Optus – Connect5 – Optus Short Film 2017 – Make a short film for a chance to Win 1 of 2 cash prizes of $10,000 each

Connect5 – Optus Short Film Competition 2017 Terms & Conditions (“Conditions of Entry”)

Promotion: Connect5 – Optus Short Film Competition 2017
Promoter: Optus Administration Pty Ltd ABN 79055136804, 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113,
Australia. Ph: 80827800

Start date: 24/07/17 at 09:00 am AEST
End date: 01/10/17 at 11:59 pm AEDT

Entry is only open to Australian residents who are 18 years and over.

How to
To be eligible to enter the Promotion, the entrant must make a video of a short film with the theme of
‘connecting lives’ (“Video”) that is no more than 5 minutes long to be submitted as a MPEG4 file (max.
5GB) during the Promotional Period. The entrant may create the video with other people – but all
people in the team must consent to the use of the video for this Promotion and be in compliance with
the video requirements outlined herein. Video Resolution Requirements: minimum 720 x 400 to 1920
x 1080 pixels. Audio Format Requirement: 48kHz PCM, MP3, AAC with 16-Bit/s or higher.
To enter, the entrant must then visit www.optus.com.au/connect5, follow the prompts to the
Promotion entry page, input the requested details: their name, school/company, e-mail address,
address, country, contact number, credit list/roles, video title, video synopsis, Video genre, Video
Poster, Photo of themselves and upload the Video created.
Digital Poster format required: A1 format, dimension of 594 x 841mm in portrait orientation
All winners of this Promotion will automatically be entered into the The 5-Min Video Challenge –
Regional Promotion and consent to those terms. By entering into this Connect5 – Optus Short Film
Competition, entrants also agree to the terms and conditions for the The 5-Min Video Challenge –
Regional Promotion.
To be eligible to claim a prize and be eligible to be a winner, the entrant must remove their Video from
and not publish their Video on any public platform (e.g. social media, websites, etc), from the time
instructed by the Promoter.
Only one (1) eligible entry per person will be accepted. The entrant is eligible to win a maximum of
one (1) prize. By completing the entry method, the entrant will receive one (1) entry.
Total Prize
AUD $20,000.00
Prize Description Number
of this
Value (per
The prize is $10,000.00.
The prize will be awarded as direct
deposit to a bank account in the
winner’s name.
2 AUD$10,000.00 Connect5
The prize is not transferable.
The winner must provide their
bank account details to the
The winners will be contacted by E-mail and phone call within fourteen (14) days of the judging.
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In the event of an unclaimed prize, the Promoter may at its discretion assign the prize to the entry
judged the next best entry, conduct a further judging to award the prize, or withdraw the prize
unawarded. The Promoter is under no obligation to award any unclaimed prize.
1. The entrant agrees and acknowledges that they have read these Conditions of Entry (and Schedule) and that
entry into the Promotion is deemed to be acceptance of these Conditions of Entry (and Schedule). Any capitalised
terms used in these Conditions of Entry have the meaning given in the Schedule, unless stated otherwise.
2. The Promotion commences on the Start Date and ends on the End Date (“Promotional Period”). Entries are
deemed to be received at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission or deposit by
the entrant. Records of the Promoter and its agencies are final and conclusive as to the time of receipt.
3. Valid and eligible entries will be accepted during the Promotional Period.
4. Employees of the Promoter who are directly involved with the management of this Promotion are not eligible to
5. Judging:
a) The winners will be determined by representatives of the Promoter. Each entry will be judged on the basis of
the individual creative merit of the Video provided on entry.
i) The best two (2) valid entries, as determined by the judges, will each win the prize specified in the
Schedule above.
ii) The judges may select additional reserve entries which they determine to be the next best, and record
them in order, in case of an invalid entry or ineligible entrant.
iii) The winners will be determined by skill. Chance plays no part in determining the winners. The judges’
decision is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. All reasonable attempts will be made to contact each winner.
7. If any winner chooses not to take their prize (or is unable to), or does not take or claim a prize by the time
specified by the Promoter, or is unavailable, they forfeit the prize and the Promoter is not obliged to substitute
the prize.
8. If a prize (or portion of a prize) is unavailable the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that
portion of the prize) to a prize of equal or greater value and/or specification.
9. No entry fee is charged by the Promoter to enter the Promotion.
10. Each prize will be awarded to the person named in the entry and any entry that is made on behalf of an entrant
or by a third party will be invalid. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant or winner, the Promoter
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant or winner.
11. Entrants’ personal information will be collected by the Promoter and Singapore Telecommunications Limited .
Personal information will be stored on the Promoter’s and Singapore Telecommunications Limited ‘s databases.
Singapore Telecommunications Limited and the Promoter may use this information for future marketing
purposes regarding its products, including contacting the entrant electronically. The Promoter is bound by the
Australian Privacy Principles in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and its privacy policy which is located
at http://www.optus.com.au/about/legal/privacy. Singapore Telecommunications Limited ‘s privacy policy can be
found at www.singtel.com/personal/i/dataprotection. The Promoter’s privacy policy contains information about
how the entrant may access, update and seek correction of the personal information the Promoter holds about
them and how the entrant may complain about any potential breach by the Promoter of the Australian Privacy
Principles or any other Australian privacy laws and how such complaints will be dealt with. The Promoter collects
personal information about entrants to enable them to participate in this Promotion and may disclose the
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entrants’ personal information to third parties including its contractors and agents, prize suppliers and service
providers to assist in conducting this Promotion. If the entrant does not provide their personal information as
requested, they may be ineligible to enter or claim a prize in the Promotion. The Promoter may transfer entrants’
personal information to countries specified in the Promoter’s privacy policy. Entrants acknowledge that the
Promoter cannot guarantee that any overseas recipient will not breach the Australian Privacy Principles. By
entering this promotion, entrants consent to overseas transfer on these terms and agree that the Promoter is not
liable for any such breach.
12. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow a winner to take part in any or all aspects of a prize, if the
Promoter determines in their absolute discretion, that a winner is not in the physical or mental condition
necessary to be able to safely participate in or accept the prize. It is a condition of accepting the prize that a
winner (and potentially any person/s involved in the creation of their Video), may be required to sign a legal
release as determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion, prior to receiving a prize.
13. If a prize is provided to the Promoter by a third party, the prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the third
party prize supplier and the provision of the prize is the sole responsibility of the third party and not the
Promoter. The terms and conditions which apply to the prize at the time it is issued to the winner will prevail over
these Conditions of Entry, to the extent of any inconsistency. The Promoter accepts no responsibility or liability
for any delay or failure by the third party to deliver the prize, any delay or failure relating to the prize itself or
failure by the third party to meet any of its obligations in these Conditions of Entry or otherwise.
14. Any guarantee or warranty given is in addition to any relevant statutory guarantees and warranties and nothing
in these Conditions of Entry restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory
consumer rights under any applicable law including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
15. If for any reason any aspect of this Promotion 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 cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel,
terminate, modify suspend the Promotion and invalidate any affected entries, or suspend or modify a prize.
16. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to validate and check the authenticity of entries and entrant’s
details (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence). In the event that a winner cannot provide
suitable proof as required by the Promoter to validate their entry, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and
no substitute will be offered. Incomplete, indecipherable, inaudible, incorrect and illegible entries, as applicable,
will at the Promoter’s discretion be deemed invalid and not eligible to win. Entries containing offensive or
defamatory comments, or which breach any law or infringe any third party rights, including intellectual property
rights, are not eligible to win. The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic
means that allows an individual to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited and may render all entries
submitted by that individual invalid.
17. All material submitted on entry (e.g. Video(s), photo(s), image(s), drawing(s), comment(s), sound/video
recording(s) and answer(s) to a promotional question) must NOT: (a) be in breach of any laws, regulations and
rights, e.g. any laws regarding intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, etc), defamation and privacy; (b) be
defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, contain nudity, aggressive, violent,
abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable or discriminate/vilify any section of the community with respect to
race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, origin, sexual preference, mental illness, disability or gender or unsuitable for
publication; or (c) contain viruses. Entrants warrant that they own or have the right to license the copyright in any
entry submitted by them into this Promotion, for the purposes of this Promotion, that no rights have been
granted to any third party in respect of any such entry which would prevent the entry being used as
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contemplated by this Promotion, and that the use by the Promoter of any such entry will not breach any laws or
infringe the rights of any person (including without limitation with respect to privacy, intellectual property and
defamation). Entrants must obtain prior consent from any person or from the owner(s) of any property that
appears in their entry. By entering, all entrants license and grant the Promoter, its affiliates and sub-licensees an
exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify,
adapt, publish and display their entry (including any portion of their entry) for any purpose, including but not
limited to future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes, in any media, without compensation, restriction
on use, attribution or liability. Entrants further agree, upon request by the Promoter, to assign all of their rights,
title and interest (including copyright) in and to their entry to the Promoter and to sign any legal documentation
to confirm such assignment. Entrants agree that their entry is their original work and does not infringe the rights
of third parties, or that they have obtained full prior consent from any person who has jointly created or has any
rights in the aforementioned material. Entrants consent to any use of their entry that may otherwise infringe
their moral rights. Entrants are responsible for all entries they submit on entry. The Promoter will not be liable for
any entries, to the extent permitted by law. The Promoter reserves the right to remove, request removal or
decline to publish any entry or portion of an entry for any reason whatsoever, including if in breach of these
Terms and Conditions. The Promoter will have no liability to entrants if it exercises this right and entrants must
comply with any request made by the Promoter pursuant to this paragraph.The entrant warrants and represents
that any material sent or provided by the entrant to the Promoter will not infringe any copyright, trademarks or
other intellectual property rights of any third party (including moral rights) and that the entrant has all rights to
use the materials and has obtained all necessary consents to comply with any relevant privacy and/or
confidentiality requirements. Entrants agree to indemnify the Promoter for any breach of the Terms and
Conditions including this clause.
18. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify entries in the event of non-compliance with these Conditions of
Entry. In the event that there is a dispute concerning the conduct of the Promotion, the decision of the Promoter
is final and binding on each entrant and no correspondence will be entered into.
19. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without
limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death
which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence or wilful misconduct) in
connection with this Promotion or accepting or using any prize (or recommendation), except for any liability
which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
20. The entrant will participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable marketing and editorial activities
relating to the Promotion, including (but not limited to) being recorded, photographed, filmed or interviewed and
acknowledges that the Promoter may use any such marketing and editorial material without further reference or
compensation to them.
21. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications and the entrant must seek their own independent
financial advice in regards to the tax implications relating to the prize or acceptance of the prize.
22. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of these rights.