Competition Terms and Conditions


  1. Information on how to enter the competition and the prize to be won forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By entering the competition, entrants are indicating their agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  2. The Promoter is the Department of Social Services, whose registered office is Enid Lyons Building, 71 Athllon Drive, Greenway ACT 2900 (the Promoter).
  3. The competition is open to Australian schools, and to individual year groups and classrooms within Australian schools.
  4. The Promoter may in its sole discretion disqualify an entrant who submits an entry that the Promoter has reason to believe does not comply with these Terms and Conditions or has engaged in any unlawful or improper misconduct which is judged to put at risk the fair and proper conduct of the competition in any way.
  5. The competition opens on 22 July 2019 and closes at 5:00pm AEDT 31 December 2019 (the competition period). All times are AEST, as applicable in the Australian Capital Territory.
  6. Entries must be received before the end of the competition period. No entries will be accepted after the end of the competition period. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries not received (whether or not due to any negligence by the Promoter), including without limitation any technical errors.

How to enter

  1. Competition details and how to enter can be found at
  2. The entrant must be an authorised representative of the school entering the competition.
  3. To enter the competition, the entrant must complete the following steps during the competition period to submit an “entry”:
    1. Visit
    2. Register an event on the IDPwD website through the
    3. Elect to enter the competition during the event registration process.
    4. Provide a link to the school’s Facebook page when prompted during registration process.
    5. Agree to these Terms and Conditions when prompted during registration process.
    6. Hold an IDPwD event that reflects the 2019 theme “Let’s grow inclusion in our community” during the competition period.
    7. Post a photo, photos or video of the event on the school Facebook page by the end of the competition period.
  4. Only one ‘whole of school’ entry is permitted per school. Multiple year group or classroom entries per school are permitted, however each year group or classroom are only permitted to enter once. Each entry must be substantially unique and submitted separately and in accordance with these entry requirements. The entry must not have been published previously and/or have been used to win prizes in any other competitions.
  5. This is a game of skill, as such, chance plays no part in determining the winner.
  6. Entries will be judged using the following criteria:
    1. Inclusivity and accessibility.
    2. Awareness raised.
    3. Student engagement.
    4. Creativity and innovation.
  7. The best valid entry, as determined by the judge/s, will receive the prize. All entrants acknowledge and agree that there is an element of subjectivity in the judging criteria.
  8. Entrants warrant and agree that:
    1. they have the necessary authority to enter the competition on behalf of the school that they represent and bind the school to these Terms and Conditions;
    2. the entry is the original creation of the entrant;
    3. the entry is not in breach of any intellectual property rights and that they have secured all the necessary intellectual property rights in relation to their entry. The Promoter accepts no responsibility in the event that the entrant has not done so;
    4. they will ensure appropriate consents have been obtained from the parents/guardians of any person aged under 18 years who appears in photos/videos posted online as part of the competition as well as ensure consent has been obtained from any person 18 years or over who appears in photos/videos posted online as part of the competition. The Promoter accepts no responsibility in the event that appropriate consents have not been sought;
    5. they comply with all applicable laws; and
    6. the content is not defamatory and is suitable for publication.


  1. The prize is as follows: learning resources and/or teaching materials to the value of $3000 chosen by the Promoter (the prize).
  2. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. The prize is subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  3. In the event that a year group or classroom wins, the prize will be presented to and become the property of the whole school.
  4. There is no entry fee and/or purchase necessary to enter the competition. Any costs associated with entering the competition or claiming of the prize is the responsibility of the entrant. The Promoter takes no responsibility for any costs incurred by the entrant in the course of taking part in the competition.
  5. The winner will be chosen between January-February 2020, by a committee appointed by the Promoter.
  6. The winner will be notified by email by 29 February 2020, and advised when and where the prize can be collected or will be delivered.
  7. The onus is then on the winner to contact the Promoter within 7 days to claim the prize. If the winner fails to do so, the Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.


  1. The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. By submitting an entry, and accepting the Prize, the winning entrant:
    1. grants to the Promoter, a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence (including a right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, communicate, publish, adapt, modify and exploit its entry in any public material of the Promoter for an unlimited period without compensation for the purposes of promoting the IDPwD (the licence);
    2. consents, and must use its best endeavours to ensure that each author of its entry consents in writing, to the use by the Promoter of its entry, even if the use may otherwise be an infringement of their intellectual property rights and/or moral rights, to the extent permitted by laws and for the benefit of the Promoter; and
    3. consents that the Promoter may for the purposes of promoting the IDPwD, use, including but not limited to publishing, of the winning entrant school or year group or classroom name as well as any personal information provided by the winning entrant including but not limited to name and state/territory of residence.
  3. Personal information collected by the Promoter relating to each entrant and entry for the purpose of the competition will be used and handled in accordance with current Australian privacy law. The Promoter may, solely for the purpose of judging and selecting the winning entry, disclose personal information the committee appointed by the Promoter and in accordance with the consent provided in paragraph 18.c. Personal information will not be disclosed to any other third party without the entrant’s prior consent. Personal information will also be used and handled in accordance with the Privacy Policy found at
  4. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the Promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be published as soon as possible via the website.
  5. The Promoter will have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these Terms and Conditions, such change will be effective immediately upon posting to the webpage.
  6. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any other social network.
  7. The competition and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by Australian law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.

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