Terms and Conditions – Summer Social Media Competition

Visit Riverina –#visitriverina

Competition dates: 16 November 2020 – 20 December 2020

 The following are the Terms and Conditions that govern the Competition.

1. General

a. These Terms and Conditions are made up of the following:

i. Entry instructions; and

ii. these Terms and Conditions.

b. The “Competition” is the ‘#visitriverina’ competition.

c. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “You” means a natural person or business entity.

d. You warrant to Visit Riverina that:

i. If You are a natural person, you are over the age of 18 years; or

ii. If You are nominated representative of the business entity, you have the requisite authority to accept these Terms and Conditions.

e. By entering the Competition, the Entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If You do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, then please do not enter this Competition.

f. Any questions, comments or complaints can be directed to Visit Riverina.

g. This Competition is a game of skill.

2. Promoter

a. The Promoter is Visit Riverina (ABN 95 576 795 495) of PO Box 479, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650.

3. Participating Countries

a. Australia only.

4. Eligibility and Entry Conditions

a. The “Entry Period” is from 9:00am on Monday 16November 2020 (AEDST) and closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 20 December 2020 (AEST).

b. Entry into this Competition is free. Multiple entries are acceptable. By entering the competition you are thereby accepting these Terms and Conditions.

c. Images taken outside of the competition period are accepted however they must be posted within the competition Entry Period.

d. An “Entrant” is defined as an eligible person who:

i. Posts an image to Instagram or Facebook using the competition hashtag (#) and in addition the hashtag that is relevant to the location of the photo i.e #visitriverina

d. Business entities can enter the Competition and be considered an Entrant if they complete all steps in (d). Business entities entering the Competition must use their applicable business social media account.

e. All steps in (d) must be completed for each entry in order to be considered a valid Entrant in the Competition.

f. The Promoter reserves the right to request verification of age, identity, residential address of the Prize Winner and any other information relevant to entry into or participation in this Competition. Verification is at the discretion of the Promoter, whose decision is final.

g. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual who is deemed to be involved in any way in interfering or tampering with the conduct of this Competition in any manner.

h. The Promoter reserves the right to disallow any entry and/or refuse to award a Prize where false or misleading details have been given by the Entrant. The Promoter also reserves the right to disqualify any individual who is involved in any way in interfering or tampering with the conduct of this Competition including but not limited to ambush marketing. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who it has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the Competition.

i. Any costs associated with accessing the website/application is the Entrant’s responsibility and are dependent on the internet service provider/telecommunications provider used. All costs incurred by the Prize Winner must be borne by the Prize Winner, unless these costs are specified by the Prize descriptions provided.

j. Employees of the Promoter and/or its related companies and/or any agencies associated with the Competition, and members of their respective immediate families, are not eligible to participate in the Competition. “Immediate family” means spouse, de facto spouse, parent, natural or adopted child.

k. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

l. Incomplete, ineligible or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

m. Your Content must have been created by You and not secured from some other source, so that no other third party has a claim on this Content, (including intellectual property rights and rights of confidentiality and privacy) of any third party, that creates liability for either Visit Riverina or You, or violates any local, state, national or international law.

5. Cheating, Abuse and Disorderly Behaviour

a. Any Entrant may be disqualified from this Competition at the discretion of the Promoter for any failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions or cheating in any way such as:

i. Using any cheats, hacks or other 3rd party “helper” applications or “bots” to simulate human interaction;

ii. Exploiting the application in any way or using the application in any way that circumvents the purpose and conditions of the Competition.

b. Abusive behaviour, including any use of harassing, negative, or profane language, violence, sexual activity and nudity in Entrant submissions and the Competition will not be tolerated and will also constitute grounds for immediate disqualification.

6. Judging – Weekly Prizes

a. The Competition is based on skill. Skill is defined as follows:

i. Ability to capture and post a photo of the Riverina region on Instagram or Facebook in a positive manner that promotes tourism to the region, within the competition Entry Period outlined above.

ii. Creativity;

iii. Originality;

iv. General appeal and likeability.

v. Relevance to the topic of the week

– Water

– Art, Culture and Heritage

– Food and Drink

– Outdoor Adventure

b. There will be five (5) Weekly Prize Winners selected from Entrants who have entered between the Entry Period by the panel of judges (“Judges”).

c. Prizes will be awarded to the entrant whose content best promotes the Riverina region and relates to topic.

d. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

e. After the Promoter notifies the Prize Winner of the Prize, all future correspondence will then be between the Prize Winner and the Promoter.

f. All winning entrants must be deemed eligible as per the terms and conditions outlined in this document.

g. An entrant (person) can win a maximum of one Weekly Prize for the duration of the competition. An entrant (person) may submit multiple entries (posts)

h. The Weekly Prizes will be awarded for the best photo (as per the criteria above) as decided by the judging panel.

  1. Week One Monday 16th November to Sunday 22nd November  – Topic Water
  2. Week Two Monday 23rd November to Sunday 29th November – Topic Art, Culture and Heritage
  3. Week Three Monday 30th November to Sunday 6th December – Topic Food and Drink
  4. Week Four Monday 7th December to Sunday 13th December – Topic Outdoor Adventure
  5. Week Five Monday 14th December to Sunday 20th December – People’s Choice – Photo with the overall most likes, shares, comments

 g. Winning images must be taken in a participating Visit Riverina Local Government Area (Bland Shire, Lockhart Shire, Leeton Shire, Narrandera Shire, Murrumbidgee Council, Coolamon Shire, Temora Shire, Carrathool Shire, Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council, Hay Shire, Snowy Valleys Council). Must tag location or caption location when posting image.

7. Timings

a. The Weekly Entrants will be evaluated on the Monday following the previous competition week as per the timeline outlined above and evaluated based on the criteria outlined in these terms and conditions.

8. Prize Winner Notification

a. On Monday or Tuesday each week the Prize Winners from the previous week will be contacted by Direct Message on social media. If the Promoter can’t get in touch with them within that week they will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.

9. Prizes

a. There are five (5) Weekly Prize winners. For the avoidance of doubt, the entrant who the Judges have evaluated (based on the above criteria) as the best entries that capture the region (Riverina and Topic of week) will be considered the “Weekly Prize Winner” and will receive the prizes for that week as listed below.

b. Prizes

WeekTopicInclusionsEstimated Value
Monday 16 November to Sunday 22 NovemberWaterGlass Plate from Exclusive Hot Glass Gallery, Ceramic coasters from Ceramist,
Historic West Wyalong Royal Hotel Stay one night get the second night free in the beautiful King Suite.  Continental breakfast for 2 mornings and dinner voucher for 1 night included
Pool and slide tickets for family of 4 for the day at West Wyalong’s Holland Park Pool
Monday 23 November to Sunday 29 NovemberArt, Culture HeritageSandhills Artefacts Didgeridoo$250
Monday 30 November to Sunday 6 December
and Drink

Whitton Malt House Gift Pack$250
Monday 7 December to Sunday 13 DecemberOutdoor AdventureTom’s Outdoors Gift Voucher$200
Monday 14 December to Sunday 20 DecemberPeople’s ChoiceRiverina Hamper – Variety of items from participating Visit Riverina members.$300


a. The Prize must be taken as outlined above.

b. The Prizes provided above are provided as is.

c. All Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-replaceable and non-redeemable for cash. Prizes cannot be used to purchase gift certificates or lay-buys nor can they be re-sold. Prizes must be taken as offered. No modifications or exchanges will be possible. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value, performance or availability of any of the Prizes. The prizes will be supplied to the winners as gift vouchers to the relevant businesses.

d. The Prize cannot be on-sold on auction websites, classifieds or by other methods of re-sale.

e. The Prize cannot be used for any other promotions/competitions.

f. Each entrant (person) is eligible to win a maximum of one weekly prize for the duration of the competition.

g. Should a winner be selected that is under the age of 18 years of age, they must be accompanied by an adult or guardian if their prize contains accommodation or dining elements. In these circumstances, they must adhere to all National laws governing legal drinking age and relevant restrictions around the business’ regulations of stay. All additional costs pertaining to the guardian are at the Prize Winner or guardians own cost.

h. The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality/suitability of any of the goods or services offered as Prizes. The Promoter is not liable for any loss suffered or sustained, to person or property and including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by it, or its agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or services connected with this Competition.

10. Content Terms of Use

a. Visit Riverina may like to feature and re-post the Content on our social media channels. By entering the competition you are accepting these Terms and Conditions, which You permit Visit Riverina to use this content for the purpose of promoting this competition and re-posting the content on social media. You also consent for Visit Riverina to use the Content with credits identifying the source of this Content (your name) and without the further requirement of permission from or payment to You or any other person or entity.

b. By providing Content, You also represent and warrant to us that You have the authority to provide all intellectual property rights related to the Content.

c. You agree to indemnify and keep us indemnified against all claims, costs, damages, expenses and liabilities incurred or suffered by us arising out of in connection with our use of the Content. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability to You however arising in relation to our use of the Content, or these Terms and Conditions.

d. Competition posts must be available for public viewing on Instagram and Facebook and available to re-post at the discretion of the Promoter.

11. Publicity Release, Use of Personal Information

a. The Promoter may collect information (including personal information) from Entrants and entries and use it for the purpose of contacting the Entrants. All personal information provided by Entrants will be held by the Promoter in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy policy which is available at  https://theriverina.com.au/privacy-policy/

b. The Promoter is not responsible or liable in any manner for any content or materials posted in relation to this Competition.

c. By accepting the Prize, the Prize Winner consents to the Promoter using their details for marketing and promotional purposes relating to this competition.

d. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any failure to receive an entry or for inaccurate information or for any loss, damage or injury as a result of technical or telecommunications problems, including security breaches. If such problems arise, then the Promoter may modify the Competition.

e. If this Competition is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including unauthorised intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Competition, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any applicable law) in its sole discretion to cancel the Competition or to disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process.

f. Under Privacy law, Entrants may access their personal information that the Promoter holds about them and seek correction of that information at any time. If Entrants no longer wish the Promoter to notify them of initiatives that the Promoter considers may be of interest to them, they may notify the Promoter by email: executive.officer@theriverina.com.au. If Entrants choose this option, the Promoter will destroy any personal information that it holds about them. You can obtain a copy of the Promoter’s privacy policy at its website: https://theriverina.com.au/privacy-policy/

12. Exclusion of Liability

a. By registering for this Competition, each Entrant and subsequent Prize Winner assumes sole liability for any personal injury and/or damage to property caused or claimed to have been caused to him or her as a result of or in connection with participating in this Competition.

b. These Terms and Conditions do not affect, and are not intended to affect, any rights or remedies a consumer might have, which cannot be excluded under applicable consumer protection laws.

c. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered by any Entrants or Prize Winner (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of taking any Prize, or death except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.

13. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

a. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of its courts for the resolution of any dispute, difference, controversy or claim arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions and/or this Competition.

14. Instagram – Special Terms and Conditions

a. All entrants must also adhere to the following conditions stated by Instagram (which may be changed by Instagram at any time):

i. You agree to release Instagram from any claims and liability.

ii. You acknowledge that this Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

iii. You acknowledge that You are providing information to the Promoter and not to Instagram.

b. For this section, the following definitions apply:

i. By “administration” we mean the operation of any element of the Competition, such as collecting entries, conducting a drawing, judging entries, or notifying winners.

ii. By “communication” we mean promoting, advertising or referencing a Competition in any way on Instagram, e.g., in ads, on a Page, or in a Wall post.

15. Facebook- Special Terms and Conditions

a. All entrants must also adhere to the conditions stated by Facebook (which may be changed by Facebook outlined on website: https://www.facebook.com/policies/pages_groups_events/#promotionsguidelines