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Terms & Conditions

  1. The promoter is Children’s Charity Network Ltd (ABN 58 109 336 245) of 174 Victoria Road, Yering Vic 3770 (“Promoter”).
  2. By applying to enter the Awards, all applicants, their parents or guardians will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  3. Applicants must be of school age (kindergarten – year 12) and attending school at the date of submission of the applicant’s entry,
  4. To be eligible to receive an award, an entry must have been published in a quarterly Okids in Print magazine.
  5. Immediate families of employees, agents or contractors of the Promoter are not eligible to enter the Awards.
  6. Application process:
    1. Applicants may submit up to five (5) entries per category. Categories are:
      1. Short story
      2. Poem
      3. Drawing
      4. Painting
      5. Computer art
      6. Photography
      7. Indigenous art design [Only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders]
    2. Have the consent of a parent or guardian
    3. The last day for receipt of entries is 30th September, 2024. Late entries will be automatically entered into the following year’s awards.
  1. Judging criteria:
    1. All entries will be reviewed by judging panels made up of:
      1. Writing industry experts
      2. Professional artists
      3. Indigenous community representatives as appropriate.
    2. All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
      1. Originality
      2. Creativity
      3. Skill
      4. Design and technique (for artwork)
    3. The decision process and results regarding the judging of the Awards is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  1. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any applicant from participating in the Awards:
    1. If an applicant is in breach of these Terms and Conditions;
    2. On reasonable grounds as determined in the Promoter’s sole discretion; and/or
    3. If the Promoter forms the reasonable opinion that an applicant is putting the integrity of the Awards at risk.
  2. The winner’s first name, surname and school will be published in Ozkids in Print magazine and www.ozkids.com.au. Winners will be notified by email.
  3. The winner’s prize for each category consists of:
    1. return flights to Melbourne and overnight accommodation for themselves and one parent or guardian to attend the gala night presentation on 30th November, 2024 and
    2. trophy. If the winner is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s nominated parent or guardian.  If for any reason a winner does not accept the prize by four weeks after the prize has been announced, then the prize will be forfeited.
  4. All entries must be the applicant’s own original work and must not infringe any third-party intellectual property rights. Entries must not have been published previously.  Applicants, parents or guardians (as appropriate) consent to the Promoter publishing and promoting their work.  The applicant, parent or guardian (as appropriate) grants the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual licence to use, copy, communicate to the public, distribute, publish, reproduce and sell the entry without compensation.  All entries become the property of the Promoter.
  5. Applicants, parents or guardians (as appropriate) consent to the Promoter using the entrant’s name, likeness or image in the event they are a winner in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this or future Awards.
  6. Applicants will comply with all applicable state and commonwealth laws, regulations and legal requirements, including but not limited to intellectual property laws, including the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
  7. If for any reason the Awards is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of epidemic, pandemic, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, postpone or suspend the Awards.
  8. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Any amended version of these Terms and Conditions will be published on www.ozkids.com.au.
  9. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Promoter, its employees, agents or contractors will be liable to any applicant for any loss or damage (including any consequential loss) arising out of the applicant’s participation in the Awards including but not limited to:
    1. Late, lost or misdirected emails or mail;
    2. Inaccurate or incorrect transcription of entry information;
    3. Non-receipt of entries for any reason;
    4. Problems or technical failures of any kind;
    5. Unavailability or inaccessibility of any service or website;
    6. Unauthorised human intervention in any part of the Awards process;
    7. Electronic or human error.
  10. Each applicant, their parent or guardian (as appropriate) indemnifies and holds harmless the Promoter its employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors from any claim, cost, demand, liability or damage (including legal costs, professional costs and other expenses on a full indemnity basis) incurred by the Promoter, its employees, agents, contractors and sub-contractors arising out of or in connection with (but not limited to):
    1. any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the applicant;
    2. the applicant’s entry into the Awards;
    3. any injury or damage sustained due to any act or omission by the applicant; or
    4. any damage the applicant causes to the Promoter.
  11. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Victoria. The Promoter and the applicants irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state and courts entitled to hear appeals from those courts.

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In Memory of Rob Leonard, Our Founder

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors, staff, and myself from the Children’s Charity Network must inform you of the passing of our founder, Mr Rob Leonard, following a 14-month battle with Cancer. We pass our condolences to Rob’s friends and family at this terrible time.

Rob was a wonderful, caring man with a passion for service and charity. His vision to influence young Australians through literacy 25 years ago has impacted thousands, who will all be saddened by this news. In honour of Rob, I look forward to growing his vision and continuing to advocate for the value of literacy and arts.

Please take a moment to reflect upon Rob’s impact on you, and remember his uncompromising belief in the power of Art and Writing.

Rob, you will be truly missed but never far away from our thoughts. 

May Rob’s memory be a blessing.

Jason Woods
Children’s Charity Network Board and Community