David Gray  Home is the nicest word there is

30 March 2015

‘What Does Home Mean To You’ Blogger Competition

Tell us What Home Means to you and WIN £250 High Street Vouchers

“Home” means different things to different people. To some it’s a specific place, to others it’s where they feel comfortable amongst loved ones. We’d love to know what you think, so we’re inviting bloggers to design a poem, lyric or quote that sums up your feelings of “home”. Simply enter your design and you could win £250 worth of Love2Shop gift vouchers.

You don’t have to be the next Picasso to take part, just simply choose a piece of text relating to home and illustrate it with your creative designs. Or for extra originality why not have a go at writing your poem, lyric or quote!

To enter, simply pop your design into a blog post and send your entry posts to principality@netbooster.com or tweet a link to your blog post @principalitybs by 22 May 2015.

All blog posts should include:

  • A designed poem, lyric, quote related to home
  • The inspiration behind your design
  • What home means to you

Song lyrics, quotes and poems from third parties contained in any submitted design must be quoted within the design, and referenced in the supporting blog post, unless they are outside of copyright.

Need inspiration? We’ve teamed up with 3 top leading designers and asked them what home means to them. Click on the image to find out more information on each design:

Harriet Russel

The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there by Harriet Russell

Dave Gray

Home is the nicest word there is by David Gray

Merlin Evans

I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it by Merlin Evans

See our range of mortgages here.

Please read below for full terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

'What does home mean to you?’ Competition (the ‘Competition’) is open to customers and non-customers aged 18 or over who are UK residents. The Competition is not open to employees of Principality Building Society (the ‘Promoter’) or NetBooster UK (the ‘Administrator’), their families or anyone associated with the competition.

Participants must own a website or blog to host their design.

Articles/blog posts and illustrations do not constitute payment.


Participation in the Competition constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules and the decision of the Promoter, which are final and binding.

Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  1. PRIZE;

The winner of the Competition will receive £250.00 [two hundred and fifty pounds] Love2shop gift vouchers.

No cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. The Promoter reserves the right to offer alternative items/activities of a greater or equivalent value should unforeseen circumstances require it.

Only one winner will be selected (see How to Enter for further details).

The winner will be announced on the Principality Building Society website and via the @PrincipalityBS Twitter account and the Promoter’s Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/principalitybuildingsociety] no later than Tuesday 26th May 2015.

The Promoter will notify the winner by Twitter or email within 3 [three] days of the announcement.
If the prize remains unclaimed after reasonable efforts have been made to contact the winner, after 7 [seven] days the Promoter will be entitled to dispose of the prize as it sees fit without any liability to the winner for having done so.


The Competition runs from Thursday 16th April 2015 until Friday 22nd May 2015 (the ‘Entry Period’).

Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.


Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, programmed, or similar methods will be void.

The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry.  Entries must not be sent through agents or third parties.


Illustrate a poem, song lyric or quote related to home.  Write a blog post/article featuring the design and notify the Promoter by tweeting a link to the blog post/article to @PrincipalityBS or by emailing a link to principality@netbooster.com.

Blog posts or designs not communicated to the Promoter via either of the two above channels will not be considered as Competition entries. 

Song lyrics, quotes and poems from third parties contained in any submitted design must be quoted within the design, and referenced in the supporting blog post, unless they are outside of copyright.  

No payment is required to enter the Competition.

Entrant’s blog post, design, illustration and likeness as well as personal data do not constitute a payment. 

At the end of the entry period, a panel within the Marketing department and employees of the Promoter will consider all eligible entries and select a winner based on criteria including creativity, design and overall quality. The Promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.


Entrants accept that, if they win the prize in this Competition the Promoter [and NetBooster] will have the non-exclusive right, without additional payment or permission, to use the entrant’s name, website address, blog post, design and likeness for the purposes of announcing the winner of this Competition and for related promotional purposes[, which may, without limitation, include the use of such materials on the Promoter and NetBooster’s websites and the use of a link from these websites to the Competition winner’s blog post and website].


The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Competition.


Principality Building Society, Principality Buildings, Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 1UA.


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Published: 30/03/2015