Terms and conditions

  1. Information on how to enter and the prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Promotion commences at 9.00am AEST on Tuesday 18 July 2017. Online entries close at 11:59pm AEST on 15 September 2017. Mail entries must be posted by Friday 15 September 2017 and received by last mail on Friday 22 September 2017.
  3. Entry is only open to Australian residents who:
    1. are a student in Years 3 to 8 in Australia. Individuals can be in the relevant years in a primary or secondary school or they can be home schooled in these year levels; and
    2. can travel (together with their parent/guardian) to the USA (and have or can obtain all appropriate travel documentation), by Saturday 30 June 2018, if selected as a Major Prize Winner (defined below);

  4. (“Eligible Entrants”)

  5. Eligible Entrants must have permission and consent from their parent/legal guardian and their nominated teacher or home educator to enter and further, the parent/legal guardian and nominated teacher or home educator must read and consent to these Terms and Conditions. Parents/legal guardians and teachers/home educators may be required by the Promoter to enter into a further agreement as evidence of consent to the minor entering this promotion.
  6. Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.
  7. To enter, an Eligible Entrant must complete one (1) of the following entry methods:
    1. ONLINE: Visit littleBIGidea and:
      1. complete the online promotional entry form, including their name, age, grade, the full name of one (1) teacher from their primary or secondary school (or their home educator if home schooled), the name of their primary or secondary school (if applicable), the name and contact details of a parent/legal guardian, and an answer in 200 words or less to the promotional question: "What is your littleBIGidea?";
      2. if they wish, upload a picture, illustration or a drawing of their invention/idea or a video no longer than one (1) minute (any video entries over one-minute will be deemed invalid and will not be considered for the competition) which outlines their invention/idea in more detail. For the avoidance of doubt, Eligible Entrants do not have to submit a picture, drawing, illustration or a video with their entry and this step on the entry form is optional;
      3. agree to participate in promotional and media activities if selected as a winner by ticking the relevant mandatory tick box;
      4. agree to the Terms and Conditions; and
      5. submit the online entry form so that it is received by 11:59pm AEST on 15 September 2017; OR
    2. MAIL: Download and print an entry form from littleBIGidea and:
      1. complete the form, including their name, age, grade, the full name of one (1) teacher from their primary or secondary school (or their home educator if home schooled) that they would like to nominate (and who will be awarded a prize in the event the Eligible Entrant is deemed one of the winners), the name of their primary or secondary school (if applicable), the name and contact details of a parent/legal guardian, and an answer in 200 words or less to the promotional question: “What is your littleBIGidea?;
      2. if they wish, attach a picture, illustration or a drawing of their invention/idea or enclose a DVD or USB containing a video no longer than one (1) minute (any video entries over one-minute will be deemed invalid and will not be considered for the competition) which outlines their invention/idea in more detail. For the avoidance of doubt, Eligible Entrants do not have to send a picture, drawing, illustration or a video with their entry and this is optional;
      3. agree to participate in promotional and media activities if selected as a winner by ticking the relevant mandatory tick box;
      4. agree to the Terms and Conditions; and
      5. post together to: “Attention: littleBIGidea, Level 6, 321 Exhibition St, Melbourne Victoria 3000” by last mail on 15 September 2017. Mail entries not received by the Promoter within one (1) week of 15 September 2017 (being by last mail on 22 September 2017) will be deemed invalid. Please note that postal entries will not be returned.
  8. Eligible Entrants must have the permission of their teacher or home educator (as applicable) as well as their parent/legal guardian to enter and to nominate them on the entry form. The idea/invention submitted in the entry must be realistic and hypothetically possible to implement. The idea/invention and the answer to the promotion question must be the original work of the Eligible Entrant created without assistance from their parent/guardian or any other person.

  9. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and Eligible Entrants (including their identity, age and place of residence and schooling) and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise fair and proper conduct of the promotion. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. The Promoter's legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
  10. Each Eligible Entrant can only enter in their own name. Group entries will not be accepted. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid. Entries that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions will also be deemed invalid (for example, entries that exceed the 200 word limit or video entries that exceed 1 minute), at the Promoter’s complete discretion.
  11. Only one (1) entry is permitted per Eligible Entrant. If an Eligible Entrant does submit two (2) or more entries, only the first entry will be accepted and considered.
  12. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an Eligible Entrant, a teacher/home educator, or a parent/guardian, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the Eligible Entrant, teacher/home educator, or parent/guardian.
  13. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the Finalists/winners.  Each entry will be individually judged based on the creative merit, originality and innovative value, clarity, practicality and ease of understanding of the answer provided to the promotional question and the supporting picture/drawing/illustration or video provided on entry (if any). The judges may select additional reserve entries which they determine to be the next best, and record them in order of merit, in case of an invalid entry or ineligible entrant. The judges will be determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
  14. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. Finalists selection: All entries will be divided into three (3) groups, depending on what Grade the Eligible Entrant is attending as at the time of entry (each a “Grade Category”), as follows: Grade Category One – Grades 3 & 4; Grade Category Two – Grades 5 & 6; and Grade Category Three – Grades 7 & 8. The best four (4) valid entries (as determined by the judges in their sole discretion and based on the above judging criteria) in each Grade Category will each be deemed a finalist (“Finalists”). There will be a total of twelve (12) Finalists (four (4) in Category One, four (4) in Category Two and four (4) in Category Three). Finalists will be announced on 11 October 2017.
  16. Each Finalist will be invited to submit a final pitch video presentation, of no longer than 3 minutes, including addressing questions submitted by the judging panel. Judges will consult to make the final decision in line with the selection criteria. The final pitch video will be required to be submitted by Friday 3 November 2017.
  17. Each Finalist will receive the opportunity to be part of a one day workshop facilitated by Engineers Without Borders Australia – a community organisation that creates social value through engineering. The workshop will aim to help a Finalist develop skills, knowledge and appropriate engineering solutions allowing these skills to be used by a Finalist for their final pitch video. The workshop will be held in the state of the finalist during week commencing 23 October 2017. 
  18. The Promoter may build a model or professionally illustrate each idea/invention submitted by a Finalist and display and publish it, and each Finalist and their parent/guardian consent for this to occur by entering the promotion. By agreeing for their child to enter, each parent/guardian also agrees to execute any documents to confirm this consent upon request of the Promoter. Each Finalist (and their parent/guardian in some instances) may be required to interact with the judges and any media present and explain the Finalist’s invention/idea. Each Finalist (and their parent/guardian in some instances as specified by the Promoter) must take part in any promotional and media activities reasonably specified by the Promoter, (such as participating in interviews and being recorded and/or photographed). In the event that any Finalist or a parent guardian refuses to perform any of the activities reasonably requested by the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any such Finalist (in which case any such Finalist will be ineligible to win any prize).
  19. Selection of Major Prize Winners and Runners Up: The Finalist that submitted the entry deemed to be the best (as determined by the judges in their sole discretion and based on the above judging criteria in clause 12) in each Grade Category will be deemed a major prize winner (each a “Major Prize Winner”). The remaining three (3) Finalists in each Grade Category will each be deemed Runners Up (“Runners Up”). There will be a total of three (3) Major Prize Winners (one (1) in each Grade Category) and nine (9) Runners Up (three (3) in each Grade Category).
  20. Major Prize Winners and the Runners Up will be announced on Wednesday 15 November 2017 via the Little BIG Idea website and will also be contacted by the Promoter.
  21. Each Major Prize Winner will receive a trip to the United States of America for themselves and their parent/guardian, valued at up to AU$10,000 depending on date and point of departure (“Major Prize”). Each Major Prize consist of the following:
    • Two (2) return economy flights to Miami, USA from the Major Prize Winner’s nearest capital city airport in Australia. Airline will be selected by the Promoter in its discretion;
    • Seven (7) nights’ accommodation at a minimum 4-star hotel in Orlando, in a two (2) bedroom suite or similar if there are no vacancies available during the winner’s preferred travel dates;
    • 2 x day passes to the NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida;
    • 2 x day pass to Epcot Theme Park, Disneyworld Florida
    • 2 x tickets to Ripley’s Believe it or Not; and
    • AU$2,500 spending money, awarded in the form of a cash passport issued by Travelex.
  22. Each Major Prize Winner and their parent/guardian must make their own way to/from their nearest Australian capital city airport, and organise all other transfers not mentioned above, at their own cost. The Major Prize must be taken by Saturday 30 June 2018. The parent/guardian of each Major Prize Winner will be required to contact the Promoter and give at least two (2) months prior notice of the dates they would like to travel (so that sufficient time is allowed for travel arrangements to be made). Major Prizes must be booked through the Promoter’s travel service. Each Major Prize is also subject to the conditions specified in clause 21.

  23. Each Runner Up will receive AU$1,000, either: (i) awarded as a cheque made payable to the Runner Up nominated parent or legal guardian; or (ii) deposited into the bank account of the winner’s nominated parent or legal guardian (“Runner Up Prize”). The Runner's Up nominated parent/guardian will select their preferred option for how they wish for the Runner Up prize to be awarded, from the two options mentioned above. 
  24. Spending money (other than the AU$2,500 included in the Major Prize), meals, taxes (excluding airline/airport taxes), insurance, transport to and from departure point, transfers, items of a personal nature, in-room charges and all other ancillary costs are not included in the Major Prize. Trips are subject to booking and flight availability. During the entire duration of each trip, the nominated parent/guardian must accompany the Major Prize Winner (as applicable). Each Major Prize Winner (as applicable) and their parent/legal guardian must depart from and return to the same departure point and travel together. Itinerary to be determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion. Frequent flyer points will not form part of any trip prize. All elements of each prize are subject to the standard terms and conditions of individual prize and service providers. Parent/legal guardian of Major Prize Winner (as applicable) may be required to present their credit card at time of accommodation check in.
  25. If for any reason any winner does not take a prize (or an element of a prize) by the time stipulated by the Promoter, then the prize (or that element of the prize) will be forfeited.
  26. If any prize (or part of any prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize to the equal value and/or specification.
  27. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash, unless otherwise specified.
  28. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency or disaster, the Promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion or suspend or modify a prize.
  29. By accepting a prize, each Eligible Entrant, their parent/guardian, and teacher/home educator consent to the Promoter using each of their name, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter.
  30. Eligible Entrants and their parents/legal guardians agree that they are fully responsible for any materials the Eligible Entrant submits via the promotion, including but not limited to answers to the promotional question, pictures, images, videos, drawings and illustrations (“Content”). The Promoter shall not be liable in any way for such Content to the full extent permitted by law. The Promoter may remove or decline to publish any Content without notice for any reason whatsoever. Eligible Entrants and parents/legal guardians warrant and agree that:
    1. the Eligible Entrant will not submit any Content that is unlawful or fraudulent, or that the Promoter may deem in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children aged under 15, or otherwise unsuitable for publication;
    2. the Eligible Entrant’s Content shall not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity;
    3. they will obtain prior consent from any person or from the owner(s) of any property that appears in the Eligible Entrant’s Content;
    4. the Content is the original work of the Eligible Entrant that does not infringe the rights of any third party;
    5. they consent to any use of the Content which may otherwise infringe the Content creator’s/creators’ moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and warrant that they have the full authority to grant these rights; and
    6. they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others' computer or communication systems.
  31. Without limiting any other terms herein, the Eligible Entrants and their parents/guardians agree to indemnify the Promoter for any breach of the above terms.

  32. As a condition of entering this promotion, each Eligible Entrant and their parent/legal guardian licenses and grants the Promoter, its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display the Eligible Entrant’s entry (which shall include Content) 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.
  33. If this promotion 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 Promoter, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law: (a) to disqualify any Eligible Entrant; or (b) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.
  34. Any cost associated with accessing the promotional website or creating and submitting an entry is the Eligible Entrant’s and their parent/legal guardian’s responsibility.
  35. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act, as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act or similar consumer protection laws in the States and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.
  36. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or Eligible Entrant; (f) or (g) taking, use or redemption of a prize.
  37. Liability for any tax (other than FBT where applicable) arising out of participation in this promotion (including acceptance of a prize) is the sole responsibility of the relevant winner. Each person should seek independent financial advice in this regard.
  38. As a condition of accepting a prize, the parent/legal guardian of each individual that is selected as a Finalist (and also ultimately as a Major Prize Winner or a Runner Up) must sign any legal documentation as and in the form required by the Promoter and/or prize suppliers in their absolute discretion, including but not limited to a legal release and indemnity form.  Parents/legal guardians will also be required to sign a copy of Origin’s Talent Release form which gives the Promoter consent to using the Finalist’s name, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter.
  39. The Promoter collects personal information (including the personal information described in clause 6) in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers and prize suppliers (and also to government agencies where required or authorised by law). Entry is conditional on providing this information and entries may be invalid if all of the personal information requested in the promotional application form is not provided. The Eligible Entrant must notify each third party (being teachers/home educators and parents) whose personal information it provides to the Promoter of the matters contained in this clause, prior to providing the information. The Promoter will only use the personal information collected to contact participants in relation to the matters relating to the administration and conduct of this promotion. More information on how information is handled and how to make any request to access, update or correct information or to complain about the Promoter’s treatment of any personal information (and how those complaints will be dealt with) can be found in the Promoter’s Privacy policy. The Promoter will not disclose personal information overseas, with the exception of the winners’ (and their parents’/guardians’) details where personal information may be disclosed to service providers in the USA for the limited purposes of organising the prize and participating in promotional activities related to their win. All entries become the property of the Promoter.
  40. The Promoter is Origin Energy Retail Limited (ABN 22 078 868 425) of Level 6, 321 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000.