Terms & Conditions

 ABC Terms and Conditions

 Schedule to the Terms and Conditions


The ABC Science Week Galaxy Explorer Competition


Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABN 52 429 278 345) of 700 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007, New South Wales, Australia.


Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/15/05414 & ACT TP15/06644

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Entry Restrictions (Clause 5 )

1. Entry to the Competition is open to all Australian residents.

2. If an entrant is under 18 years of age, they must obtain the permission of their parent or guardian before entering this competition. If the entrant is a prize winner and is under 18 years of age, they must be accompanied by an adult when participating in the prize.

Competition Period (Clause 6 )

Commences: 12:00am (AEST) on the 31st July, 2015

Ends: 11:59pm (AEST) on the 4th September, 2015

Entry Method(Clause 7 )

To enter, entrants must:

Follow the prompts to the registration page from the Website and fill in the required details which include, but not limited to:

· First and last names

· Email Address

· If they are a school or individual

· Other contact details: contact number and address (used for prize requirements only)

The participants must then complete 10 galaxy classifications to gain one (1) entry.

One (1) additional entry is achieved automatically after every 10 galaxy classifications have been submitted.

Maximum Number of Entries

(Clause 8)

There are no limits to the number of entries that participants can gain as long as it is in accordance with Entry Method.

Selection of Winner

(Clause 9)

The draw will be held at 11.00am (AEST) on the 9th September, 2015 at Mike Da Silva & Associates (MDSA) 15 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 . MDSA, on behalf of the Promoter, will randomly select four (4) winners from the valid entries for the draw.

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There four (4) major prize winners being two (2) individual major prizes and (2) schools major prize winners.  

The individual major prize winners will each win:


RRP Value (incl. GST)

1 x Celestron Cosmos 90GT WiFi Telescope



 The school major prize winners will each win: 


RRP Value (incl. GST)

1 x iPad Air 2 16GB WIFI* tablets

1 x International Star Registry:

Star naming gift package



*Colour is not optional and Prize colour will be that which is received from supplier.

Total Prize Pool (Clause  10 )

Total individual prize pool is valued at $2,199.90 (incl. GST)

Total schools prize pool is valued at $1,458.00 (incl. GST)

Total prize pool is valued up to $3,657.90 (incl. GST)

Prize Restrictions (Clauses 11 – 18 )

To the extent permitted by law, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is not liable for any warranty claims for the prizes.

Please refer to the manufacturer or supplier warranty terms and conditions for any warranty claims.

Winner Notification (Clause 20 )

The winner will be notified by phone or in writing via email within two (2) working days and be published on the Galaxy Explorer Website http://www.abc.net.au/galaxyexplorer as well as the ABC Science Facebook page on Twitter feeds on the 23rd September, 2015.

Unclaimed Prize Re-Draw

(Clause 21 )

The re-draw for any unclaimed or forfeited prize(s) will take place at 11.00am (AEDT) on the 16th December, 2015 at the same location as the first draw (see Selection of Winner).The winner(s) will be notified by phone or in writing via email within two (2) working days and be published on the Galaxy Explorer Website http://www.abc.net.au/galaxyexplorer as well as the ABC Science Facebook page on Twitter feeds on the 23rd December, 2015.

Rights in Your Entry

(Clauses 22– 26 )

Non exclusive licence.

Additional Terms Applicable to this Competition


General Terms and Conditions


 1. By entering the Competition, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Competition. The Terms and Conditions governing the Competition include these General Terms and Conditions, the Schedule to these General Terms and Conditions and any instructions relating to the Competition on the Promoter’s Website.

2. Any capitalised terms used in these General Terms and Conditions have the meaning given in the Schedule, unless stated otherwise. In the event of any inconsistency between the Schedule to the Terms and Conditions (Schedule) and these General Terms and Conditions, the Schedule will take precedence.

3. The Promoter may in its absolute discretion refuse to award any Prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

4. Entry into the Competition is free.

Entry Restrictions

 5. Eligibility to enter the Competition is subject to the Entry Restrictions. An entrant of the Competition must be an individual and not a company or organisation. Directors, immediate family members, employees and contractors of the Promoter and any agencies, retailers and suppliers directly associated with the Competition, or with the provision of the Prize, are not eligible to enter.

Competition Period

 6. The Competition will be conducted during the Competition Period. Any entry received after the expiry of the Competition Period will be deemed invalid. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries.

Entry Method

 7. To enter the Competition, entrants must enter the Competition in accordance with the Entry Method (and any other entry details provided by the Promoter on the Website) during the Competition Period.

Maximum Number of Entries

8. Entrants can enter the Competition up to the Maximum Number of Entries. Entries must be submitted separately and each entry must individually meet the requirements in the Schedule and are subject to the Entry Restrictions.

Selection of Winner

 9. If a Prize is awarded by draw, all entries in the Competition will go into a random draw and the Prize draw will be conducted in accordance with the details in Prize Draw of the Schedule. The first valid entry randomly drawn will win a Prize. If the winning entry is invalid, that entry will be disregarded and the Prize will be awarded by drawing the next valid entry in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.  


 10. The Prize will be awarded as specified in the Schedule. The Total Prize Pool value is specified in the Schedule. The Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the relevant supplier, are in Australian dollars and are correct as at the time of the commencement of the Competition Period. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the Prize value.

Prize Restrictions

 11. Unless otherwise specified in the Schedule, the Promoter will not be responsible for any additional costs associated with use of the Prize. The Prize winner (and, if applicable, their guest(s)) is responsible for all costs associated with using the Prize including (if applicable) travel and/or transfer costs, expenses with respect to food and beverages, travel and medical insurance costs and spending money.

12. If a Prize is available in various locations, the Prize winner is only eligible to claim the Prize in their nearest capital city. If the Prize occurs in the Prize winner’s home city, the Prize winner will not be eligible to receive any accommodation or airfares (which may otherwise have formed part of the Prize).

13. If the Prize is date specific, the Prize winner must be available to redeem the Prize on the dates stipulated by the Promoter. If the Prize winner is not able to redeem the Prize on that date, the Promoter may determine another Prize winner in its absolute discretion.

14. No component of the Prize can be transferred or redeemed for cash.

15. All Prizes are subject to availability. In the event that any of the Prizes or part of a Prize becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to provide a similar product to the same or greater value as the original prize, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation.

16. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that the winner (and any guests participating in using the Prize) must comply with all the conditions of use of that Prize and the Prize supplier’s requirements. The Prize is subject to the terms and conditions and warranty of any applicable third party prize suppliers (“Third Party Prize Suppliers”). The Promoter is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered by the winner or any person partaking in the prize as a result of the conduct of any Third Party Prize Suppliers or otherwise as a result of the winner and/or their school accepting and/or using a prize, except for any loss, damage or injury is due to the negligence or wilful misconduct of the Promoter or which otherwise cannot be excluded by law.

17. If the Prize includes flights, entrants agree that:

(a) the Prize does not include transfers to and from the winner’s place of residence to the departure point and transfers between the accommodation and airport (unless otherwise specified in the Schedule);

(b) the flights must be utilised at the same time, for the same travel dates, to and from the same destination;

(c) no frequent flyer (or equivalent rewards program) points will accrue to the Prize winner (and any guest participating in using the Prize) on the Prize flights or accommodation; and

(d) the booking time of the flights will be determined by the Promoter in its complete discretion and blackout periods may apply including all public holidays.

 18. If the Prize includes accommodation, it is a condition of accepting the Prize that the Prize winner may be requested to present their credit card or a cash deposit upon arrival at any accommodation to cover all ancillary costs they may incur during their stay. For the avoidance of doubt, the Prize winner acknowledges that the accommodation part of the Prize includes room charges only (and no ancillary costs such as room service).

19. If the Prize involves tickets to an event, the Promoter is not responsible for any changes in times or dates, or cancellations or rescheduling of events that may prevent the Prize winner from redeeming the Prize or any part of it.

Winner Notification

 20. The Prize winner(s) will be notified within two (2) days of the Prize Draw by mail, telephone or email and any other means of communication set out in the Schedule. Prize winners will also be notified in writing within fourteen (14) days of the Prize Draw. Please allow at least twenty-eight (28) days from the date of notification for the delivery of the Prize.

Unclaimed Prize Re-Draw

 21. In the event that a Prize winner is unable to be contacted, the Promoter will retain the Prize for three (3) months from the date of the draw. If the Prize is not claimed within three (3) months of the date of the draw, the Promoter will redraw another winner for the unclaimed Prize. If the Prize is date specific or perishable and must be claimed prior to the standard three (3) month period, the Unclaimed Prize Re-Draw date in the Schedule will apply. Re-draw Prize winners will be notified as set out in above.

Rights in Your Entry

 22. Unless otherwise specified in the Schedule, all physical entries become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned to the entrants.

  23. To be eligible for a Prize your entry must only include original material created by you or material which you have permission to use, which may be included in your entry.

24. By submitting your entry to the Promoter, you grant the Promoter and its licensees and assignees:

(a) the Rights in Your Entry specified in the Schedule to exercise all rights in your entry, including without limitation, the right to reproduce and communicate your entry to the public in whole or in part, in perpetuity and throughout the world in any media; and

(b) the right to publicise, broadcast and communicate to the public your name, character, likeness or voice for any promotion or matter incidental to the Competition with no compensation to you for such use.

25. You understand and agree that your entry may be edited or adapted at any time by the Promoter for legal, editorial or operational reasons.

 26. As a condition of accepting the Prize, the winner 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.

ABC Material

27. If the method of entry instructs you to include any material owned by the Promoter (ABC Material) such as an ABC trade mark or logo, you agree that:

(a) you must not use the ABC Material for any purpose other than for the purpose of including it in your entry in the Competition;

(b) any use of the ABC Material by you will not give you or any other person (other than the Promoter) any right, title or interest in the ABC Material;

(c) you must not carry on a business under a name which includes the ABC Material or any trade mark similar to the ABC Material; and

(d) you must not apply to register a trade mark similar to ABC Material.

28. No other party may use the ABC Material without prior approval of the Promoter.


29. The Promoter will collect your personal information for the purposes of conducting the Competition. In doing so, the Promoter may disclose your personal information to its contractors, agents, any partner or co-promoter and to State and Territory gaming departments. Prize winners’ names may be published as set out in these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter may also use your personal information for any promotional, marketing and publicity purposes of the Promoter. Additional information about how personal information is collected, used and disclosed, and the privacy complaints process is available in the ABC Privacy Policy available at http://about.abc.net.au/abc-privacy-policy/ .


30. Any attempt to interfere with the normal functioning of the Website or to otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of this Competition is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.

31. You warrant that:

(a) your entry is your original work, and to the extent it is not, you have obtained the relevant permission;

(b) all details provided with your entry are true and accurate;

(c) you have all necessary rights to grant the Promoter the rights granted under these Terms and Conditions;

(d) use of your entry by the Promoter, in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, will not infringe the rights of any third parties; and

(e) your entry does not breach any law.

32. You agree to indemnify the Promoter against any loss or damage resulting from any breach of the warranties above and acknowledge that the Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, not award the Prize to you for breach of the warranties above.

33. You acknowledge that the Promoter is under no obligation to use your entry, and any reproduction and/or communication of your entry to the public by the Promoter (in accordance with these Terms and Conditions) is at the complete discretion of the Promoter.

34. You acknowledge this Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Competition must be directed to the ABC through the Website rather than to Facebook.

35. If there is any event that prevents or hinders the Promoter’s conduct of the Competition or the Promoter’s ability to deliver the Prize to the Prize winner(s) the Promoter may, in its discretion, cancel the Competition and recommence it at another time under the same conditions or select another winner, subject to any written directions from a state regulatory authority.

36. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any failure of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Competition, or for any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of the Competition. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.

37. To the full extent permitted by the law, the Promoter will not be liable for any delay, death, injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or consequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any Prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any Prize or damage to any Prize in transit and the Prize winner’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions (if any) specified by any third party.