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The Great Crusade - The Final Call

Sydney, 12 July 2011

Qantas is calling all rugby fans yet to enter the Great Crusade competition and win their chance to be part of the ultimate supporter's tour of New Zealand. The competition is heating up with only three weeks left to enter with all entries closing on 30 July.

This week, a number of Qantas ambassadors and friends pledged their support for the Qantas Wallabies including Qantas Consulting Chef Neil Perry, George Calombaris, Mark Webber, Mark Schwarzer and Scott Dooley. Their messages of support can be seen at;

Neil Perry http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/news/cooking-up-the-kiwis

George Calombaris http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/news/cooking-up-the-kiwis

Mark Schwarzer http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/mark-schwartzer-supports-the-wallabies

Scott Dooley http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/scott-dooley-supports-the-wallabies

Mark Webber http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/mark-webber-supports-the-wallabies


The Great Crusade competition has been inundated with creative entries from around Australia and the judging panel (Matthew Burke, Mike Goldman and Gregor Jordan) will announce the winners on 3 August 2011. The judges have been impressed by creativity and passion in the entries and will be seeking out the characters among the contestants to take along on the convoy. Here is a selection of entries so far;

Mission Impossible http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/Mission-Impossible

Know Your Enemy http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/Know-your-enemy-Part-2

Its all about Sacrifice http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/Its-all-about-Sacrifice

Kath and Kate http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/Game-5-Kath-Kate

The Great Cru-fail http://www.thegreatcrusade.com/gallery/The-great-crufail


Australian film director Gregor Jordan will capture the Great Crusade journey on film when all the winners arrive in New Zealand on 10 September and embark on their journey as they follow the Qantas Wallabies on their way to victory.

The Great Crusade will visit Auckland, Kaikoura, Lake Taupo, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Hanmer Springs and Cloudy Bay with special activities planned along the way.

Contestants can enter as an individual or as a team of two and will need to demonstrate why they should win a spot in one of the vans on The Great Crusade. This will include uploading a video showing how far they would go to support their team - the more original and attention grabbing the better.

The Great Crusade is open to rugby supporters* and entry is via the official website www.thegreatcrusade.com.

Follow the #Greatcrusade at @qantasairways

* Entrants must be a resident of Australia, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and USA or Canada (excluding Quebec) and over 18 years of age. At least one of the winner or their companion must be over the age of 21 years of age as of 10 September 2011. Have a full drivers license/ permit that allows them to legally drive in New Zealand. Full terms and conditions available at www.thegreatcrusade.com

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (5151b)
Email: qantasmedia@qantas.com.au