Terms and Conditions

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  1. The purpose of The Speaker’s University Challenge is to raise awareness of the House of Representatives among young Australians by encouraging students to voice their opinions on the topic chosen by The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  2. The competition is open to all Australian university students enrolled in 2014. To be eligible for The Speaker’s University Challenge you must be enrolled in an Australian University in 2014 and be an Australian Citizen or permanent Australian resident.
  3. The Speaker’s University Challenge opens 9am EST Wednesday 25 June 2014 and closes 5pm EST Friday 15 August 2014.
  4. By entering The Speaker’s University Challenge the entrant agrees that Copyright of their entry becomes the property of the House of Representatives and that the House of Representatives reserves the right to use, reproduce, adapt and exhibit the video at Australian Parliament House and online on the parliament’s websites.
  5. Any person under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter.
  6. There is no cost to submit an entry into The Speaker’s University Challenge. However, any associated costs such as video or DVD materials or accessing websites are entirely the entrant’s responsibility.
  7. Each entry must be submitted in digital format on CD, DVD or memory stick and be no longer than three minutes long.
  8. By entering The Speaker’s University Challenge the participant warrants that the entry is original work.
  9. Entries must not include any material offensive to any specific racial, gender, religious, sexual or other group or contain swearing, slurs or sexual suggestions. Any entries deemed inappropriate will not be eligible for the competition.
  10. Entries should be appropriate to a broad audience and demonstrate respect and consideration of others.
  11. Entries must not contain any material (music, logos, text etc) that infringes the copyright of any third party.
  12. The competition will be judged by a panel which will include Members of Parliament and parliamentary officers.
  13. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. In the event that the entrant is awarded a prize, the person named as the entrant on the entry form will be the sole recipient of said prize. Prizes are not negotiable or transferable.
  15. The House of Representatives accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged or late entries.
  16. The participant should make copies of entries and entry forms as these will not be returned to the participant following the competition.
  17. Winning entrants will be notified by phone, email or mail. Winners will also be published on the parliament’s websites.
  18. The House of Representatives manages information collected from entrants in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. Personal information submitted by the entrant will be stored at the House of Representatives and only be used to notify winners and identify the creator of the entry and verify that they are currently enrolled in the nominated University.
  19. Entrants who breach the Terms and Conditions are subject to disqualification.

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