METHOD OF ENTRY
- Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
- Entry is open to Australian residents only who are 18 years of age or over. Employees of SBS, their associated companies and their immediate families are ineligible.
- The competition period starts on Sunday 20 March at 9:00am AEDT and ends on Friday 1 April 2016 at midnight (AEDT) (the “Competition Period”).
- To enter, entrants must:
- Go to www.sbs.com.au/eurovision and follow the directions on the website to enter via the Facebook application;
- Register their details, including (but not limited to) name, address, email address and phone number;
- Provide a link to a video recorded on a personal digital device and uploaded to their You Tube account, of no longer than one (1) minute in length, in which the entrant responds to the question “Why you should be Australia’s eyes and ears on the ground in Stockholm for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest” and submit their entry by clicking on the “Enter Now” button.
- Agree to be signed up to the My Week on SBS newsletter.
- Entries are subject to the following:
- Only one (1) entry per person permitted.
- Each entrant must provide a link to their submission video uploaded to YouTube. Video files sent directly to SBS, or using other applications, will not be accepted.
- Each video must:
- i. Be an original work created by the entrant personally;
- ii. Be recorded on a personal digital device such as a mobile phone or tablet;
- iii. Feature the entrant in the video they submit.
- Entry must be submitted in accordance with entry requirements to be deemed valid.
- Entrants and their travel companion must be available to travel on the specified dates and must have a valid passport for travel to Sweden.
- Entrants must consent to being filmed for the purposes set out below.
- Shortlisted entrants may also be required to participate in a short interview with SBS representatives. The interview will be conducted by Skype, video call or in person, at a time to be mutually agreed between SBS and the entrant before 18:00 AEST on Tuesday 12 April 2016.
- SBS reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity, proof of Australian residency status at the nominated prize delivery address and/or proof of entry validity, in order to claim a prize. Acceptance of proof of identification, Australian residency status and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of SBS. In the event that a winner cannot provide proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.
- Incomprehensible and incomplete entries will be deemed invalid.
- The Prize will consist of:
- Return economy class flights for the prize winner and their travel companion from the prize winner’s nearest Australian capital city to Stockholm, Sweden.
- Ten (10) nights’ accommodation in Stockholm (the prize winner will share either a double or twin room with their travel companion).
- Airport transfers within the prize winner’s nearest capital city to departure airport, and to and from airport in Stockholm.
- Entry to selected Eurovision Song Contest official events at the discretion of SBS.
- The Prize winner and their travel companion must be available to depart Australia no later than Thursday 5 May, and be available to be in Stockholm from 6-16 May 2016.
- There isone Prize to be won.
- The total prize will be valued at no more than AUD$9,000 (inclusive of GST).
10. The Prize winner will work with SBS representatives to develop and produce content that SBS can publish and use on selected SBS social media channels. Content will be created using SBS equipment, under the guidance of an SBS representative. The prize winner must be available to fulfil the requirements of the role of “Australia’s Eurovision Insider” at the request of SBS during their stay in Stockholm between 6-16 May 2016.
11. The Prize winner will not be publishing content created for SBS independently to any SBS websites or social media channels. SBS has discretion over what content created and produced by the Prize winner will be published on social media channels. SBS will retain copyright over content created for SBS, and published on SBS social media channels or other SBS properties.
12. The Prize winner may be asked to sign further releases before taking up the Prize, including in relation to their conduct while participating in activities associated with the Prize.
13. Entrants acknowledge and agree that no employment relationship will exist between SBS and the winner and that they will not receive payment in connection with the Prize.
14. There may be circumstances in which the Promoter cannot provide the prizes as described for reasons beyond its reasonable control. In those circumstances, the Promoter will provide an alternative prize, the value of which is at SBS’s discretion.
15. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.
16. SBS accepts no responsibility for any loss, damages, or injury incurred to enter the competition or in connection with taking up the prizes.
17. There are three (3) rounds to the competition:
Round 1: SBS representative/s will judge all valid entries on Monday 4 April 2016 at SBS Corporation, 14 Herbert Street, Artarmon, NSW 2064, and a shortlist of entries will be selected.
Round 2: Shortlisted entries will be published on www.sbs.com.au/eurovision, may be shared on SBS’s social media channels, and will be open for public voting. Public voting on www.sbs.com.au/eurovision will be open from 10:00am AEST on Tuesday 5 April 2016 until 10:00am AEST on Monday 11 April 2016. One vote, per person, per day permitted only. Participants may share their entry with friends to generate votes for their entry, but this is not a compulsory requirement of entry.
Round 3 (Final Round): A panel of SBS employees will choose the Prize winner on 13 April 2016 taking into consideration the public vote, the entrant’s performance in an interview conducted with SBS representatives, and SBS’s requirements.
18. The Prize winner will be notified by phone and email. The name of the prize winner may be published on the SBS website www.sbs.com.au/eurovision on or after 13 April 2016, and shared on SBS’s social media channels.
19. If the Prize winner cannot be contacted by 18:00 AEST on Wednesday 13 April 2016, SBS or its nominated agent will award the Prize to the next best entry from all remaining valid entries (“Second Chance Draw”). The Second Chance Draw winner will be notified by email and phone by 18:00 AEST on Friday 15 April 2016.
- The winner must book their travel through SBS or SBS’s nominated agent prior to 18 April 2016 at 18:00 (AEST). The Prize winner and their travel companion must be available to depart Australia no later than Thursday 5 May, and be available to be in Stockholm from 6-16 May 2016 (“Travel Period”). If the Prize winner is not available or able to travel to all destinations forming part of the Prize during the Travel Period, the tickets shall be deemed null and void and the Prize will be forfeited.
- The Prize winner and their travel companion must both be aged 18 years or over and must travel to and from the same departure cities.
- The Prize winner and their travel companion will not accrue any frequent flyer points from taking the Prize. Bookings are subject to conditions and availability and are not re-routable. Once booked and approved by the prize supplier, any changes may incur a cancellation fee or amendment fee at the cost of the winner. Once tickets have been issued they cannot be changed.
- Neither SBS nor prize supplier/s or their associated companies will be held liable for any loss, damage or injury of the results directly or indirectly from the winner taking part in any aspect of the prize. Where relevant, the winner agrees that they take full responsibility for any activities engaged in while travelling and engaging in the prize package and will take out appropriate travel insurance.
- Prize winners are responsible for all costs not expressly listed as being included in the prize, including without limitation, meals, entertainment, other travel and accommodation, transfers, passports, visas, re-entry permits, spending money, freights, excess baggage, government taxes, departure taxes, ground transportation, any tax liabilities, airport charges, incidentals, gratuities, service charges, optional extras, any applicable surcharges and any other related costs. A credit card imprint may be required from the winner and their guest by the hotel for incidental charges. Comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation, luggage, medical/repatriation, accident and liability cover) is highly recommended to protect against the additional costs incurred in the event of unforeseen circumstances. The Prize Winner will only be covered by SBS's insurance policy when undertaking duties associated with the role of "Australia’s Eurovision Insider".
- All Prize travel will be subject to the prize supplier’s General Conditions of Carriage. The Promoter and prize supplier make no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination. It is the responsibility of the winner to enquire about local issues and conditions at destinations before travel.
- Neither SBS nor the prize supplier or their associated companies is responsible, to the extent permitted by law, for acts of god, acts of terrorism or war (declared or undeclared) or other events beyond SBS and prize supplier’s control which prevent awarding or acceptance of the prize in accordance with the prize description. It is the responsibility of the Prize winner to enquire about local issues and conditions at destinations before travel.
CONSENTS, WARRANTIES AND LICENCES
- As a condition of entering this Competition, the winner consents to being filmed during their experience for SBS promotional purposes. The winner may be requested by SBS to sign further consents.
- As a condition of entering this Competition, entrants consent to having their video response to “Why you should be Australia’s eyes and ears on the ground in Stockholm for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest” along with their name displayed on the Facebook page and in the Competition application.
- Each entry submitted by an entrant must be that entrant’s original work and must not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party. Each entrant warrants that:
- each video submitted is their own original work and is not copied in any manner from any other works;
- he/she owns all rights and interest in the video submitted and have obtained all express consent from: i. any persons appearing in their video (or where a person appearing is under the age of 18, consent must be obtained from the minor’s parent or legal guardian); an
ii. the owner of any private property (including any items, objects, or real property) photographed to enter the photo for this Competition in accordance with these Terms & Conditions;
- he/she has the full power and capacity to grant the rights and consents set out in these Terms and Conditions; and
- he/she will fully indemnify the Promoter against any loss or damages suffered by the Promoter in the event any of the warranties set out in this clause are false.
- Entrants will retain ownership of copyright in their entry video; however, as a condition of entry, each entrant:
- Agrees that their name, image, biography and entry (including, but not limited to, any written answers, photographs/images and videos) may be reproduced, published, communicated, broadcast or shown to the public by the Promoter in any media for its promotional purposes, without compensation to the entrants; for this purpose, each entrant grants to the Promoter a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, transferable and royalty-free licence in any such written answers, photographs/images and videos; and
- Consents to any act or omission by the Promoter which may infringe any of the entrant’s moral rights (within the meaning of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)), including
i. Failing to attribute (or correctly attribute) the entrant’s authorship of the entry, or;
ii. Making any modification, variation or amendment of any nature to the entry, whether or not it results in a material distortion or derogatory treatment of the entry.
31. SBS takes no liability for any tax issues which may arise from accepting a prize in this competition. Consult an independent tax adviser if this is a concern.
32. Prize values are based upon the recommended retail prices at the time of printing (inclusive of GST). SBS accepts no responsibility for change in prize value between now and the ultimate prize redemption date.
33. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and the prize supplier’s requirements.
34. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, SBS (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal or permanent injury or loss of life; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
35. SBS assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alterations of entries, and reserves the right to take any action that may be available. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, due to causes including, but not limited to tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of SBS which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, SBS reserves the right in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition. Subject to state regulations.
36. This is a game of skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winner. Each entry will be individually judged, based upon literary and creative merit. All entries must be the original independent creation of the entrant and free of any claims that they infringe any third party rights. Entries must not have been published previously and/or have been used to win prizes in any other competitions.
37. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entrant submitting an entry which, in the opinion of the judges, includes objectionable content, including but not limited to profanity, nudity, potentially insulting, scandalous, inflammatory or defamatory images or language. SBS’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
38. All entries become and remain the property of SBS. SBS may use the entrants' names and addresses for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes.
40. Entrants acknowledge this competition is in no way associated with or endorsed by Facebook. Any information disclosed by entrants entering this competition is not provided to Facebook.
41. The promoter is Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS) of 14 Herbert Street, Artarmon NSW 2064 (ABN 91 314 398 574). SBS phone: 1800 500 727.