Each participant will enter the names of 10 celebrities, in the anticipation that any or all of them die in the following 12 months. The competition will run from 0:00 1st january to 23:59 31st December in any given year.

Any participants found murdering celebrities will be disqualified.

Non-human celebrities will not be accepted.

Points will be awarded according to age:

over 80
10 points
15 points
20 points
30 points
40 points
50 points
under 30
75 points

Every participant chooses a 'Joker' month - any deaths during this month will score double points.

There is no entry fee, and no prize.

At the end of the year, participants with the highest three scores are entered into the League Table with gold, silver and bronze 'medals' awarded for first (or joint first) etc. Of course, you do need to score some points for a medal!

Ideally, lists of chosen celebrities should be received by midnight, 31st December, but it is possible to join a game once it has started. Entries will still be accepted during January. Any celebrities who die before you enter your team will not count.

It will be the responsibility of each competitor to notify the adjudicators if an obscure celebrity dies and no-one notices. Any entries which are considered too obscure will not be accepted.