    • SA Weddings cannot guarantee the delivery of international votes
  14. The competition is not open to the directors and employees and their immediate families or sponsors or advertising service providers associated with SA Weddings.
  15. The competition is open to brides of all colour, cultures, religions and sexes.
  16. Finalists will be notified in April 2018.
  17. The finale is on a date that is to be confirmed. Kindly note - SAWeddings will merely contribute toward the flights and accommodation for the 12 finalists.
  18. At the finale, a panel of celebrity judges will score each bride and select one winner, a 1st princess and a 2nd princess.
  19. In the case of a draw for first place, the celebrity judges will be requested to cast an additional vote between the two finalists.
  20. There is only one (1) Grand Prize winner. During the course of the competition consolation prizes worth varying amounts may be awarded at random to entrants and to voters.
  21. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or another prize.
  22. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  23. The Finale brides whose weddings are featured as part of SAWeddings’ Real Wedding series, does not have any advantage pertaining to the outcome of the competition.
  24. reserves the right to make media and /or publications announcements about competition winners.
  25. The name of the winners will be published on
  26. The organizers have the right to change or terminate the competition at their discretion.
  27. Entrants agree that the sponsor's parties are not responsible or liable for any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions in connection with, or resulting from, participation in the competition or acceptance of the prize.
  28. Entering the SA Weddings Bride of the Year 2017 competition constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions. Organisers reserve the rights to amend these at any time.