Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Competition

Terms and conditions

1) Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. Headings in this document are included for ease of reference, and do not affect interpretation in any way.

2) The promoter is Qantas Airways Limited (ABN 16 009 661 901) of 10 Bourke Road, Mascot, NSW 2020 (telephone number 02 9691 2034) (Promoter).

Duration

3) All references to time in this document are a reference to the local time in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on the date stated. The promotion commences at 09:00 am on 12 February 2018 and closes at 11:59 pm on 20 February 2018 (Promotion Period).

Eligibility to enter

4) Entry is open to residents of Australia over 18 years of age (Eligible Entrants), excluding directors, management, employees and their immediate families of the Promoter and its related bodies corporate and registered travel companions of employees of the Promoter and its related bodies corporate.

Entry into the promotion

5) To enter, Eligible Entrants must during the Promotion Period share a photograph on Instagram or go to Facebook.com/Qantas and comment on the Content Post explaining why they want to attend the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival in 25 words or less. They must tag @Qantas, and use the hashtag #RainbowRoo. Entries submitted via Instagram must be set to public to ensure the entry is received.

6) The Promoter is not responsible for any lost, late or misdirected entries.

7) Eligible Entrants are permitted one entry (multiple entries are not permitted).

8) The time of entry will be deemed to be the time the entry is received by the Promoter.

9) The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and Eligible Entrants (including an entrant's identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

Judging of entries

10) Entries will be judged based on their originality and creativity.

11) Judging will take place at 12:00pm on 21 February 2018 at the offices of the promoter. Judging will be conducted by the Promoter or other company as applicable (Adjudicator).

12) The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Chance plays no part in determining the winning.

The prize

13) There will be one prize. The maximum total prize pool value is AUD$3,000. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prizes.

14) The prize includes:

a) return Economy fares on Qantas operated services from the winner’s closest departure port to Sydney for two people up to the value of AUD$1,800. Tickets are valid for use by 4 March 2018.

b) two nights’ accommodation for two people (twin share), including breakfast and airport transfers, at Rydges World Square Sydney to the value of AUD$1,200.

15) The prize includes GST and taxes included in the price of the ticket. Unless otherwise stated, the prize does not include travel insurance, passports, visas, meals, taxes not included in the price of the ticket, ground transportation, flights, accommodation or any other costs of a personal nature. Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the prize-winner. The Promoter makes no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination. Prize travel is subject to Qantas' General Conditions of Carriage.

16) Prize travel is subject to availability at the time of booking and prize travel is subject to availability of prize travel fares at the time of booking. The winner will not accrue Qantas Points on any element of the prize. An upgrade cannot be purchased on airfares with cash or Qantas Points.

17) Prize travel must be booked by Tuesday 27 February 2018. Prize travel must be completed by 4 March 2018. There can be no changes to travel arrangements once tickets have been issued or accommodation bookings once the reservation is confirmed.

18) Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated. Prizes are not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other goods or services. A prize cannot be transferred to any other person, unless agreed to by the Promoter. It is a condition of accepting a prize that the winner accepts the conditions of use of that prize.

19) If the prize (or part of the 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, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.

Notification of the winner

20) The winner will be notified by Instagram Direct Message or Facebook Direct Message by 22 February 2018.

Judging backup entries

21) As part of judging, the Adjudicator will select an additional three entries to be used as backup winners in the event that an entrant is unable to satisfy the promotion terms and conditions or forfeits or does not claim a prize. For any prize that remains unclaimed on 25 February 2018, the Promoter will award those prizes to the backup winners in the order judged by the Adjudicator, subject to any written direction given under applicable law. Any winners determined in accordance with this clause will be notified by Instagram Direct Message or Facebook Direct Message by 26 February 2018.

Limitation of liability and variation of terms

22) If any act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and which prevents the Promoter from complying with these terms and conditions, the Promoter will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations. The Promoter reserves the right (subject to any applicable law) to cancel, terminate or modify or suspend this promotion.

23) The Promoter, its related bodies corporate and their respective officers, employees, contractors and agents (Promotion Parties) will not be liable for any losses, damages, expenses, costs or personal injuries arising out of this promotion, the promotion of this promotion or the use of any prize, including but not limited to any breach of these terms and conditions, contract or tort (including negligence) and any other common law, equitable or statutory remedy (Damages) whatsoever, including but not limited to direct, indirect and consequential Damages, including Damages that cannot reasonably be considered to arise naturally and in the ordinary course of things, even if those Damages were in the contemplation of the Promotion Parties.

24) The exclusion of liability in clause 23 does not apply to limit or exclude liability: 
a) for personal injury or death suffered or sustained in connection with the supply of goods or services which are supplied by the Promoter in the ordinary course of business. To remove doubt: third party goods or services, which other than in connection with this promotion, are in the normal course of business supplied by a third party unrelated to the Promotion Parties, are not supplied by the Promoter in the ordinary course of business; and the Promoter's Conditions of Carriage and general booking conditions (and any exclusions contained therein) apply despite any statement to the contrary in these terms and conditions; or
b) to the extent it is not permissible at law to limit or exclude liability in the manner contemplated in that clause (in which case that liability is limited to the maximum extent allowable by law).

Entry details and privacy

25) Entry details remain the property of the Promoter. The name and photograph of the winner may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter, unless the winner otherwise notifies the Promoter at the time of accepting the prize. Entrants consent to the Promoter using personal information provided in connection with this promotion for the purposes of facilitating the conduct of the promotion and awarding any prizes (including to third parties involved in the promotion and any applicable statutory authorities) and to conduct marketing activities. Without limiting the foregoing, entrants' personal information provided in connection with this promotion will be handled in accordance with the Promoter's Privacy Statement, visit qantas.com/privacy to obtain a copy.

Important information and conditions about competitions on Instagram and Facebook

26) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook. Eligible Entrants understand and agree that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Instagram or Facebook. By entering this competition, each Eligible Entrant releases Instagram and Facebook from any action or claim arising out of the competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this competition must be directed to the Promoter, not Instagram or Facebook.

27) At all times, Eligible Entrants agree to act in accordance with the Instagram Terms of Use, which can be viewed at http://instagram.com/about/legal/termsOpens in a new tab or window, the Facebook Terms of Use, which can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/legal/termsOpens in a new tab or window, and other related policies.

Tax Implications

28) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from accepting a prize. Independent financial advice should be sought.