A.       This competition is conducted by Blue Datto Foundation Limited (ABN 58 602 842 526) with their office at 1 Kippist Avenue, Minchinbury NSW (‘Blue Datto’).  

B.       All instructions, information on how to enter and prize information published by Blue Datto and related to the competition form part of these Terms and Conditions.

3.1  Summary of the competition

a.       To enter this competition, you must prepare / record and submit a short film (‘Entry’).  Your Entry should promote the Blue Datto philosophy of “Keeping Safe” on and around roads and include a reference to our annual theme; ‘KEEPING YOUR MATES SAFE’.

b.       Your Entry should be no shorter than 1 minute and no longer than 2 minutes in length.

c.        Opening and/or closing credits are not required, but (if added) may be up to an additional 15 seconds in total.

d.       You can work by yourself or in a group. If working in a group the prizes must be shared.

e.       You can use a range of techniques including graphics, animations or acting.

f.        There will be three finalists from each category.

g.       There will be three winners:

                         i.             two judged winners (one from each category); runners-up (two from each category); and a voter’s choice winner (from both categories combined).

All will be announced at The Blue Datto Foundation’s Annual Gala Night on Saturday the 20th  October 2018. 

h.       Blue Datto reserves the right to change or amend prizes where the published prize is unavailable, or changes are made. 

i.         No footage is to be submitted of people doing dangerous acts whether inside or outside a vehicle. All scenes must be filmed in accordance with the law and applicable occupational health and safety guidelines;

j.         Entry to the competition closes on Friday 31st August 2018 at 11.59pm. 

3.2   Who can enter

a.       Open to all Australian residents between the ages of 15 – 25.

b.       You must submit one Competition Entry Form per Entry, naming all people involved in the creation of the Entry.

c.        You must submit a completed Competition Entry Form with supporting documents were applicable.

d.       The cash prize will be shared between all group members named on the Competition Entry form.

e.       You must be an Australian citizen and /or permanent resident of Australia to enter. 

3.3   How to enter

a.       Register your interest and complete an online registration form via www.impactthescreen.org.au.  

b.       Blue Datto will confirm your registration via email and provide a detailed Short Film Competition Package.

c.        When your Film is ready to submit complete and sign the provided Entry Form and upload your Video to YouTube, in accordance with the provided instructions.

                         i.             Ensure your film is uploaded as a private video link to guarantee your film is eligible for judging.

d.       To ensure the judges can view your short film please refer to the provided YouTube guidelines on how to upload and share your short film correctly.

                         i.             Ensure your film is shared correctly via YouTube with competitions@bluedatto.org.au to be eligible for judging.

e.       Attach the completed Entry Form and private video URL link to the online Submissions form found on the Blue Datto Film Competitions website before midnight AEST, Friday 31st August 2018.

                         i.             Ensure the Competition Entry Form is filled in and signed correctly with relevant supporting documents to be eligible for judging

f.        Blue Datto will confirm your successful Short Film submission via email.

3.4   Judging

a.       The Entry will be judged in accordance with the following judging criteria in that the Entry must:

                         i.             relate to the Blue Datto “Keeping Safe” philosophy

                        ii.            be truly original

                      iii.            incorporate the annual theme; ‘KEEP YOUR MATES SAFE’.

b.       There will be three (3) judges appointed by Blue Datto before the competition winner is announced. 

c.         The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence shall be entered into.

d.       The Voter’s Choice prize will be determined by the voting method announced on the Blue Datto Facebook page.

3.5   Finalists & Winners

a.       Blue Datto will select three finalists from each category.

b.       The number of finalists may be subject to change, depending on submissions and entrants (this number will be determined by Blue Datto in its absolute discretion).

c.        The finalists will be sent a Blue Datto USB to the mailing address indicated on the Competition Entry Form. The finalists will be expected to upload their Entry onto the provided USB and send back to the Blue Datto office by Friday the 12th October, to be eligible for the prizes.

d.       The finalists will be announced on Monday 1st October 2018.

e.       Voter Choices will open from the 1st October to the 18th of October.

f.        The winners will be announced on Sunday the 20th October 2018 at The Blue Datto Foundation’s Annual Gala Night.

g.       All decisions made by Blue Datto in respect of the competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3.6  Prizes

a.       All cash prizes will be shared evenly amongst all group members named on the Competitions Entry Form.

b.       When the winners are determined, all group members named on the Competitions Entry Form will be required to supply bank details to deposit the prize money into.

c.        The Director of the Teenage category will receive a 5week film making course with Sydney Short Film School in North Sydney valued at $550.00

                         i.             The winner will receive a voucher naming the prize. They will be responsible for contacting Head Tutor, Ian Nicholson, to action the prize and select course dates.

                        ii.            The winner will be required to cover any additional costs involved in claiming this prize i.e. travel, accommodation, and including guardian consent.

d.       The runners-up will receive gift vouchers valued at up to $200.00.

                         i.             The vouchers will be mailed to the main contacts residential address as indicated on the Competition Entry Form.

                        ii.            It is up to the discretion of the group members as to how this prize shall be shared

3.7  The small print

a.       Your Entry must be your original work.

b.       Your Entry must not have been previously published (including on you-tube or social media). 

c.        There is no fee to enter the competition, but you are responsible for all of the costs of preparing your Entry.

d.       Once your Entry is received by Blue Datto, your Entry will become the property of Blue Datto and you hereby agree to irrevocably assign all of your intellectual property rights in your Entry to Blue Datto. You must sign any agreements, assignments and further moral rights consent required by Blue Datto at any time upon written request by Blue Datto.  You agree that the consideration for this use is your Entry into the competition. 

e.       Where Blue Datto uses your Entry you will be acknowledged as the author. 

f.        Blue Datto does not accept any responsibility if your Entry is not received for any reason.

g.       By entering this competition, you accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them.

h.       There is no limit on the number of entries you can submit to the competition.

i.         You are responsible for ensuring that you comply with these Terms and Conditions and all other legal requirements in relation to the competition.

j.         You agree to be bound by the privacy statement on our website and in these terms and conditions. 

k.       You are responsible for obtaining all necessary licences, consents and approvals in relation to:

                         i.             any third-party material that appears in your Entry (including without limitation any music, voice-overs, footage or other copyright material); and

                        ii.            the use of the name, image or likeness of any person referred to or appearing in the Entry, to enable you to enter this competition and, where applicable, to assign the rights in your Entry to Blue Datto.  You agree to execute all such documents and do all such other things reasonably required by Blue Datto to confirm that you have complied with this obligation.  You agree to indemnify Blue Datto for any loss or damage that may be suffered by Blue Datto as a result of a breach of this clause by you.

                      iii.            We may request that you or any person who contributes to or is shown in your entry provide identification documents to satisfy us at our absolute discretion of your identity. 

l.         To the full extent permitted by law, Blue Datto and its agencies and any of their personnel (“Relevant Parties”) exclude all liability for any loss (including any damage, claim, injury, cost or expense) whatsoever which is suffered or incurred by you arising out of, or in any way connected with, the competition or prizes, including: (i) any indirect, economic or consequential loss; (ii) any loss, including consequential loss, arising from any negligent act or omission by any of the Relevant Parties; (iii) any liability for personal injury or death.

m.     You acknowledge and agree that Blue Datto is not responsible for technical failures or malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet.  Blue Datto accepts no responsibility for any virus or other harmful code that you may download in participating in this competition.

n.       Blue Datto collects your personal information provided for the purpose of your Entry in this Competition (“Information”) and may disclose it to its marketing and promotional agencies, sponsors, information technology providers and database service providers in order to conduct this competition and to send you further information from Blue Datto about future initiatives (if you opt to receive this information by ticking the box in the Entry form).  If you do not provide the information and consent to release information requested on the Entry form, you will not be able to enter the promotion.

o.       If there are any discrepancies or inconsistencies with these terms and conditions they will be determined at the absolute discretion of Blue Datto, and Blue Datto’s decision will be final.

p.       Blue Datto reserves the rights to change these terms and conditions and any time.