Domestic and Family Violence: Slam Lyric Competition
Terms & Conditions

  1. Operation.
    1. This competition is conducted by the State of Queensland acting through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet ABN 65 959 415 158 of 1 William Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 (“State”) and managed by the State’s contractor, Carbon Media Pty Ltd trading as Carbon Creative Agency ABN 79 119 646 089 of Brisbane (“Carbon Creative”).
    2. All competition entry instructions, requirements and prize information published by the State and publicly available at qld.gov.au/stopthehurting form part of these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”).
    3. The Entrant accepts these Terms and Conditions by submitting an Entry.
  2. Competition period. Entries open 2 July 2017 and close Monday 21 August 2017 at midnight AEST (“Entry Period”).
  3. Eligibility requirements. This competition is open to individuals or groups (“Entrant”) who meet the applicable Eligibility Requirements (“Eligibility Requirements”).
  4. Eligibility requirements for individual entrants. All individual Entrants must meet the following individual Eligibility Requirements:
    1. as at the date of submission of the Entry, have a permanent residential address in Queensland;
    2. as at the date of submission of the Entry, be aged between 12 and 17 years inclusive and have the consent of the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian to enter the competition;
    3. if selected as a winner, be available to attend the recording by the Australian hip hop artist, Illy, the week commencing 16 September 2017.
  5. Group entrants eligibility requirements. All members of group Entrants must meet the following group Eligibility Requirements:
    1. each member must at the date of submission of the Entry have a permanent residential address in Queensland except for school or community group entrants which must have their school or community group located in Queensland;
    2. each member must, at the date of submission of the Entry, be aged between 12 and 17 years inclusive except for school groups where all group members must be attending school;
    3. the group must have the consent of each member’s parent or legal guardian to enter the competition;
    4. each member must be a writer or co-producer of the lyrics submitted in the Entry; and
    5. if selected as a winner, two members of the group must be available along with an appropriate adult to attend the recording by Illy on the week commencing 16 September 2017.
  6. Number of entries. There is no limit to the number of entries an Entrant may submit, provided that each Entry is a new original work. For the avoidance of doubt, multiple entries of the same lyrics are not permitted.
  7. Submission of entry. To enter the competition, the Entrant must, during the Entry Period, submit the Entrant’s own original lyrics of approximately 30 seconds, or in the case of written lyrics, approximately 50 words, relating to the theme of domestic and family violence (“Entry”) using one of the methods set out below:
    1. (Written or video Entry by online entry method) use a compatible browser to visit (www.qld.gov.au/stopthehurting) (“Competition Website”) and
      1. complete the online entry form available on the Competition Website in accordance with its instructions, including providing the required personal information; and
      2. select ‘written entry/video upload via website’ when prompted and upload the Entry;
      3. confirm that the Entrant’s parent/guardian, has read and agrees to these Terms and Conditions; and
      4. submit the entry form (including the Entry); or
    2. (Video entry using social media – this method of entry requires Entrants to have a social media account) use a compatible device to visit your chosen social media site (for example, Facebook, Instagram or Youtube) and:
      1. upload the Entry;
      2. apply the hashtag #stopthehurting;
      3. ensure your post is set to public from the time of submission of the Entry until the week commencing 30 September 2017 so the Entry is visible; and
      4. complete the online entry form on the Competition Website in accordance with its instructions, including providing the required personal information;
      5. confirm that the Entrant’s parent/guardian has read and agrees to these Terms and Conditions; and
      6. include the link to the Entry when prompted; or
    3. (Video entry using file sharing) use a compatible device to visit your chosen file sharing website (for example, Dropbox, WeTransfer) and::
      1. select ‘written entry/video upload via website’ when prompted
      2. complete the online entry form on the Competition Website in accordance with its instructions, including providing the required personal information;
      3. confirm that the Entrant’s parent/guardian, has read and agrees to these Terms and Conditions; and
      4. include the file share link to your Entry when prompted.
  8. Music. An Entrant may choose to create music to accompany the lyrics submitted as part of an Entry, but there is no requirement for this.
  9. Entry not to contain personal information of a third party: Material submitted as part of the Entry (including but not limited to lyrics and video footage) must not contain personal information (including but not limited to images or names or identifying information) about individuals other than the Entrant, or contain information from which an individual’s identity, other than the Entrant, can reasonably be ascertained.
  10. Validity of entry: For the Entry to be a valid Entry, the Entry must:
    1. not be an Entry submitted by employees and officers of the State or Carbon Creative, who are involved in the administration of this competition, or their immediate families;
    2. if submitted by way of social media, be available for public viewing on the Entrant’s social media account until midnight AEST on 30 September 2017 and be submitted with the hashtag #stopthehurting;
    3. comply with the terms of use of Instagram (available here: https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511) and Facebook (available here: https://www.facebook.com/policies?ref=pf) and Youtube (available here: https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms&gl=AU) or the relevant social media platform as appropriate;
    4. be made by an Entrant that meets the Eligibility Requirements; and
    5. comply with these Terms and Conditions.
  11. No fee to enter: There is no fee payable to the State or Carbon Creative to enter this competition. The Entrant acknowledges that internet connection and usage costs may be payable to the Entrant’s service provider. The Entrant is responsible for any such costs.
  12. State’s right to verify entries: The State may at any time verify, to the State’s satisfaction, that the Entrant meets the relevant Eligibility Requirements and the Entry meets the requirements of a valid Entry. The Entrant must provide such documents or information to verify these matters as the State in its absolute discretion requests.
  13. Receipt of entries:
    1. The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that after submission of the Entry, the Entrant will receive an email from Carbon Creative advising that the Entry has been reviewed for compliance with the terms and conditions and has been accepted into the competition (“Confirmation Email”) within 48 hours (when submitted on weekdays) and 72 hours (when submitted on the weekend) of submission of the Entry and it is the Entrant’s responsibility to ensure the Confirmation Email is received. It is the Entrant’s responsibility to contact dvcampaigns@premiers.qld.gov.au if the Confirmation Email is not received.
    2. The Confirmation Email does not constitute a waiver of the right to subsequently deem the Entry invalid if the Entry is subsequently found to not be a valid Entry or in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
    3. The State and Carbon Creative take no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, or illegible Entries or for any delays or failures in telecommunications and online service or equipment. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the State’s discretion.
  14. Entry content. The Entrant warrants that the following requirements are satisfied:
    1. The Entry must be an original work created by the Entrant for this competition.
    2. The Entry must not contain any copyrighted music.
    3. The Entry must not have been previously submitted in any competition.
    4. The Entry must not contain unlawful, defamatory, racist or otherwise offensive or inappropriate material such as expletives or swear words.
    5. The State or Carbon Creative may, at any time and in its absolute discretion, accept, reject or remove any Entry that it considers, in its absolute discretion, is inappropriate; will bring the State or this competition into disrepute; is not a valid Entry; or is in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  15. Copyright.
    1. The Entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the copyright in any material submitted as part of the Entry, including but not limited to lyrics and any video or audio content, and the submission of any material as part of the Entry does not give rise to any infringement or unauthorised use of any third party intellectual property rights. Entrants agree to indemnify the State and Carbon Creative against all costs and claims by third parties arising from a breach of this warranty.
    2. As a condition of submitting the Entry in this competition, the Entrants grants to the State an irrevocable, unconditional, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, transferrable and sub-licensable licence to:
      1. use, publish or reproduce the material contained in the Entry (including text and video) in any form and by any medium, including in media releases, online and on social media, in connection with the competition including but not limited to administering, publicising and promoting the competition; and
      2. retain or store the work in hard copy or digitally.
    3. The State and Carbon Creative will endeavour to ensure that the Entrants are attributed as the author of the Entry on the Competition Website and the State’s social media accounts and promotional material.
    4. If the Entrant wins the Major Prize, the Entrant will be attributed as the author of the lyrics.
    5. Notwithstanding clauses 15(c) and (d), the Entrant acknowledges and agrees that in relation to any moral rights held by the Entrant in connection with the material contained in the Entry under the Copyright Act 1968 (Qld), the State and Carbon Creative may do or omit to do anything which may infringe any and all moral rights including to edit, alter and/or reproduce the work of the Entrant or fail to attribute the Entrant as the author of the material contained in the Entry and the Entrant consents to these actions in perpetuity.
    6. For the avoidance of doubt, the Entrant agrees that the Entrant will not be entitled to any payment, compensation or account of profits whatsoever for the use of material contained in the Entry.
    7. The Entrant acknowledges that he/she is responsible for the content of the Entry and the State and Carbon Creative shall not be liable in any way for such content to the full extent permitted by law and the Entrant indemnifies the State and Carbon Creative against all costs and claims by third parties arising from such content.
  16. Website playlist and social media.
    1. The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that after submission of the Entry, the Entrant’s name and suburb will be added to the Competition Website playlist for viewing by members of the public.
    2. The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that submission of an Entry by way of social media will result in the Entry appearing on the State’s social media channels, along with the Entrant’s social media profile.
  17. Judging. An independent judging panel, including representatives from Queensland Government agencies who work in the area of domestic and family violence, will judge the competition and select ten shortlisted Entries. The winning Entry will be selected by Illy from this shortlist. This competition is a game of creative merit, in which chance plays no part. Each valid Entry will be judged on creative merit and not on production value. The decision of the judging panel and Illy is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Judging by the panel will commence on 22 August 2017.
  18. Agreement. The Entrant acknowledges that if the Entry wins, as a condition of being selected as the winner, the Entrant’s parent or guardian will be required by the State to enter into a legal agreement to provide for the use of the Entry, if it wins, by Illy and the State, on such terms as are required by the State including but not limited to the use of copyright in the Entry.
  19. Character referee. The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that as a condition of being shortlisted, the Entrant may be required to provide to the State and Carbon Creative contact details of a referee for the purpose of verifying that the Entrant is of good character. Character referees may be provided by teachers, community group leaders or persons unrelated to the Entrant that the State or Carbon Creative considers suitable to provide a reference for the purpose of the competition.
  20. Major prize. The Major Prize is:
    1. the inclusion of the lyrics forming part of the Entry in Illy’s sound recording of Back Around (“Song”). The Entrant agrees and acknowledges that Illy may not be the artist who performs the lyrics in the Song and that the State and Carbon Creative may engage an artist, to be chosen by the State in its absolute discretion, to perform the lyrics for the Song. The Entrant agrees and acknowledges that, the State in its absolute discretion, may permit the winning Entrant to perform the lyrics for the Song; and
    2. attendance in Melbourne or Brisbane the week commencing 16 September 2017 the for the recording of the Song (“Recording”); and
    3. if an individual Entrant wins, flights to and from the Entrant’s place of residence to the location of the Recording for the purposes of attending the Recording for the winning Entrant and one appropriate adult; and
    4. if a group Entrant wins, flights to and from the group Entrant’s address to the location of the Recording for the purposes of attending the Recording for two members of the group Entrant (to be chosen at the group’s discretion) and one appropriate adult; and
    5. the release of the Song, for streaming, on the Competition Website and the State’s social media accounts for no fee for a period to be determined at the State’s absolute discretion ending no later than 17 June 2018. The Entrant agrees and acknowledges that the State and Carbon Creative may release the Song, for streaming, on commercial media platforms or digital distribution services, for no fee for a period to be determined at the State’s absolute discretion ending no later than 17 June 2018. The Entrant agrees and acknowledges that Illy may release the Song, for streaming or download, on any media platform or digital distribution service, for a fee, at any time.
  21. Runner up prizes. There are nine (9) runner up prizes of merchandise items signed by Illy. Prize allocations are limited to one (1) prize per Entrant. For the avoidance of doubt, if a group wins a runner up prize, the group will receive one runner up prize for the group Entry.
  22. Prizes. The Major Prize and Runner up Prizes (“Prizes”) are not redeemable for cash and are not transferable or exchangeable. If any of the Prizes are unavailable for any reason beyond the State’s control, the State may, in its absolute discretion and without notice, substitute the unavailable Prize with another prize as determined by the State to be reasonable. The Entrant agrees and acknowledges that the Prizes may be subject to conditions imposed by the State, Carbon Creative and Illy.
  23. Notification of results.
    1. The Major Prize winner will be contacted via telephone or email during the week commencing Monday 4 September 2017.
    2. The Major Prize winner must accept the Major Prize by Tuesday 12 September 2017. If the Major Prize is not accepted by this date, it will be forfeited, and no substitute or compensation will be provided and the winner of the Major Prize will not have any claim whatsoever against the State or Carbon Creative.
    3. To accept a prize (including the Major Prize), a winner must, if requested by the State, produce evidence of identity, age, residency and parental consent (if applicable) to the State’s satisfaction.
    4. If the winner of the Major Prize cannot be contacted on the details provided in the entry form, declines acceptance of the Major Prize, the parent or guardian of the winner does not enter into a legal agreement as required by paragraph 18, the winning Entry is found to not be a valid entry or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the State or Carbon Creative will deem the Major Prize as unclaimed (and forfeited) and select another winner based on the same selection criteria. This process will be repeated if required.
    5. Upon the acceptance of the Major Prize, the winner of the Major Prize and the winners of the runner-up prizes’ will be announced the week commencing 4 September 2017 on the Competition Website and social media channels.
    6. If a winner of a runner-up prize cannot be contacted on the details provided in the entry form, does not accept the runner-up prize, or an Entry that is selected to win a runner-up prize is found not to be a valid Entry or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the State or Carbon Creative will deem the runner-up prize unclaimed (and forfeited) and select another runner-up prize winner based on the same selection criteria. This process will be repeated if required.
    7. By accepting the prizes, the winner of the Major Prize and the winners of the runner up prizes agree to:
      1. provide such reasonable cooperation in a timely manner to enable the State and Carbon Creative to administer the competition and deliver the prizes;
      2. participate in promotional activities (such as publicity and photography) as reasonably requested by the State; and
      3. the State and Carbon Creative publishing, in connection with the competition, their name, suburb and Entry on the Competition Website and the State’s social media accounts (including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram) and in print.
  24. Use of entrant’s personal information. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that:
    1. their personal information contained in the Entry will be collected and used by the State and Carbon Creative:
      1. for the purpose of administering and managing this competition; and
    2. their personal information contained in the Entry may be disclosed by the State and Carbon Creative:
      1. to the judging panel and Illy and his agent in connection with the judging of the competition;
      2. to character referees, the details of which are to be provided by the Entrant to the State if the Entrant is shortlisted, for the purpose of verifying the Entrant’s good character; and
      3. to the suppliers of prizes to facilitate the delivery of prizes, if the Entrant wins a prize;
    3. their name and suburb will be disclosed in connection with the Entry;
      1. on the playlist on the Competition Website; and
      2. for promotional purposes in connection with the Entry on the State’s social media accounts, online and in print including but not limited to media releases about the competition.
  25. Use of personal information in material submitted. Each Entrant:
    1. acknowledges and agrees that:
      1. the Entry may be made available for viewing by the public and if the Entrant wins the Major Prize, the Entry will be released on the campaign website;
      2. if the material submitted as part of the Entry contains personal information about the Entrant or any member of the group Entrant, each Entrant agrees to that personal information being made publicly available; and
    2. warrants that:
      1. the Entry does not contain the information that identifies or is capable of identifying persons other than the Entrant or members of the group Entrant; and
      2. Entrants agree to indemnify the State and Carbon Creative against all costs and claims by third parties arising from claims in connection with a breach of this warranty.

      Further information about the State’s treatment of, and your right to access, personal information can be viewed at http://www.premiers.qld.gov.au/publications/categories/plans/dpc-privacy-plan.aspx.

  26. General.
    1. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media or file sharing website. In conducting this competition, the State or Carbon Creative in no way sponsors, endorses or is associated with Facebook, Instagram, or any other party associated with this competition or any prizes.
    2. When an Entry is submitted by way of social media, the Entrant, the State and Carbon Creative will be subject to the terms and conditions of Facebook, Instagram or the relevant social media platform, which may allow unrestricted use and modification of the Entry including the video and material contained in the Entry.
    3. The State and Carbon Creative give no warranties that they can or will seek to control how material contained in the Entry which may appear on the Competition Website or the State’s social media channels, is subsequently used or modified by third parties and the State and Carbon Creative have no liability to the Entrant for how end users elect to use the material contained in the Entry.
    4. The Entrant completely releases Facebook and Instagram from any claims, demands, liability, damages and causes of action, losses, costs or expenses, in relation to this competition including, without limitation, the supply of prizes to the winners.
    5. If this competition is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the State, the State may, in its absolute discretion and to the fullest extent permitted by law, modify, suspend, terminate or cancel this competition.
    6. The State may vary or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time, whether during or after the Entry Period.
    7. To the full extent permitted by law, the State and Carbon Creative is not liable for any injury, damages, expenses or loss whatsoever (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) to persons or property by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the State, or its officers and agents in relation to this competition, including without limitation, where arising out of publication of an Entry or in connection with the supply of the prizes.
    8. No person shall be entitled to claim compensation or loss from the State or Carbon Creative in relation to this competition including, without limitation, a failure by the State and Carbon Creative to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
    9. The State’s decision in relation to any aspect of this competition is final and binding on the Entrant and no correspondence will be entered into. Failure by the State to enforce any of its rights at any time does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
    10. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Queensland.

 

The State of Queensland through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (State), which is conducting this competition, and the State’s contractor responsible for managing this competition, Carbon Media Pty Ltd trading as Carbon Creative Agency ABN 79 119 646 089 (Carbon Creative), is collecting the personal information sought on the competition entry form in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld), in order to administer the competition. The information will be stored securely and accessed only by the State’s and Carbon Creative’s authorised employees and officers which are involved in the administration and management of the competition.

Some of this information will be given to the judging panel and the artist, Illy, and his agent for the purpose of shortlisting and judging the entries. If you are shortlisted and provide the State with the contact details of a character referee, the State may disclose your personal information contained in the entry form to that character referee for the purpose of discussing the entrant’s character. If you win a prize, some of your personal information, such as contact details, may be provided to the supplier/s of the prize to facilitate its delivery.

If your entry is accepted into the competition, the entrant’s name and suburb may be published in connection with the entry for promotional purposes, both in print and online format (including on the State’s competition website) and on the State’s social media accounts. If the material contained in your entry submission (such as the lyrics or video submitted as part of your entry) contain your own personal information, that personal information may be made publicly available if your entry is accepted into the competition and published in print or online, on the State’s competition website, or on the State’s social media accounts.

Other than as provided for in the competition terms and conditions, your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third party without your consent, unless authorised or required by law. If you require further information please complete the enquiry form.