Terms and conditions - Postcards From Your Town photography competition

  1. The following terms and conditions apply to the “Postcards From Your Town” photography competition (Competition) and by submitting an entry to this Competition, entrants warrant that they have read, understand and agree to be bound by them.
  2. The Competition is open to amateur photographers residing in the ACT and surrounding regions including Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Yass, Young, Cooma, Batemans Bay and Nowra. No commercial photography will be accepted. You will be considered an amateur if you do not earn any taxable income from the sale of photography.
  3. The Competition opens at 9.00am on Monday 15 August 2016 and closes at 7.00pm on Friday 16 September 2016.
  4. To enter, submit images or photographs that you believe best represent your town or suburb and provide your name, address, email, phone number, Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram handles (if applicable) and a description of the image/s in 10 words or less.
    Entry details should be completed and submitted, along with photographs, at www.actewagl.com.au/postcards, emailed to postcards@actewagl.com.au or posted to “Postcards From Your Town” Photography Competition, ActewAGL, GPO Box 366, Canberra ACT 2601.
    a. No entries will be accepted after the closing date.
  5. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality and creative merit. The judges’ decision is final and cannot be contested. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. There are twelve (12) cash prizes of $500 (GST inclusive) payable by cheque to twelve (12) winners (Prize). The proceeds of the Prize may be subject to withholding tax – refer to clause 35 of these terms and conditions.
  7. Entries will be judged by six (6) representatives from ActewAGL on Friday 23 September 2016 at ActewAGL House, 40 Bunda Street, Canberra at 2.00pm. The winning entries will be chosen by the judges based on originality, creativity and suitability for inclusion in ActewAGL’s 2016 Postcards From Your Town calendar (ActewAGL Calendar).
  8. Winners will be contacted by telephone on 4 October 2016 following the judging in addition to written notification by email and/or post.
  9. The winners will be presented with their Prize on at the launch event. Any winner who is unable to attend will receive their or Prize via post.
  10. ActewAGL may require the winner to provide identification, including (without limitation) proof of identity, proof of age and proof of residency. Identification considered suitable for verification is at ActewAGL’s discretion and may include suitable photo identification.
  11. Entrants under the age of 18 years must obtain consent from their parent/guardian before entering and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when claiming and collecting their Major Prize or Prize.
  12. Images submitted electronically must be no larger than 4MB and no smaller than 1MB, orientated in landscape (horizontal) and supplied in a JPEG or TIFF format.
  13. Images submitted by USB via post must be no larger than 4MB and no smaller than 1MB and orientated in landscape (horizontal).
  14. By entering the Competition you warrant that you are the sole author and owner of copyright in your submitted image/photograph and that your submitted image/photograph is entirely your own work. You agree to fully indemnify ActewAGL for breach of this warranty.
  15. Images prominently containing an identifiable likeness of a person must be accompanied by a written consent from that person agreeing to the entry of their likeness in this Competition and the subsequent use of their likeness in accordance with these terms.
  16. If images/photographs contain images of children then this must only contain images of your own children/members of your family or children of friends with written parent/guardian consent. Parent/guardian written consent must accompany your entry if applicable.
  17. Images/photographs that feature any corporate advertising material or messages will be disqualified from entry.
  18. Entries become the property of ActewAGL; however you will retain the copyright of your image/photograph. It is a condition of entry that you agree to grant ActewAGL, its licensees and assignees, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferrable licence to use, reproduce, publish, modify, adapt, distribute, store, run, display, creative derivative works from, cause to be seen or heard and communicate to the public, your entry (including the photographs/images and text that forms part of the entry) in all digital, print and online media, including social media, at any time.
  19. Entrants grant ActewAGL permission to publish a photo and blurb of the photographer in the printed edition of the ActewAGL Calendar and online.
  20. Each entrant is responsible for protecting his or her submitted image/photograph from misuse by third parties, for example by the insertion of a watermark or copyright information. The Promoter will not accept any responsibility for the misuse of entries.
  21. ActewAGL accepts no liability for any entries not received, whether late, lost, stolen or misdirected entries including but not limited to entries not received by ActewAGL due to technical disruptions, network congestion or any other reason.
  22. ActewAGL may in its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in the Competition by any person who tampers with or benefits from any tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the Competition or aids in violation of these terms and conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
  23. If for any reason any aspect of this Competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other reason beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition, or invalidate any affected entries
  24. To the full extent permitted by law, ActewAGL will accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damages, expenses, or loss (whether direct or consequential) to persons or property as a result of any entry into this Competition or acceptance of the Major prize or Prize.
  25. Winners agree that their names and winning image/photograph will be used in ActewAGL’s 2016 Postcards From Your Town calendar and for publicity purposes.
  26. All entrants agree that their names, social media handles (if provided) and image/photograph submitted may be used by ActewAGL for publicity purposes in all digital, print and online media, including social media, at any time.
  27. By accepting the Prize, the winner agrees to participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable media editorial requests relating to the Major Prize or Prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed without receiving any remuneration in addition to the Major Prize or Prize.
  28. Personal information collected by ActewAGL is for the purpose of carrying out the Competition and issuing the Prize and will be treated in accordance with ActewAGL’s Privacy Policy available at actewagl.com.au
  29. Following distribution of the Major Prize and Prize, personal data of unsuccessful entrants will be destroyed. Photographs/images will not be returned.
  30. Entries not fully complying with these terms and conditions may be deemed invalid at the Promoter’s discretion.
  31. Prize winners are advised that tax implications may arise from their prize winnings and they should seek independent financial advice prior to accepting their Major Prize or Prize. Winners will need to complete a “Statement by Supplier” form in order to receive their prize money.
  32. Employees and immediate families of ActewAGL Retail, ActewAGL Distribution or Icon Water and its partners are ineligible to enter the Competition.
  33. The Promoter is ActewAGL Retail, ABN 46 221 314 841, a partnership of Icon Retail Investments Limited ABN 23 074 371 207 and AGL ACT Retail Investments 53 093 631 586, 40 Bunda Street, Canberra City ACT 2601. Phone number 13 14 93.(Promoter).