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We need your help - and we'll pay for it...

We've spent months trying to convince people that the £5,000 Secret Sound isn't a stapler. But it keeps being guessed again and again... and it's driving us mad!

So now we'd like your help get the message out to Cornwall that It's Not A Stapler. We'll pick the most creative and exciting to win £100 for your trouble.

This week we want to get "Pirate FM's Five Thousand Pound Secret Sound is not a stapler" announced in as many places as possible...

It might be over the loudspeakers at college, or by the cabin crew before the plane takes off, or even to a supermarket full of shoppers.

Take a video of the announcement being made and post it on Twitter on Instagram with the hashtag #itsnotastapler. We'll show some of the best here and play them on-air.

Please don't put yourself or others at risk when you're trying to get the message out there. It's not worth it for a stapler.


These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with Pirate FM’s standard terms and conditions available here.

You must ordinarily be a resident within the Pirate FM TSA (total service area). For clarity, this is all TR postcodes, EX23, EX22, PL10, PL11, PL12, PL13, PL14, PL15, PL16, PL17, PL18, PL19, PL22, PL23, PL24, PL25, PL26, PL27, PL28, PL29, PL30, PL31, PL32, PL33, PL34, PL35.

To participate in this competition users must share their image or video on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #itsnotastapler.

The competition will run until 1600 on Sunday 2nd September. Entries posted after this time will not be counted.

There will be one winner who will be selected by a panel of judges as providing the most creative and memorable way of delivering a message based around “Pirate FM's £5,000 Secret Sound is not a stapler.”

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize consists of one payment of £100.

The Winner will be contacted on social media and asked to provide their email address, contact phone number and home address as instructed at the time of being announced as our winner. Further details will be provided by Pirate FM as to how to claim the prize.

Pirate FM reserves the right to exclude any entries which we believe to be inappropriate, fraudulent or based on misconduct.

The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole or in part.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Instagram and Twitter from any claims.

Pirate FM does not accept responsibility for entries that are lost, damaged or delayed. For example, as a result of network, system development, computer or telecommunications failures or fault of any kind - including any hardware, programming code, databases or software used in the promotion.

You agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Pirate FM a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution.

Further, by submitting your contribution to Pirate FM, you: warrant that your contribution; is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Pirate FM for all the purposes specified above; is not defamatory; and does not infringe any law; and indemnify Pirate FM against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Pirate FM as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on Pirate FM and the purposes specified above.

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